5 Best Lobster Rolls Outside of Maine

You don’t have to go to Maine to get some of the best lobster rolls in the country

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Oh, the beauty of a lobster roll.

B&G Oysters, Boston


When it comes to the lobster rolls at B&G Oysters, each element is made with ninja-like precision and a serious amount of tender care. As a total bonus, it’s served a alongside a mound of tarragon-kicked fries.

Smack Shack Lobster, Minneapolis

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We know what you’re thinking: World-class lobster rolls, in Minneapolis? Yep, they exist at Smack Shack, where there’s a massive custom-built tank that can hold up to 400 live lobsters at a time.

Champlin’s, Narragansett, R.I.


Talk about fresh. Lobsters come right off the day boat and into the sandwiches. Did somebody say lobster roll heaven?

Red Hook Lobster Pound, New York City and Washington, D.C.


Seriously. One look at that lobster roll will get you going. These aren’t just the best lobster rolls outside of Maine, these are some of the best in the entire country. Now we’re talking.

Pearl Oyster Bar, New York City


This place is truly heaven on earth. The lobster roll at Pearl Oyster Bar is life-changing, so get in line and join the crowd of people who are after the same, simple lobster roll joy you are.

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