Lobster Joint – Heaven on the Lower East Side of Manhattan

Bood Look:

  • Delicious lobster dishes of all kinds
  • Great value
  • Casual
  • Off the beaten track
The cpunter at the Lobster Joint

The Lobster Joint

Lobster, lobster and more lobster. If you can imagine it, these guys can make it and load it up with everybody’s favorite shell fish while they’re at it. The Lobster Joint, 201 E. Houston St. (bet. Ludlow & Orchard) may just be the best lobster value in New York. It’s not fancy and it’s not expensive. Check the menu for yourself. But the food, well the food is terrific.


Lobster Joint Bloody Mary

Lobster Joint Bloody Mary

Start off with a Bloody Mary, but not just any Bloody. Spicy and delicious, you can forget the single, puny celery stalk. This Bloody loads you up with half a dill pickle, an olive, lemon and lime slices, and the meat from an entire lobster claw. Now that’s a Bloody Mary.



Or maybe try a glass of Cava, and what goes better with some bubbles than a dozen mixed oysters. Extremely fresh and delicious.

Lobster Club Roll at the Lobster Joint

Lobster Club Roll

For lunch we tried the Lobster Club Roll. Loaded with lobster salad and huge chunks of added lobster meat, all on top of thick cut bacon, fresh avocado and a toasted bun. Don’t forget the fries because they are as good as everything else.

Lobster Mac and Cheese at the Lobster Joint

Lobster Mac and Cheese



But it was really cold outside and we needed something warm before venturing out into nature again. I know, how about the Lobster Mac and Cheese? Insanely good and a huge portion, served fresh from the oven on it’s own baking sheet. We laughed when it came to the table but left the pan empty.


Great food, tremendous value, and for most tourists off the beaten path. Come on, get out and explore a little!

So yes, it’s the winter that never ends but eating at the Lobster Joint on a cold, snowy day in February you can almost feel the summer sun and smell the ocean. Nobody has to know that what’s really warming you inside is that Lobster Mac and Cheese and the ocean smell is coming from those great oysters. Now how can we get them to extend their delivery area to DC?