LOBSTER POUNDS ALSO KNOWN AS LOBSTER SHACKS ARE SCATTERED THROUGHOUT COASTAL MAINE.  THE FIRST TIME THE TERM "LOBSTER POUND" WAS USED WAS ON VINALHAVEN ISLAND, MAINE, IN 1875 TO DESCRIBE A METHOD OF STORING LIVE LOBSTER BY RUNNING FRESH SEAWATER THROUGH THEIR STORAGE CONTAINERS.  IT WOULD ONLY BE A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE ENTERPRISING LOBSTER POUND OWNERS WOULD ADD OUTDOOR KETTLES OF SEAWATER HEATED OVER WOOD FIRES

TO BOIL THEIR LOBSTERS ALONG WITH OTHER LOCAL SHELLFISH AND SERVE TO TOURISTS. 

LOBSTER POUNDS OR LOBSTER SHACKS, FOR ME, ARE ALL ABOUT THE LOBSTER & THE VIEW.  THERE IS NO BETTER LOBSTER THAN RIGHT FROM OUT OF THE OCEAN.  THE SALT AIR, THE SEAGULLS OVERHEAD AND THE BOATS IN THE HARBOR HELP

COMPLETE THE EXPERIENCE WHICH IS WHAT MAKES THE GIN BEACH CAFE LOCATED ON LAKE MONTAUK

 A PERFECT LOCATION FOR OUR VERSION OF THE MAINE LOBSTER POUND. 

 

HERE YOU WILL CHOOSE THE SIZE OF YOUR LOBSTER AND ANY OTHER SHELLFISH YOU WOULD LIKE  (ALL ARE PRICED BY THE POUND)  GRAB YOUR SELF A PLACE TO SEAT EVEN IF IT IS WITH STRANGERS AND WE WILL NOTIFY YOU WHEN YOUR LOBSTER IS DONE

OR WE WILL WRAP IT UP FOR YOU TO TAKE AWAY TO YOUR HOUSE, BOAT, CAMPER OR TO THE BEACH

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN "TOOLS" SUCH AS A LOBSTER CRACKER, FORK OR PICK.  YOU CAN ALSO RENT A SET FOR A NOMINAL REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT UPON THEIR SAFE RETURN OR PURCHASE A SET OF YOUR OWN.  

WELCOME TO OUR VERSION OF THE TRADITIONAL MAINE "LOBSTER POUND"

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR EXPERIENCE...

LOBSTER POUND MENU

 

MARKET PRICE FRESH LOBSTER & SEAFOOD KETTLE STEAMED IN SEAFOOD BROTH SERVED WITH DRAWN BUTTER & LEMON

CHECK THE BLACK BOARD FOR SIZES ALL PRICED PER POUND

 

1 1/4 LB. STEAMED LOBSTER  $23.95

LONG ISLAND STEAMERS.....1/2 LB.  $7.95   1 LB.  $12.95

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND MUSSELS......1/2 LB.  $4.95  1 LB. $8.95

PEEL & EAT SHRIMP.....$8.95 1/2 LB.   $13.95 LB. 

*LOCAL LITTLE NECK CLAMS  *MONTAUK PEARL OYSTERS

                     served steamed or on the half shell

Gin Beach Cafe  Montauk NY