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Old Port Lobster Shack

851 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1712
+1 650-366-2400
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“clam chowder” (17 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
“chowda” (4 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
851 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1712
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a tiny bit hard to find bc this place is in a strip mall and on the corner and based on the website I just expected it to look different...we found it finally and went inside to ask some questions...mainly bc I was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tara326
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were in search of a good lobster roll before we left San Francisco and found this place on yelp. We drove a bit out of the way to get here and the food left a bit to be desired. It wasn't...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank X9498GCtonis
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Wow, so good. 4 co workers and I came and had a little bit of everything. We all loved it. Bbq is awesome. Lobster roll is legit. Beer is cold, service was perfect.....cant wait to come back. Yum!!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ed R
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Try the lobster roll (packed full with delicious lobster chunks). Both, the white New England clam chowder and red Manhattan clam chowder are packed with clams (not all potatoes). The calamari and fish and chips are fried to perfection. Delicious food casual atmosphere. Sometimes has...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gigglesnortt
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I enjoyed the BBQ. My wife thought the oyster were very poor and not fresh. Restaurant is a little dated and the very clean.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Scott D
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We came here for a Sloppy Joe and rack of ribs. They were were both great! The rack was very smoky which was different to anything I had before and my daughter said her first ever Sloppy Joe was very good.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 157DavidM
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Very casual restaurant with super fresh seafood and fast service, you will order your food at the counter and they will give you a number and you seat yourself and they will bring Your food to your table. Lobster salad was delicious and also clam...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Marjan K
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Having grown up in New England and always looking for a good seafood restaurant we found this one by accident and are we glad we did. The fried clams were great. Very hard to find whole belly clams on this coast. The chowder was good...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank gerrijellison
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

A kitschy laid back place. Order at the either of the two bars, get your drinks and number and have a seat. Picnic style tables and outside seating in good weather. Wine and beer only and food to go. Can be noisy at peak hours.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank paneb
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We appreciated so much the Maine lobster rolls that we came back the following evening and ordered just the same! Canteen type and fast service with smiles and attention. Food is really great and the price quite reasonable.

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank mikevdb59
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 851 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063-1712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-366-2400
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