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South of Boston Lobster Roll Search

We'll be in Boston next week and will take a day and drive to Cape Cod National Seashore. Along the way we'll need lunch and want Lobster Rolls. Any place in the general area would be ok. Thanks.

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  1. Have you searched this board for the lobster roll ?? I found this doing the search for you there were many others.

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    1. You should check out the Southern New England Board, that's where the best advice for the Cape Cod area would be. Cape Cod Guy's rec's are trustworthy. If I were you I would concentrate on getting to Cape Cod as early in the day as possible and by-pass the entire South Shore. There are some decent places but you'll have to get off Route 3 and travel a bit to find anything, and the drive to the tip of the Cape is long enough (Boston to Truro is 2 hrs).

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      1. re: T.Clark

        That is exceedingly sound advice. If for some reaon yuo do want to eat along the way, it's not that close to Route 3, but Jake's Seafood in Hull (Nantasket Beach) has an awesome lobster roll.

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        Jake's Seafood Restaurant
        50 George Washington Blvd, Hull, MA 02045

      2. Yeah, yeah, it's a chain, and I'm sure some foochebags will judge me for it, but I just tried a "baked stuffed lobster sub" from D'Angelos and it was terrific. Tried their "lobster club" yesterday and it was equally delicious. The lobster was flavorful, not waterlogged or mooshy tasting, and had plenty of huge, recognizable chunks o' flesh.

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        1. re: Prav

          How would you compare it to Kelly's? Is the sub at D'Angelos butter griddled?

          1. re: Mike5966

            I'd say it was as good or better than Kelly's, believe it or not. The sub was not butter griddled.

        2. In addition to Jake's Seafood (and similarly not right off route 3)..

          The Hingham Lobster Pound has a good lobster roll and Linda Bean's on Natasket does a pretty good job too. Linda Bean's has odd hours though. Both of these places are pretty much just take out counters with no tables to eat at.

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          Jake's Seafood Restaurant
          50 George Washington Blvd, Hull, MA 02045

          Linda Beans Perfect Maine Lobster Roll
          163 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045

          Hingham Lobster Pound
          4 Broad Cove Rd, Hingham, MA 02043

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          1. re: mangorita

            A you may already know from my previous posts, I too am a big fan of Hingham Lobster Pound lobster rolls. Fresh bas can be, and delicious. I want one right now (with a dry martini).

            Actually, Grumpy White's (Sea St., Quincy), makes a decent one also. Lots of fresh meat. Ask for it on a toasted "long roll".
            Enjoy,
            CocoDan

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            Grumpy White's Restaurant
            211 Sea St, Quincy, MA 02169

            Hingham Lobster Pound
            4 Broad Cove Rd, Hingham, MA 02043

            1. re: mangorita

              I noticed Hingham Lobster Pound did not have any prices on their website,are they pretty reasonably priced?

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              Hingham Lobster Pound
              4 Broad Cove Rd, Hingham, MA 02043

              1. re: prima_donna87

                Prices at the Hingham Lobster Pound are in line for the area and the quality of the food. I like their lobster rolls and it's a great spot for take out. You can grab your lunch, drive a few minutes up the road and stop for a picnic lunch right on hingham harbor. However, IMO the lobster rolls at Jakes are even better, you can sit inside and have a water view. I tend to have a lot of lobster at home as a friend has traps and frequently shares so, of course, I much prefer my own. However, that said, I think that's what I like about Jakes, the lobster is lightly dressed and has generous chunks from both the claw and tails. Either place is a good choice.

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                Hingham Lobster Pound
                4 Broad Cove Rd, Hingham, MA 02043

                1. re: Pegmeister

                  Thanks everyone. I did find the thread recommended by T. Clark and now I know to trust CCGuy. We "plan" to get out of Boston by 9 and were planning to stop in Chatham so that will work out great! Then back to Craigie on Main for dinner with friends that night. Should be a good eating day!

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                  Craigie on Main
                  853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

                  1. re: hoppy2468

                    You are planning a late dinner I hope since that's a lot of driving - 2 hours to Chatham, another hour if you drive along the National Seashore out to Provincetown. Timing doesn't sound right for you to stop at Hingham Lobster Pound or Jakes for lunch as you'll be heading by those exits too early (and they are a pain to get to from Route 3). If you plan to stop in Chatham anyway, I would suggest the market at the Chatham Fish Pier. There is no seating so throw some chairs or a blanket in the trunk and you can sit right on the beach and eat. Also, depending upon how long you stay, you may get to see some of the fishing boats come in to unload.

                    1. re: kayjaydee

                      Chatham Fish Pier is a very good rec.

                      1. re: kayjaydee

                        I'm not sure if T. Clark would agree and hopefully will post an updated opinion, but I always liked the Squire in Chatham for fresh fish, oysters etc. but it has been a year or so since I've been there. Impudent Oyster was always one of my favorites as well.

                        1. re: Pegmeister

                          To me, The Squire in Chatham has the best fried oysters I've ever eaten in my life. So good that I mention them to everyone and anyone who's heading down Cape.

                          1. re: Pegmeister

                            Sorry to say I've never been Peg. I'll put it on the radar this summer.