The best lobster rolls outside of Maine

Nothing says summer quite like a lobster roll. Credit: Provided
Nothing says summer quite like a lobster roll.
Credit: Provided

Can’t make it all the way up north this summer? No worries. You can still enjoy a delicious lobster roll practically in your own backyard. The Daily Meal just released its list of the 20 best lobster rolls outside of Maine, and their criteria, they say, was pretty intense:

The best lobster rolls are ones that boast heaping helpings of super-fresh lobster, kept in large chunks, served warm or cool, moistened with a little bit of mayo or butter, accented with some salt, pepper, and other spices of the chef’s choosing (or none at all, but as long as the lobster isn’t overpowered there’s certainly room for creativity), nestled inside (and on top of and around) a split-top bun that’s been buttered and toasted on a griddle.

Here’s the list:

20) The Ordinary, Charleston, SC
19) Belle Aisle Seafood, Boston
18) Hinoki & The Bird, Los Angeles, Calif
17) JCT Kitchen & Bar, Atlanta
16) Acadia, Chicago
15) Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar, Austin
14) Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant, Newport, RI
13) Oyster House, Philadelphia
12) The Bayside Restaurant, Westport, MA
11) Woodhouse Fish Co, San Fran
10) Offshore Ale, Oak Bluffs, MA
9) Jim’s Dock, Jerusalem, RI
8) Sam’s Chowder House, Half Moon Bay, Calif
7) Neptune Oyster, Boston
6) Luke’s Lobster, NY
5) B&G Oysters, Boston
4) Smack Shack Lobster, Minneapolis
3) Champlin’s, Narragansett, RI
2) Red Hook Lobster Pound, New York & DC
1) Pearl Oyster Bar, New York, NY

What do you think, readers? Did The Daily Meal get it right or wrong?


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