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....
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.
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.
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....