Lobster Joint

Lobster Joint

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    Any of the lobster rolls, or the crispy oyster roll with a side of fried clam strips. Be sure to wash it all down with a Lobster Bloody Mary (or several), which comes with a whole lobster claw in it. Read more
  • Jwow
    JwowJuly 8, 2014
    New England or Connecticut Lobster roll, you can't go wrong. Then work your way south to Kent street, follow it all the way to the East River, enter Transmitter Park and enjoy the beautiful view!
  • Jen B.
    Jen BergMay 30, 2015
    Amazing HH with $1 oysters and $4 sliders. If you are dining with the right person I recco an order of fried clam strips and go halvsies on the NE and CT Lob rolls so you get to enjoy each.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistFebruary 19, 2015
    We've said it before and we'll say it again and again—the Lobster Joint has a dope happy hour. Enjoy $1 oysters and $4 lobster, crab cake, and fried oyster sliders from 4pm to 7pm on weekdays. Read more
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithAugust 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The lobster roll is on par with the best in the city but being that this is Brooklyn, you get more for your money, with a choice of fries, salad, or chips. And if you ask nicely, watermelon
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJune 6, 2012
    Huge portions of fresh, tasty seafood at a lightening quick pace. From 4-7 p.m. on weekdays you can get $1 oysters, $4 sliders, $4 drafts and $16 pitchers, and $4 oyster shooters.
  • Jennie P.
    Jennie PerriJuly 31, 2013
    Happy hour 4-7, get in line and order everything. Their house cocktails are $4, beer $4, sliders (choice of crabcake fried oyster, or lobster), you guessed it $4. Not to mention $1 oysters. Heaven.
  • Kathleen V.
    Really enjoyed the Connecticut lobster roll and the lobster mac and cheese was good as well. Would definitely come back!! Big shout out to my bf for recommending it :)
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestSeptember 22, 2016
    This laid-back eatery has locations in Brooklyn and Queens and also features several types of lobster rolls, each of which is just as good as the last. Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 27, 2013
    Quality lobster rolls, oyster shooters, fried fish, and more New England classics with a large outdoor space. Happy hour cocktails are a steal.
  • Brandon C.
    New England lobster rolls (cold) w/ fries are bomb. Lemon root cocktail tastes like root beer = delicious. Good for groups, day or night. Little far from greenpoint ave G stop, but usually worth it.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksSeptember 29, 2014
    Summertime trips to the Rockaways are behind us now, but luckily the Lobster Joint concession stand has a permanent restaurant in Greenpoint. Grab a pitcher of Lobster Ale during their happy hour. Read more
  • Suz
    SuzSeptember 7, 2015
    Food is fresh. Everything on the menu is good. Lobster rolls are good. Anything with lobster in it has a ton of lobster. The lobster chowder was oozing with yummy lobster too.
  • Will S.
    Will SchollAugust 26, 2014
    Great atmosphere out back. Huge portions even for a big appetite like mine. Delicious food, great service, cool vibe. Definitely recommended.
  • alissa n.
    alissa nevitaFebruary 17, 2014
    Pretty cool place. I wasn't too impressed with the crab cakes. They were a little on the salty side. Popcorn shrimp and drinks were good. My friend enjoyed the lobster dinner.
  • Byron W.
    Byron WilkesDecember 22, 2015
    The happy hour oysters are great! $1/oyster as of this post date... The Lonely Sailor cocktail was also tasty. Only one piece of lobster in my lobster corn chowder, though.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJanuary 20, 2015
    Lobster. Claw. Bloody. Mary. There's not much else to say about this decadent cocktail, which is served in a pint glass with enough accoutrements to sub as a meal. Read more
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurNovember 1, 2014
    Vegans don't fear. Delicious asparagus and boiled potatoes. They have lots of vegan sides. Get the tequila cocktail!
  • Quemoy C.
    Quemoy ClarkeApril 11, 2015
    The Lobster Corn Chowder. There are chunks of lobster in every bite. The New England Lobster roll with a side salad
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy MooreNovember 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I come here for the not-lobster entrees and they are always on point. The salmon and mahi mahi sandwiches are always fresh and worth every penny.
  • Juliana L.
    Juliana LaddJuly 24, 2015
    Came at 3:30 - got to take advantage of the lunch specials AND stuck around for happy hour! Lobster sliders were rad and $1 oysters were delightful.
  • Tyler L.
    Tyler LundMay 25, 2015
    Amazing seafood and a great outdoor space make this an obvious summer favorite. The lobster rolls here are delectable though very expensive.
  • Anna O.
    Anna OhareSeptember 23, 2014
    Forget lobster. On these chilly nights you need the half roast chicken with mash and gravy. Order a second side of mash if you're hungry. So. Good.
  • Krunk Pony
    Krunk PonyMay 7, 2013
    Gotta speak up for both the $1 happy hour oysters and the fried oysters that had a magically juicy center. Lobster roll was great but pricey.
  • Evan
    EvanJune 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Lobster salad and my favorite French fries on earth. They're consistently stupid-perfect. Also, oysters and $8 cocktails on a backyard patio.
  • Janice C.
    Janice Cruz BrooksJune 18, 2011
    Delicious lobster roll. Mayo-based (lightly). Served w a great pickle and Cape Cod chips too. The people who work there really care if you're enjoying your food :)
  • Finella Jianna V.
    Lobster roll and clam chowder for sure. Nice staff. Ask to be seated at their heated patio. Nice view and good food.
  • pai
    paiSeptember 23, 2012
    Amazeballs lobster salad with avocado and grapefruit slices. Lobster bisque is perfect with pieces of lobster and corn. Hmmm mom good! :)
  • Celeste N.
    Celeste NorthJune 21, 2014
    Go for the lobster roll unless you feel like having soup and siders, then, go for the clam chowder. Enjoy the backyard!
  • Ahmad B.
    Ahmad BilalMay 19, 2012
    You are so infinitely stupid if you don't get the lobster roll with the lobster bisque. Seriously, get it and eat it, jerks. So delicious.
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportJune 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the New England Lobster Roll and wash it down with a pitcher of Lobster Ale. Great for summer birthdays!
  • Tien M.
    Tien MaoJune 1, 2013
    When placing your order, and the kitchen is slammed, tell them you want your appetizers first. Otherwise, you may get your mains before your apps.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinJune 21, 2013
    Get a lobster roll (duh) but also, pitchers of Lobster Ale and the backyard area. What summers in Greenpoint are for.
  • Milos P.
    Milos PeluffoJanuary 23, 2015
    The fried oysters are great, the marinara sauce for the calamari is actually spicy, and the fish and chips is amazing.
  • Viki T.
    Viki T.October 25, 2013
    Lovely place with garden. The lobster plate is huge and serves two!
  • Samantha J.
    Samantha JoJune 26, 2015
    Happy hour sliders, oysters, and shots! It's a must! Nice yard and great inside seating as well!
  • Ale T.
    Ale TowerJune 11, 2016
    Bomb lobster roll with bacon and avocado. Those things can't come cheap sadly, but it's worth a visit for a quick meal that doesn't taste like one.
  • Laura D.
    Laura D.June 26, 2015
    their under-rated lobster roll is a perfect compliment to a summer day stroll in greenpoint!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 4, 2012
    Try the New England-style lobster roll, filled with hearty pieces of fresh, tender lobster claw and knuckle meat. A delicious contender in our 2012 Lobster Roll Rumble: Read more
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian BMay 29, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Best lobster rolls in NYC (includes Luke's Lobster). Get the Sweet Tea cocktail, and leave room for thr ice cream sandwich. Holycrap.
  • Nic G.
    Nic GMarch 27
    lobster grilled cheese is amazing, loaded with lobster meat.
  • Dylan O.
    Dylan OusleyJuly 7, 2013
    Awesome backyard with picnic tables, lobster claw Bloody Mary is delicious and only $9
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline LombardJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't waste your time (or $$$) on the salads or sandwich. Stick with the lobster roll and lobster mac & cheese and you won't be disappointed. Watch out for overuse of tarragon though....shudder.
  • Benjamin H.
    Benjamin HaasJuly 20, 2011
    Clam roll is out of this world. Full of whole bellied clams, just like you get at the legendary shacks in Ipswich.
  • Heidi W.
    Heidi Williams-FoyApril 29, 2012
    The backyard is great, I can't wait to come here in the summer for happy hour oysters and beer.
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JorgensonOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lobster rolls, oysters, pitchers, anything else with lobster. Sit out back when it's warm.
  • Simi
    SimiAugust 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you get the lobster rancheros at lunch, amazing!!!
  • Guy F.
    Guy FlushingNovember 6, 2016
    Fish tacos, bloody mary (spicy, with celery, a pickle, olives, and a lo ster claw).
  • H B.
    H BombzMarch 22, 2012
    Lovely spot come early on a weekday happy hr. 4_7 mon thru thursday. Oysters are awesome
  • jtagg
    jtaggAugust 7, 2011
    Very friendly Open till 2am sick ass awesome food, great beer selection and wicked cocktaiks, this is my new fav jam!
  • Peter L.
    Peter LadaSeptember 4, 2015
    The backyard is great, decent beer and excellent seafood. Low key atmosphere.
  • Wayne S.
    Wayne SurberMay 16, 2014
    The food is fine. I have to wonder about a place that gets all of their ingredients delivery from Sysco though.
  • Louis C.
    Louis ChanAugust 11, 2013
    Food was good Staff friendly. 3 dozen oysters, shrimp cocktail, and pitcher beer $142
  • Anne Marie B.
    Anne Marie BurkelMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing lobster rolls! So worth the price! The popcorn shrimp is pretty great too!
  • Sue A.
    Sue ApfelbaumJuly 5, 2014
    declaring this the best lobster roll outside New England, and have tried nearly them all
  • Kristi E.
    Kristi EvansFebruary 25, 2012
    Amazing atmosphere, friendly competent service, incredibly delicious food. Not to be missed.
  • Carlos S.
    Carlos SanchezMarch 30, 2015
    Lobster Claw Bloody Mary was phenomenal. Good prix fixe brunch special.
  • derkins s.
    derkins sJuly 9, 2012
    $1 oysters, $4 lobster sliders, $4 draft beers, $16 pitcher, 4-7pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaMarch 25
    The Mahi mahi sandwich was so good! Get a pitcher of beer and enjoy.
  • Anna R.
    Anna RotholzDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is my favorite! Get anything plus the onion rings. They're the bomb!
  • Alexandra O.
    Alexandra OstrowSeptember 27, 2013
    Sit at the bar, order a beer, watch tv and relax with an incredible lobster roll. Wow.
  • Redwan M.
    Redwan MouslineMay 13, 2015
    The lobster bloody Mary is amazing, the brunch is also really great.
  • Krafts R.
    amazing food! Poor service, orders at register, no food tray, meals on menu couldn't be swapped or changed, no 1 checks the food good/bad, placed my 2nd order at cashier again. no 1 noticed me leaving
  • Nic O.
    Nic OleMay 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Luckily I poked my oyster before I ate it because out popped this. ALIVE crab. They didn't do much for apologies and discounts. Disappointing for being somewhere I frequented often.
  • Enrique C.
    Enrique CastroJune 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite new brunch spots. Looking forward to checking out happy hour specials.
  • Amy T.
    Amy TremmelMarch 23, 2015
    Best lobster rolls!! Big backyard and super casual. Perfect for summer dates.
  • MrDobelina
    MrDobelinaMay 10, 2016
    The best place! Nice patio, awesome food and vibes.
  • Hila R.
    Hila RazJuly 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Incredible lobster rolls freshest of fresh with Maine lobster and amazing fries
  • Jackie V.
    Jackie VOctober 14, 2015
    I've got mixed feelings about this place. Food is AMAZING (just a bit expensive though) but there's always a ton of babies and kids for some reason.
  • bobby f.
    bobby fingerMay 29, 2011
    With the roll get the fries, not potato chips. End the meal with the cinnamon ice cream sandwich.
  • Michael H.
    Michael HSeptember 14, 2015
    Lobster claw bloody Mary's. Generous portions in the lobster rolls.
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian BSeptember 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the lobster salad and the crab roll! Most underrated items on the menu.
  • Erica S.
    Erica SklarJuly 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Worth it to walk over the bridge from LIC. Even if it's not summer weather!
  • emma t.
    emma tangorenSeptember 17, 2015
    don't miss the brunch here. lobster Bloody Mary = 💯
  • Liz H.
    Liz HernandezJune 16, 2015
    Everything is amazing! Crab cakes are my fave!!!
  • Evva K.
    Evva KraikulJuly 20, 2013
    $1 bluepoint oysters and $16 pitchers during happy hour - amazing.
  • Adriel I.
    Adriel IronsJuly 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great oysters. Fish and chips were the truth too
  • BrooklynBoyO
    BrooklynBoyOMarch 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Outdoor seating all year round. Just do it...
  • Anna S.
    Anna SimonseMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Skip the Bibb Salad. Half my lettuce was pale white or yellow. Whoever prepped it hates people.
  • Jill M.
    Jill MulliganJuly 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Crab roll with chips were good. The coleslaw was meh
  • سليمان
    سليمانAugust 24
    For $22 I was expecting something more generous than a 4-5 inch lobster roll.
  • Joe K.
    Joe KanakarajAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lobster roll and fried oysters are to die for!
  • Rebecca J.
    Rebecca JacksonApril 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My fave Greenpoint restaurant. Go greedy and get the lobster dinner.
  • Anna-Lisa D.
    Anna-Lisa Donovan-CamposSeptember 15, 2012
    Lobster Claw Bloody Marys. Pint-sized and 9 bucks.
  • Gui S.
    Gui SeizApril 12, 2013
    Oh my sweet Jeeves - New England lobster roll is ridiculous <3
  • Jake P.
    Jake PrzespoAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Atmosphere is pretty sweet. A tad expensive, but it is lobster after all.
  • Marisa
    MarisaNovember 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Connecticut lobster roll- filled with fresh lobster on a buttery roll. Yum!
  • Rami James A.
    Rami James AounNovember 17, 2013
    Amazing Newengland lobster roll!
  • Melody R.
    Melody R.April 23, 2014
    Best Lobster roll in NY
  • Elle F.
    Elle F.September 23, 2016
    Happy Hour Food Specials Every Weekday 4PM-7PM.
  • Jose O.
    Jose OlivaresJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Burger with white cheddar cheese is so good. It tasted like summer.
  • Rachel E.
    Rachel ElstrottSeptember 2, 2014
    Fried calamari is pretty special along with lobster anything.
  • Ailie C.
    Ailie ChangAugust 22, 2015
    Sorry, but this place is nothing special. I had the lobster roll as everyone recommended.
  • Alyxa L.
    Alyxa LeaseJuly 29, 2014
    Taco Tuesdays deal is legit! Watch for bones though :(
  • Josh ..
    Josh .July 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Oyster shots are surprisingly delicious
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew MichiharaOctober 12, 2014
    Great outdoor patio
  • Zachary M.
    Zachary MartzJuly 24, 2015
    Lobster, Lobster, + More Lobster
  • Andy ⚓.
    Andy ⚓May 28, 2014
    ~great~ sea urchin ceviche
  • Heather K.
    Heather KociurubaMay 17, 2014
    Clam strips and lobster salad RULE!!
  • Shantell S.
    Shantell SykesAugust 17, 2014
    Brooklyn gets better and better
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