Brown’s lobster roll is in my book, Lobster Rolls of New England!!
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The deck at Markey’s is so close to the calm water of the salt marsh (maybe it’s called something else, not sure, I’m no marine expert) that you could literally dip your toes in while you eat. There is actually a “no swimming” sign on the deck. The water gives a very tranquil vibe to the whole place. It’s a great place to take in the wide view of leaf season. From the deck, it looks so secluded you barely notice the few buildings you can see. They also have a nice full bar available here to help enhance the view.
They do indeed cook and pick the lobster meat fresh here and it shows in the flavor. To be honest, when I got this lobster roll, I was not impressed. This roll is not a looker, to say the least. Looks like a big mayo mush stuffed in a bun. Don’t judge a lobster roll by its cover, or something like that. This is a darn tasty lobster roll. The mush look is a result of the fact that they do incorporate shreds and small chunks with a generous amount of mayo. But the result is very delish and is actually mixed with quite a lot of large chunks of both tail and claw, despite what it may look like. The bun is buttery grilled and the whole thing weighs in at a hearty just over 8 oz.
Inevitably, someone is going to ask how does it compare to Brown’s across the street. Honestly, I really don’t like to rank and compare individual and very different lobster rolls to each other. Both are fresh cooked and picked in-house, both use a standard bun, both are very good, putting them in the same lobster roll fighting class, for me. Try them both, see which you like better. I would absolutely eat both again.
Weighed in at 8.1 oz.
Visited October 2012