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Are there any good lobster tails north of Boston?

I've been craving one of the yummy lobster tails that I usually get from Mike's or Modern in the North End, but don't have time in my schedule for the next few days to go into the city. A guess an even better question would be - are there any good bakeries in the towns along the stretch of I-95 from Woburn to Peabody?

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  1. you call this place in Peabody: http://www.dorsisbakeryanddeli.com/in...; My friend told me they had some great things; not sure about lobster tails.

    Medford is probably out of your way, but there is an outpost of Modern Pastry there.

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    1. re: gracenote

      Yeah, the Medford Modern Pastry might be your easiest bet -- it's right off 93 at the route 60 exit -- go west on 60, it'll be on your left a block later. There's usually street parking to be found. It's only like 5 miles south of the Woburn 93/95 interchange.

      1. re: antimony

        That's perfect - very convenient. I didn't realize they had a location other than the North End. Thanks!

      2. re: gracenote

        sorry, I just caught my error, I meant you could call D'Orsis...

      3. A couple of exits south on 95 will bring you to Lexington. Royal Pastry at Marrett Square on Rte. 2A is an old-school Italian American shop that has lobster tails. My son and his buddy like the cream-filled stuff there and the prices can't be beat.

        Always a good idea to call first.

        http://royalpastryshop.com/pastry_ita...

        1. Tripoli Bakery in North Andover (Route 114) or in Lawrence..delicious!

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          1. re: ParisLady

            Tripoli's also in Lawrence. Piro's in Methuen.

          2. Virgilio's in Gloucester probably has the absolute best lobster tail I've had in greater Boston, period. Call ahead as they run out.

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            1. re: StriperGuy

              I've only been to Virgilio's a couple of times. (Outstanding bakery/deli with heavenly sandwiches)
              Didn't see any lobster though....
              http://www.udine4less.com/virgilios/

              1. re: zippypinhead

                These are Lobster tail pastries that this thread is discussing...

                1. re: StriperGuy

                  In the words of Emily LItella,
                  "Oh..... Never mind..."

                  But, I will say again, the sandwiches are outstanding. Of the many places in Gloucester to eat, it's my favorite.

              2. re: StriperGuy

                Virgilio's chicken salad is to die for!

              3. La Cascia's in Burlington/Billerica line is good

                1. Love Virgilio's!
                  If that's too far north, and you're willing to go a little south of Woburn, about 10 min off 95 in Bedford, Prince St Bakery (formerly the Carriage House), makes nice Italian pastries.

                  http://www.carriagehousecafebakery.co...

                  1. I haven't had the Lobster Tails at D'Amici's bakery in Wakefield, but it's right off that stretch of 95, so maybe worth checking out. It's a bit hidden in an industrial area, 93 New Salem Street.

                    1. Thanks for all the great recommendations. I'll have to do a taste test soon and report back.