Lobster rolls have always held a special place in my heart, reminding me of warm weather and school-free times. And I’m always on the hunt for an even better one. I’ve compiled a list here of some of the best lobster rolls in the North East, so you too can have a lobster-filled summer.
Bite Into Maine (Cape Elizabeth, Maine)
If you like lobster and lighthouses, you should definitely check out Bite Into Maine. It’s a food truck located on Cape Elizabeth that serves lobster rolls in a wide variety flavors, ranging from classic to chipotle to wasabi.
Neptune Oyster (Boston, Massachusetts)
This Boston restaurant is an extremely popular spot for seafood lovers. There lobster rolls are amazing, as are all their other dishes. The wait can be long though, so make sure to arrive early.
Matunuck Oyster Bar (South Kingstown, Rhode Island)
Matunuck Oyster Bar is a farm-to-table restaurant with amazingly fresh and delicious seafood. It has a beautiful view of the water, too, which only adds to its charm.
Beach Plum (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)
Head to the Beach Plum in Portsmouth if you’re looking for a relaxed, casual atmosphere and an absolutely stuffed lobster roll. Just make sure to save room for dessert because they offer 78 different flavors of premium ice cream and frozen yogurt.
Oyster Club (Mystic, Connecticut)
The warm lobster roll at the Oyster Club is a total game-changer. And if you get the opportunity, make sure to ask to be seated in the restaurant’s “treehouse.”
Bostwick’s Chowder House (East Hampton, New York)
If you find yourself in the Hamptons this summer, take a trip to Bostwick’s Chowder House. The fresh seafood, crispy fries, and yummy ice cream will definitely make you want to come back for seconds.
Luke’s Lobster (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Luke’s Lobster has locations in Philly, New York City, Chicago, Vegas, Boston, and more. And at every single one, people leave with all their lobster cravings satisfied.
The Lobster Pool (Rockport, Massachusetts)
This seasonal clamshack should definitely be a stop on your New England lobster roll tour. The Lobster Pool is simple, delicious, and a favorite of both locals and tourists.
Shore Fresh Seafood Market & Restaurant (Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey)
Good lobster can be found on the Jersey Shore, too, if you know where to look. At Shore Fresh Seafood Market & Restaurant, you can sit down and enjoy your food or take fish home to cook on your own.
The Clam Shack (Kennebunk, Maine)
Those who dine at the Clam Shack in Kennebunk claim that it has some of the lobster rolls in Maine, so make sure to stop by and see for yourself. Also make sure to try some of the fried options, like the fried haddock sandwich or fried clams.
Lobster Landing (Clinton, Connecticut)
Soda, chips, and lobster. What more do you need? This is what you’ll get at Lobster Landing, and you’ll love every single bite.
The Raw Bar (Mashpee, Massachusetts)
The lobster rolls at the Raw Bar are overflowing with lobster, and that’s definitely a good thing. This is not a meal for the faint of heart.
Red’s Eats (Wiscasset, Maine)
At Red’s Eats, each roll is stuffed with more than an entire lobster. Safe room, though, because the blueberry cake, whoopie pies, and ice cream are pretty hard to resist.
Anthony’s Seafood Restaurant (Middletown, Rhode Island)
Anthony’s Seafood has been a Rhode Island lobster institution for over 50 years. The lobster rolls are hearty, fresh, and filling, as is all the other seafood on the extensive menu.