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Feb 8, 2009 12:38 PM

Lobster Roll Sandwich - Where can I find one in Toronto?

I'm looking for a lobster roll sandwich in the Toronto area.......when i'm visiting New York City, I always visit Pearl Oyster Bar for their lobster roll sandwich, but i don't think i have ever seen one similiar on any menu in Toronto. A couple of years ago, i had a lobster sandwich at Bymark, but this was a disappointment as it had tiny amounts of lobster.
Any suggestions?

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  1. There's nobody in Toronto that makes a Lobster Roll comparable to Pearl's or Mary's unfortunately.

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    1. re: Notorious P.I.G.

      I have read somewhere here that Costco has been known to have a not-too-bad lobster roll at their takeout area on a seasonal basis. I have been keeping my eyes peeled since summer. Anyone have any idea when it may appear and if the rumors are true?

      1. re: Toronto Fastfoodie

        I haven't seen for over a year in Ajax. The rumors are true, they did have it, at $5. It was a simple hot dog roll, with lobster and mayo. They have cans of lobster meat and trays of claw meat, if you want to make your own.

      2. re: Notorious P.I.G.

        Ah, Mary's Fish Camp, I always enjoy a meal or two there if I go to NYC.

        What I really wish could be found in T.O. was some real, whole-belly fried clams! I'd take a light-crisp batter like Mary's or a down home breading like Gould's in Shediac.

        Follow that up with a good Lobster Roll and were in business!

        1. re: Atahualpa

          I just adore whole belly fried clams unfortuately we can't get them up here.

          1. re: Atahualpa

            Oooh, how I miss the clams from Shediac and Cap-Pélé!

        2. Celestin do a lobster and crab vol-au-vent which sounds interesting

          1. I've asked about these before, never seen them here either

            1. A couple of years back I noticed it on MB&Co's menu. I have not had a chance to try it yet since they moved out of The Path and to Yorkville. You might want to try and give them a call to see if they have it. It has a nice little patio area near the rock formation that will be a great place to sit and relax during the warmer months.


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              1. re: BokChoi

                MB&CO has a lobster and shrimp quesadilla now. Though not a lobster roll, it's very good and I get it whenever I'm there. Lobster, shrimp, arugula, and aoli.

                1. re: Notorious P.I.G.

                  Good to hear it's a good place to grab a bite - the surrounding area will make it quite the destination during the summer months.

              2. I had one at the Studio Cafe a while ago. Was good too !

                From the menu :

                Nova Scotia Lobster Salad Roll Sandwich, Arugula, Charred Corn, Tomato Salad

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                1. re: Helen

                  I had it last week - it was awesome!

                  1. re: Helen

                    This one is quite good. I'm not really an "authentic" lobster roll person, as I never lived close enough to the Atlantic to have had them as a child, but one person who also had it proclaimed it disastrous, not just for the inclusion of mayo (there's a bitter rivalry between mayo and butter lobster roll preferences), but for the extra ingredients. I liked it though!

                    1. re: tjr

                      That person was foolish to believe that they would have authentic Maine lobster rolls in Toronto. I would just be grateful that a half decent lobster roll exists in this city!

                      1. re: callitasicit

                        There is more to the east coast than Maine.

                        1. re: callitasicit

                          You're right on, calli. Having been all through U.S. and in the right spots, trying fresh lobster rolls, I have to say that part of the whole experience is the setting. It just tastes different while you're breathing in the ocean air while watching boats drift by. That, and you know they are sparkling fresh. Best ones I've ever tried are Abbott's in CT, Lobster Shack in Maine, and Red's Eats also in Maine.

                          And you're right, you just can't replicate it here. BUT having said that, the best one I've had was room service at Four Seasons. Then again, it was with some bubbly and also while Crawford was here. Don't know if it changed.