HOME > Chowhound > Mid-Atlantic >
What's your latest food quest?
TELL US

Lobster Roll at Spikes - disappointing!

stack_c Jun 14, 2008 02:54 PM

On my continuing hunt for a good lobster roll in Monmouth & Ocean County we found ourselves dining for lunch at Spikes in Point Pleasant Beach this afternoon. We have had numerous good meals there and have never been disappointed. I had a hankering for a lobster roll and thought that Spikes would hit the mark- Boy was I wrong! - The menu describes it as chunks of lobster with a touch of mayo served warm on a potato roll. I was a little confused by the "served warm" part but - chunks of lobster, little mayo, potato roll everything else seemed right on the money. What came out was more like a lobster saute (HOT!) on a potato roll served with a side of drawn butter. Drawn Butter???? I couldn't believe it! Not that it necessarily tasted bad but by NO MEANS would I ever consider this a "Lobster Roll" :( The hunt continues.....

  1. Barbarella Jun 16, 2008 09:52 AM

    Believe it or or not, my daughter tells me that at the Circus Drive In in Wall a really good lobster roll is served. Usually all I remember is a really greasy Bozo berger from that place.But.. give it a shot...

    1 Reply
    1. re: Barbarella
      c
      crazykidkate Jun 20, 2008 08:48 PM

      Don't get the lobster bisque at Spike's either, I always stop there for a quart of takeout clam chowder on the way home and it's wonderful but this time I ordered the Lobster bisque and it wasn't great. From what I saw, the food they were serving looked awesome, very large portions and the diners looked happy, but I didn't appreciate the waitress that yelled at me to "watch out" as she came up behind me - "excuse me" usually works just as well! What a crankpot. I was a waitress many summers myself and I would have been fired for yelling at customers! Also the prices were a little outrageous for picnic table dining and no view.

    2. Passadumkeg Jun 16, 2008 06:32 AM

      What you had was a Conn. style lobster roll, an aberation from the rest of New England; they seem to love 'em.

      2 Replies
      1. re: Passadumkeg
        stack_c Jun 16, 2008 08:09 AM

        That's funny! I'm originally from CT and never had one like that...Clearly I like the Maine variety!

        1. re: stack_c
          r
          RPMcMurphy Jun 16, 2008 10:22 AM

          Indeed:

          http://merecat.org/food/dining/lobste...

      2. Tapas52 Jun 15, 2008 06:08 AM

        I'm not surprised that these shore places cant get it right on the Lobster roll....but here's somthing that might interest you for a nice road trip to satisfy your LR craving!

        http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/08/04...

        1. Angelina Jun 15, 2008 04:10 AM

          Gross...that is NOT a lobster roll, you're right stack c!!

          Sorry to hear about this utter disappointment! I never found a place yet that I can call a great lobster roll, other than making it myself!

          Thanks for posting about it!

          Show Hidden Posts