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Best Lobster Roll in Los Angeles area?

Summer's around the corner and I'm in serious need of an AWESOME lobster roll.
I've had Santa Monica Seafood Market's lobster roll - very good but want to try something new.
I've read BP Oysterette supposed to be good lobster roll but they have a "B" rating so not gonna do it.
Michael's used to have a killer Lobster BLT but no longer on their menu.
Open to any suggestions - not just Santa Monica environs.
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  1. Hungry Cat in Hollywood offers one on their lunch menu.

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    The Hungry Cat
    1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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    1. re: Servorg

      Had both the Hungry Cat and Oysterette.. Prefer the Hungry Cat version...

      --Dommy!

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      The Hungry Cat
      1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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      1. I had a Lobster Roll at Mendocino Farms a couple of days ago which was a daily special. It was spactacular in taste and a great value at 12 or 13 bucks.

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        Mendocino Farms
        300 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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          1. It's been a long time since i was in Maine, so my lobster roll discrimination isn't what it once was, but I really enjoyed the one I had last Friday at Neptune's Net in Malibu. Plus you order from a counter and eat at a big old picnic bench overlooking the ocean, so it's a real lobster roll experience.

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            Neptune's Net Seafood
            42505 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

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            1. re: Miketsu

              Is it the cold New England style with mayo or is the hot poached Connecticut style that just has butter? I am looking for the hot version.

              Thank you!

              1. re: bruinike

                Ok, my husband is a Nutmegger and can never find the lobster rolls he loves. They simply do not exist in L.A. Here's what we do to get his (and my) fix: go buy lobster meat from Fish King in Glendale (I believe it was approx. $40-50 for two pounds of lobster meat), go to a good bakery that makes challah buns (we used to get them at How's markets, but they closed near our house), and melt and clarify the butter. Toast the bun or not toast the bun, your choice :) and let the lobster meat sit in the warm butter for a minute. O.M.G. He feels like he's at Abbot's in the Rough in Noank, CT. :)

                Hope this helps!

                1. re: bruinike

                  It's the cold with mayo at Neptune's Net, so not what you're looking for. But stacyface1 has what sounds like a great (although expensive) solution anyway. Sounds really good and simple, I've never had it that way and now I want to try it.

                  1. re: Miketsu

                    FYI: Twohey's in Alhambra will be serving lobster rolls beginning tomorrow through Labor Day.

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                    Twohey's Restaurant
                    1224 N Atlantic Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801

                    1. re: odub

                      Where did you see the news, odub? And did they give pricing info? I see that they do a 1lb lobster dinner for $19.99 (at least that's the price on their website).

                      1. re: Servorg

                        It's all over their fliers inside the restaurant. The roll is one of several lobster-based dishes they're introducing between 8/1 and Labor Day. The roll, if I recall, was priced around 10.95? I have no idea if it's going to be any good but I'm going to try one and let you know.

                        1. re: odub

                          Odub,

                          Have you tried one yet? I'm WAY curious, as I've been wanting to try Twohey's forever, and throw in a lobster roll at $10.95? Oh.....

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                          Twohey's Restaurant
                          1224 N Atlantic Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801

                  2. re: bruinike

                    BP Oysterette has both the hot and cold versions.

                    1. re: hrhboo

                      HRHBOO: Have you tried BP Oysterette's cold or hot version? Thoughts?

                      I see that DELPHINE'S in Hollywood does one too (just during lunchtime).

                      1. re: Liquid Sky

                        I've had both and can never decide which one I like better! Take a friend, order one of each and compare side by side.

                        Have yet to try Delphine's, it would be very difficult to drive over that way and not eat at the Hungry Cat. If you try it, please report back!

                    2. re: bruinike

                      Now Blue Plate Oysterette gives you a choice:
                      According to Chef Jody Denton Blue Plate Oysterette’s Lobster Roll was
                      “designed specifically to address many New Englander requests for less mayo on the roll.”
                      And even though Blue Plate Oysterette’s Lobster Roll has gotten rave reviews and remains one of the seafood joint’s most popular dishes, Chefs Jody Denton and Craig Brady remain on the front lines of the Lobster Roll Debate.
                      “We’ve been paying attention to this ongoing “mayo factor” lobster roll debate,” said Denton. “And in response we are offering ‘off radar’ choices for our delicious Lobster Roll: A roll with more mayo (wet) or a warm roll with hot butter.”
                      The Lobster Roll Debate at Blue Plate Oysterette now means you can order your Lobster Roll the way you like it: lots of mayo or dripping with butter; warm or cold — it’s up to you!
                      http://blueplatesantamonica.com/bpo/h...