Red Hook Lobster Pound is the best neighborhood option when you’re in the mood for hunks of cold, mayo-coated lobster on a buttery bun. It’s only a few blocks from the Red Hook ferry dock, which makes it useful to know about for a snack before biking around the neighborhood during a summer weekend. This seafood spot has a bunch of sidewalk tables available on a first come, first served basis. You can also stop by and get something to go, in case you’d rather eat on a bench on the waterfront.
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