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Thinking of Pearl Oyster Bar for lunch tomorrow with a friend. Think there will be a line? Never been there for lunch. Thoughts? Best time? Thanks.

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  1. When I've gone for lunch, it's either been just at noon, when they open, or later maybe half an hour or so before they close. I've not had trouble getting a seat at either time. Also, since it's heading into late August, I suspect that will temper any lines, so to speak. Enjoy!

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    1. re: MMRuth

      Likewise, I've been a few times during the summer months on a Friday, early for lunch and have not encountered a line. Good luck & enjoy.

      1. re: markabauman

        Yes, August Fridays are a great time to have lunch at places that don't take reservations. Last year we went to both Spotted Pig and Ssam Bar for the first time, on Fridays that my husband would leave work early.

        1. re: MMRuth

          Great! Thanks for your input guys. We are going. Mmmmm.

    2. Thought I would report back. Went for lunch today. Crickets at 12-noon, so no prob getting a table for 2. Anyway, I haven't been to POB in awhile, but my lobster roll was quite disappointing. It was runny/soupy, over-mayed and tasted like there was vinegar in it. I'm a tough customer with lobster rolls (grew up in coastal new england) but Pearl and Mary's are always my go-tos. I was a little sad. Also, it was $27, slightly higher than what I expected.

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      1. re: malibu

        That's a bummer. They're my #1. Ditch Plains on Downing also makes a pretty good lobster roll.

        1. re: malibu

          I always thought the lobster rolls at Pearl were overpriced and overrated. In the hamptons they are better and cheaper,,, In Manhattan Mooncake has a great one and the lobster rolls at Lure are good