Red's Lobster Pot, Point Pleasant, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Red's Lobster Pot
Red's Lobster Pot
57 Inlet Dr.
Point Pleasant

Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Seafood/Lobster

Price: Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality: 3 Stars

Service: 2 Stars

Decor: 1 1/2 Stars

Overall Rating:  2 1/2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars= Best in Class

One of the top places in the Point Pleasant area to get creatively prepared, fresh, locally caught seafood.

Value: Excellent

Noise Level:  Moderate to high, depending on seating

Dress: Very Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy fresh caught, creatively,  prepared seafood with casual New England dockside ambiance.

Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer less pricey, fried sea food dishes in a family oriented casual setting

Recommended dishes: When available, The Daily Lobster Specials; the Lobster Fra Diavlo; and The Flounder Francaise.

Liquor: BYOB - Gloria J, California wines sold by the bottle

Restaurant Review

Red's Lobster Pot is the place to come if you are looking for fresh, locally caught, creatively prepared lobster dishes with a New England dockside, casual ambiance.

Red's is a BYOB, set dock side on the Manasquan inlet.  The restaurant is very small with about 12 tables with a menu that's based on locally caught seafood.

Purchased in 2014 from the original owners, co-owners Bill Cleary and his partner Marisa Tanner, who attends to the dining areas, have teamed up to continue to provide the same high, quality, fresh, creative seafood and lobster dishes Red's Lobster Pot has long been known for.

They offer a good variety of fresh lobster and seafood caught locally, prepared with pasta and vegetables. Lobsters are locally sourced, daily from nearby Lobster men.

Their daily specials are a bit more ambitious and pricey, but well worth the additional cost to appreciate their creative dishes not other wise found in other Jersey Shore restaurants.

They also have an outside raw bar with tables overlooking the water where you can watch the boats come from a days fishing in to dock.

The dock side menu consists of more casual fare, like peel-and-each shrimp, clams (roasted or half shell), oysters, steamers, mussels, lobster, and a delicious lobster roll. It's counter service, so you order, grab seat at one of the many picnic tables, and wait for your name to be called.

Unless the restaurant is empty, which is very unlikely, do not expect to be seated promptly if you have a party of more than four.

The wait staff is friendly and attentive.

Red's Lobster Pot is closed during the winter.
Open for lunch and dinner from the end of April to mid-October with limited hours before Memorial Day and after Labor Day.

From Memorial Day until Lbor Day, Open 7 Days Per Week Monday - Thursday & Sunday, 12PM-9PM; Friday & Saturday, 12PM-10PM

Reservations not accepted.

(Updated April, 2017)

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