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Aug 14, 2011 07:11 AM

Is there no lobster salad in Monmouth Co.?

I give up. I can't find any take out lobster salad anywhere. Wegmans used to carry it, but not anymore. Any ideas? Search recipes next?

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  1. Hmm. I'm not sure this is exactly what you're looking for and it doesn't come on the cheap but Panera has been selling a lobster salad sandwich all summer on its specialty menu.

    Or Inlet Cafe

    And I recall bits from this older post:

    1. I didn't know that the Manalapan Wegmans used to carry lobster salad because I only recently looked for it for the first time was really surprised not to find any.

      The next time I'm there (I go nearly every day -- though not today in this stinko weather), I'm going to ask the Seafood Department's manager about it. From my experience, Wegmans is usually over-the-top accommodating with regard to customers' requests.

      Of course, we now know that Zabar's has been selling "lobster" salad that doesn't happen to contain any lobster....

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      1. re: RGR

        I remember Butler's Deli used to have it, or they will makes it as a special order.
        Don't know if they still do....maybe call first.
        91 E River Rd
        Rumson, NJ

        Butler's Deli
        91 E River Rd Ste 1, Rumson, NJ 07760

      2. I think Jody's Fish Market in Neptune has it.

        1. IMO,..It's so easy to make and much better then anything out there ......there are so many good LS recipes online to choose may surprise yourself how delicious it will be .. ;-)

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          1. re: Tapas52

            I'm with you 110% Tapas. The reason that this thread has no takers is because NO ONE, I mean NOT ONE ESTABLISHMENT does this right nor well etc.

            I thought of same as I perused the menu at Langosta this past Wednesday when we were there for cocktails and maybe to nibble a small plate or tow.. I recall the first time dining there, where I foolishly ordered the lobster roll. Are you ready for this??? Three small soft rolls with a miniscule dollop of lobster atop each roll, as one would dab a bit of good caviar on a cracker. $11 for lobster that would just about fill a shot glass.

            There are plenty of great recipes on line. Lobster is very reasonable most times during the summer and I WOULD NEVER ORDER IT HERE IN NJ let alone here at the Shore.

            1. re: JustJake

              this is but one of many & I've made this one in the past......

              1. re: JustJake

                Thanks to one and all for the replies.

                As far as getting good lobster salad out, I really like flavor of the lobster roll at Boondocks in Red Bank. Sitting by the water in Marine Park with a cooler full of cold ones and a lobster roll is about as good as it gets around here.

                But I was wondering about take out, and I guess I need to just make my own. Maybe I can find some reasonable cooked lobster meat. Wegmans was asking $50/lb for theirs.

                1. re: seal

                  I would have to think you could get a pound of lobster meat from a few live lobsters for a heck of a lot less than $50. If you are still willing to spend that much, let me know and I'll break 'em down for you... :-)

                  1. re: seal

                    As for Boondocks, I agree that the setting is supreme, but $16 for a lobster roll with a handful of potato chips and a tablespoon or so of cole slaw is a bit dear. Still, there is that view...

                    1. re: equal_Mark

                      At Luke's Lobster, in NYC, a lobster roll + pickle + chips + soda = $18. Luke gets the lobster directly from his dad, who is a major supplier in Maine. The lobster is superb. No view in any of their locations, though.

                      Luke's Lobster photos:


                      1. re: RGR

                        So in essence, when you add the drink, Boondocks is charging NYC prices. Still, there is the view...

                      2. re: equal_Mark

                        Mark, one could also easily prepare it themselves for a fraction of the cost, chill a nice Sauvignon Fume Blanc, and surprise that very special person/partner by enjoying it with a view (the hawkwatch platform (North Beach at the Hook), atop of Hartshorne Woods from the gunnery embankment, Colt Beach dunes, Phillips Ave pier, Loch Arbour beach. It's the little things in this life that make it rich and rewarding.

                        But $16 twice plus cocktails.....

                        1. re: equal_Mark

                          Just got back from Maine. lobster Rolls went for between 10.99 and 15.99 each, depending on the level of tourist interest that the setting held.

                          1. re: BernieMSY

                            Low to mid teens is standard price for a serious lobster roll. The only real issue is how much lobster is in the roll...

                        2. re: seal

                          Not sure I understand why you would not be able to get a lobster roll for takeout at Boondocks. Have you asked them about it? Pretty much any restaurant in the county will do takeout, even the frou-frou high end ones. Not much incentive to turn away business in this economy.

                          As it is, you order your food at the counter, then it is brought out on a styrofoam plate with plastic utensils. All drinks are bottled. At this point if you were to place your $$ on the table, pick up plate and walk out I can't see them trying to tackle you. If anything it would free up the table for another customer.

                          1. re: equal_Mark

                            Lol =M - too funny.

                            Of course you can take one out. But then there is no doubt that it would be overpriced. When I eat there I think of it as a premium for taking a table.

                            I am on my way to Sickle's asap to try theirs.

                            1. re: seal

                              Funny! I'm on my way to Sickles too, but for heirloom tomatoes (Oops! That's a different thread!)

                    2. Sickles Market in Little Silver has a pretty good Lobster Salad available for takeout at 23.99 per pound. I've been eating it all summer long.

                      Sickles Market
                      1 Harrison Avenue, Little Silver, NJ 07739

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                      1. re: BernieMSY

                        Thanks for this heads up- I just picked up some lobster and shrimp salad (with dill)- both were delicious.

                        1. re: taste test

                          Glad you liked it. I had some today!