Boothbay Lobster Company, specializing in Maine lobster, has opened in the Harbor Point development in Stamford. With a fast casual approach, Boothbay Lobster hopes to differentiate itself from the long list of Connecticut lobster shacks by focusing solely on Maine ingredients.
"All of our lobster comes from the Boothbay region of Maine, and then other items we source from around the state. Our mussels comes from Bangs Island Mussels just off the coast of Portland. Our focus is really just sourcing seafood from the gulf of Maine. If we can't get it from the gulf of Maine we don't have it on the menu," says co-owner Willie Craig.
Willie Craig, along with his father, George Craig, and his father's college friend, David Galin, decided to bring Maine lobster to Connecticut over a year ago. They began putting plans together in 2014 and they launched the food truck about 6 months ago that has slowly made a presence in the Fairfield County food truck scene. The Harbor Point location will their first brick and mortar.
Menu items include variations on the lobster roll, including a Maine style roll with mayo, the Connecticut style served hot with butter, and a spicy roll which is served cold with sriracha mixed into the mayo. You can also find classics like the whole steamed lobster, and a Maine style clam chowder. Lobster bacon grilled cheese and house made tater tots add some fun to the menu, while a steak sandwich and a greens and grains bowl offer some non-seafood options.
Boothbay Lobster Company is located at 14 Harbor Point Rd, Stamford, CT 06902. Their hours are Sunday-Wednesday 11am-11pm, and Thursday-Saturday 11am-12am. They can be reached by phone at (203) 870-9565 and you can find further information on their website boothbaylobster.com.