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Fall-Winter Hours!

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What’s the best season for lobster? Why all 4 of them of course! LobsterCraft is open all year round because there’s nothing better than a hot-buttered CT-style lobster roll paired with a cup of our great lobster bisque or rich, creamy New England clam chowder. And speaking of Fall and the upcoming holidays, it’s a perfect time to talk to us about catering your company or team holiday lunch or party. We’d love to create a special menu for your and guests! Shoot us an email at info@lobstercraft.com to discuss your event needs.

LobsterCraft Fairfield Fall-Winter Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday 11:30am-7pm
Sunday 11:30am-3pm
Monday-Tuesday Closed
(203)292-5350 to call in your orders for pick-up

LobsterCraft SoNo Fall-Winter Hours
Monday 4pm-8pm
Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-8pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed (available for private parties)
(203)956-5656 to call in your orders for pick-up

In addition to our Fall-Winter hours, stay tuned for our updated Fall-Winter Menu that Captain Mike is working on! Oyster Stew will make a return but also there will be other exclusive menu items added at our SoNo location which will be perfect to enjoy in our new dining room. Plenty of indoor seats for your and your friends so come by and see us.

SoNo Dining Room at LobsterCraft
SoNo dining room at LobsterCraft

Jane Stern Review: “…LobsterCraft is the place to head to for one of the area’s finest rolls.” CT Post 9/29/2019

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Another great review for LobsterCraft this time from local food critic Jane Stern after her visit to our Fairfield location. Check out the whole review here: https://www.ctinsider.com/living/ctpost/article/Jane-Stern-LobsterCraft-doesn-t-need-14472290.php?cmpid=gsa-ctpost-result&_ga=2.46091107.692895200.1569960975-158620461.1569275367

In addition to that great review, LobsterCraft picked up the win at the first Savor Lobster Event on September 22 put on by Town Vibe and hosted at the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium. “Best lobster taste” honors we’re bestowed by the judging committee, headed by local celebrity chef Matt Storch, and other esteemed judges. We featured our lobster crostini which is just one of the appetizers we have available on our catering menu. We’re way more than just lobster rolls! So let’s talk about creating a custom menu for your next private party or corporate event. Email us info@lobstercraft.com to discuss party plans!

As fall arrives, there’s nothing better than a hot buttered lobster roll paired with a cup of either our New England style Clam Chowder or our gluten free Lobster Bisque. Throw in some lobster Mac and Cheese as well and now you’re in comfort food heaven! Stay tuned for our fall/winter menu when we’ll add another soup into the rotation like our Oyster Stew. Captain Mike is still tinkering with recipes so it will be a week or two before we switch over.

Grand Opening! LobsterCraft SoNo

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LobsterCraft SoNo front counter
Front counter and counter stools at LobsterCraft SoNo

September 17, 2019 at 4:15pm

Please join Captain Mike and Mayor Riling for the grand opening of LobsterCraft’s second Connecticut restaurant this coming Tuesday afternoon! Come by and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres from LobsterCraft’s catering menu and our full menu will be available for purchase.

Captain Mike is excited to bring LobsterCraft “back home” after starting as a Norwalk based Food Truck back in 2012. With nearly 20 years of commercial lobstering experience under his belt, Captain Mike knows a thing or two about making great lobster rolls and other lobster based foods such as Lobster Tacos and Lobster Mac N Cheese. After a year of renovations and a brand new kitchen in the space, LobsterCraft SoNo is ready for your enjoyment. LobsterCraft SoNo features indoor seating, our menu of award winning lobster rolls, soups, and other great food all year round! Our hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-3pm, and closed Monday. Stay tuned for updates on how the space can be reserved for private parties and meetings as well!

LobsterCraft SoNo is located at the historic South Norwalk Train Station on the New Haven bound side of the tracks.

LobsterCraft SoNo. 24C Monroe St, Norwalk, CT 06824 (203)956-5656. Call us from the train and we’ll have your order hot and ready for you when you get off at the station!
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Come join us on Tuesday for the grand opening!

All Good Stuff!

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LobsterCraft Kitchen – Fairfield

Grab a seat!

Summer hours are back in effect and we’re open 11am-8pm Tuesday through Saturday, 11am-3pm Sunday, and still closed on Mondays. The Captain and crew need some downtime as well! You can always call in an order for pickup in advance; just let us know when you’ll be stopping in and we’ll have it hot and ready to go for you! UberEats is still our delivery option if you want your LobsterCraft delivered in the Fairfield area. What else is new? How about some cool new outdoor seating? We picked up some up cycled lobster trap rocking chairs for our guests enjoyment that are in our outdoor seating area. Kick back and relax in them the next time you stop in! Now how’s that for some good stuff!

Summer Menu

Mini Rolls

Mini rolls are a new permanent addition to our menu! Get a trio of a Coastal, Heat Wave, and Dirty Maynard mini lobster rolls the next time you’re in. It’s a great way to sample 3 of our most popular lobster rolls in one sitting. Of course it’s served with our awesome Kettle Brand Himalayan Salt chips like all of our lobster rolls.

Oyster Stew is taking a break and will return with our Fall-Winter menu in October.


Catering Operations

While best known for our food truck are you aware that LobsterCraft offers a full catering menu that can create a custom menu just for your event? From passed hors d’oeuvres to soups, salads, lobster rolls, and non-seafood options we have your catering needs covered. That’s all sorts of good stuff for you and your guests to enjoy. The LobsterCraft Food truck is available for events of 50-500 people

Speaking of Catering Options, let’s talk about our new lobster roll cart in our Pop-up Kitchen set up. Perfect for events of 25-50 people. We come, set up the lobster roll cart, our table top flat top, LobsterCraft tent and build you and your guests hot, fresh award winning lobster rolls. Accepting bookings from now until it gets cold outside…

Email us at info@lobstercraft.com to speak with us concerning your event needs!

2019 is off and running!

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2019 Kick Off!

We’re already a month into 2019 and it’s been a crazy good start to the year!  I’ve got a bunch to cover so here it goes!

Vote for LobsterCraft!

Today is the last day to cast your vote for LobsterCraft and your other local favorites in Moffly Media’s Best of Gold Coast readers’ choice awards.  Please vote for us in the following categories:
Best Food Truck
Best Caterer
Best Lunch Spot
Best New Restaurant – Fairfield
Best Mac N Cheese
Click on this link to peruse all the categories:  http://www.bestofgoldcoastct.com Voting closes at 11:59pm tonight.  These competitions are big for us as a small, locally owned and operated business.

Party Platters for the Super Bowl!

We’re happy to take pre-orders on trays of our Lobster Sliders or full size rolls up to 8pm on Friday, February 1 for pickup in time for the big game on Sunday.  Speaking of Super Bowl Sunday, we’ll be running extended hours until 5pm that day!  Call in your order at (203)292-5350 or send us an email with your order to info@lobstercraft.com.
16 Lobster Sliders (Choose Coastal, Heat Wave, or Dirty Maynard) for $160 plus tax
12 Lobster Rolls (Any of our rolls) for $240 plus tax.
1/2 Tray of Lobster Mac N Cheese (Serves 12) for $110 plus tax.

Valentines Day Lobster Dinner For 2 To Go

Stay tuned for our annual Valentines Day Dinner details!  This too will be a pre-order with a cut off time of 3pm on February 12 for pick up on February 14.

South Norwalk Update

Well we hit the time warp known as “construction time” and “permit process” in Norwalk so we’re a bit off of our timeline.  11,514 permits later…  The good news is that we’re now back on track and looking at a full opening at the end of February/early March.  But, we’ll start previewing our award winning lobster rolls, soups, and Mac n Cheese there via the LobsterCraft Food Truck!  Friday, February 1 we’ll be working out of the truck right next to where our new restaurant will be at 24C Monroe Street in the historic South Norwalk Train Station (on the New Haven bound side) from 11:30am – 8pm.  Swing by, say hello, and head home with a couple of hot buttered lobster rolls!

And that’s a wrap for 2018!

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that's a wrap for 2018

that’s a wrap for 2018

That’s a wrap for 2018!

Welcome to our last post of 2018!  As we wrap up our last dinner service for year  here in the LobsterCraft Kitchen Fairfield tonight, we want to pause and say thank to our customers new and old who between the Fairfield location and our catering services (Food Truck and Pop-up Kitchen), helped make 2018 our best year yet!  We’re blessed that we don’t just have customers but that we really have friends of LobsterCraft who enable us to do what we do by buying our food.  Captain Mike, Steve and the crew truly appreciate you!  We wish you and your families a happy, peaceful holiday season and a happy New Year!

We’ll be closed for vacation from December 23 through January 1, 2019.  We’ll reopen for our normal fall/winter hours on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.  Lot’s planned for next year so we’re looking forward to the break to re-charge, spend time with family, and maybe spend some time on the water for fun.  Running a small local business like LobsterCraft is a labor of love and we’re excited to keep growing next year and beyond.  South Norwalk should be up and running in January, it just depends on getting final permit sign-offs from the city of Norwalk.  Follow us on Facebook for the latest details and updates: http://www.facebook.com/lobstercraft

Private Party Booking for 2019

Thinking about booking the LobsterCraft Food Truck?  Awesome!  We love that idea too!  Our recommendation is for you to reach out to Steve at info@lobstercraft.com to lock in the date that you want.  We’re already fielding requests for proposals for graduation parties, birthday parties, and weddings in May, July, August, and September.  To hold a date, we require a $600 deposit so if you aren’t sure of the menu but are sure of the date, you may want to  locking it in with a deposit.  We typically courtesy hold a date for no more than 48 hours.

 

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!

November Happenings and stuff to be Thankful for!

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Happy November!

Wow how did it get to be November!  Where has this year gone?  We’re incredibly grateful for the warm welcome that we’ve received at the Fairfield Kitchen in our first 11 months here in town.  We’re still Fairfield’s best kept secret so be sure to tell a friend where we are or better yet, bring them here for their first time!  The truck has continued to be busy at private parties and corporate events through October and it looks like the last 2 months of the year will keep the truck busy as well!

Fairfield Kitchen: Fall-Winter Hours

As we adjust to our first Fall here in Fairfield, we want to update everyone on our Kitchen Hours.  These hours will be effective from November 12 onwards until spring arrives next year!

Tuesday 11am – 3pm
Wednesday 11am – 3pm
Thursday 11am – 8pm
Friday 11am – 8pm
Saturday 11am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 3pm
Monday – Closed as usual

Holiday Hours

Veterans Day, November 12 – Closed

Thanksgiving, November 22 – Closed to spend time with family and loved ones.  We hope you get to do the same!

Public Events in November

The truck will be out at a few public events in November, so if you get a chance, swing by and say hello to the crew.

Victorinox Swiss Army Fall Warehouse Sale:  November 16 and 17

November Event – Victorinox

We love working with the great folks up at Victorinox because hey, we’ve always been big fans of the iconic Swiss Army Knife but they also make all sorts of other cool stuff from clothes to watches to luggage.  Steve our COO swears by their roll on travel case given his former years as a global marketing guy.  His current Victorinox case has nearly 5 million air miles on it and it’s still going strong!  We’ll be bringing the LobsterCraft Food Truck up to the warehouse sale on the Friday from 11am – 7pm and Saturday from 11am – 4pm so that the sale shoppers can stay well fed while they get some incredible deals!  The Victorinox Fall Warehouse Sale runs Thursday through Sunday.  Check out their Facebook page for more information: Victorinox Fall Sale Facebook Event Page

 

 

South Norwalk LobsterCraft Kitchen Build Update

Work continues on our second location in the Historic South Norwalk train station building!  Permits are done, demo and build out is underway!  Now we’re into “construction time” so bear with us!  We’re really excited to have a SoNo location up and running before the end of 2018 and we hope that you’ll come by and check it out!  Follow us on Facebook as we’ll be posting more regular updates there!  In the meantime, here’s our creative director’s rendering of the signage that we’ll have installed when we open.  Exciting stuff is happening!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

September Update

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September News

Hi Folks,

It’s been a wonderfully busy summer for LobsterCraft both with the permanent location in Fairfield which is open Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 8pm and Sunday’s 11am to 3pm, and with all of the private parties, corporate catering, and special events we’ve done with the LobsterCraft Food Truck.  We are truly grateful to have so many loyal customers and to have met so many new ones!

Fairfield Location Hours.
A lot people are asking us when we’re shutting down for the season.  Strange question as we’re open year round!  Also, rumor has it that pirate themed temporary tattoos are back for your little pirates…  Or hey, if you want one for yourself, no one here is going to stop you.

Booking the truck
We’re seeing people already book the truck for 2019 and we’re booking events in late October-December now.  If you want to have the truck for your fall party or holiday party, now would be a great time to either send us an email at  Contact LobsterCraft or call us at (203)292-5350.  We’ll happily customize a menu for your from our extended catering menu that will help you create a truly special and unique event!

Menu Updates!!!

Some great new items on the menu in Fairfield!

The Land Lubber is our 12 hour hickory and cherry wood smoked pulled pork served on our signature toasted roll.  “Wow” “Spectacular” “Who knew a lobster place could make such awesome BBQ” are some of the comments we’ve heard from the folks that have tried it.  It’s been a favorite on our catering menu for a few years, so it was time to get it up and running at the shop.  Now when you suggest LobsterCraft to your co-worker or family member that doesn’t or can’t eat lobster, we’ve got an option for them to order as well.

Who likes dessert?  We do!  Introducing our very own LobsterCraft Lemon Moon Pie.  Perfect size, right balance of tart and sweet.  It’s a great way to finish off your meal.  The same local bakery that makes our signature rolls has done these for us, and they’re mouth waveringly good!

Public Events in September

Greenwich Polo: Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, CT – September 2
Cancer Beat Benefit Concert at FTC in Fairfield, CT – September 8
Greenwich Polo: Greenwich Polo Club in Greenwich, CT – September 9
Bonfire on the Beach, Stratford, CT – September 15
Adopt-A-Dog Puttin’ On the Dog in Greenwich, CT – September 16
Greenwich Beer Festival, Greenwich, CT – September 29
Fairfield Food Truck Festival, Fairfield, CT – September 30

Follow us on Facebook for the latest news on where the truck will be in a public setting and where to buy tickets for these events!  https://www.facebook.com/LobsterCraft/