Best Lobster Roll in Boston

2015 Best Lobster Roll

James Hook + Co.

Boston

There’s only one decision you need to make at this waterfront institution: regular roll ($16) or large ($19)? After that, pull up a chair and tuck into the sturdy bun…Read More

2014 Best Lobster Roll

Alive & Kicking

Cambridge

Call us iconoclasts, but this year, the lobster roll that impressed us most technically isn’t a lobster roll at all. Let us introduce you to Alive & Kicking’s lobster sandwich,…Read More

2013 Best Lobster Roll, High-Brow

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Boston

A few of the dishes that have already become legends in the few years since this sophisticated Kenmore Square spot opened: the fried-oyster sliders, which come smeared with chili-lime aioli…Read More

2013 Best Lobster Roll, Low-Brow

James Hook and Co.

Boston

The rolls at this waterfront spot don’t come with frills (or fries). But at a mere $14 for a hot-dog bun overflowing with lobster mixed with just enough celery and…Read More

2012 Best Lobster Roll, North

Lobsta Land

Gloucester

Forget ambiance and views—here, it’s all about the lobster roll. And it’s a behemoth, with five ounces of fresh, sweet tail and claw meat tossed in just enough mayo, then…Read More

2012 Best Lobster Roll

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Boston

Chef Jeremy Sewall has a family connection to the best crustaceans around: His cousin Mark is a Maine lobsterman. And the best vehicle for his wares just may be Island…Read More

2011 Best Lobster Roll

Neptune Oyster

Boston

Order it hot with butter, or cold with mayo. Either way, sizable chunks of lobster will overflow the warm brioche roll, leaving you to dig in with a fork before…Read More

2010 Best Lobster Roll

Belle Isle Seafood

Winthrop

Twelve rolls into our research, it seemed there was no escaping the Bun Situation: perfectly sweet meat marred by stale, soggy, cold, dinky, or too-hearty bread. Then we tried Belle…Read More

2009 Best Lobster Roll

Neptune Oyster

Boston

Cold with mayo, or hot with butter? Neptune ends the great lobster roll debate by excelling at both. The constant is perfectly firm, sweet lobster piled into a large brioche…Read More

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