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~NEW~ Old Port Lobster Shack - Redwood City

ShoeFly | Jan 19, 2006 12:03 PM

There has been alot of talk and anticipation of this place. It has now opened effective on Tuesday the 17th of January. Well don't get too excited...as it was all hype.

We ate there last night and was not impressed. The Lobster rolls are $16.95 each for a 3inch, yes, not the entire 6inch, but a measly 3inch roll. We tried one Maine Roll and a Baja Roll - there was no difference in taste - just kind of a blah! We asked what was the difference between the two - and was told it was the bell pepper added to the mayo, season salt, etc. Yea, you could really NOT taste it. Claw meat was used, no tail meat, and not very flavorful. The cole slaw was pretty soft and gooey. No kick or crunch to it. By the time the basket of food gets to your table, the shoestring fries are cold. We asked for some hot fries and it was explained to us that because they are so skinny, that they do not retain heat. Duh? The poor server did oblige us with a new basket and they too were lukewarm but crispy.

They do have a nice selection of microbrews for $4 and handmade soda for $1.50.

Overall, for the price of a Lobster Roll there was no value in this meal. Very disappointing.

The sign for the Lobster Shack is bright red, but not visible from Veterans. It's right next door to the SuperCuts on Veterans. I hope your dining experience is better than ours.

Link: http://oplobster.com/

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