Who Is LobsterCraft?
Founded in 2012, LobsterCraft is the brainchild of Captain William Michael Harden. Captain Mike, as his friends and loyal followers call him, is a Coast Guard Captain and licensed Lobster fisherman. In 2006, Captain Mike purchased Jennifer Lynn, a 38’ WESMAC. A strong, sturdy lobster boat handmade in Maine, Jennifer Lynn is able to handle any weather Long Island Sound waters throw her way. Based out of Groton, the Jennifer Lynn works our line of deep water lobster traps east of Montauk in the Atlantic Ocean. As lobstermen like to say “The colder the water, the sweeter the meat!” and that’s true for the lobster you’ll have at LobsterCraft!
Captain Mike’s passion for the ocean evolved into a business after friends asked if he could catch, cook and prepare lobster for them. Realizing the void in fresh, local lobster, Captain Mike purchased a truck in 2012 and began rolling, literally starting off with private parties and street vending from the truck. The lobster rolls that Captain Mike and the crew have served up have been critically acclaimed in local people’s choice awards such as the Best of Fairfield County and nationally by Food Network’s Flavored Nation as the best lobster roll in the country.
Today, LobsterCraft has a new permanent location at 1891 Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 that loyal and new customers can drop into and say hello to Captain Mike and the crew Tuesday through Sunday. At the moment it’s Fairfield’s best kept secret, but you only have to find us once! We’re right across from Rawley’s Hot Dog Stand and back behind the travel agent in the back parking lot. Plenty of parking is available! And while it’s rare that you’ll catch the truck out street vending these days, Captain Mike and the crew continue to delight and satisfy clients at private parties, corporate events, and big special events with our LobsterCraft food truck.
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