Friday, June 27, 2014

101 South: Burlingame, New England Lobster Market & Eatery

New England Lobster Market & Eatery  824 Cowan Rd./Old Bayshore Hwy., E of 101, (650)  443-1559.  L-D daily; $$.  No reservations.  This operation started as a fish wholesaler in South San Francisco, morphed into a food truck business, then opened here as a fish market and restaurant and began bringing in lobsters galore.  The area is an industrial park, so there isn’t much else of interest around.  Step up to the counter and place your order, then select a seat at one of the picnic tables either indoors where the decor is industrial warehouse-style unfinished with high ceilings and chalkboard menus, or outdoors where umbrellas provide shelter from the sun.  
interior of New England Lobster Market & Eatery in Burlingame, California

The most popular item is the lobster roll sandwich ($17.50), which I prefer undressed with butter dip on the side.  I eat it with a fork, dipping the delicious lobster and pieces of the bread into melted butter.  This dish comes with housemade Kennebec potato chips and coleslaw.  
lobster roll at New England Lobster Market & Eatery in Burlingame, California

The lobster corn chowder and crab nachos are also very popular, and people like to wash it all down with blueberry lemonade.  You can also order a full lobster ($17.95) and do the picking yourself.  As you can see, prices are very good.  More seafood includes Dungeness crab, scallops, prawns, oysters, clams, and mussels.  Consider an It’s It ice cream sandwich for dessert (It’s It is made with oatmeal cookies, vanilla ice cream, and a coating of  chocolate; it was developed in 1928 at long-gone Playland-at-the-Beach in San Francisco.)

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