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Lobster Roll Hall of Fame

If you don't live in the Northeast, you may never have had the pleasure of eating a Lobster Roll sandwich. We understand that in other parts of the country, lobsters are reserved for only 'rarified' dining - fancy restaurants, $50 plates, you get the picture. And this is truly a shame because while lobster is certainly delicious in a gourmet setting it is equally delectable in a more everyday application - the sandwich.

First things first, let's take a quick review of all the various lobster sandwich varieties:

*Lobster Roll

In Maine, a Lobster Roll is pure, unadulterated chunks of lobster meat served on bread and accompanied with drawn butter. Anywhere else in New England, a Lobster Roll is what Mainers call a Lobster Salad Roll (see below).

*Lobster Salad Roll

Lobster Salad is a mixture of lobster meat with mayonnaise and chopped fresh celery (think Chicken Salad - but WAY better). Also served on bread; lettuce and tomato can also be added.

*Lobster Club

More common outside of New England, the lobster club is lobster salad served in a club style sandwich with a triple layer of toasted sliced bread.

Lobster Roll Hall of Fame:
Top Lobster Sandwich Restaurants

#1 - Capt.'s Waterfront Grille - Salem, MA

This restaurant has solved the classic Lobster Roll messiness of the overstuffed bun. They split fresh meat from one whole lobster across two buns - and include a dollop of mayonnaise so you can mix the salad to your own preference.

#2 -  Red's - Wiscasset, ME

Generous portion of lobster meat in the Maine style (just fresh picked lobster with butter on the side). Simple, pure, delicious.

#3 - Captain Frosty's - Dennis, MA

A classic of Cape Cod, you have to get this with chowder and a side of their amazing onion rings. There is a fair amount of mayo dressing but rather than overpowering the lobster it really brings out the flavor.

Bon appetit!


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