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Hot Lobster Roll...on a buttered roll

Okay...please weigh in: Where is the best hot lobster roll (i.e. butter, not mayo) in Boston (preferably the North End or nearby). I'm reading lots of conflicting reviews of Neptune Oyster. Any comments? Thanks.

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  1. I haven't had it but pretty much everyone seems to concur that Neptune is the place to go when you're loking for a hot, buttered lobster roll.

    1. I *love* the hot lobster roll at Neptune. It's delicious! Paired with the chowder and a glass of wine it's a great meal for this time of year!

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      1. re: heathermb

        I LOVE lobster rolls. And the hot buttered one at Neptune sounds divine. My only concern: does it fill you up? I feel like whenever I order a lobster roll it's always gone so quickly. Just wondering what the portion is like. I'm sure adding the cup of chowder helps...

        1. re: twentyoystahs

          You won't leave hungry. The brioche & butter add a certain richness to the roll. Last time I split an app and the roll with a friend and was comfortably full. {Sigh} I love that roll...I am due for a trip back there soon.

          1. re: twentyoystahs

            It's huge and full of sweet lobster and rich butter. Also comes with a generous portion of thin and salty fries. No way you leave hungry...especially if you get the chowder first.

        2. I love it. The roll is sweet, buttery goodness. The double cooked fries are also the real deal.

          Be forewarned: The roll is toasted brioche, not a split new england style hotdog bun.

          1. The roll is so tasty just the mention of it makes me want to go there tonight for dinner.

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            1. re: DaveB

              I can only finish a part of the roll. I eat the lobster with a bit of the roll and my husband finishes it. He calls says it is "lobster bread for dessert!"

              I did some serious taste testing this summer between here and RI and this was the hands-down winner.

            2. Isn't the hot buttered lobster roll a Connecticut phenomenon? I tried the version at Neptune out of pure curiosity, and it's pretty damned good, but I have to say I prefer the cold, salad-y, slight-bit-of-mayo version. The cold one at Neptune is mighty fine; I also like the version at B&G and the (not always on the menu) "sliders" at 28 Degrees.