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What I Ate: March 17, 2009 (South Beach Cafe, Old Port Lobster Shack)

Posted 17 March, 2009 at 10:48pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

It was a seafood heavy day today. For lunch, Papa and I walked over to South Beach Cafe (800 Embarcadero St, San Francisco, CA‎ - (415) 974-1115‎) where I got myself a shrimp salad (thought I'd try something new there). It was okay, but nothing special. I think I'll stick with the pizzas.
South Beach Cafe - Shrimp Salad

For dinner, I suggested Old Port Lobster Shack (851 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA‎ - (650) 366-2400‎) to Tina, and we rushed over to arrive around 8:15pm. The kitchen had shut down but they could still prepare us some lobster rolls (which is exactly what I wanted anyway).
Old Port Lobster Shack - Lobster Roll

Old Port Lobster Shack has the best lobster rolls ($18.75 each) I've ever tasted. The natural lobster flavors aren't overwhelmed by the mayonnaise/dressing of the lobster salad - in fact, it was probably the most perfect mixture with large meaty lumps of lobster lubricated with the perfect amount of tasty dressing. The lobster rolls were so good, we're already considering going back before we have to leave the area.
Old Port Lobster Shack - Lobster Roll

6 comments to What I Ate: March 17, 2009 (South Beach Cafe, Old Port Lobster Shack)

Scott, March 18th, 2009 at 9:50 am:

Michael Chu, March 18th, 2009 at 9:59 am:

  • Thanks for the link! The Old Port Lobster Shack segment begins at 10:42.

Michael Chu, March 18th, 2009 at 10:03 am:

  • It's too bad the other two people on Check, Please! who sampled the food there ordered everything except for the Lobster Rolls. I hope they went back and got the rolls.

Scott, March 18th, 2009 at 9:52 pm:

  • Yeah, they never talk to the person who recommends it to get dish ideas. I suppose the thinking is "If it's no good, why have it on the menu?" and everything should be good enough to pass that muster.

Michael Chu, March 24th, 2009 at 11:09 pm:

  • That works for some restaurants (especially higher end ones), but for a smaller and lower cost restaurant, they often need to add things on the menu that they aren't experts at in order to accommodate the guests that don't want to eat their specialty (who decide to come with friends who do want to eat the good stuff). It's too bad if the reviewers end up ordering those dishes.

    Well, we know better, so everyone should go to Old Port Lobster Shack and order the Old Port Lobster Roll!

What I Ate: September 23, 2009 (Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar, Los Vega Restaurante) | Orthogonal Thought, September 23rd, 2009 at 11:58 pm:

  • […] regular menu this would have been $28 - not sure if it's worth it. In New England or in the Bay Area you can get a better Lobster Roll for under $20, but I'm not sure where else you can get a […]