Old Port Lobster Shack in Napa ... fried Ipswich clams ... in Napa!!!
So I'm reading carb lovers Napa report and she casually mentions that Old Port Lobster Shack opened in Napa.
This is tragic. It is too, too accessible to me. If you see the person in front with a sign saying "will work for lobster" that is me.
They have expanded their menu. I'm really feeling a drive up there around July 4th ... summer ... fireworks ... and a Maine clam bake ... 11/4 lbs lobster, full order of steamers, fries, cole slaw, corn on the cob, slice of blueberry pie and fountain drink or coffee
Then I walk outside the restaurant and not only am I still in California, but wine country. The best of both worlds for me.
Other lobster options: Baked Stuffed Lobster, Lobster Pot Pie, Lobster Ravioli, Lobster Mac & Cheese
Anyone tried it yet?
Not sure the actual name ... Lobster Shack would be part of it ... here's the website and address
806 Fourth Street
Napa, CA 94559
Hehe, I thought you might be interested in that bit of news, rworange. I'm glad you started a new thread on it. I read about it in the Mercury News one day after we returned from our trip!
Thanks for bringing it up! I hope your post will dredge up someone who has eaten there. I haven't yet, and have only talked to native Californians who have eaten there and say "$17.95 for a lobster sandwich with potato chips. You gotta be kidding me!" My guess is they don't yet understand the simple beauty of a lobster roll. Someone please go and report.
I noticed that the original location is referenced as a "sister company" on the web site. Does that mean that Russel has taken on partners or is he involved in each location? I don't recall a whole lot of good things posted about the NB location. In a concept where a key to sucess is simplicity, quality control is going to to be so important, and potentially hard to track given the distance between the stores. I wish them luck!