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Oct 9, 2009 10:15 AM

Seeking out the best lobster roll

My boyfriend and I live in NY but want to drive up the coast in search of the best lobster roll. I know some places are seasonal and we're too late for those places but we still want to go this month or next. Are there any suggestions for lobster rolls up the coast from NY through Cape Cod and Boston up to Maine)?


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  1. Red Eats, Wiscasset, Maine: has been written up in most of the gourmet food magazines. Red Eats serves grilled hot dog rolls with tons of fresh lobster with warm butter drizzled on top. On Cape Cod in either Mashpee or Hyannis, people rave about the Raw Bar lobster roll though I have never had the pleasure. In Boston's North End, Neptune Oyster's lobster roll is very popular. You may also want to post your question on the New England board.

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    1. re: bakerboyz

      I just ate at Red's yesterday on my way back from a wedding in Bar Harbor. Definitely an experience: huge and delicious. However, I'm pretty sure they close for the season today, so definitely check before counting on them.

    2. I am a recent convert to Neptune Oyster's lobster roll, and I normally don't really enjoy lobster rolls (or lobster in general). Got mine hot buttered and it was so delicious.

        1. Better than Reds Eats drive over the bridge continue a couple of miles N out of Wiscasset look for Patty's on the left side of the road, in a trailer.The lobster roll is twice the size of Red's and memorable.

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          1. re: Faim

            Better still, go to the Sea Basket on Rt. 1 about a mile before you hit Wiscasset center. I think they are open year round, too.


          2. There was just a recent thread on the best lobster roll in Boston and the first two names mentioned were Neptune Oyster and B&G oyster. I've had the one at B&G and I personally wasn't that impressed (especially for $27) but the Neptune lobster roll can either be done cold with mayo or hot buttered mmmmmmm. Another name that comes up a lot is Kelly's Roastbeef in Revere and I just recently had an awesome twin lobster roll for lunch at ArtBar (of all places) in the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge.