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10 Best Lobster Rolls in America


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There’s lobstah to love about lobster rolls: toasted, buttered split-top buns stuffed with hunks of fresh lobster meat. Whether you like sinking your teeth into a classic Maine lobster roll with chilled lobster, mayo, and fresh lemon juice or indulging in a warm Connecticut lobster roll drenched in warm drawn butter, each is a sublime taste of summer.

We love, love, LOVE New England lobster rolls. These are the best lobster rolls shipping straight from the dock to your door. 

Luke’s Lobster (Portland, Maine)

Luke Holden has been making one of the best Maine lobster rolls in New York City since 2009. The family-run Luke’s Lobster now has numerous locations in NYC and beyond. 

Recreate lovable Luke’s Lobster’s classic lobster rolls at home with heaps of knuckle and claw meat, freshly baked split-top buns, and Luke’s Secret Seasoning, which includes celery seed powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and spices.

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Beal’s Lobster Pier (Southwest Harbor, Maine)

Beal’s Lobster Pier makes some wicked good lobster rolls in the heart of Acadia National Park in Southwest Harbor, Maine. 

Each butter brioche roll is overflowing with ¼ lb. of Maine lobster meat fresh from the boat. One bite and you’ll see why locals and visitors have been indulging in these lobster rolls since 1932.

Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. (Topsham, Maine)

For more than 20 years, Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. has been shipping a taste of Topsham, Maine, to lobster lovers everywhere. 

Each legendary lobster roll is made with fresh, sustainably caught wild Maine lobster, a touch of mayo, and a dash of salt & pepper.

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Bite Into Maine (Portland, Maine)

Portland, Maine’s Bite Into Maine began as a food cart in 2011 and has grown in popularity ever since. Husband-and-wife Karl & Sarah Sutton take a tasteful twist on classic Maine-style and Connecticut-style lobster rolls, flavoring their mayo with wasabi or chipotle to kick things up a notch.

Each roll is made with sweet lobster from the North Atlantic’s cool waters and mixed with regular or flavored mayo like smoky chipotle, savory curry, and hot wasabi.

Pauli’s North End (Boston, Massachusetts)

Paul Barker’s Boston sandwich shop makes a massive lobstah roll that was featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.” 

Pauli’s North End makes its lobster rolls with fresh lobster from the coasts of northern Maine and southern Canada. The succulent meat is tossed with a touch of mayo, lemon, and lobster stock for one fantastic sandwich.

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McLoons Lobster Shack (South Thomaston, Maine)

It’s worth the trek to family-owned McLoons Lobster Shack on Spruce Head Island for their famous lobster roll. Located across from a working wharf, this lobster spot was founded in 2012.

The South Thomaston, Maine, lobster shack piles on local lobster on a half-butter and half-mayo lobster roll that is the best of both worlds.

Legal Sea Foods (Boston, Massachusetts)

One bite and you’ll see why Legal Sea Foods‘ motto is “If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t Legal!” Boston’s famous seafood purveyor makes a super-fresh and memorable lobster roll. It’s packed with knuckle and claw meat mixed with lemon-infused mayo. 

Each Maine-style lobster roll features Gulf of Maine lobster meat on a toasted artisan bun slathered in garlic herb butter. You can make Legal Sea Foods’ mini lobster rolls at home for a tasty taste of New England.

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LUNCH Lobster Roll (The Hamptons, New York)

It’s not summertime in The Hamptons without LUNCH Lobster Roll. The roadside clam shack was founded in 1965 by Frederick H. Terry and his dad, Richard C. Terry, who introduced the lobster roll to Long Island. 

LUNCH offers gluten-free cold and hot lobster rolls. Each gluten-free split-top bun is loaded with North Atlantic lobster meat mixed with Hellmann’s mayo and special seasoning. It pairs perfectly with North Fork Long Island Potato Chips.

Eventide Oyster Co. (Portland, Maine)

Since 2012, James Beard Award-winning oyster bar, Eventide Oyster Co., has been equally famous for its oysters and Brown Butter Lobster Rolls. 

The Portland, Oregon, restaurant’s unconventional Brown Butter Lobster Roll features a bao bun stuffed with Maine lobster meat that has been doused with nutty brown butter.

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The Clam Shack (Kennebunk, Maine)

Since 1968, The Clam Shack has been serving a quintessential taste of Maine summer from its shack perched on a bridge in Kennebunk, Maine.

The Clam Shack’s lobster rolls begin with toasted gluten-free round rolls, each with a smear of mayo. Then, fresh-caught boiled lobster claw, knuckle, and tail is piled high and drizzled with butter. The result: an irresistible summertime treat we can’t get enough of.

We’re on a roll. Get crackin’ and seas the day with the freshest lobster rolls shipping nationwide on Goldbelly! 

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