Red Hook Lobster Pound

284 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY 11231New York / Brooklyn / Red Hook  [ Map ]

(718) 858-7650  [ Website ]

Seafood / Desserts / Sandwiches$10 - $19

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Eat Lobsters Fresh From the Tank!

  • 3.5

Eneter Here!Order Here!Eat Here!They don't have a bathroom.

This restaurant is located in a remote area of Red Hook. My friend and I took the G train to Carrol Street and walked 20 minuntes, at one point even crossing a highway. The counter where you place your order is adjacent to a separate dining area. The line was out the door when we got there after 8PM.

Lobster-tankHe is grabbing lobsters from  the lobster-tankGot 2 Lobsters!

When someone ordered a whole lobster, the person behind the counter would emerge to grab a still living lobster from one of two tanks near the line of hungry customers.

Connecticut Lobster Roll, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Lobster Bisque and Watermelon Cucumber LemonadeConnecticut Lobster Roll

After waiting 15 mintues, we ordered a Connecticut Lobster Roll, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Lobster Bisque and Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade (it sounded very unique to me!). The roll looked a little smaller than those at other restaurants but it was just as tasty. The bisque and mac & cheese were not bad. The lemonade was very refreshing and went well with the roll.

Since we were not full, we went to wait on the line again and ordered a whole lobster with sweet potato fries. They grabbed a lobster from the tank for me.

A Whole LobsterA Whole Lobster

It was my first time eating a whole lobster so I didn't know how to eat it. I took a cue from someone eating a whole lobster next to me and used the cracker to break the shell open. The boiled lobster was cooked simply but it tasted great and we devoured it.

Sweet Potato Fries

The side of sweet potato fries was also delicious.

Although the retaurant is very far from the nearest subway station, it is worth the trek at least once to taste a fresh whole lobster.

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Red Hook Lobster Pound

  • 4.5
A New York native friend of mine took me here! The restaurant is very casual-which was fine with me after a long day of sight-seeing! As a Texan, I feel like this seafood is leaps and bounds above what I'm able to get. So glad I got to experience this restaurant and next time I'm in New York, it is on my list of places to visit!

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The best lobster joint around

  • 5.0

I had a good overall experience at Red Hook. The staff seemed to be rushed and moved around quickly, so next time I would likely know what I want to order ahead of time. I had lobster mac & cheese which was delightful. The food was cooked better than expected; nothing tasted off in the slightest. The prices were quite reasonable. I'm definitely coming back when in the mood for sea food.

Red Hook Lobster Pound

  • 4.0
Red Hook Lobster Pound is a pretty great seafood restaurant in the Brooklyn area. The chowder is some of the best that I've ever had and I seem to end up getting it every time I visit Red Hook. The Lobster Roll is also a go to option of mine that I really enjoy. The lobster is very fresh and cooked perfectly. My girlfriends favorite item is the Lobster bisque.

Lobster Time!!

  • 4.0

So you want lobster but you don't have the New York city cash to flash around to get you the one in the fancy restaurant kind. NO worries! Come on down to The Red Hook Lobster Pound! It is a wonderful treat to yourself at a wonderful price. I found out about this place through a friend and I am glad I did. Tucked away in Brooklyn, you can find great seafood and yeah, you may have to wait on a line for it, but well worth it. Try the chowder! It was great! Try the Lobster BLT, my personal favorite. The menu isn't too crowded with filler food, which is a plus for me. It's a cozy place to stuff your face with lobster. Enjoy!

Its all about the bejamins

  • 3.5

Sometimes you just need to drop a Benjamin on some lobster stuffed slice of white bread. It happens. It may not be the most economical thing in the world but, like i said. It happens. If you've never had a lobster roll, do yourself a favor and buy one. They are delicious and lobstery and everything you could hope for. Are they worth 20 dollars? Technically, yes. But really, no.

 

Also, RHLP does a great job with their rolls and other items. Stick to the rolls though.

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Behold the Cobbster salad! Lobster bacon, egg, blue cheese, tomatoes, crispy onions, and an avocado

Behold the Cobbster salad! Lobster bacon, egg, blue cheese, tomatoes, crispy onions, and an avocado vinaigrette. redhooklobster not a roll

Peel & Eat Shrimp

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Summer cravings. || The truth is that a lobster roll is the best part of a New York summer. They're

Summer cravings. || The truth is that a lobster roll is the best part of a New York summer. They're not too common here in Cape Town but I've been seeing them around and can't wait to see what the local take is. [...] eats gasm stagram

The Redhook Lobster Pound

  • 5.0

Redhook Lobster Roll

I love Red Hook Lobster rolls. Like love. LOVE! I finally got to have one when I was visiting friends at Smorgasburg in Brooklyn.

The lobster has a salty seawater taste that is fantastic. Plus, I love that you can choose either Maine style (cold with mayo) or Connecticut style (hot with butter). The bun is beautifully buttered and toasted. And they really give you a lot of lobster meat, which is exactly how a lobster roll should be made. This was definitely the best lobster roll I have had in New York City. Damn, I wish I could have one right now.

Red Hook Lobster Pound

  • 4.5
I'm a big fan of Red Hook Lobster Pound, when I've got a hankering for some pretty good seafood, without breaking the bank, I'll almost always hope the train to Brooklyn to enjoy a delicious po boy!

Red Hook Lobster Pound

  • 4.0

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Happy #NationalLobsterDay!!! redhooklobster Connecticut #LobsterRoll smorgasburg. Served warm with butter and lemon, topped with paprika and scallions. lover

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Fried Oysters Rockafella!!!!  the perfect Sunday afternoon snack. 
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Fried Oysters Rockafella!!!! the perfect Sunday afternoon snack. samthur #OnlyInNYC

LOBSTER MAC & CHEESE got me feeling all gooey and warm 
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LOBSTER MAC & CHEESE got me feeling all gooey and warm here I come. samthur #OnlyInNYC

Red Hook Lobster Pound

No penny pinching here! Just clawful puns and redhooklobster's 'Connecticut style' lobster roll. You

No penny pinching here! Just clawful puns and redhooklobster's 'Connecticut style' lobster roll. You kind of feel like crying handing over $17 to buy this thing but once you try the (tiny) lightly toasted roll, warm butter and lemon lobster, with paprika and scallions, those tears of sadness will quickly turn to tears of joy. No joke, I cried a little.. Pure lobster heaven!

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Reason 462 on why I NYC: you can order lobster salad to your desk! Used TryCaviar to get RedHookLobs

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Since I'm in Brooklyn, I might as well try this. #NYC #Brooklyn #RedHook    #COMMISHexperience

Since I'm in Brooklyn, I might as well try this. #NYC #Brooklyn #RedHook #COMMISHexperience

Red Hook Lobster Pound

'Tis The Season... for Lobster Rolls

'Tis The Season... for Lobster Rolls

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Every day thousands of innocent plants are killed by vegetarians. Help end the violence. Eat bacon!

Every day thousands of innocent plants are killed by vegetarians. Help end the violence. Eat bacon! redhooklobster #BeforeTheEats

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Lobster rolls in #RedHook today.

Lobster rolls in #RedHook today.

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Lobster Roll!!!

Lobster Roll!!!

Red Hook Lobster Pound

I deserve this.  I've been shellfish all my life. 

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I deserve this. I've been shellfish all my life. to sunnier & warmer times and delicious lobstah rolls at redhooklobster

Information of Red Hook Lobster Pound

Location
284 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone Number
(718) 858-7650
Category
Seafood / Desserts / Sandwiches
Average Price
$10 - $19 | Dinner
Business Hours
Tue - Thu, Sun: 11:30AM - 10:00PM
Fri, Sat: 11:30AM - 11:00PM
Occasion
family / friends / alone
Dress code
Casual
Reservation
Yes, Make Reservation
Wheelchair accessible
Yes
Credit cards
Yes
Outdoor dining
No
Delivery
No
Takeout
Yes
Caters
Yes
Dogs allowed
No
Website
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    Maine lobster roll

Quick Summary

The Red Hook Lobster Pound is the absolute go-to place for amazing seafood in Brooklyn. Customers brag that the Red Hook has the best lobster roll around - with an entire 1/2 pound of whole lobster pieces; you can even customize the lobster roll by choosing which state you want it from. The only complaint is the price - but for that much lobster (and that quality), it can’t be beat.The Red Hook Lobster Pound is as casual as it can get. It’s fabulous for any event - and welcoming for dates, family-style, meetings, anything. The dining area is very “picnic-y” - and there’s seating available outside and inside. The fast-casual feel of the restaurant simply feels like summer time at the beach!No matter how busy The Red Hook Lobster Pound is, the service is always super quick. After ordering, there’s rarely more than a 5-10 minute wait for a meal. The staff is very friendly and if there is even the slightest issue, they do their absolute best to make it right - and what more can you ask?

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