Lolo’s Seafood Shack

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80 Good

A casual, colorful, and kitschy ode to Caribbean beach vacations, with the kind of food that fuels a hot night in the tropics.

303 W. 116th St., New York, NY, 10026


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The lowdown

Chef Raymond Mohan deftly represents Belize with airy conch fritters, while simultaneously doing Maryland proud with lump crab cakes. Start with perfect fried smelts with garlic fries on the patio. After that, the peel-and-eat shrimp, which include a choice of sauce such as coconut-curry or ginger-butter-and-scallion, are the perfect accompaniment to the sunshine. Or go ecofriendly and get the “shark and bake” sandwich, made with extremely sustainable Atlantic spiny dogfish and served on johnnycakes.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized