Welcome to a Summer of YUMS!

Ever since a good friend dragged me to the famous oyster bar called Pearl in west village back in 2003, I have been completely in love and addicted to this dish called lobster roll.  Since that day, every restaurant that I go to, as soon as I see lobster roll listed on the menu, I am unable to order anything else! This summer, I have decided that I am not only going to just eat them, I am going to rate them and find the best lobster roll of NYC!

The many faces of lobster rolls.

What is a lobster roll?

A lobster roll is a bundle of deliciousness filled with chunks of fresh lobster meat tossed with either mayo or butter served on a top open hot dog bun. The filling often contain diced onion, scallion, celery, lettuce, lemon juice, and various seasonings. It is traditionally served with pickles, potato chips, or French fries on the side.

Where did it come from?

It is unclear exactly where and when lobster roll originated from.  It is speculated that it is definitely a twentieth century creation due to that fact that the soft hot dog buns were first manufactured in 1912. It is commonly believed that lobster rolls started in Maine in the 70s, but it is in Amagansett, New York, that it is first officially featured and sold in a restaurant, The Lobster Roll Restaurant.

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