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Nov 5, 2013 06:09 PM

My 2 Cents - Lobster Rolls: B&G vs Neptune

Lobster loving family was in town and we hit both spots in a 3 day period - having lobster rolls at both places. I've dined at both places several times but never within such a close time frame.

Apriori, I thought I'd prefer Neptune - unadulterated chunks of lobster drizzled with warm butter sounds decadent and is more aesthetically pleasing than B&G's mayo-based lobster mixture.

Bottom line: I prefer B&G - their lobster was much fresher tasting than Neptune's as well as there was a little shell in Neptune's mixture.

In this never-ending debate - my vote goes solidly to B&G.

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  1. Thanks for the report. B&G doesn't get much attention on this board anymore, but it's nice to hear they still deliver.

    1. I think the idea of the warm lobster roll with butter doesn't live up to the reality - sorry CT. It sounds great but doesn't deliver, regardless of who prepares it.

      1. I will be that guy... but B&G always just gets me that they ask $27 bucks for a roll.

        I HONESTLY think the Beantown Pub lobster roll (double the size) for $10 is as good.

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        1. re: meeps2002

          I was a little surprises that B&G is more expensive than Neptune.

          B&G's lobster roll is $29 where as Neptune's is $27 (this is the price they list online, I recall is being $29 but my memory may be off). Neptune's oysters were definitely cheaper than B&G.

          B&G's service was definitely better than Neptune's - here's a pic of Neptune's lobster roll

          1. re: CambridgeFoodie

            I appreciate the pic, the roll is kind of pathetic.

            1. re: CambridgeFoodie

              this looks like the last Neptune lobster roll i had 2 years ago.....after I had eaten half of it and my DC had eaten a bit at well.

              I wonder if the downsizing is consistent or depends on the day or the staff in the kitchen that day.

              I was at Neptune recently but had the pork confit with fried oysters on top as great as usual. Didn't see any rolls coming out so I have no recent experience. We were at the bar and the servers were friendly and great....poured the last of the bottle of a French rose in my glass after my full pour.

              It was a very unusual day....August...and we were able to park right in front of the restaurant....that lets you know how unusual a day it was. Late lunch.

          2. Frankly, I have a difficult time getting excited about any of Friendly Fisherman in Eastham, *THIS* is what you get for ~$18...and it is fresh right out of their market pools:

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            1. re: Science Chick

              YES! Science Chick...THAT'S what I'm talking about! Could not agree with you more. Plus, it's always served with a smile at no extra charge........

              1. re: CapeCodGuy

                :) I didn't mention, but of course this usually comes with fries too. I just asked them to leave them off (sometimes I need to save myself from me).

            2. Ive had too many sh*tty experiences at BG to ever go there again for pretty much any reason.

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