Eat with us

The Lobster Shack currently offers a wide range of ready-to-eat fresh local seafood, including lobsters, oysters, prawns, mussels, octopus and salmon, both in individual servings and shared platters. Additionally, customers can select from a variety of seasonal eats, such as fresh sushi, sashimi and lobster rolls. 

Visitors can choose to enjoy their seafood at the Shack or by the waterfront, or alternatively they can take it away and indulge in the privacy of their own homes or accommodation. 

No bookings are required, however if your group is larger than 10, we would encourage you to phone ahead. 

Please note: Our produce is fresh, which means supply may occasionally be limited by both season and catch.  To avoid disappointment, we recommend ordering ahead. 

Gluten free? No problem! The Lobster Shack prides itself in sharing Tasmania’s quality seafood with as many people as it can, working hard to provide options to those with food intolerances. Therefore, both the fish batter and chips are suitable for those who are Gluten Free.  

If you have any allergies or special dietary requirements, please speak to our staff on arrival and we will do our very best to accommodate your needs by offering suitable alternatives. 


How to Cook Southern Rock Lobster


  1. Hold each rocklobster firmly and spilt the lobster directly in half.
  2. Remove the tomalley and stomach material for a master stock.
  3. Allow the rocklobster to stand for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  4. Sprinkle lobster flesh with sea salt.
  5. Place the giant half (shell side down to retain the juices) on the grill for 5 minutes.
  6. Add olive oil directly onto the flesh.
  7. Place the lobster under the salamander for a further 5 minutes.
  8. Add herb butter (butter, parsley, coriander, mint, and oregano) directly on to the flesh and grill under the salamander for a further minute.
  9. Serve.


Whole – Place the whole Southern Rocklobster in the steamer for 15 minutes at 100˚C (~212˚F).
Half – Place both halves in the steamer for 13 – 14 minutes at 100˚C (~212˚F). Allow to cool for 30 minutes and portion as required

Roasting (half)

  1. Sprinkle lobster flesh with sea salt.
  2. Add a splash of olive oil and herb butter (butter, parsley, coriander, mint, oregano) directly on to the flesh.
  3. Place the giant half (shell side down – to retain the juices) in an oven bag and add splash of dry white wine.
  4. Seal the bag and cook at 190°C or 374 °F for 15 – 18 minutes.
  5. Portion as required.
  6. Serve.


  1. In a large cooking pot, bring fresh water to boil, simmer, add 3 tbsp salt/ gallon (4 litres) of water. Bring salty water to boil.
  2. Add lobster, start timing when water returns to boil.
  3. Note: lobster can be par-cooked by reducing cooking time by at least half allowing, refrigerated storage up to 4 days prior to final cooking.
  4. After cooking for the required time place lobster in icy salt water to cool (to prevent further cooking) – approx 20 mins.
  5. After cooling place lobster on its back. Cover and place in refrigerator (or on ice).
  6. Shelf life is 4 days or wrap in newspaper and plastic and freeze for up to 3 months.

Weight Range – grams  /  Cooking Time (minutes)
600 – 800   /   9 to 10 minutes
800 – 1000   /   11 to 12 minutes
1000   /   12 minutes
For every 100 grams over 1000 grams add another minute