North River Lobster Company

Claw of the Land

A Floating Lobster Shack on the Hudson

North River Lobster Company
“Consider the lobster.” —David Foster Wallace

“Consider the lobster boat.” —You, in about three seconds...

Because now you have North River Lobster Company, a three-tiered floating vessel serving up Maine’s most delicious crustaceans, currently docked at Pier 81 on the Hudson and opening tomorrow.

If the term “lobster boat” alone doesn’t give you a clear picture of what’s happening here, allow us to elaborate...

It has three decks. Two inside (there’s a—you guessed it—New-England-lobster-shack vibe) and one outside overlooking the water. (We’ll get crazy and suggest bringing a date here.)

It has lobster. Poached in butter. Or with yuzu aioli on a roll. But there’s also a massive raw bar, jalapeño cornbread and... grilled-chicken sandwiches. For some reason.

It has drinks. Like beers from Maine served in buckets (in accordance with lobster-maritime law) and blue curaçao margaritas served in mason jars (in accordance with people loving mason jars).

It makes free short cruises around the Hudson. Four times a day, it’ll weigh anchor and float out for 45 minutes before returning to shore.

You didn’t think it was going to Jersey, did you...
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