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Mar 25, 2014 08:31 AM

Decent lobster roll, off season, Hyannis area - does this exist?

Splitting time between Hyannis and Harwich for the week and looking for a decent lobster roll (no Canadian meat), CT style (butter) would be a plus but not a requirement. Looked though a number of threads and found a short list of 5 or so great spots in the area but all are still closed for the season. Please help me get my roll fix, hounds!

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  1. If you are willing to go to Orleans, Sir Crickets is open, I believe.

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    1. re: Science Chick

      thanks will have to try - their clams look really great. on tuesday by default i ended up at Brax Landing (Harwich). I would not recommend their regular menu but the lobster roll was more than decent. $20.99, lots of lobster, chunks and claws rather than shredded salad, and very lightly dressed in mayo. needed the squeeze of lemon but i was very happy with it. biggest downside was the shredded lettuce in the sandwich - get that filler out!

      had a cup of the chowder which had a LOT of clam in it but tasted canned. would not recommend.

      1. re: kasiav

        Shredded meat is usually a sign of frozen cheap blend that contains claw, knuckle, and a fair amount of leg meat. Unfortunately, that portrayal fits 90% of the rolls on the Cape. For $21, it should at least be a generous portion of frozen crappy meat, probably over a 1/3 of a pound unless the place is extremely stingy with it's food costs. It's the nature of the beast unfortunately, especially off-season. Places just don't have the time, nor the discerning customers, to pay for fresh picked lobster meat. This is why I generally make my own from places that continually turn over a lot of fresh lobster meat, Joe's in Sandwich, Chatham Lobster in Chatham and Dennis to name two.

        1. re: CapeCodGuy

          I actually thought their roll was decent - it did not have the shredded meat you describe. for the off season, I would recommend the roll, but would not recommend much else on the menu (which seemed middling)

          1. re: kasiav

            That's a fair and accurate description of the food at Brax.