Freshies focuses their menu on the star, lobster flown in daily from Maine.

Freshie’s Lobster Co. –

Salt Lake City, UT – Seafood – $$ – Fast Casual
Sifter Critique

Nicole O. - Pro Sifter & PhotographerJuly 15, 2019

Overall 4.6 / 5.0

4.7

Food

3.8

Service

4.7

Ambience

5

Value

Overview

What used to be a dish only experienced in the salty air along the rocky shores of New England can now be experienced in the 9th and 9th Business District in Salt Lake. Freshies Lobster Co. started selling Lobster rolls at the Park Silly Market and as demand grew, they added a food truck, then a space in Park City, and most recently, Salt Lake. The laidback atmosphere and food envelop you in the quaintness that is Maine.

Value

Factoring in the shipping of the lobster, their rolls are definitely a good value! Maine lobster shacks charge market price but a roll at one of the most popular spots will cost you around $18.95 to $25. I haven’t eaten a lobster roll since 2010 but the meat at Freshies is just that, fresh. Ocean to table, this lobster is no older than 24 hours.

Most popular dishes

Mainah lobster roll, lobster Mac, and lobster lettuce cups.

What I ordered

Mainah and low tide salad.

Food quality

Mainah
The roll was the perfect vessel for the 3.7 ounces of lobster. It was accordingly buttered and toasted with a bit of garlic. Then there was a light amount of mayo topped with lobster lightly seasoned with fresh herbs (chives, thyme, and oregano).

Low Tide
The salad was a bit bland making the lobster the highlighted flavor. It had a decent amount of lobster (I believe more than the roll) but nothing else substantial so I would suggest getting a side of fries to go with it.

Ambiance

It has a nice modern nautical theme. The porch is lined with boat buoys against the railing and their interior and exterior simulates bleached beach wood. The indoor/outdoor eating areas are spacious with ambient light. We came around 7 on a Saturday. It wasn’t very busy and seemed calm despite the other people there.

Service

The person taking orders seemed a bit overwhelmed and possibly the only one working considering he had to take a door dash order while we were ordering.

What I liked most

Freshness of the lobster and the price. Every bit as fresh as what I’ve had in Maine.

What I disliked most

The lack of substance in the salad.

The verdict

While $21 is a lot for a meal for one person, lobster is a celebratory food and to get an award-winning roll in a landlocked state like Utah? It’s a dream Freshies made reality.

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