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May 14, 2007 05:16 PM

Lobster Roll- Rhode Island

We are planning on taking a ride tomorrow and looking for the best Lobster Roll in Rhode Island, preferably with a water view. Destination will depend on responses...

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    1. re: fruitlady

      Eck! A lobsta roll with melon, lemon aioli, lettuce, on a grilled buttered brioche boll?!

      *from their menu. I couldn't make that stuff up.

      1. re: SP1

        Does sound terrible. There's no better way to ruin a lobster roll than to substitute for the traditional top-split butter toasted bun.

    2. Jim's Dock in Jerusalem! Check to see if they are open yet.

      Jerry Saywell

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      1. re: Jerry Saywell

        I LOVE Jim's Dock! Never had the lobster roll though. I had friends who used to get a beach house nearby every summer. It had become a tradition that I would take their kids for breakfast during that parents allowed, I let them drink coffee w/caffeine, etc. (they were like 8-10 yrs old). There is *nothing* like sitting on that dock, eating blueberry pancakes and sipping coffee, and watching the fishing boats go out. Great memories.

        1. re: JaneRI

          Great Lobster Rolls - just LOBSTA - no junk

          Jerry Saywell

          1. re: JaneRI

            Having never been there, what else do they serve? Can you tell me a little bit more about the place? A quick internet search brough back slim results...

            1. re: basachs

              I guess I'd describe it as a seaside diner? A shack on the water - go down the road to East Matunuk State Beach, all the way to the end, then bear left towards the rental cottages - all the way to the end of that to the turn-around, and Jim's is on the right. It sits on the canel that separates E Mat from Galillee. A shack that is half fish market and half diner. I THINK they have indoor seating but I've never been inside. Only sat on the outdoor deck. Full breakfast (wonderful blueberry pancakes).

              1. re: JaneRI

                Jane, is that the place that's across the road from Aunt Carrie's?

                1. re: dpnpt

                  No - Aunt Carrie's is Pt Judith, right? If you had a boat, you could be at East Matunuck State Bch in about 5 minutes.....but by car (Rt 1) it's more like 20.

              2. re: basachs

                You need a new search engine....first thing that came up for me was ....their website! I'm stunned that they have one.


                1. re: JaneRI

                  Hey Jane!
                  I need some lobsters Memorial Day week-end. Can I get as good a price in Matunuck as Pt Judith at the boats? I'm coming from Westerly so the extra time saved would be great, esp with a yard full of hungry people!

                  1. re: katerina

                    There are boats at Jim's Dock that sell lobsters off the dock. Ask for Scott. By the way, even the hamburgers are great at Jim's Dock.


                    1. re: engcyb0

                      Yes, I think the prices are comparable. At least good enough not to bother making the extra drive into Galillee. Jim's Dock, and also Skip's Dock next door. That is the village of Jerusalem. After you get off Route 1 (Succotash Rd) but before you get to the state beach, there is also Snug Harbor w/a fishing fleet - don't know if they do lobsters there.

                      Well, you learn something new every day! There is a lobster operation in Snug Harbor:


              3. re: JaneRI

                followed your suggestion about Jim's dock. Sorry but it's WORST PLACE EVER! first of all they don't even have a lobster roll on the menu it's a lobster plate. The lobster salad was stringy, gritty and stingy...just like the staff.
                The hostess acted as if you were fortunate enough for her to acknowldege your name, and of course there was the ole "boys and girls club" of regular obnoxious south county types that still act as if they own the ocean filing in one after the other as you sit and wait for your table..... Sorry but I'll stick to the ole Aunt Carries were I can save about $50 on my bill and enjoy a real clamcake, cup of chowder and a lobster roll. But thanks for peeking my interest....I won't have to dream anymore...

            2. for the worst view, but maybe the best lobster roll around, try Sandy's (gourmet grocery store) on Rt. 1 in Westerly makes a great lobster salad sandwich on a soft roll, which is perfect for taking to the beach!

              1. The best lobster roll in rhode island is at two little fish in westerly. hands down. buttery bread. nothing but lobsta.

                its an old mcdonalds that has been serving seafood since 97. i crave it year round.

                1. I'm told Quito's in Bristol has a good lobster roll. Unfortunately, the day we went (Monday) they were still awaiting shipments. Simple place on the water, with both indoor and outdoor seating. I had a clam roll that was good, but not the best I ever had.