Smack Shack

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Minneapolis, MN 55402
Food Truck, Seafood, Snacks
$
Hours
Mon–Fri: 11:00 AM–1:30 PM

BEST FOOD TRUCKS 2012: #32

 

As natives of Minneapolis know, Josh Thoma has been no stranger to trouble when it comes to the restaurant business. But he sure seems to have hit it big with Smack Shack, the popular food truck he co-owns with Kevin Fitzgerald. The truck (white with a giant lobster painted on its top), which touts the motto, "Shrimp, Sausage and More," serves lobster rolls that have been voted one of the best in the country by Bon Appétit, shrimp and sausage po'boys, a roasted leg of lamb sandwich, burger, and lobster mac and cheese. For $6 more, you can upgrade your lobster roll to a "King Roll," twice as much lobster as the basic model.

 

Twitter’s your best bet for finding the truck Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., but you can find the full menu at the 1029 Bar Tuesday through Sunday starting at 5 p.m., and if Foodie File’s Stephanie March is right, after some delays, Smack Shack’s months-awaited brick-and-mortar restaurant in its warehouse space on 6th and Washington in the North Loop, is supposed to merit drive-bys in December. Lobster Christmas, anyone? — Arthur Bovino, 11/13/2012

 

TWITTER: @Smack_Shack
LOCATION/SCHEDULE: Twitter

Foursquare Tips

  • Try the Lobster Grilled cheese. The lobster roll suddenly became part of our street food scene thanks to Smack Shack.
  • Get the lobster roll. Served on butterflied Texas toast.
  • While I know I'm supposed to get the Lobster Roll, the shrimp po' boy here is damn good. You should try it too.
  • Lobster Mac & Cheese is so good! But go early, they always sell out of it.
  • Only $2 for a big serving of fries. Very good add to your order.
  • Get the king roll! 1/2lb of lobster in a milk bread cradle. Amazing! The lobster has just a touch of dressing & is perfectly done. And I mean perfectly! Fries are ok. Homemade would be better.
  • Get the Lobster Haute Dish.
  • Best Seafood 2012: Theres a whole world of sea creatures that can be tastily made into po boys, boils, and sandwich rolls. http://bit.ly/V5t8UM
  • The Lobster Roll was voted Best Sandwich by City Pages in 2012! Whether eaten from the side of a truck or the delightfully divey 1029 Bar, it's a sandwich worth seeking out & impossible not to savor.
  • Try the lobster roll served on griddled milk bread and garnished with lemon aioli, cucumber and tarragon. A delicious contender in our 2012 Lobster Roll Rumble:
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  • They have a faster line of you are paying in cash.
  • The lobster roll. Duh.
  • Good lobster roll
  • When available, always order the lobster corndog
  • Lobster Roll is a nice idea, too bad they burn the toast and the toast to lobster ratio is poor considering the price tag and long wait.
  • Check out Smack Shack as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
  • The Lobster Roll was voted Best Sandwich by City Pages in 2012! Whether eaten from the side of a truck or the delightfully divey 1029 Bar, it's a sandwich worth seeking out & impossible not to savor
  • Voted top 10 street eats! A roll of split, butter-redolent bread is crammed with chunks of tender lobster that has been mixed with crunchy cucumber in a lemon-tarragon aioli.
  • I heart Smack Shack! The best news, they are opening a restaurant on Washington Ave Sept 18, 2012.