Where To Get The Best Lobster Roll In NYC This Summer

We may as well dub lobster rolls "summer rolls," because the seafood specialty truly is the stuff of the season. From noshing barefoot at a beachside shack to dropping a pretty penny at finer dining destinations, these rolls are made to fit any summertime occasion. You can order them up hot with melted butter, or chilled with a mayonnaise-chive coating. Like yours on a toasted hotdog bun? How about a buttery brioche roll? You got it. Did we mention they often come complete with a side of crunchy fries, fresh cole slaw, or even just some dressed up greens? The options are endless.

Ahead we've rounded up ten of the best places to grab a roll right here in the Big Apple. From fancier menus in Manhattan's West Village to far out delicious Brooklyn joints, we've got options to keep you lobster rolling all summer long.

The Clam
Stop by The Clam in Manhattan's West Village for the fried clam and lobster sliders on a pair of buttery griddled buns.

The Clam, 420 Hudson Street (at Leroy Street); 212-242-7420.
Lobster Joint
Try the Joint's New England roll with celery and herb mayo or Connecticut-style with served with some warm butter — both come complete with griddled buns, pickles, and your choice of chips, fries, or a salad (choose wisely).

Lobster Joint, 1073 Manhattan Avenue (between Eagle and Dupont Street) in Brooklyn; 718-389-8990.
Pearl Oyster Bar
The rolls at Pearl Oyster in the West Village are served with a generous coating of mayo and an ample side of shoestring fries.

Pearl Oyster Bar, 18 Cornelia Street (between Bleecker and W. 4th Street); 212-691-8211.
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Maine lobster brought right to Red Hook Brooklyn — grab yours Maine-style tossed with homemade mayo, paprika, and scallions, or Connecticut-style with warm butter and lemon.

Red Hook Lobster Pound, 284 Van Brunt Street (between Verona and Pioneer Street) in Brooklyn; 718-858-7650.
Mary's Fish Camp
Mary's take comes coated with mayo and chives on a hot dog bun, Mary's Greenwich Village roll is served with your choice of French fries, greens, or cole slaw.

Mary's Fish Camp, 64 Charles Street (between W. 4th and Bleecker Street); 646-486-2185.
Jordan's Lobster Dock
Jordan's rolls are no muss, no fuss, just fresh lobster chunks on a bun — that's all! Grab your mayo and or tartar sauce for the side.

Jordan's Lobster Dock, 3165 Harkness Avenue (at Plumb 2nd Street) in Brooklyn; 718-934-6300.
This cash-only BK seafood spot serves up hot Maine rolls with a side of Old Bay-seasoned fries.

Littleneck, 288 3rd Avenue (at Carroll Street) in Brooklyn; 718-522-1921.
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