It’s summer, which means lobster rolls in Massachusetts. Whether you’re a native or just passing through, you must have a lobster roll (or several) when in Massachusetts!
Boston Chops, Boston
Boston Chops in downtown Boston offers a $28 Lobster Roll BLT. The butter-toasted bun is lined with mayo and house-made bacon for this sandwich. The lobster is garnished with romaine lettuce and kumato tomato.
Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod
The Chatham Bars Inn is one of the most exclusive Cape Cod hideaways, so it’s no surprise that they do a great job on their lobster rolls Fresh lobster meat is coated in a mayo and herb mixture before being served on a lettuce leaf inside a large toasted baguette. Their lobster roll is presently $34 and comes with a side salad or fries as well as coleslaw when ordered at the Veranda restaurant.
Lobster Trap, Bourne
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Lobster Trap at Bourne, on Upper Cape Cod. Not only do they sell standard rolls, but they’re also known for their Lobster Reuben. Lobster, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing are placed on toasted marble rye in this sandwich We wanted to put a spin on the lobster roll, says owner Dave Delancey, and because my favorite sandwich has always been a Rueben, we chose that route. The Lobster Reuben is $24 and the lobster rolls are $25.
Mare Oyster Bar, North End
A hot buttered and cold mayo variant of the lobster roll may be found at Mare Oyster Bar in North End Massachusetts . Both come with hand-cut fries and are $24.99 each. Mare, which is located just off Hanover Street, features an outdoor patio with views of the city and a couple fire pits where you may enjoy your summer lobster roll.
Sully’s Castle Island, Castle Island
If you’re visiting New England for the first time this summer, Sully’s is a perfect place to have a lobster roll for the first time. The $14.95 roll returns to the basics in the best way possible, with fresh lobster meat piled high on a toasted hot dog bun. Sully’s is located in South Boston on Castle Island. There is plenty of parking, but plan to circle a few times during peak hours (lunchtime and weekends). However, once you’ve found a spot, go inside, put your order, and then shuffle off to the side to wait. When you’ve finished your lobster rolls, go outdoors and locate a shady area to eat them.
Summer Shack, Boston
One of Boston’s most iconic New England seafood eateries is Jasper White’s Summer Shack. Fried clams, lobster rolls, entire lobsters, and other Yankee classics are served at the restaurants in Boston’s Back Bay and Cambridge. The lobster roll comes in two flavors: cold mayo and hot buttered, both of which are $26. Why not get something from the raw bar while you’re there? Their oyster shuckers are considered to be some of the fastest in the country.
Row 34, Boston
Row 34 in the Seaport District, which is closer to downtown, has two excellent lobster roll variations. A hot and cold option is available in Row 34. While the typical Maine style lobster roll is best served cold, the hot buttered variation is also delicious. They’re both $34 and include a side of slaw and chips. Order a dozen oysters if you’re still hungry; they’re some of the best in town.