2019: Brooklyn Voted Red Hook Lobster Pound Best Lobster Rolls!

Red Hook Lobster Pound
284 Van Brunt St.
(718) 858-7650 – www.redhooklobster.com

It’s a six-hour trip by car to Maine, the state that prides itself on delicious lobster rolls. Fortunately, Brooklynites don’t have to travel that far to get an amazing lobster roll right in their backyard. Red Hook Lobster Pound was the brainchild of Ralph Gorham and Susan Povich in 2008. While sitting at their dining table in Red Hook, Brooklyn devouring fresh lobsters that they had just brought back from a friend in Portland, Ralph proposed a crazy idea to his wife Susan. He suggested they open a lobster pound in an empty storefront in the building that they owned but were unable to develop due to the contracting credit markets. Red Hook was a natural location for a fish business; it was on the water and like the lobstering communities of Maine, it was inhabited by fiercely independent people. As it is cut off from most of Brooklyn by the BQE, it has developed a supportive community just like the Maine lobstering community.

2017: Brooklyn Voted Red Hook Lobster Pound Best Lobster Rolls!

Red Hook Lobster Pound
284 Van Brunt Street. (718) 858-7650. www.redhooklobster.com

Met with serious acclaim from all who try the fresh, seafood delights straight from the Maine coast offered up at Red Hook Lobster Pound; it’s no secret why the Brooklyn-based eatery with a food truck outpost is a foodie favorite. Their delectable lobster rolls are just one of the eatery’s outstanding menu items and is a definite must-try for anyone looking for some big deliciousness in the biggest borough.