National Lobster Day: The best lobster rolls in Boston, according to FourSquare - Metro US

National Lobster Day: The best lobster rolls in Boston, according to FourSquare

National Lobster Day best lobster rolls in Boston
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As if you needed an excuse to enjoy lobster rolls in Boston, National Lobster Day arrives this week to pay tribute to the beloved crustacean. Celebrate the foodie holiday by ordering up the iconic New England dish at one of these local hotspots. In honor of National Lobster Day on Sept. 25, here are the best lobster rolls in Boston, according to FourSquare users.

National Lobster Day: Best Lobster Rolls in Boston

Best lobster rolls in Boston national lobster day 2018

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Crowned the 2018 best lobster roll in Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston issue, it’s no surprise that Island Creek Oyster Bar tops this list with a 9.5 out of 10 rating by FourSquare users. Named after chef Jeremy Sewall‘s grandmother, the restaurant’s Ethel’s Lobster Roll puts a fresh spin on the Maine style lobster roll, served on a rosemary roll with cole slaw and kettle chips. And if you’re looking for a more outside the box lobster dish, try the lobster roe noodles, made with grilled lobster, braised short rib, oyster mushrooms and Pecorino cheese. 500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, islandcreekoysterbar.com

Row 34

A perennial foodie favorite, chef Sewall’s other seafood hotspot Row 34 comes in at No. 2 with a 9.4 rating by FourSquare users. The Fort Point restaurant has a wide array of raw bar options and amazing dishes on its menu, but the lobster rolls are a particularly tasty choice. Order them up Ethel’s style, or go Connecticut-style with the warm butter option. 383 Congress St., Boston, row34.com

James Hook & Company

This seafood lovers destination serves up one of the meatiest lobster rolls in town and is very deserving of its 9.2 rating by FourSquare users. Served Maine style without overwhelming eaters with mayo, the sandwich goes heavy on the lobster meat, which is always a good thing. And if you want to feast on other lobster options, James Hook & Co. always has live lobsters and various specials on hand. 440 Atlantic Ave., Boston, jameshooklobster.com

Neptune Oyster

Last year’s winner of the coveted Boston Magazine best lobster roll award, this North End eatery also clocks in at 9.2. While many local spots earn acclaim for their cold versions of the dish, Neptune Oyster has earned droves of fans for its warm butter take on the lobster roll. Don’t worry though, they also serve it cold with mayo for Maine style purists. 3 Salem St., Boston, neptuneoyster.com

Sullivan’s on Castle Island

A Southie staple, this long time favorite comes in at No. 5 on the list with a solid 9.0 rating. Known as Sully’s to the initiated, locals are willing to spend a good chunk of their time in line just to get a taste of all the great seafood treats, including the restaurant’s mouthwatering lobster rolls. 2080 William J Day Blvd., South Boston, sullivanscastleisland.com

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