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Lobster roll confession

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. 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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    1. re: davis_sq_pro

      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.

      1. re: mcel215

        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.

      2. re: davis_sq_pro

        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......


      3. 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.

          1. re: KitchenAid

            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.

            1. re: sandramrma

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

          2. 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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            1. re: windupbird

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


              1. re: BJK

                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. 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...).

              1. 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. I heard you can get a baked stuffed one there.

                  1. 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.

                    1. 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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                      1. re: GeoffD

                        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.