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Red Hook Lobster Pound

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$$ - $$$
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284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1236
+1 718-858-7650
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Vero Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is part of the revitalization of Red Hook and a fine addition. We were staying in the nearby Comfort Inn where the desk clerk recommended this restaurant. We had lobster dinners (Wednesday special) and enjoyed them thoroughly. It was a fine evening so we ate outside, though I imagine it might not be as quiet and pleasant during the... More 

Thank George B
Regina, Canada
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Thanks Crystal! What a great server. This restaurant launched in 2009 has a couple other locations but the Red Hook on Van Brunt is the original. Wednesday's deal is all day lobster dinner - which includes a 1.0-1.5 pound whole lobster with corn, potatoes and slaw - all for $25. It came out hot with melted butter and the ubiquitous... More 

Thank JeanneMartinson
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We ordered lobster and avocado salad and shrimps as starters. Both were excellent even though shrimps were very very spicy. Then we got two lobster rolls that were really great. The only negative surprise was the price, almost 120 USD. I know we ate lobster but in Brooklyn and in a place with paper towels. Nevertheless I strongly recommend it.

1 Thank Leonardo M
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the lobster pound late in the evening and ordered for take-out, clam chowder and lobster bisque soups, and fish sandwiches. The food was packaged well, the seafood was fresh, but the abundance of hot spices on everything was horrible. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the food and surrounding area, and the decor was simplistic in this... More 

1 Thank executiveproducer
New York City, New York
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151 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great lobster rolls served in this fun place. Quite expensive, so I don't go as much as I'd like to. Service is fast and friendly.

1 Thank Dana H
New York City, New York
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109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Lobster rolls are delicious, if pricey. Love the buttered roll which is toasted, it tastes so luxurious against the sweetness of the lobster. The roll that I had this week seemed smaller in size than one that I ate in DC a few years ago, so maybe Red Hook Lobster Pound's suffered by a kind of lobster roll inflation? Or... More 

1 Thank Ealgian
Seattle, Washington
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Just like a trip to Maine... only the lobsters made the trip to Brooklyn, instead of the reverse! Eclectic atmosphere. Absolutely fresh authetic lobster rolls, and several other unique dishes, many involving lobster Can be pricey... but that is true with lobster anywhere, and the portions were generous. Loved it!

1 Thank marybeth_abarbanel
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were here to have delicious lobster roll,but I have to say that my favourites were surprisingly fried prickles and pumpkins beer - so strange but extremely tasty. PS: don't miss to see restroom - its piece of art :-)

1 Thank mira g
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

A small casual restaurant featuring delicious seafood, especially lobster. The Lobster Roll wrapped in lettuce (if you want )was perfection. Nicely crafted cocktails and beer selection and attentive staff. A vibrant, energetic place with a ladies room not to be missed!

Thank Abigail M
Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I've been meaning to get to this place with my friend since it opened as just a small hole in the wall place. She's lived in Red Hook for many years and she had been and promised that I'd love it. Yes, it's taken that long to actually get there. But I do live in the UK so please don't... More 

Thank Jess M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1236
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-858-7650

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