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Can I get a decent Lobster Roll in Charlotte?

mljones99 Nov 21, 2009 08:23 PM

I keep hearing about these from friends from New England and they sound fantastic. Does anyone in Charlotte make them?



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  1. lynnlato RE: mljones99 Nov 22, 2009 04:48 AM

    Village Bistro @ Ballantyne Village (corner of Ballantyne Commons Pkwy & Johnston Rd) are known for their lobster rolls. I haven't had one in a while but they were tasty and many NE'ers have said that they are as close as you can get, in these parts, to the real thing. Nice chunks of lobster meat, lightly & simply dressed and served up on a toasted hoagie roll. Here's a link to their site:


    FYI, they are a much better lunch spot, then dinner. Lobster rolls are available anytime. I was never impressed with their entrees. I had the pork shank once and it was disappointing.

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      mljones99 RE: lynnlato Nov 22, 2009 01:59 PM

      I've never been to Village Bistro so maybe I'll check that out after the holiday. Thanks.

    2. GodfatherofLunch RE: mljones99 Nov 22, 2009 10:35 AM

      Zebra does a nice lobster roll for lunch.

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        mljones99 RE: GodfatherofLunch Nov 22, 2009 02:00 PM

        Hmmm, I work right around the corner from Zebra so I'll have to check that out as well. I've only been there for dinner.

      2. mikebmassey RE: mljones99 Nov 22, 2009 01:03 PM

        I don't know... trying to get a good lobster roll down in Carolina is like trying to find good BBQ in Boston. You really don't want to mess with the Yin Yang of the culinary world.

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          lynnlato RE: mikebmassey Nov 22, 2009 01:50 PM

          Don't knock it 'til ya try it. Besides, he has nothing to compare it to, so why not?

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