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Red Hook Lobster Pound

Map & Directions 284 Van Brunt St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
  • Seafood
  • Sun, Tue-Thu 12pm-8pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-9pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Lunch


Village Voice's Description

Sure, it's a hike from the metro to the Red Hook Lobster Pound's Van Brunt Street location in that wharf-ish corner of South Brooklyn. But the lobsters are fresh-caught from Maine, and the Pound serves a formidable, widely-celebrated rendition of the Vacationland delicacy. A quarter pound of the precious shellfish is heaped onto a split and grilled JJ Nissen hot dog bun, prepared in the Maine style (cold, with homemade mayo), the Connecticut style (warm, with drawn butter), or a dairy-free Tuscan style. The menu also sports lobster mac and cheese, the doubly sinful Lobster BLT, and a classic New England clam chowder. Cut through the sweet meat with a Brooklyn Brine pickle and wash it all down with a Maine Root Soda. The restaurant has the spartan appeal of a Kittery dockside market with only a counter and two wood-covered wells full of live crustaceans. Dine-in customers take their seafood next door to the similarly bare dining room and eat on blonde-wood picnic tables amongst kitschy, red-claw decor. Don’t want to make the journey to Red Hook? The Pound’s “Big Red” mobile lobster track does food truck duty all over the city--find out where via twitter @lobstertruckny. --Alex Spoto

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Tips from foursquare

  • Time Out New York on 09/13/10

    Visit on Lobstah Feast Fridays between 6-9pm (and 5-9pm on Sat), when you can chow down a 1.5-lb lobster with sides for $25.

  • Village Voice on 01/20/11

    Pinch me! I'm too excited about Red Hook joining us for Choice Eats 2011! I wonder if they'll let us have lobster races...

  • Village Voice on 02/22/12

    Village Voice is excited to have Red Hook Lobster Pound at the 2012 Choice Eats food fest! Full list of restaurants here: http://ow.ly/8QjDQ

  • Alexa (@ladylexy) A. on 05/07/11

    Try the Connecticut-style Hot Lobster Roll - Huuuge chunks of buttery lobster! Definitely among the best I've had. (via @Foodspotting)

  • New York Habitat on 10/21/11

    The freshest of fresh. This casual Red Hook spot has one of the best lobster rolls in the city. Get one with a bag of chips and the blueberry soda. Yum!

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