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Red Hook Lobster Pound

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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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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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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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 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The best lobster rolls in NYC. If you prefer butter to mayo (and who doesn't?), you'll want the Connecticut-style rolls. The mac & cheese is good too.

Thank Jeremy W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Loved it! I preferred the Connecticut instead of the Classic because it actually tasted like you would think a lobster roll should taste (maybe because of the butter?). The fries were perfect but most off all Mara was the most perfect sweet and lovely host! We had fun times with her and Susan (the owner).

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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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