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Lobster Rolls in Queens

BigGuy Aug 23, 2006 05:08 PM

The Glendale Stop and Shop (or Forest Hills) on Union Turnpike sells a lobster roll from the deli counter that's just $4.99. The lobster salad is just lobster meat and mayo, with lobster meat in big chunks, not chopped up.

They sell the lobster salad for $20 to $25 a pound, but none of the counter personnel weigh out the lobster salad before they fill the roll. They just fill up the hot dog roll until it looks right.

I think I'm usually getting about a half-pound of lobster. This is a helluva meal.

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  1. johnk RE: BigGuy Aug 23, 2006 05:10 PM

    Big Guy,
    How does it taste??
    Sounds too good to be true.

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      BigGuy RE: BigGuy Aug 23, 2006 05:25 PM

      It tastes very good. In four visits, I've had six lobster rolls. Twice I ordered a sandwich to eat while I shopped, and then went back to get a second sandwich after I finished the first.

      The counter help really appreciate people ordering the sandwich because then they can justify tasting the lobster salad, just to make sure its "alright". Hmmm. Sometimes they don't have the hot dog rolls right there so they ask you to wait for a few minutes. It's worth the wait.

      1. johnk RE: BigGuy Aug 23, 2006 05:36 PM

        Sounds better than the 24 bucks we sometimes pay ( When I don't go to the Korean supermarket on Northern Blvd. in Flushing, pay 6.99LB for 1-1/4lb size lobsters and make my own) for one at the Mermaid Inn on 2nd Ave. in NYC.
        Thanks for the heads-up!!

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          kenito799 RE: BigGuy Aug 23, 2006 05:43 PM

          wow thanks for the tip--better get there before the management realizes how much they are losing on that sandwich...

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            gravitch RE: BigGuy Sep 11, 2006 06:15 PM

            I tried the lobster roll the other weekend and it certainly is a bargain. It had nice big chunks of lobster (I think mine included something like 3 full claw pieces, no joke). The only thing I wasn't crazy about - and it might have been just that day's version - was it had a little more mayo on it than I usually like.

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              Boleslaw RE: BigGuy Apr 15, 2008 11:27 AM

              Stop and Shop has actually lowered the price for the lobster roll. It's usually $3.99 and 3 for $10.99; that's the sale price, but it's usually on sale every other week. The fish counter personnel are no longer over filling the roll, though.

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              1. re: Boleslaw
                Boleslaw RE: Boleslaw Jul 18, 2008 01:28 PM

                Back up to $4.99 for one. 3 are $12.99 and well worthi it.

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                BigGuy RE: BigGuy Jul 2, 2009 03:52 PM

                The rolls are now $4.50. They're still as good as they were three years ago.

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                1. re: BigGuy
                  fcara RE: BigGuy Jul 2, 2009 05:40 PM

                  Try the ones @ Sage General Store in LIC on Fridays....

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                  BigGuy RE: BigGuy Jul 7, 2009 08:34 AM

                  They're on sale this week -- three for $10.99.

                  Here's the link to the Stop and Shop circular, with a photo of the roll.
                  Glendale, NY.

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                    sharonj RE: BigGuy Jul 7, 2009 02:49 PM

                    Thanks for the tip!

                    I dropped by today and got 3 for 10.99 before taxes. I've never had lobster rolls before, but this was a lot more meatier than I expected. The store is also a few minutes away from Trader Joe's.

                    Super Stop & Shop
                    89-89 Union Tpke, Queens, NY 11385

                    1. re: sharonj
                      bigjeff RE: sharonj Jul 7, 2009 09:58 PM

                      this is definitely something where I'd probably de-construct, and re-construct, and have a beautiful, delicious lobster roll combination of some sort. coooooool.

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                      bigjeff RE: BigGuy Jul 7, 2009 03:12 PM

                      a very blurry photo! but . . . sounds good. i see it's also at the one on grand ave in maspeth which is pretty close to me. will have to hit it up for the family pack.

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                        sharonj RE: bigjeff Jul 7, 2009 04:17 PM

                        Sorry for the dark pics, that's what I get for viewing photos on a laptop. This two should look better.

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                          grisaille RE: sharonj Jul 8, 2009 01:15 PM

                          The Stop & Shop on 48th Street in LIC has them, too - just had one - $3.99 - and it beats the one I had for $13.00 on the Connecticut shore last week, even though I prefer the plain-lobster-with-melted-butter over the mayonnaisey variety. Big pieces and on a potato roll, too - which helps a lot, I think. And more subway-friendly than Glendale.

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                            chefjellynow RE: grisaille Jul 9, 2009 04:14 PM

                            went today...yum!
                            great deal 3 for 10.99

                            they sell the meat for 29.99 per #

                            now they weigh them before thy make them 3oz per roll, actually that stuffs them full

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                              Val55 RE: chefjellynow Jul 9, 2009 07:00 PM

                              Which means you are getting $5.63 worth of lobster salad in each roll. I knew that was a bargain! I bought a pound once and some mini rolls to serve at a party. I would have been better off buying six lobster rolls and scraping the salad off!

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