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Where to find a CT Style lobster roll (no mayo) around boston?

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drmsnatchr Jul 18, 2008 07:06 PM

I just moved to the Boston area a week ago and am craving a CT style( no mayo) lobster roll. I have read many postings to try neptunes and B+G but i prefer a more local type of place. I have a car and am willing to drive an hour or so if its worth it. I just didnt know if anyone out there knows where this ct wonder can be found!!
Thanks!

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    purple bot RE: drmsnatchr Jul 18, 2008 08:30 PM

    I'm sorry, but what do you mean by "local"? Why are Neptune and B&G not local? Am I missing something?

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      drmsnatchr RE: purple bot Jul 19, 2008 06:45 AM

      Sorry let me clarify. I am not looking for a restaurant. More of a order and sit down or mom and pop type of place

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        Blumie RE: drmsnatchr Jul 19, 2008 10:18 AM

        While I understand what you're saying, it doesn't get more "local" than Neptune. Boston is not Maine or the RI or CT coast; we generally don't have the shacks of the type you're looking for right in the city.

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      drmsnatchr RE: drmsnatchr Jul 19, 2008 10:50 AM

      Yes i understand that is why I am willing to drive a bit out of the city

      1. Karl S RE: drmsnatchr Jul 19, 2008 12:33 PM

        Just to be clear for responders: it's not just no mayo - it's drizzled with warm butter, IIRC.

        It's a genuinely local thing to southeastern CT. Not here. That's what makes it local.

        1. steinpilz RE: drmsnatchr Jul 19, 2008 03:48 PM

          You might try calling around to see if somewhere might make one for you, they might enjoy the opportunity. For example, Jakes at Nantasket Beach is a pretty comfortable mom and pop type place.

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            rscolao RE: drmsnatchr Jul 19, 2008 07:18 PM

            Belle Isle Seafood in East Boston (right at border w/ Winthrop) is an order to go or sit on a stool kinda place that made me a lovely lobster roll w/ no mayo (w/ butter) on my request, while my husband enjoyed the standard w/ mayo roll. Found Bell Isle thanks to another thread here...

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              steinpilz RE: rscolao Jul 19, 2008 07:45 PM

              That's what I'm talking about! I'd also be interested in whether Charlie's Kitchen on Harvard Square would do this.

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              ghostcat RE: drmsnatchr Jul 19, 2008 10:22 PM

              The only place in Boston that you can get a great lobster roll with melted butter is at the Neptune. Why drive all over? I spent one summer trying lobster rolls at a dozen places from the Summer Shack to Skipjack's and the Neptunes was not only the best, but the only one offered without mayo.

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                Carty RE: drmsnatchr Jul 20, 2008 05:45 AM

                I hate to miss an opportunity to quibble :).

                But lobster rolls with no mayo is hardly a CT thing. drmsnatchr, you have moved closer *to* lobster country - Maine. Lobsters that for some reason make it all the way to CT are generally lost and disoriented.

                While you'll need to invest more than an hour there are many lobster shacks up the coast of Maine. Many serve lobster rolls with not only no mayo but no anything, melted butter on the side.

                The places I am most familiar with are further North - would require a long day trip. Two are Red's Eats in Wiscasset and Muscongus Lobster in Round Pond on Pemaquid.

                Perhaps others here can help with options further South.

                I must also, respectfully, disagree with B&G and Neptune as suggestions. drmsnatchr is clearly requesting a lobster pound/shack experience (on the water, wooden picnic tables, BYOB, staffed by bored teenagers), not a foo foo "Oh my God where has Prosecco been my whole life?! Here's $150" experience.

                Good luck. Let us know what you discover.

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                  chefcman RE: drmsnatchr Jul 20, 2008 06:03 AM

                  I know a real mom and pop place but it is a 3 hour drive from where you are. You can just call ahead and order.

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