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Lobster rolls are back at chowda house

corvette johnny Nov 24, 2013 07:07 PM

My wife and I had a nice lunch today. We both love lobster rolls and decided to indulge in these traditional summer-time new England snacks in the cold weather. I had the rolls here back in the summer and I think these are comparable.

I loved the fact that I walked in with a frozen, wind beaten face and had a dish that brought me back to summer time maine. Its been only a few months since my last Maine pilgrimage and I was excited that I could get a decent lobster roll a few miles from home.

The fries, as noted last time, need some work. However, the fact that we can get a tasty lobster roll here in red bank is fantastic.

My wife found out about the rolls on facebook. They are closed tomorrow so check with them to see about availability.

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  1. Tapas52 RE: corvette johnny Nov 25, 2013 05:03 AM

    Can you elaborate on the preparation, Roll, Mixture, price,etc...

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      equal_Mark RE: Tapas52 Nov 25, 2013 10:10 AM

      Cooked hunks of lobster either mixed with melted butter or a lemon zest aoli, piled on griddled split top rolls. $17.95

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        Tapas52 RE: equal_Mark Nov 25, 2013 12:35 PM

        Thats kind of expensive considering a whole lobster costs $4.99 lb?do they make their own rolls also?

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          TomT RE: Tapas52 Nov 26, 2013 04:06 AM

          Yes, but fortunately the amount of shell in a lobster roll is usually negligible.

          That is a fair price for a lobster roll....although back to my original point fair is a moving target based on the amount of meat/size of the lobster roll.

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            equal_Mark RE: TomT Nov 26, 2013 08:57 AM

            I'm sure some places would, for a lesser price, serve you a live lobster and a plain roll and let you have at it from there... :-)

          2. re: Tapas52
            drubenero RE: Tapas52 Nov 27, 2013 07:13 AM

            Tapas, a 1 pound lobster will give you about 4 ounces of meat, unless it is a new shell, which may actually give you less than that. Often the lobsters you see for $4.99 are new shell.

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              Tapas52 RE: drubenero Nov 27, 2013 09:25 AM

              Thank you for the info.....

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        DownNeckBetty RE: corvette johnny Nov 27, 2013 07:43 PM

        Some lobster rolls go for as much as $25.00. I had a lobster roll at Panera last summer and it was terrible. Hardly any lobster. It was $17.99.

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          Tapas52 RE: DownNeckBetty Nov 28, 2013 07:28 PM

          I just avoid them all together ...just not worth it to spend over $100.00 for your family to have a lobster rolls!
          I'll make my own lol

          1. re: Tapas52
            equal_Mark RE: Tapas52 Nov 28, 2013 08:40 PM

            You could make the same argument against eating out anywhere. God forbid you blow $60 chowing down on hot dogs somewhere!

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              Tapas52 RE: equal_Mark Nov 29, 2013 03:46 PM

              I guess your right who cares just enjoy whatever you eat.......you only live once!

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                Jerseygirl111 RE: Tapas52 Nov 30, 2013 09:43 AM

                Yes, but the mark up on lobster just kills me.

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