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Gastronomic Apr 26, 2014 06:07 PM

at Jersey Shore. Point Pleasant and North. Thanks.

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  1. Barbarella RE: Gastronomic May 1, 2014 08:03 AM

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

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      Sdenred RE: Barbarella May 1, 2014 09:24 AM

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

      1. re: Sdenred
        MGZ RE: Sdenred May 2, 2014 05:19 AM

        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
          Sdenred RE: MGZ May 2, 2014 09:38 AM

          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.

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            FriedClamFanatic RE: MGZ May 7, 2014 01:01 PM

            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
              MGZ RE: FriedClamFanatic May 9, 2014 06:56 AM

              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.

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                FriedClamFanatic RE: MGZ May 9, 2014 07:11 PM

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

          2. re: Sdenred
            cranrob RE: Sdenred May 2, 2014 06:08 AM

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

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              cranrob RE: cranrob May 2, 2014 10:20 AM

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

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                corvette johnny RE: cranrob May 5, 2014 07:43 AM

                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.

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                  cranrob RE: corvette johnny May 9, 2014 06:40 AM

                  Yes, that's the place!

            2. re: Sdenred
              Barbarella RE: Sdenred May 3, 2014 07:25 AM

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

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            ELA RE: Gastronomic May 2, 2014 10:35 AM

            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. CatLadyJan RE: Gastronomic May 4, 2014 11:50 AM

              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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                sbier RE: CatLadyJan May 7, 2014 12:42 PM

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

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                  Barbarella RE: sbier May 7, 2014 01:13 PM

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

                  1. re: Barbarella
                    MGZ RE: Barbarella May 9, 2014 06:25 AM

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

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