LobsterCraft’s Fairfield location is now open

LobsterCraft’s Fairfield location is now open, and Mike Harden’s brand of lobster rolls continues to expand outside of Connecticut, with new restaurants opening in Florida and Rhode Island.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, all LobsterCraft locations will be offering 10% off the “Coastal Roll”, its flagship hot buttered lobster roll. The promotion is available from May 30 to June 5.

Harden, a former Coast Guard captain and licensed lobster fisherman, founded LobsterCraft in 2012, serving hot buttered lobster rolls from a truck at special events and parties. He now has Connecticut restaurants in Greenwich, Fairfield and West Hartford, a fleet of food trucks and a catering business.

A duo of “Dirty Maynard” hot buttery and cold buns at LobsterCraft.LobsterHandicraft

The Fairfield Restaurant at 1814 Post Road replaces LobsterCraft’s previous location at 1891 Post Road, which opened in 2018. Harden told Hearst Connecticut that the original space was “far too small” for the business .

Outside of Connecticut, LobsterCraft opened a store in Sarasota, Florida earlier this month. A Block Island restaurant is set to open June 15.

The Coastal Roll is LobsterCraft’s bestseller by “six to one,” says Harden, but its offerings go way beyond that. The menu also features creative concoctions: the “Heat Wave,” with lobster tossed in spicy serrano and habanero-infused butter, a BLT with crispy bacon and garlic aioli; a “California” with wasabi soy sauce, cucumber and avocado, and a “surf and turf” with lobster and marinated flank steak. A “Dirty Maynard” is LobsterCraft’s version of a cold Maine lobster salad roll, with onions, celery, and carrots. .

Other items include a slider sampler with three flavors of lobster roll, soups and bisque, lobster tacos, and lobster mac and cheese, along with seasonal specials like crab cakes.

The Heat Wave Lobster Roll, featured at LobsterCraft's <a class=West Hartford restaurant, is made with spicy Serrano and habanero-infused butter.”/>

The Heat Wave Lobster Roll, featured at LobsterCraft’s West Hartford restaurant, is made with spicy Serrano and habanero-infused butter.

Leeanne Griffin/Hearst Connecticut Media

The Eat This, Not That! named LobsterCraft Connecticut’s Best Food Truck in January.

“Those who say a cold Maine lobster roll isn’t really their jam will likely fall in love with the hot, buttery Connecticut-style version served by LobsterCraft in Fairfield,” wrote author Emilia Benton. “If you don’t fancy a sandwich, this food truck also serves lobster mac and cheese and lobster bisque.”

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