WALLINGFORD — Lobster rolls, lobster grilled cheese, lobster poutine. The list of offerings is long at the Lobster Tails Food Truck.
The family-owned truck primarily serves lobster fresh from Maine. It is usually parked at 989 N. Colony Road, across from the plaza that houses the town’s movie theater, but also travels to breweries around the region.
Owner Aly Brault started the truck with her father, Paul, in May.
“My dad and I were thinking about doing a food truck for a while now,” she said. “I’ve got the personality to work a truck and he kind of brought my dream to life.”
Seafood was a natural fit for Stratford-raised Brault, who has crabbed all her life.
“I’ve kind of always had a fondness for fishing and seafood and stuff like that,” she said.
The truck is run primarily by Aly Brault, who handles cooking, serving and everything in between. On busy days she gets help from her father and brothers, and her mother runs their social media.
The truck also serves french fries, onion rings and hot dogs — which can come with a spicy homemade relish.
When the truck sets up at a brewery, a beer-battered fried lobster item with the brewery’s product is also added to the menu.
Sam Papale, owner of the lot where the truck sets up, said the Braults are great people who make great food. His favorite is the hot dog, but said his wife loves the lobster rolls and lobster grilled cheese.
“It’s good food, it’s really good food,” Papale said.
Kim Gaskell of Wallingford visits the truck with her family almost every weekend.
“The lobster roll is by far the best I have ever had,” Gaskell said via Facebook messenger. “The large long roll, so much better than competitors’ short bun, gets toasted ever so slightly, to give it that extra bit of texture and then it’s brushed with melted butter.”
Gaskell always goes for the “hay stacks” which are onion straws, like onion rings. Her young daughter loves the lobster poutine.
“They are finely sliced rings that are battered and fried resulting in a burst of flavor added to a perfect crunch per bite,” Gaskell said.
The food truck is normally at its lot in Wallingford from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, until 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For up to date locations, check out the Lobster Tails Food Truck Facebook page.
Brault said they plan to stay open through the winter.
Lobster Tails will be at Witchdoctor Brewing in Southington this weekend.