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  • 284 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • (718) 858-7650
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  • Sun: 11:30AM - 7:00PM
    Tue - Thu: 11:30AM - 9:00PM
    Fri, Sat: 11:30AM - 10:00PM
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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
  • Its all about the bejamins

    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 ... Read More

    3.5
  • 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! Read More

    4.5