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Are there any good lobster tails north of Boston?

maestrette Jan 8, 2014 05:21 PM

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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    gracenote Jan 8, 2014 06:13 PM

    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
      antimony Jan 9, 2014 09:38 AM

      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.

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        maestrette Jan 9, 2014 09:21 PM

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

      2. re: gracenote
        gracenote Jan 10, 2014 06:50 AM

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

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        bear Jan 8, 2014 06:35 PM

        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.


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          ParisLady Jan 8, 2014 07:50 PM

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

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            treb Jan 9, 2014 07:06 AM

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

          2. StriperGuy Jan 9, 2014 06:04 AM

            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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              zippypinhead Jan 9, 2014 07:28 AM

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

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                StriperGuy Jan 9, 2014 09:11 AM

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

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                  zippypinhead Jan 9, 2014 11:02 AM

                  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
                drewinmrblhd Jan 9, 2014 03:17 PM

                Virgilio's chicken salad is to die for!

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                Karl Jan 9, 2014 06:25 AM

                La Cascia's in Burlington/Billerica line is good

                1. justbeingpolite Jan 9, 2014 08:23 AM

                  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.


                  1. Chris VR Jan 9, 2014 10:48 AM

                    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.

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                      maestrette Jan 9, 2014 09:26 PM

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

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