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Bob Law's Seafood Café

637 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238 40.677979 -73.968709
nr. Prospect Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-789-4060 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Southern/Soul
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

2, 3 at Grand Army Plaza; B, Q at Seventh Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • BYOB


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Sterling Pl. to Atlantic Ave., Underhill Ave. to Carlton Ave.


This venue is closed.

In the early nineties, radio personality Bob Law hosted Night Talk, conversing with civil rights leaders, sports stars, movie directors, and politicians. A blend of activism and down-home accessibility made him a celebrated figure in the African-American community. His jump to restaurant ownership follows suit; his seafood café serves homey Southern cooking, sans the grease. Inside the small storefront, decorated with African-American silhouette art and news clippings of Bob Law’s profiles, five tables and a jumble of chairs offer sit-down service. But the busy takeout counter handles most of the action, serving up grub that proves that soul food doesn’t need to come with a side of trans-fat guilt. Great slabs of catfish, salmon, and whitefish are baked on request, and massive servings of collards, okra, and tomatoes are simply steamed, instead of long-stewed with fatback. Indulgences are available, however, via the fryer platters of fish and fries, tender house-battered chicken fingers, and brown-sugared sweet potatoes that are side dish and dessert in a single, tuberous serving.

Recommended Dishes

Catfish dinner, $13.99; herb-baked salmon, $15.99; collard greens, $3.25; sweet potatoes, $3.25

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