Red Hook Lobster Food Truck Takes Delicious Seafood to the Streets

Red Hook Lobster Food Truck Brings Seafood to the Streets

Update: After a wildly successful run, we are sad to say the Red Hook Lobster Truck has been listed for sale after COVID-19. 

Even though we love Washington, DC, we always love to get away to a quiet beach and enjoy all the seafood in sight. We like to try all the local places because they always have fresh fish and creative dishes. But what do we do when we are back in city and craving some seafood cuisine? Look for Red Hook Lobster Food Truck – of course!

The truck, easily recognizable by the sandy brown wooden planks and colorful fish hooks  painted on the side, looks like it rolled right off the beach with fresh lobster. Ready for the hot beach sun (or just the DC city sun!), the front of the truck even has an overhang to keep you cool while you wait for your lobster roll.

These guys really know how to whip up good lobster roll.  Lobster is one of those things you can easily over cook, but here, the lobster is consistently tender and fresh.  For this trip, we tried the Connecticut Style Lobster Roll – lobster poached in light butter. It was amazing! The lobster was cooked soft and was full of flavor. It was perfectly seasoned and we could almost smell the ocean as we ate it.   They also have a Maine Style Lobster Roll which has a light lemon based mayo sauce.  If lobster is not your style, they also have a shrimp roll.  The menu is also seasonal  – warm up this winter with seafood filled soup!

The lobster truck is more expensive then most trucks but it is well worth the cost. The lobster truck has even been named one of the best food trucks in America – this is one truck you don’t want to miss!

This truck travels all around the DC area – you can often catch the truck in downtown Washington and in northern Virginia spots like Arlington, Tysons, Reston, and Herndon. Keep up with the Red Hook Lobster Truck on Twitter @LobsterTruckDC.

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