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Duffless Jul 1, 2007 09:18 PM

I can't believe I'm saying this but the D'angelos lobster sandwich is good!

Better than my cheap fall back of Charlies Kitchen.

Anyone know if any other good cheap lobsterolls?

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  1. davis_sq_pro RE: Duffless Jul 1, 2007 10:02 PM

    Agreed, the D'Angelos one is actually pretty tasty. But I don't remember it being particularly cheap, last time I had it. I seem to remember spending around $20, but I think I ordered one of the larger ones... How much do they cost now?

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      mcel215 RE: davis_sq_pro Jul 2, 2007 02:34 AM

      The last two summers, D'Angelos lobster roll was huge and it cost $9.99! That was a great deal.

      This summer, it's anywhere from $16.99 on up!

      Not a great deal, so I will get them elsewhere.

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        ChefJune RE: mcel215 Jul 4, 2007 08:09 AM

        I'll bet you won't get them too much cheaper, or they'll be a lot smaller.

        There really is a shortage of lobster this year, due to overfishing.

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        Science Chick RE: davis_sq_pro Jul 2, 2007 05:26 AM

        The small size (which I actually like in a pocket) is $10.49 (incl. tax). Had one last week....very tasty. There is another thread going on inexpensive lobster rolls, which you might be interested in......

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/411392

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        9lives RE: Duffless Jul 2, 2007 05:14 AM

        I'll admit to having a few the last 2 summers...and enjoying them. They're right next to my office.

        I like to call or go in before they get busy and have them grill the roll.

        Haven't priced it this season yet.

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          KitchenAid RE: Duffless Jul 2, 2007 05:56 AM

          I posted below about a good one at Chateau for $14.99

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/416629

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            sandramrma RE: KitchenAid Jul 2, 2007 06:09 AM

            Papa Gino's has a good lobster roll for 9.99. It is a toasted roll with a generous amount of lobster and just the right amount of mayo.

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              Trixie Too RE: sandramrma Jul 2, 2007 02:40 PM

              Makes sense... think Papa Gino's owns D'Angelo's. I love the lobster salad at D's, myself.

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            windupbird RE: Duffless Jul 3, 2007 06:59 AM

            Not very cheap...but the lobster roll at Kelly's on Revere Beach is amazing. Had one the other day. Very generous and tasty. Lot's of knuckle.

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              BJK RE: windupbird Jul 3, 2007 07:18 AM

              The Kelly's at Station's Landing in Medford makes a mean lobster roll, too.

              BK

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                billyboy14 RE: BJK Jul 3, 2007 01:06 PM

                The Lobster Pound in Hingham makes a great roll (served on a hamburger bun) for $11.95, I think. I haven't had a bad one yet. The fries are good, and the onion rings are fantastic. They also sell a lobster sandwhich for more money with more meat.

            2. steinpilz RE: Duffless Jul 4, 2007 07:55 AM

              I had a particularly terrible lobster roll at Jake's in Nantasket this weekend. Pre-picked cold and rubbery meat in an untoasted roll, with majo on the side... sure, just spread that majo on top with a knife!!!

              It couldn't have been worse, I think, and while the quality was truely cheap the price was near $20. Oh, and we must have been the first customers for our waitress, who would be hard pressed to have made more errors (wrong drinks, wrong apps, got the rolls before the steamers, didn't clear anything, etc...).

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                hargau RE: Duffless Aug 14, 2007 02:54 PM

                OK I tried one of these today. It was between that and McDs so i figured why not. I opted for the small in a pita pocket with no lettuce. So the good news was it was only $10.99 and it was huge. Pita full of all lobster and mayo, nothing else.

                Bad news was it had really no flavor and funky texture. I think the meat was definately from a can. Still was better then McDs but i doubt id get one again.

                1. trufflehound RE: Duffless Aug 14, 2007 08:27 PM

                  I heard you can get a baked stuffed one there.

                  1. BillieJean RE: Duffless Aug 15, 2007 12:55 PM

                    Had a great one at (dive-y) Striper's in Amesbury. Not overdone; great fresh lobster, mayo; hot dog roll, grilled. Homemade potato salad. $15.99. And a view to boot.

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                      GeoffD RE: Duffless Aug 15, 2007 01:02 PM

                      Lobster rolls are something I rarely order out since I'm almost always disappointed.

                      I buy lobster meat at the fish market walking distance from my house, grill New England-style hot dog buns in butter, chop up the meat removing the vein in the tail, and moisten with mayonaise, and enjoy. At $30/pound, I can make lobster rolls for $6 each and have it exactly the way I want it.

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                        twentyoystahs RE: GeoffD Aug 15, 2007 01:12 PM

                        Agreed. The best lobster rolls I've ever had are the ones I've made myself, with next day leftovers from last night's bugs....;)
                        I like having complete control --grilling the hot dog buns in butter, chopping up the meat, throwing a little mayo or miracle whip in; maybe a dash (and i mean a dash) of lemon and some sea salt...and there ya have it. Just as good (actually, better) than the $25 roll at B&G, IMO.

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