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Red Hook Lobster Pound
  • 284 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • (718) 858-7650
  • -
  • Tue - Thu, Sun: 12:00PM - 8:00PM
    Fri, Sat: 12:00PM - 10:00PM

Eat Lobsters Fresh From the Tank!

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.

Restaurant Information

Cuisine
American Traditional
Neighborhood
Red Hook
Signature Dish
Lobster Rolls, Seafood
Menu Type
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Takeout
Yes
Caters
Yes
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Street Address
284 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Nearest Transit
-
Cross Streets
-
Phone
(718) 858-7650
Website
www.redhooklobsterpound.com
Hours
Tue - Thu, Sun: 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Fri, Sat: 12:00PM - 10:00PM

Other Guides of This Restaurant

  • The Redhook Lobster Pound

    visited in Oct, 2012

    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... Read More

    5.0
    Lunch
  • Red Hook Lobster Pound Review – Within the Proximity of Water

    visited in Apr, 2012

    The smell of salt in the air makes us crave seafood, the reasoning for countless marina-side restaurants along the Eastern seaboard. It seems that because you’re by the water, it’s reason enough to consume a steamed Maine lobster, some oysters from the Long Island Sound, crabs from Chesapeake Bay... Read More

    2.5
    Lunch
  • RED HOOK LOBSTER TRUCK: Maine Lobsta’ in NYC

    visited in Jul, 2011

    Dear Food Diary: Delighted to find out the Red Hook Lobster Pound’s Truck was in midtown today. Though we had to cross town in what feels like 90 degree weather, in the end, it was well worth it. The line was quite long right before 1pm, but moved rather quickly. So excited, we’ve been ... Read More

    5.0
    Lunch
  • Lobsters on the Go: 2 Boroughs, 1 Review

    visited in Jul, 2013

    As mentioned in a previous review, I am not white enough to have a summer house in Maine or in the Hamptons. But, don't fear, I will, like many East Coastians find a way to eat lobster at least twice a month in the summer.... or week depending on if I can go to happy hour in Sea Girt, NJ (but ... Read More

    5.0
    $10 - $19
    Dinner