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Old Port Lobster Shack

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851 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94061
+1 650-366-2400
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fast service, really good lobster rolls, decent clam chowder too!!! Not fancy, but just solid good food.

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Thank Michael Y
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Noisy, not friendly, but featuring a decent lobster roll. We will not go back anytime soon. At least, there was no crowd!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

They moved to this new location. Menu seems more elaborate than before. We had lobster roll, Louis salad, fish & chips and crab rolls. They have several draft beers. We tried two both are good. The New England chowder is very good for about $8. Lobster roll is smaller than before. You get a number after ordering and they give... More 

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Thank sunjoe075
Redwood City, California
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The Old Port Lobster Shack, formerly located on Veterans Blvd. has moved to co locate with the BBQ place at Woodside Plaza. You can get fish and chips, lobster roll or ribs. The place is bustling, casual and popular.

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Thank Fritzikay
San Francisco
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291 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It's rare to have a restaurant serving lobster in this area (no Red Lobster within half and hour) so this was a welcome addition, although always overpriced for everything on the menu, not just the lobster. Now the owner was caught embezzling and I thought it would fold, but instead it moved across town and combined with a BBQ place!... More 

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Thank OmarKhayyam
Redwood City, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This place is so overrated and the lobster is not that great! Too pricey!!!!!! Went there once and will not go again!!!!!!

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1 Thank Mary050746
Portland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This used to be my birthday lunch restaurant. Love the lobster roll, just a bit expensive, but it is lobster. Then the restaurant closed....but alas it is now on Woodside Rd., and Massachusetts as part of Rack n Roll. Two great places "rolled" into one. Life is good again! There are servers, after you've ordered and paid at the counter.

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Thank Goldie49er
Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Note, they have moved to Woodside Plaza behind the Bank of America. They have great Whole Belly Clams and Rhode Island Chowder (red with tomato) I was introduced to Whole Belly Clams in Maine and the this is one of the only places to get them in California. They are very yummy. My husband loves the Rhode Island Chowder. Lots... More 

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1 Thank Connie12
Paso Robles, California, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Is no one going to update the list of the locations that are still one and the one that is closed??? We went to the location listed on Veteran's Blvd. today only to find it closed? We had just driven 4 hours for a doctor's appointment at Stanford Med and were looking forward to a different kind of lunch. Not... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We often went to Lobster Shack when they were on Veterans Blvd. and liked it very much. Unfortunately the menu at the new location is much more limited with some of our favorites no longer available. They have greatly expanded the BBQ items, but have less seafood offerings. In addition the prices in have increased a fair amount, a lobster... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 851 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94061
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-366-2400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?