North Beach Lobster Shack
Is it the same as the new england lobster shack that opened up in Redwood city a couple yrs back? I'm hoping that's a yes. Is it as good as the original then? Considering I'll be staying in SF, and don't exactly want to trek out to Redwood City?
Also, is Cafe Jacqueline only a few blocks away from North Beach Lobster Shack?
If so, now that would make a good duo, and I can get two things done at once.
After striking out on a Dim Sum dinner in Chinatown recently, my wife and I strolled around North Beach looking for options. The House was full, and several other places were also unavailable, but we were pleasently surprised to find the Lobster Shack.
We'd read another Chowhound review of this New England seafood house, and knew to head up the street to the local convenience store for beers before ordering. We simple menu featured lobster and chowder done well.
We enjoyed sipping Anchor Steam as we waited for our lobster dinner for 2. The whole lobster was steamed to perfection, the drawn butter was fresh, and the coleslaw was outstanding.
As we sat in this cozy, friendly spot, we instructed other inquisitive diners up to the corner for beer and wine, and enjoyed sitting back and watching the cool North Beach neighborhood slip into night.
As good as our whole lobsters were, we were both a little jealous of the other patrons as we watched mouthwatering lobster rolls being enjoyed on surrounding tables.
Overall the prices were resonable for the food, and the atmosphere was fun. This is not a romantic dining local, but it's not trying to be either. This is a great spot to get seafood with friends before heading out for the night.