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

E Eto Aug 19, 2007 11:10 PM

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. Gary Soup RE: E Eto Aug 19, 2007 11:13 PM

    How are the prices looking this year?

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      coll RE: Gary Soup Aug 20, 2007 03:13 AM

      They seem to be running $17 to 18.

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        Gary Soup RE: coll Aug 20, 2007 06:45 AM

        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.

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          ananderson RE: Gary Soup Oct 15, 2007 11:35 AM

          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
        E Eto RE: Gary Soup Aug 20, 2007 07:10 AM

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

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