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Lobster Hut – Lobster Enjoyed Fresh Off the Boat

Located on Historic Plymouth Harbor

For fresh seafood and succulent local lobster, Lobster Hut is the place to eat!   Located directly on the ocean, this casual eatery offers over 50 menu items from lobster bisque to fried clams, broiled salmon and more!

Lobster Roll anyone?  Choose from a big lobster salad roll and if you’ve worked up an appetite touring Plymouth – you can order an even BIGGER lobster salad roll.  Then,  take it outside and savor every bite of it as you watch the fishing boats bob up and down in the water.    Not a fancy restaurant by any means, you walk up to the counter and order to your tummy’s content!   In minutes, out comes your generous portions.   Dining with landlubbers? Lobster Hut serves burgers and chicken fingers, too.

Why we love it:   It’s fresh and fried seafood heaven! 

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  • Seasonal
  • Reopens in February
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • 25 Town Wharf, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
  • (508) 746-2270
  • www.lobsterhutplymouth.com

 

 

 

 

 

Row 34 – Urban Chic Lobster Dining

Let the Good Times Roll in Boston’s Fort Point Neighborhood

The sister restaurant of the popular Island Creek Oysters, Row 34 is a workingman’s oyster bar located in one of Boston’s coolest neighborhoods. A former steel factory, Row 34 offers a sleek decor yet friendly and inviting atmosphere.   Owned by Jeremy Sewall and Garrett Harker – both men know quality seafood.  Jeremy grew up in a multi-generational Maine-based fishing family and his cousin Mark – a lobsterman from New York – supplies the lobsters.

Open for lunch and dinner, Row 34 offers  lobster rolls  overflowing with claw, knuckle and tail meat on a deliciously buttered roll!

Why we love it:  They have an extensive draft beer list.  Great place to bring a date!

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The Barnacle Restaurant – Overlooking the Ocean

Views of the Harbor and Lighthouse!

The oldest family owned restaurant in historic Marblehead, The Barnacle Restaurant overlooks scenic Marblehead Harbor and offers the freshest lobster and seafood around!   Once a clam shack, The Barnacle now offers a variety of surf and turf dining options for lunch and dinner –  with lobster rolls and boiled lobster topping the “yum” list!  Deck dining is available but seating is limited.   Visiting with kids? Ask for the Children’s menu.

Why we love it:  It’s Trap to Plate!  They own a lobster boat.  Plus, this is where the locals go for good food and plenty of cheer!

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Joe’s On A Roll – Fine and Fresh Street Food!

A Food Truck Loaded with Lobster Rolls

On your way to the beach?  Stop at Joe’s On A Roll – a food truck loaded with fresh lobster rolls, chowder and home-made cookies and have yourself a picnic!  With lobsters caught from the Massachusetts Bay – Joe’s On A Roll is a local favorite!

Food trucks are all the rage and we can see why visitors and locals are thrilled.  You can find Joe’s On A Roll on Water Street on Thursday-Sunday!

Why we love it:   The lobster rolls are packed with sweet meat!  

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Yankee Lobster Company – In Boston Since 1950

Small Restaurant, Big Flavors

For ridiculously fresh lobster, stop at Yankee Lobster Fish Market on Northern Avenue in Boston.   Featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Yankee Lobster offers lobster rolls that make your mouth water.  Try the lobster bisque, the steamed lobsters or even the Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese.   You’ll go back for more!

Why we love it.  It’s so “un-fancy”!   Come as you are and bring an appetite for delicious seafood and craft brews.

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Finz Seafood – Overlooking Salem Harbor

A Meal with a View

An airy open space concept restaurant located North of Boston, FINZ Seafood and Grill is surrounded by windows on all three sides so that you can look and out enjoy Salem Harbor as you indulge in seasonal, fresh, lobster and creative seafood preparations.  During the warmer months, dine on the patio as the salty air washes over you!

Try the delicious Lobster Ravioli tossed in a sherry cream sauce served with lobster meat and asparagus tips, the 1.5 pound New England style steamed lobster or the Lobster Roll made with with celery and mayo on a brioche hot dog roll, or smothered in warm butter on a brioche hot dog roll.

The raw bar serves the freshest local oysters, clams, chilled lobster, colossal crab, and shrimp and it’s available until closing.     Children’s menus are available.

Why we love it:   The waterfront dining experience on Pickering Wharf lined with shops!  

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Longboards Restaurant & Bar – Award Winning Lobster Rolls

Multiple 70″ TV Screens Where You Can Catch A Game!

Located on Pickering Wharf in historic Salem, Massachusetts, this is a great local place to be and be seen. With award winning sandwiches & lobster rolls and new signature flatbreads, you won’t leave hungry!

As for the lobster, they recently won several awards for their lobster rolls! WCVB Channel 5 in Boston has named them “One of The Areas Best Lobster Rolls” and North Shore Magazine has awarded Longboards BONS (Best of North Shore) award for their lobster rolls.  Salem Evening News has even named them the “Best Casual Dining Experience”.

Why we love it: Lobster, beer and sports combination?  What’s better than that!

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The Galley Grille – Casual Dining in Westport

The Galley Grille

The Galley Grille serves the freshest seafood caught in nearby waters as well as the finest beef, chicken and creative pasta dishes.  Insider’s note, they have a Lobster Shepard’s Pie.  YUM!!

With its casual atmosphere and nightly specials, the Galley Grille is perfect for any occasion.

This location is perfect for pairing with a lobster themed visit to nearby Horseneck Beach. You could watch the sunset and then catch a lobster dinner or grab lobster roll takeout and have a picnic on the beach.

Why we love it:  The Lobsterfest special on the weekends!

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The Back Eddy – Local Food Done Differently!

The Back Eddy

The Back Eddy is a seafood restaurant that does things a little bit differently!    They also have a beautiful waterview and boat access.

Using ultra fresh produce from the many farms of Southeastern Massachusetts and Coastal Rhode Island; the wide variety of fish brought to shore by New England’s Fisherman; wine, beer and cheese from local artisan producers and the mixture of Portuguese influence with the oldest American cooking style, provides the kitchen with an incredibly diverse range to work with. With the concept of thinking coastal and eating local provides guests, with the freshest food from the area.

Located on the Westport River, The Back Eddy’s menu items include Naked Sakonnet Lobster, Fried New Bedford Scallops and locally cultivated oysters.   Almost like a lobster roll but without the mayo   – the lobster sliders are a must!

Why we love it:   Locally sourced food – pure and simple.  During the summer weekends, the place rocks with an outdoor bar and raw bar & grille on the docks.

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Scituate Lobster Pound – Local Seafood For Here or To Go!

Fresh, Local Lobster

A popular seafood market and take-out restaurant, Scituate Lobster Pound has been serving delicious seafood, meat and marinades to hungry visitors for a long time! Choose from mouth watering lobster dishes such as the signature lobster roll – piled high with a half pound of lobster salad, classic steamed lobster, lobster skewers, lobster cerviche, lobster mac and cheese and the all time favorite Lobster Pizza house made with diced tomatoes, artichoke, artisan cheese, and lobster meat, served on top a hand stretched wood fired thin crust.

Family owned and operated, Scituate Lobster Pound offers over 20 years of commercial fishing experience. By harvesting sustainable resources and supporting local fishermen, Scituate Lobster Pound provides the freshest Lobster and Seafood around!

Why we love it:   You can pack a yummy  lobster lunch and head to the beach!

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Wood’s Seafood – A Plymouth Favorite

Local,Fresh Flavors and Clambakes to Go!

Open year round, Wood’s Seafood is a family owned fish market and seafood shack located in the heart of Historic Plymouth Massachusetts overlooking the harbor. The restaurant menu offers a wide range of seafood selection. Fried scallops, whole clams, oysters, and shrimp are just some of the local favorites.  Single or twin Lobster dinners consist of 1 ¼ lb lobsters.  Check out the lobster tanks – and see lobsters weighing up to 6 pounds! Lobster rolls and seafood platters provide a signature taste of New England style seafood.

Wood’s also offers catered clambakes for groups of 50 ore more and Clambakes to Go for parties of 2 or more!   With Clambakes To Go, you don’t have to spend time preparing your meal. All products are cooked and prepared at Wood’s Seafood using your own coolers that you drop off ahead of time. Your coolers will ensure that your savory clambake remains hot for 2-3 hours from the time you pick it up.  Prices start at $24.95 per person.

Why we love it:   You can meet the local lobstermen!  They typically arrive mid-afternoon with their catch of the day.

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Legal C Bar – Casual Seafood Dining South of Boston

Shop and Dine on Lobster!

Located within the Derby Street Shoppes, Legal C Bar  offers classic ‘C’ fare like clams, cod, crab and calamari as well as custom cocktails provides a contemporary, comfortable experience.

A casual seafood restaurant developed by Legal Sea Foods, you can eat at the bar or in the dining room. Enjoy tried-and-true Legal favorites like Steamed Lobster or indulge in a new creative menu selection.  Oyster lovers will find at least 8 different varieties daily.  Nineteen signature cocktails, 37 wines by-the-glass, 20 beers and 16 super-premium Irish Whiskeys satisfy any thirst for fun.

Why we love it:   This Legal C is off Route 3.   Perfect place for a lobster roll on the way to Cape Cod!

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Legal Sea Foods – Wine & Dine in Boston

Upscale, Casual Seafood Dining

This Legal Sea Foods’ location in Boston’s Theater District, surrounded by hotels and nearby Newbury Street, Copley Square and Boston Common, offers an expanded wine menu – 40 pages in all.  WOW.

Just inside you’ll see a two-story cascading fountain, the center-piece of the restaurant.   A beautiful dining room and comfy lounge, this is a great place to enjoy fabulous seafood with extensive wine pairings.   Their award-winning Wine Cellar, which holds over 10,000 bottles and 800 different labels, is also downstairs.

Those who like to ‘wine and dine’ are in luck because our working Cellar doubles as private dining space for social and corporate functions.

We we love it:  Fancy lobster is always great with wine.  If you call ahead and ask, the wine steward can give a tour.  Fun!  

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Legal Sea Foods Copley Place – Lobster While You Shop!

Fresh Seafood Specials Daily

Perfect spot for a sit down lunch/dinner or grab-and-go.  Either way, they serve up a mean lobster roll as well as an extensive seafood menu. Dining with children? Try the one pound lobster which is Just for Kids!

This restaurant is located on the upper level of Copley Place, with direct indoor access to both the Westin and Marriott hotels as well as to the Prudential Center.   With panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Boston’s historic South End, the city views and the seafood are second to none.

Why we love it: Perfect respite from a day of shopping.  Delicious lobster and a great view!   

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Michael’s Harborside – Deck Dining in Newburyport

A Newburyport Favorite

Michael’s overlooks the Merrimac River, from a vantage point that offers views of the harbor and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. It’s the gathering spot for locals, boaters visiting the marina and tourists alike. You will delight in signature cocktails, while enjoying some of the best seafood and lobster in New England.

Lunch or dinner at Michael’s Harborside can be enjoyed al fresco overlooking the Merrimac River. Spectacular views of the harbor from three outdoor decks complement a menu of fresh seafood, daily specials, and select cocktails.

Insiders Tip:  Great choice for a wonderful lobster roll in a fun and scenic setting.

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  • One Tournament Wharf –  Newburyport, Massachusetts
  • (978) 462-7785
  • Mon-Thur 11:30 am-9:00 pm | Fri-Sat 11:30 am – 10 pm | Sun 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • www.michaelsharborside.com

Swan River Restaurant – Clam Bakes by the Dozen

Lobster with a View!

Located at the mouth of the Swan River overlooking Nantucket Sound, Swan River Restaurant and Fish Market specializes in fresh, delicious clambakes. Eat in, delivery or take out, there are no minimum orders.   Order 2 or 200!

In addition to offering a traditional Cape Cod clam bake including 1 1/4 pound lobsters,  Swan River has a drool-worthy Lobster Menu including the Lobsta’ Roll and Mac and Cheese! Children’s menus are available.  Lobsters and fish come from the icy Atlantic waters, from Chatham East to George’s Bank.  Local, fresh and delicious!

Why we love it:   The lobster is super fresh and local!

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The Gloucester House – Locally Caught Seafood Since 1958

Overlooking the Working Waterfront

Serving boat to plate seafood, The Gloucester House offers lots of lobster entrees including lobster rolls, baked stuffed, lobster pie and buffet style lobster bakes for special events!  Lobster bakes are served in the  restaurant’s Cafe Seven Seas from April through November.

This is the perfect setting for a casual “dine in the rough” New England style lobster bake. Lenny Linquata, owner and manager of the Gloucester House, will entertain  guests with colorful stories of local history and with a demonstration on how to eat a lobster.  Salty air, the smell of lobsters cooking, a wonderful view, great food and friendly service make The Gloucester House’s a great choice for a lobster feast!    Children’s menus are available.

Why we love it:  Nice views of the working waterfront!

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Why we love it:  They are so close to the water, you can almost touch the lobster boats!

The Friendly Fisherman – At the Tip of Cape Cod

Yummy Lobster Rolls!

Located 1 1/2 miles north of the Cape Cod National Seashore Visitor’s Center and approximately 20 miles outside of Provincetown sits this cute shack and fish market! With over 25 years in business, their famous lobster rolls are even recommended by Rachael Ray. Complete with the outdoor shaded picnic tables and buoy decorations – you’ll love this place.

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Barking Crab – A Seafood Shack in the City

Lively Spot for Locals and Tourists 

Located on the edge of Boston’s historic Fort Point Channel, The Barking Crab has become one of the city’s best-loved meeting and eating spots.  With a wood-burning stove, this eatery has evolved into a year-round operation.

Not the “typical” Boston seafood restaurant, The Barking Crab offers the casual atmosphere of a coastal clam shack in a funky urban setting, with a marina alongside for easy access by water, and all the exciting resources of Boston only a short walk away.

The menu concentrates on fresh seafood and offers our local take on the urban New England Clam Shack.   Lobster items include boiled, grilled and stuffed and amazing lobster roll including a naked version!    Great place for dining alone or with two dozen of your closest friends!

Why we love it:   A great place for a lobster roll, beer and conversation with visitors from all over the planet!

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Atlantic Fish Co. – A Boston Best!

Locally Sourced Seafood

Serving the highest quality seafood sourced straight from local waters,  Atlantic Fish Co. is a landmark for Boston’s best seafood.  With menus printed daily to reflect the quality of the offerings, Atlantic Fish Co. is the place to go to for a memorable fine dining experience with family, friends or business associates.

Executive Chef Danny Levesque knows good seafood and has a passion for creating menu items that bring out the flavors of  New England’s finest ingredients.  Serving only true hard shell lobsters from Maine, the lobster rolls are delicately prepared. lightly dressed and served with hand-cut fries.   It’s no wonder why guests give this Back Bay wine and dine restaurant high marks over and over again!

Why we love it:  The outdoor seating!  Great spot for people watching. 

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Quahog Republic – A Dive Bar on Cape Cod

Live. Give. Relax.

A hidden gem located in Falmouth, Quahog Republic is a favorite watering hole serving ice cold beer on tap and plenty of local quahogs and really good comfort food! Order the Monsta Lobsta Roll made with heaping pile of tail and claw meat, light mayo and a buttered toasted bun and you’ll have enough for two!

Quahog Republic believes in giving back to the community and proudly supports local charitable organizations and events!

Why we love it:   It’s open for late night fun! 

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  • Open Year Round
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • 97 Spring Bars Road, Falmouth, MA 02540
  • (508) 540-4111
  • www.quahogrepublic.com

Quahog Republic – A Waterfront Eatery

Live, Give, Relax!

Step inside the Waterfront Eatery in Onset Village and be transported to the positive energy capital of the Quahog Republic. You are sure to find some friendly faces, good eats and fantastic cocktails. The Quahog Republic Waterfront Eatery is open from April-October. Pair the mouth-watering Monsta Lobsta Roll (plenty to share) with a refreshing mudslide, or try the Raw Bar! Live music, awesome water views and a lively vibe help create an unforgettable dining experience.

Why we love it:  Quahog Republic believes in giving back through charitable events and community involvement!

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Woodman’s of Essex – A Yankee Tradition Since 1916

Where the Fried Clam was Born!

It was 1916. Chubby Woodman and his wife Bessie owned a small roadside stand and sold small grocery items including live, freshly dug clam.  On July 3rd of that year – Chubby fried up a few of those clams just to see what would happen.   Well, the Fried Clam was born and the rest is history!   Today, the award-winning Woodman’s prepares lots and lots of fried clams and many, many lobster rolls and boiled lobsters with drawn butter!

During the summer, the lines to the counter can be long but they move quickly.   It’s all worth the wait.  On an average summer day, they serve over 400 pounds of boiled lobster and 250 lobster rolls!  Seating is available indoors and there is a large tented seating area outdoors where you can enjoy lobsters in the rough!  A fourth generation family owned business, Woodman’s can accommodate large groups and special gatherings  including family reunions, weddings and corporate  functions.   Hosting a lobster bake?   Contact Woodman’s for a memorable catered event.   Photo Credit:  Jim Mcallister

Why we love it:  They offer a totally authentic New England seafood experience!

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Seaport Grille – On Gloucester’s Working Waterfront

Generous Portions of Fresh Seafood

Located in Gloucester on Cape Ann,  Seaport Grille serves fresh, locally sourced seafood and the best view of Gloucester’s authentic working waterfront!   Open year-round and frequented by locals many of whom are lobstermen, Seaport Grille offers an extensive seafood menu including Lobster Mac and Cheese, Lobster Scampi, Lobster Pie, Baked Stuffed Lobster, Boiled Lobster with drawn butter, Lobster BLT  –  a BLT kicked up a notch with fresh lobster salad and avocado and the world famous Lobster Roll heaping with chunks of meat, celery and mayo on a locally baked bun from Virgilio’s Italian Bakery.

To further enhance your seafood dining experience in America’s original seaport, this bright and bustling restaurant boasts an intimate bar area and spacious outdoor deck overlooking Cruiseport Gloucester – where the world’s most luxurious cruise ships dock!

Why we love it:   Local lobsters, local vibe!

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Waterfront Grille – Harbor Front Dining in New Bedford

Enjoy The Deck!

The Waterfront Grille on Homer’s Wharf is New Bedford’s only harbor-front restaurant where you’ll get a front seat to watch the commercial fishing industry in action!    A premier seafood restaurant, Waterfront Grille offers the freshest seafood available – a true ocean to plate experience.  With an impressive seafood menu, there are lots of lobster selections including Lobster Quesadilla, Baked Stuffed Lobster, Lobster Mac & Cheese and, of course, the all time favorite – Lobster Roll.  Surf and Turf options are available for landlubbers!

Why we love it:  Views of the fishing boats.  Rusty and real.

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Bayside Restaurant – Lobster Rolls With A Stunning View!

Locally Sourced Seafood

With stunning views across the Massachusetts Audubon’s Allen’s Pond Sanctuary, Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands, the Bayside Restaurant offers locally sourced food – sometimes organic and always delicious and nutritious.

A family restaurant serving guests for more than 40 years, the Bayside Restaurant prepares  an awesome lobster roll voted by Food & Wine as one of the best in America!   With naked lobster meat on a grilled bun and butter or mayo on the side, you’re sure to enjoy this seafood favorite!

Why we love it:  The awesome views and the fresh lobster rolls!

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Union Oyster House – America’s Oldest Restaurant

A Must Do, Casual Seafood Restaurant

Famous for oysters and location, The Union Oyster House is a favorite for locals and visitors to Boston.  Located on the Freedom Trail, near Faneuil Hall, the Union Oyster House enjoys the unique distinction of being America’s oldest restaurant. This Boston fixture, housed in a building dating back to Pre-Revolutionary days, started serving food in 1826 and has continued ever since with the stalls and oyster bar, where Daniel Webster was a regular customer, in their original positions.

With a full menu for sea and land lovers, enjoy a lobster roll, traditional boiled lobster or a long list of other delicious lunch and dinner options. The Union Oyster House is walk-able from most spots in the city, so make it the start or end to a great day in this world famous harbor town.

Why we love it:  It’s historic –  so nice backdrop for a selfie!

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Menemsha Fish Market – On Martha’s Vineyard

Lobsters in the Rough on the Quieter Side of the Island

On sometimes bustling Martha’s Vineyard, you will find Menemsha Fish Market on a quieter side of the island. Time slows here and a true local’s spot, this little place is a highly recommended for take out. No real tables here to speak of and that is part of the charm. As a few Tripadvisor users say, “Atmosphere is what it is – an active fishing village – we ate on giant fishing line spools used as picnic tables” and ” Enjoyed this feast behind the market sitting in a wooded bench using a wooden cable reel for a table.” Now that’s lobster in the rough!

So get your fresh seafood to take home and cook or grab delicious takeout and head to the beach.  Either way, Menemsha Fish Market will earn a spot on your favorite’s list and the surrounding area will do wonders towards vacationer’s seeking relaxation.

We we love it:  So New England. An idyllic spot to enjoy lobster!

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Roy Moore Lobster – A Lobster Gem in Rockport

Enjoy Lobsters in the Rough on Bearskin Neck!

In what is arguably one of the most scenic towns in New England, you will find this lobster shack! Calling Rockport home, this delicious lobster eatery offers a deck (with picnic tables) overlooking Sandy Bay. With super authentic and super fresh lobster right off the boat, you have to love a place that sells tee shirts with the message “Eat Moore Lobsta!”  What makes this place even more special is the setting. Rockport is lobster central with a harbor full of bright bobbing lobster boats.  So, stroll, shop and the enjoy Roy’s lobster rolls or boiled lobster with drawn butter.  Grab your lobster bib and get crackin’ over at Roy Moore Lobster Company.

Why we love it:   You can watch them cook your lobster – so bring a giant appetite to this tiny shack.   While you wait, check out the live lobsters in the tank!

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Neptune Oyster – In the Heart of the North End

Small Restaurant Packed With Flavor

Appearing on the top of many “best of” lists, Neptune’s is a must do when visiting Boston. The Lobster Roll at Neptune Oyster in Boston’s North End is a spoiler. It will make you think twice about ordering other versions of this New England favorite. A great option is always the hot lobster roll with butter. Neptune Oyster also prepares it using cold lobster meat with mayo. Either one will cost $25 and will be big enough to share –  if you’re feeling generous.

An insider’s tip is to begin with a fork, clearing the overflow of perfectly-cooked, buttery lobster and trimming it to a manageable size. Then pick it up and enjoy the combo of lobster and roll. At Neptune, what looks like an oversized hot dog bun is actually brioche. It’s been proclaimed a top choice by top publications from Boston Magazine to Gourmet.  Neptune Oyster is a tiny restaurant – but worth the wait!

Why we love it:  Choice of Hot lobster roll with butter or Cold with Mayo.  

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