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Old Port Lobster Shack

3130 Alpine Rd, Suite 300, Portola Valley, CA 94028-7549
+1 650-561-9500
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
20 Sep 2016
“Nice & Fresh Lobsters”
2 weeks ago
“Poor staff, small portions”
Closed Now
All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3130 Alpine Rd, Suite 300, Portola Valley, CA 94028-7549
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to come here about a year or so ago and the bisque is very flavorful.. We went in over the weekend and completely changed our view of this place. First of all, the tall young guy working at the counter is a stuck...More

1  Thank vacationperson1
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A bit pricey but if you are craving lobsta and all the fixin's this is the place to go! Sit outside and enjoy the sun while your food is cooking.

Thank mcbBayArea_Ca
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We went on a Monday Evening. Only two tables of customers. The cashier was friendly. They opened until 8 pm. The menu has less selection than the Redwood City one. No bread with the soup either. Lobsters were fresh, but kind of small. The price...More

Thank happyglobaltraveler
Reviewed 24 August 2016

For us, Lobster Shack used to be a reliable local place to get a tasty meal at a "reasonable" price. As another reviewer indicated, it has recently had a change of management; the food quality and quantity has gone down and the prices have gone...More

1  Thank Rosemarie D
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Tasty sandwich for lunch but they are way overpriced. It is a very casual atmosphere with just a few tables.

Thank jlg3000
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you've read on into my review, you're having such a happy day that you need to come back to earth, right? Well, this is a dose of reality you can skip. The crab salad - TOTALLY over priced. You can get a head of...More

Thank american_foxhound
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This place is "under new ownership" (read the Menlo Park Almanac for more info) and the lobster rolls just got more expensive! $28.95 for a "meh" lobster roll, way overpriced. Whoever said this is a sea side place is dreaming. The tables and chairs are...More

Thank RGM18
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome place, very pricey but high quality and a cool quiet little setting. Had two lobster rolls, Maine style. Lobster was chunky and deliciously marinated in mayo & butter. Bread was small but rich & dense. Fries were great & seemed to be homemade. New...More

Thank Stephen E
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

My husband & I ordered supper to go while traveling from out of state. We saw it rec'd a lot of good reviews on tripadvisor. We paid $60 for 2 sandwiches, one soup, and one dessert. The restaurant seemed overrated to us. The lobster roll...More

Thank Brown_Buffalo
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Everyone is nice. They always take each order efficiently. I appreciate the efforts make it feel like a sea side place

Thank seashell29
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3130 Alpine Rd, Suite 300, Portola Valley, CA 94028-7549
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Portola Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 650-561-9500
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