mermaid inn lobster roll.....falling short?
So I'm a big fan of lobster rolls, pearl oyster bar/ marys fish camp are great. After reading the two recent lobster roll reviews I realized that I haven't tried the one @ mermaid inn.
The pictures that I've seen and descriptions all describe it as having "big chunks of lobster" but what I got was very stringy almost shredded pieces of lobster and it wasn't very thick. Too much bun to lobster ratio.
It wasn't an awful lobster roll but I am wondering if what I had was not their usual highly touted masterpiece. The fries were awesome though
Without question, Mary's Fish Camp has the best lobster rolls in the city, so why did I try Mermaid Inn? Lobster rolls! The worse I have ever eaten. Stringy lobster, ice cold (on a not well (or at all) toasted hamburger bun! (for shame). We would have been better off with the 2 for $10 lobster rolls at Stew Leonards. The saving grace at Mermaid Inn uptown was an excellent waiter, and a stylish room. The shrimp po boy was a disgrace as well. French fries were average. I'm not sure where some of you people are eating, but you clearly don't know a lobster roll from rock n' roll... and shame on you Mermaid Inn for serving this mediocre food, especially since the lobster roll competition in Manhattan is fierce.
just a note, just because a lobster roll is on a hamburger bun does not make it undelicious. one of the best lobster rolls i've ever had was at abbot's in connecticut. hot lobster, hot butter, all on a hamburger bun. amazing. but i do agree, the lobster roll at mermaid is subpar.