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best lobster roll

we are traveling to Boston later this week. Where can we get the best lobster roll? Any other suggestions for something not to miss?

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  1. Truth is, the lobster doesn't necessarily come from local waters - much comes from Canada depending upon the animal's molting seasons (2 times per year). So it boils down to the restaurant, ambiance, cuisine, etc.

    I can recommend the roll at Skipjack's, or the Lobster salad for the same taste on top of salad greens, very satisfying.

    Rarely will you encounter a restaurant that cooks its own lobsters for meat... it's mostly purchased wholesale, sadly

    Good Luck!

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    1. re: G Fresh

      ALSO MAKE SURE THE LOBSTER MEAT IS NOT A BLEND OF LEG AND BODY MEAT, AND THE MEAT CAN ALSO HAVE CHEMICAL IN IT TO RETAIN WATER!. sOME OF THE WAYS THESE LITTLE SHACKS MAKE MONEY!

    2. Someone was just raving about the Lobster Roll at Neptune Oyster in the North End...they said not traditional...but full and really, really good!

      For anyone heading out toward the Cape....we just went down to Falmouth last weekend and were with my mom & father in law...so we went to the Quarterdeck...a frozen in time "traditional" NE nautical type restaurant...but the Lobster Salad sandwich...WOW. It was HUGE...we should have split one....the amount of a whole lobster (very fresh) on thick fluffy Portuguese bread, mayo and lettuce....fantastic way to kick off the summer!

      1. Conventional wisdom on this board is that the best roll in Boston proper is at either Neptune Oyster in the North End or B&G Oyster in the South End.

        I love both places, their lobster rolls, and their oysters--you cannot go wrong.

        1. Neptune is without a doubt my favorite lobster roll. B&G has a good one too but if I had to pick one it would be Neptune. They have two kinds, hot and cold. Both are terrific. Once you try it you will be hooked.

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