My husband has been craving an authentic New England Lobster Roll, and I had heard this could be procured in SF. After much research, I decided we would try the Lobster Shack, a tiny little place that is located in the in-between area between China Town and Little Italy. The people there were very nice, and the owner even stopped by to chat. We got the double ($33), which came with home-style cole slaw and thick cape-cod chips. The sandwiches consisted of two wonderful “hot dog” buns that were grilled and basted with butter. The five oz of lobster tail and claw meat nice and chunky with just the right amount of hellman’s mayo mixed in. (We loved the way they made a point of mentioning they use Hellman’s and not the nasty cheap no-name or miracle-whip stuff.) They also offer a “naked” option for those mayo-haters out there. More butter was drizzled on top of the lobster. Now, I haven’t been to Cape Cod in a while but I don’t remember all that butter. No matter, it was quite tasty. We skipped the chowder, but I heard from others it is good. All their other fish items are fried. They also offer interesting beverages like root beer on tap.
The Lobster Shack
Neighborhood: North Beach/Telegraph Hill
532 Green St
(between Bannam Pl & Jasper Pl)
San Francisco, CA 94133
BYOB, No Corkage Fee