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Lobster Q

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416 Emerson Ave, Hampstead, NH 03841-2401
12:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

"The Q" as the Lobster Q is referred is a lovely local eatery with so many surprises. The owner Sean is a passionate cook, always looking beyond, always trying something different. He develops his dishes at home where he exercises two different smokers with computerized temperature measurement and timings. Try the "Smoked Wings with PB&J" slightly tangy, slightly spicy and... More 

Thank yenneks
Buffalo NY
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363 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a non-descript strip mall in the NH boonies, this very casual little place serves up some splendid food. Swordfish to perfection, scallops too. Prices very moderate, service pleasant, smiling, efficient. An excellent draft beer menu too. I'll be back.

Thank Hewitty15
Dover, New Hampshire
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104 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Saw them on Phantom Gourmet and have looking forward to our visit, worth the wait. It's a relatively small place with a casual atmosphere and a large TV with the Food Channel playing when we visited. The staff was very friendly and the owner was terrific. We started with the Coco-loco shrimp, 4 VERY large shrimp rolled in a coconut... More 

Thank Snonut800
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We have been here at least 10 times. This time was disappointing. My swordfish was dry and the broccoli was soggy and tasted old. My companion's lobster roll did not measure up to the usually quality and the cole slaw tasted off. I hope this restaurant can return to it prior consistency with good food!

Thank Gonefishing2012
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The food met all my expectations. I had combo clams and scallops that were so fresh and delicious. The waitress, Lynne, was very pleasant and solicitous. The only down side was the room was kind of dark and dreary. I will definitely return.

Thank lchristede
New Hampshire
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Been there for takeout and dinner a few times. Disappointed with take out, for lack of seafood, especially clams. You pay a lot, and don't get a lot. That's not acceptable to me.

Thank doriscNewHampshire
Salem, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was our third attempt at trying LobsterQ. We have always thought the food was good, but we have always had an issue with the service. Unfortunately this time was no exception. The waitress was an older woman who may be related to the owner. She was rude, non-accommodating, and was the final straw in our trying LQ again. We... More 

Thank PaulFromNH
Hampstead, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016

My husband and I were there for a quick dinner. He ordered a drink--when it came it was awful. Sent it back and it came back the same way. Evidentially their tonic machine was mal- functioning. The waitress was very nice and took the drink off the bill. The food was excellent!!

Thank averill553
Hampstead, New Hampshire, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was cheap low grade seafood and a shifty owner with chowder that to this day I still can't figure it out.nasty!

1 Thank Brendan M
Lowell, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Very tasty food and very good service. My wife had a combo with shrimp, scallops, and swordfish. I chose an off-beat surf and turf combo -- smoked kielbasa and calamari. People near us ordered PB&J wings. That is not a typo, they are not afraid to push the envelope here!

Thank RandyHa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Emerson Ave, Hampstead, NH 03841-2401
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hampstead
  • Phone Number: 603-329-4094
Seafood and bbq

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?