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Lobster roll in Newport Beach area?

jjsawrey Jun 21, 2007 10:18 AM


I'm going to be in the Newport Beach area this weekend and am crazing a good lobster roll. Would you happen to know of a place to get one in the area? In a dream scenario, this place would be casual, by the beach, and cheap/affordable....not looking for upscale, more beach grub stuff.

Thanks for any pointers!

  1. Midlife Jul 3, 2007 04:31 PM

    This a real long shot but maybe someone will know what I'm remembering. A few years ago we stopped at a small, rustic seafood 'order-at-the-counter' place near the Channel Islands Marina in Ventura. If I recall correctly, it was at the end of a smallish bridge or overpass near the water. There was fresh seafood available to purchase and you ordered fish and 'rolls' of different kinds at a counter. It's the closest thing to what you're looking for that I can think of, but I've tried Googloing for it before and had no success. We just don't get up there at all, or I'd have looked for it in person. Just a 'hail Mary' suggestion as these boards can often produce near-miraculous results.

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    1. re: Midlife
      kevin Jul 3, 2007 11:52 PM

      Tuck's Point is what you're talking about, sadly closed before I got the chance to try it.

      It was around before hungry cat,

      sadly, la is lacking in lobster rolls.

    2. j
      JeetJet Jun 21, 2007 07:05 PM

      Bluewater Grill in Redondo Beach makes one for lunch. i don't lnow if the Newport Beach location also offers it. Maybe call and ask. In Redondo they put a salad on top of the lobster. I ask them to put the salad on the side of the dish. In Redondo they do a good job but they do not have those toasted Boston hotdog buns. The chawda is pretty good too.
      Bulewater Grill
      630 Lido Park Drive
      Newport Beach, CA 92663
      Tel: (949) 675-FISH (3474)

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      1. re: JeetJet
        jjsawrey Jul 3, 2007 01:50 PM

        OK. So, sadly, it appears that the West Coast doesn't really have anything like a Maine/New England lobster roll. Although I saw some pictures from a place in Redwood City that looks promising....though that is a long drive. Anything in the L.A. area? I couldn't believe that even The Lobster in Santa Monica didn't have one!

        1. re: jjsawrey
          hrhboo Jul 3, 2007 05:05 PM

          The Hungry Cat has one on the menu. I love it, but I've never eaten one in New England.

          1. re: hrhboo
            Mattapoisett in LA Jul 3, 2007 05:22 PM

            Hungry Cat is a very good roll but it is very upscale, and the vibes are wrong. When I was growing up we'd get Lobster and Clam rolls from Oxford Creamery and head down to the lighthouse and eat them. with the smell of the sea and wind of the bay. and our wallets not much lighter then when we started.

            These days I prefer to make my own

            Take Care

            - P.

          2. re: jjsawrey
            Mattapoisett in LA Jul 3, 2007 05:18 PM

            The place in Redwood City is called the Old Port Lobster Shack run by a former Maine Lobster distributer. They are expanding and now have a location in Downtown SF and in Napa. I hope they come To LA soon, since not only do they have Lobster rolls on the right kind of buns they have Fried Ipswich Clam Rolls too


            Old Port Lobster Shack
            851 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063

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