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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.

Other Guides of This Restaurant

  • 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 ... Read More

    4.5
  • 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 ... Read More

    4.0
  • Lobster Time!!

    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 ... Read More

    4.0
  • 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