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Aug 19, 2007 11:10 PM

Lobster Roll from Johnny Ad's, Old Saybrook, CT

I'm hoping to have more opportunities to enjoy some New England seafood while I'm tooling around CT and MA, and I was quite happy with our stop at Johnny Ad's in Old Saybrook. I'm a bit ashamed to admit that this is my first lobster roll of the summer, so I need to eat many more to catch up on the summer's offering. This was a good one to inaugurate my lobster roll eating, with a nice toasty bun, and small bed of shredded lettuce and good meaty salad of lobster dressed with mayonnaise and some celery. I'm ambivalent about the lettuce, but everything else was perfect. Next time, I'll try the seafood places in Westbrook, or Monkey Farm Cafe just up the road to see how they stack up.

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  1. How are the prices looking this year?

    4 Replies
    1. re: Gary Soup

      They seem to be running $17 to 18.

      1. re: coll

        Thanks. There's been some discussion out here in SF (usually instigated by me) as to whether our rare local lobster shack copycats are a ripoff, but they seem to be in line with New England prices. Still more than I like to pay for a sammich, no matter how tasty, though.

        1. re: Gary Soup

          As a native Bay Arean it's good to see that New England seafood shacks are appreciated out there. Will be picking up dinner for the family at J. Ad's on my way home from my daughter's soccer game in Old Lyme. The hot lobster roll (New England traditional) is very good. For the ultimate it would be worth 300 mile side trip to visit Red's Eats in Wiscasset, ME, between Brunswick and Boothbay Harbor. There is and can be no better lobster roll on earth. It is regularly voted the best lobster roll in ME, by consumers and critics alike, which by definition makes it the best in the world. God, now you got me salivating. But, J. Ad's will be great tonight.

      2. re: Gary Soup

        My sandwich was $15.50. $2 more to make it a platter (with fries and stuff).