Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Search for New England Lobster Rolls

Earlier this summer I had a delicious traditional New England style lobster roll at DiMillo's Floating Restaurant in Portland, Maine.  Lobster is not usually found on my list of favorite foods.  No, I usually find it to be too rich for me.  A little goes a long way.  For some reason, ever since I had that DiMillo's lobster roll I've been wanting more and more lobster rolls.

To satisfy my lobster roll craving I made traditional New England style lobster rolls at home.  Yes, they were yummy.  They are easy to make, so don't be afraid to try it yourself.  I've also been searching for restaurants closer to home that serve a delicious lobster roll.  I've found a couple.

My BFF, Robin, and I had lunch in Newport, Rhode Island recently.  We were at The Landing, located right on the water at Bowen's Wharf. 

Of course we both ordered the lobster roll.

The Landing's lobster roll is served on a hoagie roll, rather than the traditional New England style hot dog roll.  It is chock full of perfectly cooked lobster meat, lightly tossed with mayonnaise, and placed on top of a bed of tender greens.  A sprinkling of dill adds additional flavor.

Robin and I both agreed we would have preferred the traditional hot dog roll.  Less bread is preferred by both of us.  We liked the additional flavor from the dill and didn't miss the traditional iceberg lettuce.  We ate every bit of our lobster roll.  It was delicious!  The fries were great as well.  We ate them, too.  The bottom line on The Landing's lobster roll is that it is a delicious "gourmet" lobster roll, not the "traditional" New England lobster roll.  If you are at The Landing you can order the lobster roll and have a delicious meal.  The price:  $19.00, plus an additional $1.50 for the fries.

The second lobster roll I had recently was served at our local Ninety-Nine Restaurant.  Yes, the Ninety-Nine Restaurant, friends. 

You can see from the picture that the Ninety-Nine's lobster roll is overflowing with delicious, perfectly cooked lobster.  The lobster is placed on a bed of shredded iceberg lettuce in a traditional New England hot dog roll.  This is a traditional New England lobster roll.  Do I recommend it?  Oh, yes I do.

As you can see, there was nothing left but crumbs.  The Price:  $14.99, served with fries and coleslaw.

Do any of you know of other places in New England where I can get a delicious lobster roll?  This is one search I am really enjoying.

This is not a sponsored post.  This post was not sponsored by any of the restaurants mentioned. 


  1. I am thoroughly enjoying being a part of the quest for delicious lobster rolls. I hope you get lots of feedback on this!!!!! LOL

  2. I like the 99's lobster roll because they have one that just uses butter as I am not a big fan of mayo.


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