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December Update

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December Updates and Year End Wrap Up

New Fall-Winter Hours at the LobsterCraft Kitchen – Fairfield.

Unlike other lobster spots here in CT, LobsterCraft Kitchen is open year round!  Our new Fall-Winter hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday-Wednesday 11am – 3pm
  • Thursday-Saturday 11am – 3pm
  • Sundays 11am – 3pm
  • Closed Mondays

You can call in your order in advance and we’ll have it ready to go when you swing by.  Just call us at (203)292-5350.  And for your convenience, you can always just hop over to UberEats, place an order, and sit back for your food to be delivered right to you.  UberEats Order Now

Christmas-New Year’s Holiday Vacation

LobsterCraft will be closed from Sunday December 23 through January 1 for Captain Mike, Steve and the rest of the crew to take some much needed and earned vacation time with their families .  LobsterCraft Kitchen – Fairfield will reopen for normal business hours on January 2 at 11am.  We’re looking forward to our first vacation of the year and enjoying the holidays with family and friends.  We wish all our customers and vendors a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season!

Public Events with the LobsterCraft Food Truck in December:

Our current public events with the LobsterCraft Food Truck are this weekend, December 1-2 in Greenwich for the Holiday Stroll.  We’re excited to be headed back for our 3rd straight year at this event.  The truck will be parked on Greenwich Avenue and the hours are Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday.  Come by and say hello to Captain Mike and the crew working.  We’ll have our award winning lobster rolls and delicious Newport, New England style clam chowder available on both days!

LobsterCraft Kitchen – South Norwalk

Construction and build out continues at our new location on the New Haven bound side of the SoNo Train Station in the historic station building.  Demo has finished and work is underway on our kitchen build out, customer counters, walls and flooring.  We’re getting really excited as the space is taking shape at being able to offer 24-30 indoor seats, and some outdoor seating as well once spring returns!  Follow us on Facebook for the latest info!

October Public Events and other cool stuff happening with LobsterCraft!

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News Coverage!
LobsterCraft has been covered twice by News12 Connecticut in the past 2 weeks!  If you missed either segment, click on the links below to watch them on the News12 website!

LobsterCraft News12 – Food & Fun Jam

LobsterCraft News12 – Fairfield Restaurant Week

Check out LobsterCraft on MSN’s 50 Must-Try Food Truck List!

MSN 50 Must-Try Food Trucks

We love it when people and the media recognize LobsterCraft for serving up great food with great, friendly service!  If you haven’t been by in a bit, come by and treat yourself to one of our delicious, award-winning lobster rolls, soups, our killer lobster Mac n Cheese, or even our 12-hour hickory and cherry wood smoked pulled pork, affectionately known as the Land Lubber!

October Public Events!

Here’s a quick list of the public events that you can either attend for free or that have an admission fee where either our Food Truck or the Pop-up Kitchen will be serving up our lobster rolls.  Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page to get he latest updates!

October 14.  LobsterCraft Pop-Up Kitchen.  Fairfield Harvest Market.  Old Town Green.  10am – 4pm
October 14.  LobsterCraft Food Truck.  Greenwich Bridal Fete at the Audubon Greenwich event space.  11am – 3pm
October 20-21.  LobsterCraft Food Truck.  Head of the Charles Regatta.  Cambridge, MA.  All day, all the lobster rolls!
October 28.  LobsterCraft Food Truck.  Greenwich Experience and Adapt-A-Dog Howl and Prowl.  11am – 3pm

Of course, the truck and pop-up kitchen continue to be popular for private parties and corporate functions as well!  Send us an email at info@lobstercraft.com to discuss the plans for your event whether it’s a surprise milestone birthday party, wedding, political fundraiser, or team recognition event, or just a party that you want to take to the next level!  We’re still wondering who’s going to be the first to book us for a Halloween Party and show up dressed as a lobster!

As always, thank you for taking the time to read our posts, eat our food, and share the good word about LobsterCraft with your friends and family!

Proud to Serve Connecticut’s State Sandwich

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LobsterCraft is recognized for serving CT's Iconic Dish: Hot-buttered lobster rolls

LobsterCraft Is Representing CT’s Iconic Dish

The Hot Lobster Roll Is Iconic Connecticut!  

Flavor Nation has released its list of Iconic Dishes across the United States and hot-buttered lobster rolls are the most iconic dish in Connecticut!  Bobby Parrish, the host of Flavor Nation, has chosen LobsterCraft to represent CT’s Iconic Dish at its national food festival this fall in St. Louis.   We are proud to serve Connecticut’s State Sandwich and thrilled to see hot-buttered lobster rolls getting the credit they deserve.

Meet Us In St. Louis!

Captain Mike will be at Flavored Nation (October 28-29 in St. Louis, MO), the first food festival to showcase one iconic food from every state.  LobsterCraft will be serving its award-winning, hot-buttered lobster rolls to patrons all across the country alongside iconic chefs from every state.  We’re getting hungry just thinking about it!  Come join us!

 

Don’t Miss Bobby Parrish Order His First Coastal

Here is a clip of Bobby Parrish, host of Flavored Nation, ordering his first Coastal!

On behalf of all of our customers and hot-lobster roll fanatics, thank you!  Your enthusiasm is awesome and you are in our hearts and minds as we work around the clock to serve the best damn lobster rolls ever.  Hot-buttered, the way God intended!

Remember, the next time you order a hot-buttered lobster roll from LobsterCraft, you are enjoying Connecticut’s State Sandwich and the original lobster roll, which was invented in 1937, right here in CT!

Captain Mike

Have LobsterCraft Cater Your Next Event!

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LobsterCraft Is Available for Private Parties, Corporate Events, and More!

Choose between Drop Off and Full-Service catering:

  • 25 ROLL DROP OFF SERVICE (25 people)
    • Serve LobsterCraft at your next party!  LobsterCraft Drop Off service delivers freshly made, hot lobster rolls right to your home or office.  Perfect for a smaller party, office, or team event. 
    • Once you’ve booked the truck online, LobsterCraft will contact you to finalize menu details/pricing
  • FULL-SERVICE CATERING (From 50 to 500 people)
    • Have LobsterCraft serve your next party!  Prepay for a fixed number of people and let your guests enjoy the full experience.  Since we serve guests directly out of the truck, no additional servers are required.  Enjoy a full menu of Lobster Rolls and More!
    • Once you’ve booked the truck online, LobsterCraft will contact you to finalize menu details/pricing

    Book the Truck

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Please find answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions or send an email through our Contact Us page and we will be glad to assist.

Book the Truck: Answers to Frequently Asked Catering Questions

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LobsterCraft enjoys creating a memorable impact for your guests while making it as easy as possible for you.   See below for answers to our top catering questions.

Can’t find the answer to your question?  Please send us an email through our Contact Us page and we will get right back to you!

What is the difference between Drop Off and Full-Service Catering?

Drop Off means LobsterCraft will arrive at a specific time, prepare the rolls, drop them off and then walk away.  Rolls are placed on large serving trays, which can be used by your serving teams.  We also offer our Lobster Bisque and Lobster Mac and Cheese.  

Full-Service Catering means LobsterCraft will give your guests the full food truck experience.  We prepare the rolls and sides on demand then serve them out of the truck so no additional servers are required.

Generally speaking, full service is required for more than 25 guests.

How are rolls served to my guests?

Depending on the type of catering service (see above), our rolls are typically handed out one-at-a-time in “boats” (inside open disposable containers) or they are placed together on large serving trays.  We can work with you to create a more personalized presentation (i.e., logos, labels, etc.).  Please ask about this when you book your reservation.

Which rolls are included?

LobsterCraft has an award-winning menu of innovative, hand-crafted lobster rolls.  We are happy to serve the entire LobsterCraft menu (all 5 rolls) or provide a smaller choice to guests.  Please ask us about our popular side dishes as well: LobsterCraft Mac and Cheese, Lobster Bisque, and more!

How much time will LobsterCraft need?

When you book the truck, please select the time you want to start feeding guests.  The booking tool will hold the correct amount of time based on the event type you request.  LobsterCraft typically needs 2.5—3 hours of serving time.  This includes set up, serve time and clean up.   Drop Off Catering requires only 30 minutes.

Is LobsterCraft available for my event?  If so, how do I book the truck?

Here are the step-by-step instructions to book LobsterCraft for your event:

  1. Visit http://www.lobstercraft.com/catering
  2. Select Book Now next to your desired service type (Full-Service or Drop Off)
  3. Select your preferred date and start time of the event
  4. Enter your contact information and any event details/special requests, then select Book Appointment
  5. LobsterCraft will review your information and will reach out to finalize event details and pricing

If the time you desire is not visible, please try another date or time.

How much does it cost to have LobsterCraft cater my next event?

Pricing is based largely on the number of guests, travel time from South Norwalk, and the menu items you wish to serve.  For reference, Drop Off catering generally starts at $675 and Full-Service starts at $1,800 plus tax and gratuity.  Please book the truck and we will work with you to finalize the price.

Is a Deposit Required?  Will it be refunded if I cancel my event?

Once your event details and costs are discussed, LobsterCraft will send a contract for review.  In order fully commit the truck for your event, a deposit payment and contract approval are required.

Deposit refunds are provided assuming you provide written notice at least one week prior to the event. Generally speaking, if a cancellation is requested less than one week prior to the event, a deposit cannot be refunded.

What happens if the weather isn’t good?

Don’t worry!  LobsterCraft is able to serve in all weather types–and we are mobile!  If you need to relocate the event to accommodate your guests, let’s discuss.