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Chatham Pier Fish Market – Chatham, Massachusetts

Chatham Pier’s Lobster Roll is in my book, Lobster Rolls of New England!!

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The Seafood Shanty – Bournedale, Massachusetts

Seafood Shanty lobster roll

Went here on the photo recommendation of my friend Jodie, of “suffered from a tragic lobster roll overdose at the NYC lobster roll rumble” fame.  We were all proud to see she got back on the lobster roll horse.  This is just a little roadside stand before the Cape bridge with a great view overlooking the canal.  I was a little skeptical that a small stand that didn’t serve whole lobsters would serve a fresh meat lobster roll.  But, after being nice enough to check for me, the cashier did report that it was indeed fresh picked.  I was happy about that when I got it because this was a darn pretty lobster roll.  Nothing worse than a great looking lobster roll whose taste doesn’t live up to their looks.  Well, I guess except for one that looks and tastes bad.  This was a very good lobster roll, tasty chunks of claw and knuckle with minimal mayo.  This was also a huge lobster roll.  It weighed in close to the giant Beach Plum, not as big as the biggest standard, Boothbay Lobster Wharf.  But, this was certainly in the giant category.  The bun was standard, could have been more buttery grilled.  Overall, this was a very good, very large, fresh lobster roll, a great way to start a Cape vacay.  Seems to me that most of the best lobster rolls on the Cape aren’t “officially” on the cape, no matter!

Weighed in at 9 oz.

Visited September 2012

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The Lobster Pot – Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

Lobster Pot lobster roll

Had heard about The Lobster Pot as a place to try.  Greeted by the giant sign proclaiming that they were voted best lobster roll in New England by NECN (New England Cable News).  That’s a pretty big statement.  There is no view here, just a spot right near the Cape Cod bridge.  The inside looks a bit like diner meets clam shack, tall booths so you don’t have to bump heads with your neighbor . The ordering is a bit confusing, you don’t order the lobster roll in the lobster area, but in the clam area.  They also have a pretty comprehensive bar with separate ordering, always a plus.  I think I have figured out a way to ask my fresh/frozen question.  I now ask if the meat on the lobster roll has ever been frozen.  If no, do they cook and pick the meat there.  Lobster Pot said never frozen and they cook there, but buy fresh picked from other places sometimes.

This was a good lobster roll, generous portion of chunks of claw and knuckle meat.  I didn’t detect any tail meat and minimal spongies, but too much mayo for me.  The bun was standard wondertype, could have been more buttery.  Overall, not exactly best of New England but a very good lobster roll, particularly on the Cape where they are more challenging to come by.

Weighed in at 6.2 oz.

Visited September 2012

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Bookstore Restaurant – Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Got a stunning view from the second floor deck of Wellfleet Harbor where the famous oysters come from.  The Bookstore has been collecting their own oysters and clams for years.  If there is a house specialty, particularly one as famous as the mollusks here, that’s what you should always order.  For a place famous not for their lobster, this was a pretty good lobster roll.  Our waitress said it was fresh picked elsewhere and shipped to them.  I don’t know where it is picked or if it is local to Cape Cod.  The lobster meat tasted good, not great, too much mayo, chunks and shreds of claw and knuckle, no tail meat I could find.  I could always do without the diced celery.  The bun was particularly good.  It seemed to be the standard split top white bun, but it was soaked in butter for buttery grilled goodness.  Super buttery, but crispy, not soggy.  They also offer a hot buttered lobster roll, which I did not get, might be a better choice.  But, the best choice remains oysters or clams, any way they serve them.  Don’t make the mistake we did of doing the wine tasting at Truro Vineyards down the road and buy a cold bottle hoping to enjoy it with lunch.  They don’t do corkage fee, no outside wine, boo.  They also don’t serve Truro wines, which are delish and I would think a locally focused restaurant would be happy to serve.

Weighed in at 6.6 oz.

Visited September 2012

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Eastwind Lobster – Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

Eastwind’s lobster roll is in my book, Lobster Rolls of New England!!

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