Summer Guide

16 Lobster Rolls to Try This Summer

Summer's here and that means lobster rolls for days. Here are 16 must-try takes on this signature New England classic.

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Providence
Hemenway’s: This lunchtime Lobster Salad Roll is chock full of freshly shucked lobster meat coated in cucumber and scallion dressing on top of shredded lettuce, perched in a butter-toasted bun. 121 South Main Street, Providence. 401-351-8570, HemenwaysRestaurant.com

McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks: This downtown staple puts its twist on the classic with their Lobster and Shrimp Roll on a buttered toasted roll. 11 Dorrance Street, Providence. 401-351-4500, McCormickandSchmicks.com

Providence Oyster Bar: Head on up to Federal Hill for this New England Lobster Roll. Lobster salad is tossed with a touch of herb mayo and served in a buttery brioche roll. 283 Atwells Avenue, Providence. 401-272-8866, ProvidenceOysterBar.com

East Bay and Newport
Blount Clam Shack: Go for the gold with a Giant Lobster Roll served on a nine inch New England roll: a half pound of lobster lightly tossed in either a warm butter or house made dill sauce. 335 Water Street, Warren. 245-3210; 684 Bullocks Pint Avenue, Riverside. 401-628-0485. BlountRetail.com

Anthony’s Seafood: Getting this Lobster Roll with fresh picked lobster, celery and peppered mayo on a grilled hot dog roll is a great option any day. 963 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown. 401-846-9620, AnthonysSeafood.net

Flo’s Clam Shack: 
These Lobster Rolls are pure and simple, no mayo or extra ingredients added, just fresh lobster meat on a roll with mayo on the side. 4 Wave Avenue, Middletown. 401-847-8141, FlosClamShacks.com

22 Bowen’s Wharf: For a slightly different take on a lobster roll try the Warm Lobster Roll, with garlic butter-poached lobster, romaine and fine herb aioli on a grilled brioche roll. 22 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. 401-841-8884, 22Bowens.com

Easton’s Beach Snack Bar: This beachside window is best known for its $15 fresh twin lobster rolls on top of shredded lettuce. 175 Memorial Boulevard, Newport. 401-855-1910, EastonsBeach.com

Evelyn’s Drive In: This classic version is overflowing with huge chunks of lobster meat and simply served on a toasted hot dog bun. 2335 Main Road, Tiverton. 401-624-3100, EvelynsDriveIn.com

Chopmist Charlie’s: Who can resist the Local Yokel Lobster Salad Roll? Fresh lobster meat is dressed simply with mayo and celery and served on a grilled torpedo roll. 40 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown. 401-423-1020, ChopmistCharlies.com

South County
Matunuck Oyster Bar: This straightforward staple highlights chilled lobster meat lightly dressed with mayo and chopped celery served on a grilled, buttery split-top roll. 629 Succotash Road, South Kingstown. 401-783-4202, RhodyOysters.com

Twin Willows: Also available as a wrap, this Lobster Roll is served on a grilled hot dog roll and accompanied with lettuce, celery and mayo. 865 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett. 401-789-8153, TwinWillowsNarragansett.com

TwoTen Oyster Bar and Grill: With a slider portion available, TwoTen’s version is served on shredded lettuce with celery, light mayo and lemon zest in a toasted and buttery hoagie roll. 210 Salt Pond Road, South Kingstown. 401-782-0100, TwoTenOBG.com

Cap’n Jacks: This simple Lobster Salad Roll is served on an artisan roll filled with local lobster meat and a little bit of mayo. 706 Succotash Road, Matunuck. 401-789-4556, CapnJacksRestaurant.com

Finn’s Harborside: Finn’s Famous Lobster Salad Roll is chock full of 100% lobster meat tossed with mayo, celery and served on a grilled torpedo roll sitting on lettuce. 38 Water Street, East Greenwich. 401-884-6363, FinnsHarborside.com

Monahan’s Clam Shack By the Sea: You can’t go wrong with hot and cold lobster roll options. Monahan’s Famous Hot Lobster Roll couldn’t be simpler: tossed in warm butter and seasonings, served on a roll. Same with their Cold Lobster Roll, which is tossed in mayo and seasoning, served on a bun. 190 Ocean Road, Narragansett. 401-782-2524, MonahansRI.com