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New England Lobster Market & Eatery

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824 Cowan Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010-1205
+1 650-873-9000
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11:00 - 21:00
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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the best fast food I have ever had. I wish I could stay another day just to eat here. The salads are all gluten-free without croutons. My east-meets-west had beautiful produce topped with crab and lobster. U$22. My son had fish tacos, which had a bit too much tomato and cilantro for him but I happily finished. Wine... More 

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Foster City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It even reminds me in so many ways of the ubiquitous "lobster shacks" back east, except this one is not on the water. It's located in an industrial section, yet it's always got a line out the door, because the food is very good. Basic lobster and crab dishes (and raw/frozen market as well), so don't come expecting anything else... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you just want some good old fashioned lobster tail without an expensive restaurant experience this is the place for you! Excellent.

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Thank Karen F
Danny R, Manager at New England Lobster Market & Eatery, responded to this review

We'll take that description, Karen. Thanks so much for the kind words about our place. We love serving Burlingame our delicious seafood, so this is great to hear. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Danny Rosa, Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They limit their menu to what they do well...And there's no better place to eat lobster and crab on the peninsula than here. The crab nachos are ridiculous. The lobster corn soup is superb. It's informal..You will eat at picnic benches full of happy strangers too busy eating to notice you.

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Thank William M
Danny R, Manager at New England Lobster Market & Eatery, responded to this review

We like to have a variety of options for you, William, so I'm glad to hear you found something you love. Our atmosphere is meant to reflect our delicious seafood, so I hope that was the case for you. Can't wait to have you stop by again soon. Best, Danny Rosa, Manager More 

San Jose, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I got: lobster nachos, bowl of lobster soup, and crab sandwich. The soup was amazing! The bread roll was so soft and melted in my mouth! The crab sandwich was simple and my husband loved it. I wish he would have gotten the lobster roll since the bread was so good. (Next time for sure). The lobster... More 

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Thank Raquel G
Danny R, Manager at New England Lobster Market & Eatery, responded to this review

Sounds like you and your husband made some delicious choices, Raquel. Thanks for the awesome review -- it's really encouraging. Since you and your husband had a great time, I hope you'll be back to see us soon. Take care, Danny Rosa, Manager More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

great lobster roll and soup in the burlingame area no need to drive to halfmoon bay ok for lunch or dinner they also have fresh oysters

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Thank jojovil
Danny R, Manager at New England Lobster Market & Eatery, responded to this review

Thanks for the five stars! We're happy to serve up the freshest seafood around. Can't wait to have you stop by again for some more lobster. Best, Danny Rosa, Manager More 

San Mateo, California
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returned again. Everything is fresh. Big parking lot. Lobster & crab specials are excellent as is the chowder. Benches are hard to sit on.

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Thank dcs1755
Danny R, Manager at New England Lobster Market & Eatery, responded to this review

Glad to hear you had a delicious and fresh meal with us. Our team is committed to bringing you quality service, so this is really encouraging. Hope those benches weren't too distracting, and I'll be looking forward to your next visit. Best, Danny Rosa, Manager More 

Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's kind of weird to eat lobster, crab and chips on a picnic bench but this place makes it work. Adds to a friendly atmosphere. Great chowders and simple seafood dishes. Unique, popular place.

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Thank dpsaz
Danny R, Manager at New England Lobster Market & Eatery, responded to this review

Glad we could make it work for you! Thanks for stopping by and leaving us a review -- it's really encouraging. We're always happy to serve, so be sure to stop by again soon. Best, Danny Rosa, Manager More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I normally don't like waiting in too long of lines, but this was well worth it! The lobster was incredibly fresh. I got the naked lobster roll that was basically lobster on a bun! The lobster corn chowder was surprisingly good in that the stock they used tasted of lobster and had many large bits of lobster. Definitely worth it!... More 

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Thank Cphwilliams
Danny R, Manager at New England Lobster Market & Eatery, responded to this review

So glad you decided to stop by! I'm sorry there was a bit of a wait -- we can get pretty busy. As for the cost, we set our prices to match the quality of ingredients that we serve. Sounds like you enjoyed your chowder, so we can't wait for you to stop by again sometime. Best, Danny Rosa, Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I don't eat fish, they do have meals that aren't based around seafood that is awesome as well. However, the fish/ lobster is where it's at - and my family loved all of their meals, commenting how fresh and vibrant the seafood tasted throughout. A must. Then buy some seafood to take home at the store!

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Thank Brett H
Danny R, Manager at New England Lobster Market & Eatery, responded to this review

Glad you could find something you enjoyed, Brett. We're always happy to serve up some delicious seafood, so this is great to hear. Thanks for the five stars, and be sure to come see us again soon! Best, Danny Rosa, Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 Cowan Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010-1205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-873-9000
Description
New England Lobster Market & Eatery is an authentic east coast seafood experience in the San Francisco area. We started in the wholesale business delivering quality seafood at a great value and took that experience to serve customers at our restaurant. Whether you're shopping at the market or grabbing a meal at the eatery, when you visit you'll discover live Maine lobsters, Dungeness crabs, mussels and more. Diners at our restaurant love the dressed lobster rolls, lobster corn chowder and crab nachos. We welcome families and can accommodate business group and parties in our space. We also serve beer, wine and champagne to complement your meal. As long-time merchants in the wholesale shellfish business, we are able to consistently delight our customers with great prices and superb products. We promise you won't find an experience like ours anywhere else in the Bay Area! Eatery Hours: 11am-9pm daily

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