Red Hook Lobster Pound is a growing lobster empire that began here in Red Hook and now includes food trucks in NYC and DC, a shop in Montauk and two other locations in NYC.
The Red Hook location has a store that sells live lobsters, a take-out window, and a sit-down restaurant with outdoor seating in a shed with heaters since Covid. The lighthouse-themed rest room is a stunner.
From their website: "Take a peek inside the saltwater tanks and you’ll see our live Maine lobsters. We bring them straight from the Maine coast to you, making our lobster the freshest around. Pick out your lobster and we’ll boil it right here! Or take home some live 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 pounders and cook ‘em up your way. Check out our new FULL MENU served in our recently renovated dining room, or grab some lobster rolls or live lobster to go!"
Open 7 days a week. Sunday-Saturday 9pm, last seating at 8:15pm. Outdoor service is not always available in winter. Takeout and Delivery. Reservations can be made through Resy.
The high water mark of hurricane Sandy is indicated on an outside wall on the left edge of their property.
Decorating the walls of the Red hook Lobster Pound are some mysterious metal caps with their own fresh waterstory. These caps emblazoned with tridents were made by the Neptune Meter Company of New York. Their 1917 publication A Quarter Century of Trident Success 1892 - 1917, features "Breakable Bottoms" for house meters, designed to be the sacrificial part if the water in the meter freezes, and these have the same shape and a trident design as what is on the walls.