Lobster Truck Makes Arlington Debut

by ARLnow.com July 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm 6,315 11 Comments

The Red Hook Lobster truck made its public Northern Virginia debut in Ballston today.

Camped out near the corner of N. Stuart Street and Fairfax Drive, the truck served lobster rolls, shrimp rolls, Whoopie pies, Maine Root sodas and other New England-inspired fare to Ballston lunchgoers.

The truck is the second operated by Red Hook. The first lobster truck has been attracting crowds in the District since last summer.

On Twitter, Red Hook announced plans to eventually serve Courthouse, Rosslyn and Crystal City.

  • John Fontain

    The smaller drink is cheaper per ounce than the larger size. But if you are already shelling out $15 for a sandwich, you probably don’t care.

  • Josh S

    Maybe they don’t want to run out?

  • Everwood

    Went there today for lunch – wonderful lobster rolls. Served either Maine or CT style. Very friendly vendors too.

  • CW

    How was the line? Prohibitive or tolerable?

    • Everwood

      Not too bad – there were about ten customers in front of me and I waited only about ten minutes to place my order. Once the order was placed, it was ready in about three minutes. None of the block-long lines you hear about in DC.

      • CW

        Man, that sounds pretty reasonable. That’s my issue with the food trucks in D.C. – even for the decidedly mediocre ones, in the amount of time it takes to get the food I could have gone to a table-service place. And the price wouldn’t have been much more either for most of them.

  • ArlFoodCritik

    I had a great “Connecticut Lobster Roll” and it was authentic! Value and quality was there despite the price. I will definitely return another day! Oh, and the iced tea was perfect also.

    Considering them hosting my birthday party . . . . they were that good!

  • Carmen

    I live in Arlington but work downtown. I never miss the Lobster Truck when it is near. Love it!

  • Heather

    My friend and I had them for lunch today. They were excellent. I’m from New England and it was like home. Will definitely be making a return trip.

  • Arlington, Northside

    Looking good, Leland! Have to congratulate them on what appears to be a very succcesful expansion!

  • Heather

    The Lobster Truck was definitely at Lyon Hall about 2 months ago…must be just the Ballston debut?


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