Having lobsta fun

Garbo’s hit us up on Twitter when they first opened when I did a post on TJ’s Seafood Restaurant: http://ohspooning.com/2013/12/29/the-search-for-the-lobster-roll/. I always wanted to go but somehow tracking down the truck just never worked out. When I saw them post their two year anniversary celebration, though, I knew it was time. Not to mention, it’s been almost a month since I left Cape Cod (and therefore, last had lobster.

It was a weeknight and I thought it was in The Domain, which would have been convenient. When I saw it was in Wells Branch, I almost changed my mind, but since I didn’t have water at my condo while plumbers were fixing a leak, I figured maybe dinner out was a good idea.
When I got there, the place was packed, which I found out from a local in the neighborhood that that’s usually the case. I grabbed a seat at the bar between two other lovely ladies who were going solo that night as well. The nautical-themed restaurant is chic and casual enough for a neighborhood drop in but still nice enough to pull off a cozy dinner for two.
The special birthday menu included a $10 lobster roll, which you can get two different ways: Maine (cold with mayonnaise, celery and lemon) and Connecticut (warmed in butter). I got the Connecticut, which came on a buttered roll and topped with thinly sliced scallions and a side of Cape Cod potato chips. I loved the butteriness and there was plenty of lobster stuffed in the sandwich. To compliment the meal, I had Heidi’s French 75 for $7.
While you could tell some of the staff were young and, perhaps new, everyone was friendly and worked to get the food out quickly. They ran out of French fries, but I guess that’s a good sign. They also had a birthday whoopie pie that I was tempted by, but decided against. My neighbor ordered it and told me that while there may have been a bit too much filling, overall the cake was perfect and the dish delicious.
I would definitely take my parents to Garbo’s or possibly stop in if I was in the area. This week they’ve added an ice cream trailer Connor’s Creamery Soft Serve, which had already closed up for the night on my visit. And I’m told they still have two trucks around town.
If you can’t afford Cape Cod this year, stick around ATX and try a lobster roll at Garbo’s!
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