Salt River Lobster has been selling seafood in the Bethesda area since 1982. That’s over 40 years! The man who founded Salt River Lobster, Mike McConnell, is a genuine lobsterman from Boothbay, Maine. A friend of his working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggested he bring lobsters down from Maine to sell to the Bethesda and NIH community. Mike brought about a hundred pounds of fresh, live lobsters in his old pickup truck, and sold every single one within an hour.
It has been 40 years since then, and Salt River Lobster’s inventory now includes shrimp, fresh fish, various other shellfish, and smoked seafood.
You can find us selling fresh seafood year-round at most of our locations. We also customize our schedule for special holidays to be sure your celebration is complete with the freshest seafood!
Check out our Upcoming Specials for information on any special days, and see the Find Us page for location details and directions to each of our seafood market locations.
Check out this vintage footage of Salt River Lobster on WUSA9 more than 25 Years ago!
Keep in mind that this is old footage. We are no longer on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus. Please also note that prices have risen, hair color has changed, and wrinkles have been acquired. This video is purely for entertainment purposes only!