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Patio – Provincetown, MA

Lobster Roll at Patio Provincetown, Massachusetts

Great restaurant, very‏ South beach vibe and dog friendly.  Roll was decent, cold, shredded, but good flavor.  Ken got lobster mac and cheese, good.  Don’t miss the blackberry mojito.

www.ptownpatio.com

Visited August 2010

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Close Harbour Seafood – Plantsville, Connecticut

Lobster Roll at Close Harbour Seafood Plantsville, Connecticut

I could‏ best explain this roll as a case of false advertising.  I was very excited to try this roll because on their website, there is a large photo of a fab looking lobster roll that clearly shows a whole split tail, both halves, not cut up.  Sadly, not only was there no whole tail, but no tail meat at all.  Major letdown.  This is not to say that it wasn’t a good roll, it was.  Chunky, buttery, not soggy, came with yummy fries that are kind of crusty, in a good way.  It was the discrepancy between the photo and the actual that really made me grumpy.  Also, not a lot of atmosphere here.  It’s a cute little restaurant and fish market inside, but from the outside, it’s in a less than desireable spot and hard to find.  They do have a hot king crab roll, sounds good.  When writing this, I checked out their website again and the photo of a lobster roll with large tail meat is still there.  They even have a video now that shows how they make a perfect lobster roll and they clearly include tail meat.  Grr, it looks so good in the video, it makes me want to try it again to see if maybe I just caught them on a day they were out of tail meat…maybe.

www.closeharbourseafood.com

Visited August 2010

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Stonebridge Restaurant – Milford, Connecticut

Lobster Roll at Stonebridge Restaurant Milford, Connecticut

After reading an artic‏le about how the hot lobster roll was invented in Milford, we decided to check out the reccomended places.  This place had parking and parking is a little tough to find in this town.  This is a huge hotspot, bands, bouncers, very fun.  We ate at the inside bar, which was quiet.  This lobster roll was very delish, I usually get annoyed if there is no tail in the roll, but this was so delish, I forgot to get annoyed.  Hot, whole butter coated claws with the spongy parts trimmed off.  Delightfully grilled buttered split top roll.  Pure melt in your mouth delishiousness.  I thought it might be tough to top until I tried Ken’s lobster grilled cheese, wow.  The same amount of buttery lobster chunks as the roll, but sandwiched between grilled bread and three melty cheeses brie, cheddar and, I think, swiss.  I was thinking that cheese might overpower or compete with the lobster, wrong, it was the prefect complement.    I will be back here.

Lobster Grilled Cheese at Stonebridge Restaurant Milford, Connecticut
www.stonebridgerestaurant.com

Visited August 2010

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Seven Seas Restaurant – Milford, Connecticut

Lobster Roll at Seven Seas Restaurant Milford, Connecticut

Saw the picture of this onl‏ine and was dying to try it.  I don’t know what they took a picture of, but it wasn’t what I got.  I usually don’t factor service issues into my reviews because I feel that I’m just there to check out the roll, I really don’t care if service is bad, but this place is worth mentioning.  We walked into this very crowded clearly popular bar and decided takeout from the bar would be a better idea for one sandwich.  Placed the order and was told it might take a little longer than usual, he said probably 15 minutes.  Walked around town for 10 min, came back, ordered a drink, ordered another drink, 40 minutes later, we got the mediocre roll.  At 30 minutes I asked and explained that 30 min for one roll was getting pretty ridiculous, he said everyone was complaining.  I worked in restaurants, they get very busy when understaffed, but even by those standards this was insane.  The hot roll was unimpressive.  Overcooked, claws stuck together and curled, like the had been sitting in the fridge too long.  Whole claws, some chunks, no tail that I could see, lots of giant spongy pieces, very buttery roll, soggy and almost overpowering.  I never complain about too much butter, didn’t think it was even possible, but this was pushing it.  Fine, not bad, but disappointing.

Visited August 2010

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Rose Cove Cafe – Ogunquit, Maine

Was rather excited to vi‏sit this place after reading all of the online reviews about how the owner is a horrible lady who yells at everyone.  Were greeted by cute gals serving fudge samples (not so hot fudge, very grainy and sugar crunchy).  They were super friendly and apparently the owner had gone out to the store, darn.  Super cute ambiance, flowers, music, served on pretty plates.  Restaurant, not a shack.  Was excited to try the roll, which they cook fresh every morning.  It was good, light and fluffy.  The lobster part left a lot to be desired.  Way too much mayo, skimpy amount of meat compared to roll size, all claw, no tail that I could see and yucky spongy pieces.  I might be back for the ambiance, but not the lobster roll.

Lobster Roll at Rose Cove Cafe Ogunquit, Maine

Visited July 2010

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