Nothing says 4th of July like a traditional lobster roll, where to the find the best ones this summer.
Every summer, for as long as I can remember, I have had at least one lobster roll on July 4th. While this year was different due to the Pandemic, I still went to the beach and craved my lobster roll before watching fireworks on TV.
On the East Coast there are two styles of lobster rolls that are readily available at most fish shacks and restaurants. The first is the more traditional New England Style lobster roll like the one above. This features cold lobster with celery and mayo, served cold on a fresh roll. The second style is the Connecticut Style lobster roll which features warm buttered lobster served on a toasted roll. Both are amazing. Typically you will find a pickle and fresh french fries on the side.
Although I reside in Brooklyn, there are quite a few options to get your lobster roll fix. I thought I would share some of my favorite places nearby as well as a few on the East Coast in case you take a road trip this summer.
Around Brooklyn: Lobster Joint, Luke’s Lobster, Greenpoint Fish Market
On Cape Cod: Mac’s Shack, The Wicked Oyster, Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar
Eastern Long Island/Hamptons: Lobster Roll Restaurant