People have come to this rocky point of land
to eat lobster since the 1920s, when a small operation called
the Lobster Shop would sell Lobster Rolls until they ran out.
Ruth and Jim Leadbetter purchased it in 1968 and opened it as
The Lobster Shack in 1969. In 1974 they added
The Candle Shack gift shop. The business
has remained in the family ever since, and the secret family
recipes passed down.
Over the years, The Lobster Shack has been
featured on many TV shows, guides, and books, including
The Boston Globe,
The Food Network, and