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Best crab roll from Boston to NH and southern Maine?

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Will be in Boston area in mid July. Looking for the best crab roll within a daytrip ride.

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  1. Crabs really aren't our thing up here... lobster and clams are what we do best... but I see youv'e already gotten some great responses along those lines. Do you mean like a fried soft shell crab roll?

    Oh good, I see you posted on New England board, since that's a better place to discuss your daytrip options.

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    1. re: Chris VR

      My last trip to New England 2 years ago I had great crab rolls at Yankee Lobster in Boston and Mariners Grill in Camden Maine. Not sure if soft or hard shell.

      1. re: SASSYMI2

        Was it something like a lobster roll, with shredded crab meat and some sort of dressing? Or was it fried?

        1. re: Chris VR

          It was very much like a cold lobster roll. Lumped crabmeat held together with a little mayonaise. Yummy. In some ways maybe tasted better than a lobster roll if that is possible.

    2. Love it or hate it I had a wonderful, yummy crab salad at Legal's at the airport last year. I'm sure they have it in a roll too.

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      1. re: trufflehound

        I was going to mention Legal's crab sandwich as well. Quite good at the Braintree location.

      2. They had them at Connolly Seafood in Gloucester when I was there, and I was told by locals it was a regular thing. Nice, rich roll, but untoasted! (I had the lobster roll; nom, nom, nom...)

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