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Best Lobster Roll

at Jersey Shore. Point Pleasant and North. Thanks.

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  1. Without a doubt....Point Lobster co in Point $10 and wonderful!!!!

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    1. re: Barbarella

      Is the Point Lobster co's a lobster roll or lobster salad roll?

      1. re: Sdenred

        For of curiosity's sake, I can't help but ask how you define a "lobster roll"? Connecticut style, drenched in butter? With a slather of mayo? Chunks mixed with mayo? Is it a "salad" when fresh herbs and/or chopped celery are added? Just lobster meat on a roll? Does it need to be on a grilled, top split bun?

        I'm by no means a purist when it comes to eating lobster on bread - been doing it for too long to get finicky now. To me the only thing that separates a lobster sandwich from a lobster roll is the baked good it's placed on. In the absence of anything but a scoop on a plate, it's a salad. The rest is just description. Nevertheless, it might help our friend Barb answer your question better and, everyone else to understand more, if you could clarify?

        Funny thing is, I've been to Point Lobster countless times over the years, but I don't think I've ever had a roll - disqualifying me from commenting and making description nearly impossible. I will vouch for their fantastic bisque though.

        You might find this discussion interesting: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/973714

        1. re: MGZ

          I tend to think of a lobster roll as containing larger chunks of meat with a more light coating of either mayo or butter. Once celery etc gets added I think of it as salad.

          1. re: MGZ

            Smiles.......your "definitions" remind me of when, many many years ago, I was eating lunch in St. Kitts (long before the Marriott and direct flights)...The special of the day was a Grilled cheese with lobster. Warm water lobster..but it was heavenly. The funny thing was I ordered side of French fries.....and the fries were more expensive than the sandwich!

            1. re: FriedClamFanatic

              This thread had me thinking about my own introduction to “lobster rolls” and continued tolerance for the many variations that carry the name. Thing is, back around the time when AM radio was introducing most of us to a “dark, desert highway” and its “warm smell of colitas”, I spent big chunks of the summer fishing with my Grandfather. His preferred lunch on the boat was a slice of Pepperidge Farms white bread, slathered with margarine (“Doc says it’s good for the ticker.”), wrapped around cold lobster leftovers. Pretty good eats for a toeheaded kid whose fingers smelled of killies.

              1. re: MGZ

                If there is a spot close to heaven here.that had to be it!

          2. re: Sdenred

            It's chunks of warm lobster with nothing else. I've had it here once, and the lobster was seriously overcooked - was not impressed.

            1. re: cranrob

              Here's the Lobster Roll at the Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Pretty much the gold standard for me.

               
              1. re: cranrob

                Is this the place at the end of the peninsula right near the light house? I like those jumbo ones at Bobs clam hut in kittery...not the best but the biggest if you are hungry.

            2. re: Sdenred

              Point does a roll, just chunks of lobster meat and some butter on a roll ,nothing else.

          3. I've seen so many versions, variations, etc. of the lobster roll. Very true, in my opinion, once more is added, to me it becomes a lobster salad roll. I've always thought the traditional version was chunks of lobster. Occasionally I've seen a minimal or light coating of a mayo, occasionally a little butter, but that's it. I am not an expert -- I just like 'em, LOL.

            1. Just experienced the best lobster roll I've ever eaten and yes it was indeed at Point Lobster Barbarella. Current price is $12 and to answer the question from MGZ - just pure lobster and maybe a smidgeon of drawn butter on a New England dog bun, no mayo or other junk at all.

              Looking for a receipe a few months ago on a blog I stumbled on a comment from someone from Maine who said "a lobster roll requires just two things - lobster and a roll." Damn if they were not right...

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              1. re: CatLadyJan

                What/where is Point Lobster BARBARELLA? I mean, what's with the Barbarella?

                1. re: sbier

                  It
                  Is located on 1 St. Louis Ave, Point Beach. You don't like the name Barbarella s bier??

                  1. re: Barbarella

                    I think you can simply chalk that one up to careless reading, Barb.