When I heard about a place serving Maine style lobster rolls in nearby Crows Nest, I had to check it out. Johnny Lobster is its name – its a cute, fun, casual eatery with an appealing menu. You can eat in or takeaway, and I thought the prices were very good.
The lobster roll at $20 is the most expensive item on the menu. It is bigger than I expected, with an excellent brioche bun and fresh, succulent lobster. People will even cross the bridge for this.
The other dishes are good too, served with a very fresh, crisp salad. The salad dressing needs a little work (just tastes like oil has been squirted on it) but its a minor thing in the scheme of it, considering the place has only been open a week. I note on the menu it says all the seafood is from sustainable sources.
Grilled fish with salad – you’d have to be pretty happy with this for lunch or dinner at $10.80
Chilli octopus and salt and pepper squid
Soft shell crab
Thrice cooked hand cut chips – forget your new year’s resolutions and diet, and grab a bowl. Seriously good.
I’d say its going to be a hit.
Johnny Lobster, 48 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest