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The Linda Bean, Perfect Maine Lobster Roll; Hull

Has anyone been to the lobster roll kiosk in Hull yet? Yumyum, I think you need to go to the mats on this one, as supported of the outstanding Kelly' roll....

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  1. I hear the call and obey. Next time I'm in Hull GG. Thanks for the tip.

    1. I might check it too! Maybe a fish taco, lobster roll crawl on Nantasket Beach :)

      1. So has anyone tried this lobster roll yet?

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        1. re: bakerboyz

          I went this afternoon. I was really looking forward to a great lobster roll and was very disappointed. First, the lobster was all claw meat. The real issue was that it was mixed with lots of seasonings. There was definitly something that tasted along the lines of celery salt and then several seasonings that reminded me of turkey stuffing. The "grilled" roll was buttered and not grilled enough. It tasted like melted butter had been spread on the roll. There wasn't any browning to it. I could have lived with the roll if the lobster hadn't been seasoned. In addition to the seasonings, there was just a very light touch of mayo. The highlight.... the pickles. They were really delicious bread and butter ones. It also came with a choice of Cape Cod chips...plain or vinegar. I actually threw 1/2 the lobster roll away and I NEVER would even think of throwing lobster away. The lobster itself was very fresh but I just couldn't get past all the green stuff that overpowered it. Why try to "fix" a good thing? Price.....$14.95.

        2. I had a Hook's lobster roll today, celebrating the good weather, and realized that they don't toast their rolls. Somebody ought to get them a toaster oven, a toasted roll is essential (it was still very good).

          Then later went on for some only ok oysters (off flavours), but good clams, at Marliave. I like that bar room very much, the breeze was great today.

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          1. re: steinpilz

            I did the same thing last week... totally missed the toasted roll. And their was a little too much mayo for me but still ... lots of delicious lobster meat :-)

            1. re: aejmusic

              Despite the untoasted roll, I like the Hook's lobster roll, and didn't find it to have too much mayo. In fact I was impressed by how much meat there was, and I liked that it was very simple, not covered up with too many seasonings. The lobster meat was impeccable.

              1. re: bella_sarda

                I had the exact same experience with the Hook roll. While I enjoy a toasted roll- I didnt feel as though the non toasted took anything away from it-esp with as much lobster meat as was in it. Honestly-Im not even sure if there WAS mayo in mine it was so light :-)

                1. re: fmcoxe6188

                  I'll have to go try them again! I grabbed mine during the tall ships weekend and they had a little booth set up outside with rolls ready to go. Perhaps on a less busy day when they are serving them from the fish market counter inside I'll get a better one :-)

          2. I received the following emails from a friend of mine when I asked him about Linda Bean's:

            Fri 7/3/2009 3:00 PM

            Worst lobster roll ever. What a rip off.

            Fri 7/3/2009 3:12 PM

            Going to schooners now to get a real one!

            Fri 7/3/2009 3:29 PM

            Imagine if someone opened an ice cream shop next to Cabots and charged $8 for an ice cream cone and you got a mellon ball sized scoop of commercial ice cream on a joy waffle cone. . I predict Linda bean. Lobster roll in hull will not last more than a season....

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            1. re: Blumie

              Ouch! Guess I will pass...I heard an interview on the radio with her, saying she is trying to save Maine's lobster industry. I guess she should try harder.