Lobster Q restaurant, in Hampstead, New Hampshire. I first encountered Sean Hopkins, the restaurant's owner, on Twitter and we chatted about various topics, including about Lobster Q. Sean said several things which intrigued me about the restaurant, so I decided to drive up there recently for lunch.
The restaurant is easy to locate, on Route 111, which you can readily access off Route 93. It is approximately an hour north of Boston, nestled in a small shopping center which also includes a New Hampshire Liquor Store. And while you are driving down Route 111, you will also see a few other stores that might be of interest, such as The Wine Steward and Prime Butcher.
The food menu is extensive, with both seafood and BBQ selections. The entire menu is available for lunch and dinner, and for lunch there is a special list of ten Sandwiches ($4.99-$11.99), from a Pulled Pork Sammi to a Fried Haddock Sandwich. The Sandwiches are available for dinner too (for about $1 more) and the dinner list also includes a Big Ol' Lobster Roll ($14.99). The rest of the dinner menu includes Starters ($8.99-$11.99), Soups & Salads, Garden Variety (vegetarian meals) and Side Kicks. Their entrees include Seafood Selections (most $15.99-$18.99), Smoky Goodness (most $11.99-$13.99), Fried Seafood ($9.99-$18.99), Turf Bites ($8.99-$15.99), and Pasta Dinners ($12.99-$18.99). Overall, the prices seem very reasonable, with the most expensive items usually including lobster or being combinations with multiple meats or seafood.
Overall, I was pleased with my initial visit to Lobster Q, and look forward to future visits there. They seem to be doing very well with their seafood, from the delectable clam chowder to the crisp clam strips. The small taste I had of their BBQ was promising, and I would like to try more of it next time. Their prices are reasonable for the quantity and quality of the food, and Lobster Q gets my recommendation. I will also report back on my future visits.