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The Absolute Best Lobster Rolls Spots in Boston | American Eats

Neptune Oyster
James Hook & Co
Yankee Lobster
Luke's Lobster Back Bay
Barking Crab
Neptune Oyster
James Hook & Co
Yankee Lobster
Luke's Lobster Back Bay
Barking Crab

If you’re heading to Boston soon, you’re likely looking forward to the delicious seafood that the area is known for. Luckily, it’s easy to find some of the best lobster rolls spots in Boston by asking the locals and getting a few recommendations. After attending a sports game or strolling through a museum while you’re in the city, check out these quality seafood eateries to get a buttery and flavorful lobster roll that will make your Boston vacation worthwhile.

 


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Neptune Oyster

63 Salem St # 1, Boston, MA 02113,
(617) 742-3474

Neptune Oyster is one of the best lobster roll spots in Boston if you prefer the popular seafood sandwich in its purest form. A toasted bun, lobster cooked to perfection, a light layer of mayonnaise, and fresh lemon make this lunch or dinner especially satisfying. The lobster roll is served with a side of crispy fries and ketchup and the scenery you’ll take in at the restaurant will make your time in Boston even more enjoyable. In addition to tasty lobster rolls, you can also feast on fresh oysters with cocktail sauce, braised mussels with garden veggies, and the restaurant’s famous Wellfleet clam chowder which is made fresh to order. If you want to enjoy a salad with your seafood, you’ll love delicious choices like the Maine lobster and greens with blood orange vinaigrette.

 


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James Hook & Co

440 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210,
(617) 423-5501

James Hook & Co is a casual yet elegant Boston eatery that offers fresh seafood and side dishes that are perfect for a lunch with friends or a dinner with your mate. You can enjoy our sandwich with a bag of Cape Cod potato chips, which are popular in the area, or you can enjoy your lobster roll with a hearty bowl of clam chowder. You can also choose the seafood you’d like for your meal from the fresh bar, which means you can select fish, shrimp, or other types of shellfish to customize your meal. Aside from the lobster roll, James Hook & Co is also known for it’s two-pound steamed lobster served with a side of chowder.

 


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Yankee Lobster

300 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210,
(617) 345-9799

Yankee Lobster is close to the Boston Inner Harbor so you can take in the view while you enjoy your lobster roll. The buttery roll and flaky lobster served with a side of crispy fries is sure to hit the spot, and you can also enjoy the crab cake sandwich or the blackened salmon sandwich for lunch or dinner. Yankee Lobster is also popular for its stuffed haddock and delicious fish and chips so you’ll be full and satisfied once you leave the restaurant with all the tasty seafood options you have to choose from. You may also want to try the crab platter if you’re dining with friends since the steamed crabs come with garlic butter sauce and a mallet for cracking the crab shells.

 


Luke’s Lobster, Shrimp & Crab Rolls

Luke’s Lobster Back Bay

75 Exeter St, Boston, MA 02116,
(857) 350-4626

If you’re in a hurry to get to your next business meeting or tourist attraction in Boston, stop by Luke’s Lobster in the Back Bay area to get a delectable lobster roll. The lobster is chilled and tossed with lemon butter and served on a soft roll. You may also want to try the crab rolls served on a soft bun and seasoned with a blend of secret spices. Another popular item at the restaurant is the Taste of Maine, which allows you to choose from three types of seafood to create the tasty sandwiches of your choice. This is a great option if you’re having a dinner party or picking up dinner for a large family. You can also enjoy a spinach salad with fresh lobster pieces and organic lemon garlic dressing for a meal that is both nutritious and delicious.

 


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Barking Crab

88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-2722

Barking Crab is known for its soft and buttery lobster rolls, but you can also get some of the best fish and chips in town at this popular seafood eatery. The restaurant also has a tasty seafood boil complete with steamed shrimp and fresh lemon and huge portions of lobster and crab with lemon garlic sauce for dipping. Barking Crab also has some delicious appetizers to choose from such as the hot crab dip which and stuffed crabs with chorizo and Ritz cracker stuffing. Both of these are ideal for sharing with a group, but of course, you can enjoy them if you order your meal to-go as well. Be sure to try the restaurant’s award-winning clam chowder with any of your entrees. Barking Crab is also known for its pasta dishes such as the pasta divolo with steamed mussels and clams or the buffalo scallops in a buttery hot sauce and served with fresh celery.

 


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Belle Isle Seafood

1 Main St, Winthrop, MA 02152
(617) 567-1619

This spot is ideal to get unparalleled views of the Boston skyline, Logan Airport, Zakim Bridge and the Bunker Hill Monument. People travel all over to try their award-winning lobster rolls. A tall and generous heap of fresh and sweet lobster meat (made with ¼ lb. of knuckle meat and ¼ lb. lobster tail with a touch of mayo) over crisp and fresh iceberg lettuce in a hot dog bun with a side of coleslaw. All the accolades are true: tons of gorgeous lobster meat highlighted by its simplicity with mayo is heavenly. The coleslaw is simple but tasty. There’s hardly a dud on the menu. You can also go with the fried seafood platter that’s stuffed with more fish than the New England Aquarium, or the little fried smelts that don’t carry a hint of grease.