Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls Review

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat or an indulgent seafood menu for a family spread, look no further than Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls. Nestled on Congress Avenue, this spot offers a taste of the known and loved traditional east coast dish right here in the heart of the city.

Food & The Dining Experience

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls has an ambient atmosphere, offering a laid-back dining experience. You can conveniently place your order at the register for a quick takeaway or you opt to dine in and enjoy your meal at a leisurely pace. I chose the latter and was quickly served my meal on their outdoor patio. Located on just the corner of 2nd street, it was fun getting to enjoy a meal and soak in the bustle of city life. 

With a four-course meal ahead of me, I began with the Connecticut Roll – a combination of buttery bread filled to the brim with flavorful lobster. Each bite was like a melting pot of culinary bliss in my mouth. As I munched on my roll, a man had just stopped beneath the Mason’s Lobster sign and was curious by my spread.

He asked me how the meal was, and I chuckled, realizing how hilarious it must have looked to have dishes hiding away an entire table for one person. I encouraged him to try the Connecticut Roll, and about 10 minutes later, he walked out of the shop with a smile on his face, nods at me with a thumbs up, and practically skipped his way back into the city.

I continued onto my next course, the Lobster Mac and Cheese. This was a bowl of creamy macaroni and lobster, topped with Ritz cracker crumbs. As a big-time lover of mac and cheese, this dish checked off my cheesy cravings.

My final dish was the lobster salad, and notably my favorite. Taher, the owner, enlightened me on the preparation, revealing that the lobster is marinated in a delicate milky dressing that elevates its flavor profile. The lobster is chilled, creamy and is paired with fresh greens, tomatoes and goat cheese, all coming together to create a refreshing and revitalizing dish perfect for the Texan heat. 


Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls not only offers some of the finest Lobster Rolls I’ve ever had in Austin, but the vibe makes you feel as if you’ve been teleported to a coastal cafe along the Maine Coast. Their commitment to sustainability and authenticity shines through in both their hospitality and cuisine. Whether you’re seeking a quick bite or a leisurely dining experience, this is a fantastic place to try out!

Lauren Larracas

Born in Austin Texas, Lauren Larracas is an upcoming Senior at the University of Texas at Austin studying Advertising. Although born and raised in Austin, Lauren feels that she has so much left to explore within Austin and beyond. She enjoys traveling and loves to discover and immerse herself into events that encapsulate the vibrant and authentic culture of the new places she explores.