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Best Lobstah Roll Cape Cod Summah 2013?

phelana Jul 21, 2013 08:16 AM

Where are folks finding the best lobster rolls this season? Sesuit Cafe has failed miserably in portion size several times this summer. Need my fix end of August. Am doing a lobster roll crawl with my foodie friend and we are planning the route. Thanks

Mid Cape to Lower Cape all the way to P Town.....

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  1. CapeCodGuy RE: phelana Jul 21, 2013 11:08 AM

    My vote is Friendly Fisherman and Chatham Fish Pier Market. I prefer Chatham because you can spread a blanket and eat on the beach next to the parking lot.

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      saintp RE: phelana Jul 21, 2013 12:32 PM

      I had 3 lobster rolls on the Cape recently...
      The Raw Bar in Mashpee: stay away! Huge, but too much shredded lobster meat and zero flavor.
      Moby DIck's in Wellfleet: decent size, lots of flavor, little to no shredded meat.
      Friendly Fisherman: $18, good size, lots of tail meat, claws and knuckles (yum), fresh and full of flavor. My recent favorite.

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        phelana RE: saintp Jul 21, 2013 04:15 PM

        thanks all..I know this goes without saying but I am seeking reviews from this summer please..thanks SOOO much..love the idea about the fish pier..never had a roll there,..MD in 'Fleet was good in the past but a tad bit tourista for me...of course I won't be going until Sept. really..CCG shared the meat at Raw Bar is frozen, hence, no flavour.

        Is FF BYOB, please? I cannot recall..

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          saintp RE: phelana Jul 21, 2013 04:24 PM

          Friendly Fisherman is BYOB...there is a little package store right next to it. They even have an opener for you if you ask...

          My 3 lobster rolls were eaten within the past 2 weeks...fwiw!

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            CapeCodGuy RE: phelana Jul 21, 2013 05:46 PM

            My opinion is also based on recent experience from this season. I don't tend to eat too many lobster rolls out as it's so easy to make one at home to my liking and I can get double the size for the same $$$ if homemade. That said, when company HAS to have fried seafood and I want to eat a bit cleaner, the lobstah is the way to go! (And Ann, I've avoided doing so at Sesuit due to your reports. Thanks)

            1. re: CapeCodGuy
              phelana RE: CapeCodGuy Jul 21, 2013 07:55 PM

              CCG, Jillian went to Sesuit this week and had good sized portions..my daughter has been going weekly and continues to have mediocre size portions..go figure..she loves the lobster Caesar and it's her go to spot to bring out of town friends...Sesuit always been inconsistent IMHO BUT the views are amazing, BYOB and solid raw bar.

              Thanks for the updates..

        2. L2k RE: phelana Jul 25, 2013 01:29 PM

          2 at Chatham Fish Pier last month both beat Sesuit by quite a bit.

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            phelana RE: L2k Jul 25, 2013 05:34 PM

            well, it's going to be Chatham Fish Pier for sure..please, if you can inform me, I am in the Caribbean for 4 more week; do I go to the fish market at the pier and it's take out right? Hours?

            Thanks all

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              CapeCodGuy RE: phelana Jul 25, 2013 06:02 PM

              Yes. Take-out only. Best to call off-season for hours I would think. I hear they are now doing sushi now, too No idea how good it is.

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