A summertime staple in Boston is the lobster roll. There are many places that serve lobster rolls, but not everyone does it right. Our list provides some of the best places in Beantown to enjoy the New England favorite.
James Hook and Co. is a family owned restaurant that has been around since 1925. Since opening, they have had plenty of time to perfect their recipe, as their fresh lobster roll was awarded the Best of Boston 2013! The hot dog bun is filled with nothing more than lobster meat, topped with celery and mayo, but here simplicity is key. If an award winning lobster roll is not enough to satisfy your hunger, top off your meal with a creamy cup of James Hook and Co’s New England clam chowder. Their clam chowder is a two time champion of Boston Chowder Fest!
Another family owned star, Boston Chowda Co.has two locations in Boston at both the Prudential Center, and Faneuil Hall. While Boston Chowda is famously known for their clam chowder, their Maine lobster roll is another gem on the menu. Available in large and jumbo, this lobster roll is served with fresh lobster meat, a hint of mayonnaise, and is served on a grilled New England style brioche roll. Both sizes come with a combo option to include any choice of chowder or soup, so Boston Chowda Co. is certainly a great spot to fulfill your seafood craving!
Island Creek Oyster Bar is a sit down restaurant that offers exquisite seafood, as well as amazing modern design to marvel at while you enjoy your meal. Their “Ethel’s lobster roll” is complete with kettle chips, cole slaw, and served on a rosemary roll. Their fish selections and oyster dishes change daily depending on what the freshest catch is, but their lobster is caught up in York, Maine by the chef’s cousin, and is offered everyday!
Be sure to get the full New England summertime experience by indulging in classics such as lobster rolls and clam chowder. Take your order to go, and enjoy it on the Clarendon Square roof deck complete with a hot tub, and a magnificent view of the city! Check out more Boston eateries that are must-see’s in the summer on our Pinterest board.