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Any Lobster Rolls in San Diego?

Pablo Jul 13, 2006 06:30 PM

All this talk of Lobster Rolls on the New England Boards and even San Francisco has me wondering if I can find one in San Diego! Has anyone had a Lobster Roll in San Diego, good or bad?

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  1. phee RE: Pablo Jul 13, 2006 06:50 PM

    I know Studio Diner in Kearny Mesa has lobster rolls. Having never had one before, I had nothing with which to compare it but I thought the one I had was pretty tasty!

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      Cathy RE: Pablo Jul 13, 2006 07:40 PM

      Boston and Maine, top floor of Horton Plaza does belly clam rolls and shrimp rolls...and they have lobster...never looked to see if they had lobster rolls after I got real belly clam rolls again....

      My husband says they do sell lobster rolls.

      We just both *really* like belly clams....

      1. notjustastomach RE: Pablo Jul 13, 2006 10:54 PM

        My wife had a lobster roll at Studio Diner last month. She was completely underwhelmed.

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          Cathy RE: notjustastomach Jul 16, 2006 11:31 PM

          When Studio Diner first opened (within the first three months) Hubby and I went there and got the belly clam roll. The clams were way overcooked, almost burned, and the roll it was served on was stale/old bread. (Our other order was the basic chili size; it was not special). Needless to say, we have not been back.

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            tubbytummy RE: notjustastomach Oct 28, 2008 10:26 PM

            I, too, was disappointed in the quality of the lobster used at Studio Diner. The meat was shredded too finely; I wouldn't be surprised to find out that they use canned lobster (is there such a thing?) After having had the real deal in Boston and New York, I am still looking for some good lobster rolls in San Diego...

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            cstr RE: Pablo Oct 29, 2008 06:38 AM

            It's definately an East Cost thing, I think the price to ship lobsters out here would make it very expensive to make and sell, on the EC boards they advertise lobsters at under $4. pp. Also, the EC has a lot of CH activity for Steak Tips, I've had them out there but, you won't see them here.

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              normalheightsfoodie RE: cstr Oct 29, 2008 10:39 AM

              Bully's in Mission Valley has steak tips.

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