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Feb 20, 2008 07:41 AM

Lobster rolls in May?

Is it worth trying to get good lobster rolls in the month of May? If yes, any recommendations for the Boston area? Will be staying near Tufts University.

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  1. I think you can get lobster rolls all year. B&G Oysters in the South End has my favorite version. Kingfish Hall in Faneuil Hall has a pretty good one. Neptune Oyster in the North End has a hot buttered version and a traditional one as well, though it's more mayo-ey than I like.

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    1. re: lissy

      Thank you for the response, Lissy. I have some more questions which I hope you might find time to reply to.
      What constitutes your favourite version?
      From my limited research on Chow and other sites, I understand there are 2 camps of lobster roll fans: mayo and butter. I don't like mayo much. Can I ask for the butter version at any of the places you mentioned?
      What is the average price?

      1. re: medgirl

        They're not cheap, usually around $25. At Neptune you can get a hot buttered version. At B&G, their cold version is dressed lightly but not with a ton of mayo. The Neptune versions are on brioche while the B&G version is on a plain old white roll which I just prefer.