You don’t have to go all the way to New England for the real lobster shack experience. Just go to New England Lobster Market & Eatery in Burlingame, where you can feast on fresh Maine lobster and local Dungeness crab.
If you have a hankering for lobster at its most traditionally delicious, try the classic lobster roll, the lobster corn chowder or the lobster platter with all the fixings: chips, coleslaw, bread and butter. If a one-pound lobster isn’t big enough for you, don’t worry. Just ask for whatever size lobster you want. Really. If you want a three-pounder, they can do that. Up to 10 pounds, whatever size lobster you ask for, they’ll grab it fresh out of the tank and cook it up for you right there.
“Nobody else can do that,” said Danny Rosa, manager and director of marketing for the restaurant.
In addition to lobster, the restaurant has a host of other seafood offerings, including crab sandwiches, crab nachos, shrimp or fish tacos, and both oysters and clams on the half shell. It’s a seafood smorgasbord.
A premier supplier of Maine lobsters, Dungeness crab and shellfish locally since 1986, New England Lobster gets live lobsters delivered by air mail from New England five to six days a week year-round, so freshness is assured. Your lobster is never frozen.
But just because it serves up delicious seafood doesn’t mean you have to get all dressed up. Hearkening to classic New England lobster shacks, New England Lobster Market & Eatery is a casual everyday spot where diners order at the counter and enjoy their meals at picnic tables. Grab a craft beer or soda or a glass of wine to enjoy with your food, then top off the East Coast experience with a house-made whoopie pie for dessert.
Drop by for lunch or dinner, or, better yet, during their happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. when you can enjoy $1 off all beers and glasses of wine along with great deals on lobster claws, tacos, lobster corn chowder and other items.
While you’re hanging out there, you should also check out the company’s market, which carries fresh-picked lobster meat, whole cooked lobsters, steamed clams and other seafood. After all, if you like it on your plate, why not take some home?
The restaurant is also a great spot for business meetings and private parties. They boast a private room that can seat up to 40 people. For more information, call (650) 873-9000.