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Jul 29, 2006 04:15 PM

Lobster Rolls ?

Until I get to Cape Cod in a few weeks, can anyone recommend a place in the 5 boros (or even LI) where I can get a great lobster roll. You know...toasted split hot dog roll, sweet chunks of lobster mixed in with celery, magic spices and a dab of mayo? Mmmmmmmm....

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  1. I think Jordans' Lobster Dock in Sheepshead Bay has good lobster rolls. They're not cheap, but at least they're not as crazy expensive as places like Brooklyn Fish Camp, Mary's Fish Camp, Pearl Oyster Bar, etc.

    1. That Surf Bar place on N. 6th right off Bedford Ave in Williamsburg has some pretty good Lobster Rolls (and good mixed rum drinks too)

      1. Well, I think the definitive lobster roll is at Lunch in Amagansett. Maybe you could detour on your way to the ferry to Cape Cod??

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        1. re: Scribbler

          Second Lunch!

          There's one in Riverhead as well but it lacks some of the atmosphere of the Amagansett location. The LR is still great though.

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            1. re: JU33160

              Aaahhhhh, yes. LUNCH. the perfect lobster roll. although i think the deliciousness level of their lobster roll is magnified by the atmosphere and the fact that it's either a weekend or a vacation day when i'm savoring every delicious morsel. and it's the summer. and i'm near the beach.

              1. re: JU33160

                My fave hole-in-the-wall joint in NE is the Lobster Shack at Cape Elizabeth near South Portland Maine. It is next to a lighthouse right on the edge of the sea. It is a struggle to concentrate on the food when the gorgoeous ocean view is your dining mate.

              2. re: Scribbler

                I have not been overly impressed with LUNCH's Lobster Rolls. Kind of bland and way too expensive.

                I have taken to making my own at home.

              3. Yes, Jordan's has a lobster roll for $16, I believe.

                I was pretty surprised and confused by it, though - the lobster is totally undressed. (No mayo, etc.) Bun was ungrilled, and it included a big lettuce leaf. Pretty much the best you can do is pour melted butter on it.

                So, is this a legitimate lobster roll style, or just Jordans' slack creation?

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                1. re: scooter

                  Actually, as of last summer and at least the 3 summer's prior, the lobster roll at Jordan's has always had mayonaise. I actually think the version you received sounds like a dream. I prefer my lobster unadulterated, so always end up with a whole lobster when I go.
                  But at least 1 person I go with always gets a lobster roll. Was it this year that you received the "plain" lobster roll? If so, I need to check it out!

                2. I believe Nathan's in Coney Island serves lobster rolls. I've never had them though. Usually, I go for the dozen or so cherrystones.

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                  1. re: bigmackdaddy

                    I love Nathans Lobster Rolls, but they are totally different from the New England style ones. It's made with mashed lobster salad broiled on a burger bun. I was eating them for many years before I ever had the other type, and that's what I always crave when I go to Coney Island. But don't get it if you're looking for big chunks of lobster!!

                    1. re: coll

                      Hi ;-)
                      I'm new here and found this list searching for a recipe for the Coney Island Nathans lobster roll, I'm from there but moved away about eight yrs. ago, would anyone know of a recipes for the C.I. Nathans lobster roll, I haven't been able to find one as good as there to this day, so any info. would be greatly appreciated ;-)

                      1. re: Angie619

                        The ones I've had there recently are not the same, I'm sure they're using lobster meat substitute now since the price is about the same.

                        If I was going to try to make it the old way, I would take lobster meat, celery and lots of mayo, mash it up, pile it on a toasted hamburger bun and broil til browned. Like an upscale tuna melt, but no cheese please!