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Best lobster roll in NYC?

Like most guys, I've always been a sandwich guy. I've recently been turned on to the lobster roll and now I am determined to find the best one in NYC! Any tips?

 
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    1. i wish i can eat luke's lobster roll in mary's fish camp. luke's has the best roll, ed's has the best fries, mary's is the nicest place to eat in.

      and pearl's should just fall into the hudson river...i cant stand that place.

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      Pearl Oyster Bar
      18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014

      Ed's Lobster Bar
      222 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

      Mary's Fish Camp
      64 Charles St, New York, NY 10014

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      1. re: sam1

        Mary's rated #1 by NY mag so we had to try it. Vibe is great but...the lobster roll? Nice, sweet chunks of lobster DRENCHED in the mayo sauce. Half as much sauce would have been borderline too much. It was tasty but there was too damned much of it. So the waitress asks how everything is, and I told her - too much mayo. She seems taken aback and says "well that's how we always make it." As if that proves that it isn't too much. Alternative theory - you always put too much mayo on it.

        Let the lobster speak for itself. The dressing should enhance, not drown the poor shellfish.

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        Mary's Fish Camp
        64 Charles St, New York, NY 10014

        1. re: sam1

          I agree. I've been on a lobster kick lately and finally tried Pearl's. Way too much mayo!

        2. Here's some past discussions:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/636316
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/666116
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/657221
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/625712
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/623862

          I think it comes down to light mayo (Luke's) or heavier on the mayo (Pearl) -- a style preference dependent on your palette and where you grew up.

          1. My vote goes to Mermaid Oyster Bar on Macdougal in the village. Go on a Monday night, best deal in town: $20 for a lobster roll, old bay fries, a beer, and chocolate pudding! The lobster roll is the best I've had in town and HUGE, served on a buttery brioche bun. SO GOOD!

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            Mermaid Oyster Bar
            79 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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            1. re: Jess321

              i'll definitely try the Mermaid,i didnt know they had lobster rolls,,, I had one at Lure that was decent,,, Marys and pearl i think are overpriced and good but not great. i here Ed's is good but i never tried it. I had some good ones in Maine, in Nova Scotia,, and at the clam bar in Amagansett,,,,oh yeah on Watt St MoonCake has good lobster roll , very reasonable but not the mayo kind, no mayo more garlic butter and warm.

              1. re: Jess321

                That's a pretty good deal. Just got a 30% passcode on BBE too. Guess I'll have to try the place soon!