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Jul 5, 2013 12:26 PM

Boston's "Bigger and Better" Lobster Roll

Pauli’s North End on Salem Street thinks they have something to shout about:

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  1. more than i would want to eat no matter how good it is.

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    1. re: cambridgedoctpr

      Yea but 2 people splitting that at $25 each seems/looks like a munch better roll than many people constantly praise on this site. Clicking on the large photo, it looks great to me!

      1. re: hargau

        I was thinking that splitting would be the way to go. That's as far as I could go, if that, before I'd pass out.

        1. re: Gio

          Go to Bele Isle get 2 lobster rolls and have enough change, compared to 49.95, to buy a six pack before heading to the park in Winthrop to enjoy the food and view.

          1. re: treb

            As it happens, today on the BI web site:
            1 "lobster meat" roll = $20.90 x 2= $41.80
            1 "lobster tail" roll = $28.90 x 2 = 57.80

            Good idea, though!

            1. re: Gio

              Well i found reference from the globe that said belle isle's roll had 7.7 oz.(which is quite generous.. so $41.80 for 15oz or $49.99 for 24oz in the other roll.

              Neptune was listed as 4.2oz
              and B&G as 6.6

              1. re: hargau

                Been a while, but my memory of the B&G roll is that it was tiny compared to Neptune's.


                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  Ditto this...B&G used to have a regular size lobster roll, but last time we went, it was smaller than Neptune's.

    2. Ugh: a dumb stunt. Anybody been to Pauli's otherwise?

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      1. re: MC Slim JB

        I've grabbed a wrap to go on a couple occasions for a quick dinner. The one with chicken, fresh mozz, pesto, etc. was good. From that perspective it seems a solid quick option if in the neighborhood.

        1. re: MC Slim JB

          I had a great breakfast sandwich from them. Two eggs which I wasn't expecting, would have left off the bacon had I known. I think they probably do most of the basic things pretty well.

        2. All I had to read is: "is made with a whopping 24oz. (1 ½lbs) of prime knuckle and claw meat, which arrives fresh daily from Globe Fish Co. at Marine Industrial Park."

          I much prefer my lobster roll to include tail meat, and to have my purveyor cook and pick the meat themselves. Which is why we're going to Belle Isle tonight.

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          1. re: L2k

            Knuckle meat is the best, but there isn't much of it.

          2. Aww. Poor lil Neptune Oyster's all upset because somebody else is getting some attention!


            At least now we know why Neptune has such a reputation for surliness -- it appears to start at the top!

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            1. re: Jenny Ondioline

              Looks like he got his panties in a bunch! So now he comes out with a sizzling $162.00 deal, right! Like PT said, 'there's a sucker born every minute'.

              1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                To be fair, Serpa is Neptune's exec chef, not its famously surly owner. And when he reacts with a sniff to this dumb food stunt, and suggests a lot of the North End is neither creative nor original, I have to agree with him.


                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  Strikes me as in poor taste Mc S. Let him talk publicly about what he does well, I'm not really interested in his stereotypes of an entire neighborhood. I really dislike the 'tude at Neptune, good for them they do so well without me.

                  1. re: MC Slim JB

                    If you read his comments on Twitter, I think he maybe realized he went a tad too far (even if he was correct). I'm guessing that played a part in him then praising Taranta, Volle Nolle, Prezza etc.

                    1. re: mkfisher

                      Pretty transparent. What an a-hole.