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  • Dig in! 10 Places to Celebrate National Lobster Day in the Hoboken Area

    Is your palate more at home on the Cape than down the Shore? Then rejoice — because National Lobster Day is tomorrow {June 15th}! ‘Tis the season for lobster rolls, lobster mac and cheese, and lobster tails galore, so we wanted you to be in-the-know a day ahead so you can plan accordingly. The Mile Square and its surrounding towns have it all. Our advice? These spots will get busy early, so head over straight from work and check out these ten places to celebrate National Lobster Day in the Hoboken area. First come, first surfed!

    Surf City {1 Marin Blvd., Jersey City}

    Surf City {aka the closest thing we get to a beach bar without braving the parkway on a Friday afternoon} is offering a National Lobster Day menu. The budget-friendly lobster-themed list {nope, budget-friendly lobster is surprisingly not an oxymoron} ranges from $12.95 to $22.95 and offers a Tex-Mex take on the seafood fare. Lobster quesadilla, lobster tacos, lobster nachos, and of course, classics including lobster mac + cheese and lobster ravioli all make the menu. Add a Miami Vice and you’ll really feel like you’re on vacay.

    Halifax {225 River St., Hoboken}

    This chic spot inside the W Hoboken has two lobster entrees worth checking out. For a lunch, Halifax offers a Lobster Roll served on toasted brioche with celery and scallions. If you’re stopping in after work hours, their dinner menu includes a Maine lobster rigatoni — fresh pasta with lobster coral butter, trumpet mushrooms and lemon {we went ahead and tested this one for you and it is unfairly delicious}.

    Read more: Halifax Released its Spring Menu {and it’s Delicious}

    Luke’s Lobster truck at Pier 13 {1301 Sinatra Dr. N., Hoboken}

    While the Washington Street brick and mortar restaurant closed up shop earlier this year, you can still find the Luke’s Lobster food truck stationed at Pier 13 twice a week. Lucky for lobster lovers, Thursday is one of those days {the other is Saturday, just FYI}. And for the record, Luke’s may be a chain, but you won’t find imitation lobster here — the owner is from a small town in Coastal Maine and sources all seafood sustainably {they can trace their products back to the harbor where it was caught}  and trust us, the quality shows.

    Molos {1 Pershing Rd., Weehawken}

    This Mediterranean restaurant is known for its waterfront views and its exceptional seafood… shellection, so it should come as no surprise that they’re all in for Lobster Day. Molos is holding a Lobster Feast featuring 1 ½ pounds of lobster for $39. The special features a first course salad or appetizer, a dessert, and a variety of lobster-centric main dishes.

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    Tutta Pesca {155 3rd St., Hoboken}

    Alongside their famed raw bar, Tutta Pesca offers options for every seafood lover. Maine lobster and Brazilian lobster tail adorn the menu. Dining for two? Indecisive? No need to be shellfish here — the seafood tower includes clams, mussels, oyster, jumbo shrimp, king crab legs, lump crab AND 1 ½ pounds of lobster. Needless, to say, you won’t be leaving hungry. And on the of chance you do, the restaurant is also a fresh fish market, so you can stock up on a to-go {and to-cook} purchase as well.

    Stingray Lounge {1210 Washington St., Hoboken}

    Short, sweet, and to the point — Stingray Lounge offers a delicious Maine-style lobster roll, served with Old Bay fries. Note: if lobster isn’t usually your thing, a lobster roll is the perfect low-pressure meal to ease you into the shellfish world {also, Old Bay Fries = heart eye emoji}.

    Court Street {61 Sixth Street, Hoboken}

    If you’re interested in getting National Lobster Day started early and continuously each week, then you’re in luck. Court Street boasts a “Lobsterfest” which takes places EVERY Wednesday night from 4:30-11:00PM for those dining in-house. You’ll get  1 1/4 lb Maine Lobster with soup or salad, potato or veggie — all for $21.95! Seriously cannot be beaten. Jumbo lobsters are also available at special reduced prices {while supplies last, of course}.

    Just BeClaws {280 1st Street, Jersey City}

    Beyond your traditional crab menu offers, Just BeClaws‘ lobster roll is also a notable pick — served on two pieces of Texas Toast {which, let’s face it, automatically makes it good} with huge, fresh chunks of lobster. Also check out the Po’Boy {even offered with Sweet Potato} or the crab cake sandwich for a very delicious seafood meal.

    Read more: A Visit to Just BeClaws in Jersey City

    Chart House {Lincoln Harbor Pier D-T, Weehawken}

    With a lobster dish for every course {and every price point}, Chart House is a can’t-go-wrong Lobster Day pick. The lobster bisque runs only $9 if you want a little taste with your meal {or you’re stopping in between meals to get your lobster day fix}. The cold water lobster tail runs $43, and, if you’re with a group, the iced seafood tower starter will meet every seafood-lovers fantasy with chilled lobster, jumbo shrimp, tuna poke, oysters and king crab legs. The tower comes in a small size for $53 or a large for $89 so you can customize to your group size.

    Biggie’s Clam Bar {36-42 Newark St., Hoboken}

    Despite its name and history as the Clam Broth House, Biggie’s on Newark is not just a clam bar; its extensive selection is a perfect pick for those of us looking for seafood entrees on a happy hour budget. Biggie’s offers a $22 lobster roll, a $22.50 baked lobster mac, and, for just a hint of lobster, a seafood with a lobster cream sauce entree that includes shrimp, scallops and mussels for $22.50. Yum.

    So, there you have it. National Lobster Day plans = made.

    Be sure to tag us in lotsa lobster pics on Insta @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl! Now, get crackin’!


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    A Jersey girl born and raised, Kelly moved from Hoboken to Weehawken a year and a half ago and loves exploring all of the history and hidden spots in her new city while still making frequent trips to her favorite spots in the Mile Square (because while she signed up for a new zip code, she definitely didn’t sign up for a life without Black Bear buffalo bites, sunsets at Pier 13 or Sunday football on Washington!). After graduating from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a degree in journalism, she spent five years as a style editor and now freelances on everything from fashion to finance. When she’s not working on her next story, you can usually find Kelly swimming at the Stevens pool, checking out new happy hour spots (bonus points always given for a spot with a view) or cheering on her Maryland Terrapins (Go Terps!).


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