Meet New York City’s Lobster Love Boat


Looking for lobster? All aboard!

On the West Side of Manhattan, directly on the Hudson River, resides the North River Lobster Company. This sprawling ferry-like boat is a floating lobster shack that takes off for a sail around the harbor several times a day, bringing guests what it deems to be the best of both worlds: lobsters and sailing.

The concept is simple. Locals and tourists alike can congregate on Pier 81 at 41st Street for a cocktail or glass of wine before boarding the lobster boat, at which point they can put in their food orders, take a seat, and enjoy the view. There are no tickets required and no reservations that need to be made. First come, first served.

The menu is extensive — particularly its raw bar offerings and lobster roll selections, now boasting four different types of the beloved shellfish sandwich. For purists, there is a traditional New England Classic lobster roll; secondly, the New Yorker made with onion, celery, and whole grain mustard aïoli on a New York pretzel bun; thirdly, the Pacific Meets Atlantic filled with nori, sweet chile, and scallion sriracha lime aïoli on a brioche bun; and finally the Norwegian with herb mayo on a brioche bun. Continue