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May 8, 2011 01:18 PM

best lobster roll in Boston

Where can I find a legit, delicious lobster roll? I'm looking in Boston proper for a lobster roll that is no hype, just awesome. Where should I go?

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  1. For a cold mayo based lobster roll I like Belle Isle in Eastie.For the best lobster roll head to Neptune Oyster in the North End for warm with butter lobster roll.

    Neptune Oyster
    63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

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    1. re: phatchris

      Big fan of Belle Isle here, their rolls are fresh and huge. Unfortunately they are showing some signs of not being able to keep up with demand, possibly due in part to recent publicity. 2x recently they have been out of lobster rolls before 5pm. They suggested we should have called ahead (but you told me you JUST ran out), and then offered up some fried seafood items instead (no thx, not my thing). While I'm at it with the place that serves my favorite roll, the last time I was there when they actually had lobster I got 4 rolls to go. They wouldn't be consumed for a bit so I declined the usual side options of fries, rings or slaw and asked for just one side of rings but on a separate plate so I could eat those now and take the rolls. I was told it all came on one plate, take it or leave it. Really? I just handed you $100 cash for 4 lobster rolls and you can't spare an extra paper plate for the one side I am taking (saving you 3)??

      Sorta not worth it to make a special trip over there at this point. Unfortunately they still do have the biggest (and some of the tastiest) rolls around. For now I will limit visits to when I am coming home from Logan on the early side.

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