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Is the Red Hook Lobster Truck overrated?

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$20 for a lobster sandwich is a bit expensive from a truck that has little overhead. People have been raving about the lobster sandwiches, so I had to go to Carrol and 7th to try one. I ended up getting the hot lobster sandwich. It was a bit greasy from the butter and it had a very sour taste. It wasn't the lemon that made it sour. I like lemon and butter on lobster. It was something else, maybe vinegar, or maybe just something wasn't right. I didn't like it at all. I am told the cold one with more mayo on it is much better. Has anyone had similar experience?

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    1. Definitely go with the cold one if you must buy from Red Hook. A "hot lobster sandwich" sounds disgusting and completely misses the point of the lobster roll. Fresh lobster with mayo on a buttery, toasted roll is possibly one of the most simple sandwiches to make. A little lemon does not harm it but people try to add celery, lettuce and other nonsense and spoil the tatste.

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      1. re: TSull464

        I agree with you on the fresh lobster with mayo. Simplicity can't be beat. However, did you know that in New England, a lobster roll consists of hot buttered lobster in a buttered toasted hot dog roll? It's actually quite delicious.

        1. re: Sluggo1407

          some say a dot of horseradish and a squeeze of lemon is all that's required

          1. re: Sluggo1407

            I think it depends on where in new england. in some places it's hot buttered lobster and in others it's cold lobster with mayo. But the hot, lavishly buttered hot dog bun (preferably top split) seems to be a constant.

            1. re: missmasala

              I've had both types in Maine. Also, both were so much better than any I've had in NYC

          2. re: TSull464

            Ive had hot lobster rolls before, and some are good. But next time I buy for the Red Hook truck it will be the cold one