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May 31, 2007 06:32 AM

Best lobster roll in the city?

Summertime & i'm looking for the best lobster roll in town, any ideas?

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  1. Pearl Oyster Bar -- hands down.

    4 Replies
    1. re: kiworan79

      I agree. Pearl without question and we've eaten them all. But as Ed Levine pointed out this week on (and as I have on this site) if you eat Mary's or Ed's lobster roll, you are really eating Pearl's. They both worked at Pearl before leaving and ripping off the Mothership.

      1. re: whit565

        Although I ate at Ed's last weekend, and while it's a good try, it is no way better or even equal to Pearl's.

        It was actually sort of bland, had to shake some sea salt on it.

      2. re: kiworan79

        I just tried the Pearl Oyster Bar lobster roll and I was disappointed. The lobster was overcooked (i.e. tough). Many restaurants seem to be obsessed with overcooking lobster but I thought such a specialized place would be more cautious. All of that mayo didn't really do anything for me either.

        1. re: MichaelK

          I'm a huge POB fan - we were there this week, and I did think that the lobster meat was a bit chewy this time. Don't mind the mayo though - I dip the fries in the "extra".

      3. Pearl Oyster Bar--hands down.

        1. Just tried Black Pearl, which they claim is the best lobster roll in the city, sorry folks far from! Hard to choose between Mary's Fish Camp and Pearl's. I may have to go back for another round of testing!

          1. I am a Mary's Fish Camp loyalist (as I live in the neighborhood) but last night committed adultery and went to the new Ed's Lobster Bar on Lafayette. I have to say, the lobster roll there was phenomenal and even more generously-sized than Mary's or Pearl's. Sides were very tasty too. And at least for now, there was no wait for a table at 7:45pm, though the place was full by 8:30.

            1. For lobster rolls: Pearl.
              For grilled lobster: Mary's.