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Lobster Roll???

okay, did a search here and most posts are old and recent ones all mention.......nothing good! i think the closest ,most talked about place in recent years is the lobster roll at the Hungry Cat.
hoping some new places popped up recently with a good lobster roll. any suggestions? if not, maybe i just need to go to the Hungry Cat....i am willing to go anywhere in LA County.
ive never had one..but lately ive seen many TV shows, magazines that show lobster rolls from the east coast....looks mighty tasty!

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

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  1. I've seen Blue Plate Oysterette http://blueplatesantamonica.com/ recommended here a few times. If you're on the west side that would be a convenient place to try.

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    1. re: Servorg

      Tried the Blue Plate. We liked the Hungry Cat one better, it just had better lobster flavor.

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/dommichu...

      We also recently had the one from Joans on 3rd. Although it did contain some crab and didn't use the right bun, it still was very crisp and buttery.

      http://yfrog.com/jm52rkj

      --Dommy!

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

      Blue Plate
      1415 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

      1. re: Dommy

        Dommy,

        Thanks for the photo! Had no idea Joan's on 3rd did a sandwich like that!!

        1. re: Liquid Sky

          It's a summer special.... I would call first if you have your heart set on it... also it's like $16.00... so it ain't cheap... 8|

          --Dommy!

      2. re: Servorg

        don't bother with blue plate oysterette-
        terrible food and way over-priced

        1. re: kandykane

          I like some stuff at blue Plate Oysterette, but really haven't been a fan of the lobster roll there. Minimally, I think saying "terrrible" food is a bit strong. I like the raw bar stuff there, far from terrible. But yeah, wouldn't order the lobster roll there again.

      3. SweetSalt in Toluca Lake just added a Lobster Roll to their menu. Someone in my office had it and raved about it. Looked pretty amazing.

        1. This LAist article persuaded me I need to try Water Grill's lobster roll someday soon:

          http://laist.com/2010/07/22/lobster_r...

          1. Finn's Creekside in Calabasas has a pretty good lobster roll. There is a sister restaurant in Westlake.

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            1. re: VenusCafe

              Finns Creekside in Calabasas is now gone, but Finns in Westlake is still there!
              There is also a new Hungry Cat in my area/life. Just up from PCH on Channel Rd, in SM

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              The Hungry Cat
              100 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402

            2. I don't want to get too excited here, as this is not a big Chowhound destination, but Twohey's in Alhambra is offering lobster rolls as their Monday-Tuesday special through August, according to the gushy "news" article in the Pasadena Star-News's weekly restaurant advertiser page. They're even flying in the proper split-top rolls from Boston. I have not seen prices, and the rolls didn't show up last time I went to their website, but if you all ask real nice I might be persuaded to go over there and find out what I can...

              Just noticed it's discussed a bit here:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7107...

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

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              1. re: Will Owen

                Twohey's lobster rolls are 10.95, available until Labor Day.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  only $10.95? seems fairly inexpensive! maybe worth a try!! anyone try it yet??

                2. re: Will Owen

                  Hey Will - should we go try it??!!

                  1. re: Will Owen

                    Isn't Twohey's supposed to have good milkshakes? I generally go past while threading the needle down to Fosselman's and so have never stopped in.

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

                    1. re: hnsbmg

                      Very decent shakes and freezes. I prefer their sundaes to Fosselman's, not because the ice cream itself is any better, but the overall sundae is better, and has the added attraction of being served in real parfait glasses rather than flimsy plastic bowls.

                      Of course if Scoops or Milk were closer to Pasadena, it would be no contest.

                      1. re: Peripatetic

                        Lobster rolls, milkshakes, Labor Day approaching, hmmm ... sounds like a good time to check on Twohey's. Thanks, Peripatetic.

                        1. re: Peripatetic

                          Their hot fudge sundae is awesome, and insanely so with chocolate ice cream! They also use REAL whipped cream... Back in the early days of our Eatin' Posse, say maybe four years ago, we'd stuff ourselves at someplace like Har Lam Kee, and then someone would say, "How about Twohey's for dessert?" and we'd head over there. I'd have every intention of just having a cup of coffee, and then someone would order the hot fudge and I'd say Ohhhh, what the hell...

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

                          Har Lam Kee Restaurant
                          150 E Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755

                          1. re: Will Owen

                            I don't want to hijack this thread from lobster roll to Twohey's, but their burgers have really improved recently.

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