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Tue Jun 19, 2018, 03:14 PM

Question for New England DUers

This is the MBTA commuter rail system.

https://cdn.mbta.com/sites/default/files/maps/2017-05-map-commuter-rail-v30.pdf

Where on that map can I find the best lobster roll?

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Reply Question for New England DUers (Original post)
jmowreader Jun 2018 OP
Achilleaze Jun 2018 #1
jmowreader Jun 2018 #2
Cirque du So-What Jun 2018 #3
jmowreader Jun 2018 #5
GreenPartyVoter Jun 2018 #4
jmowreader Jun 2018 #6
GreenPartyVoter Jun 2018 #7
seaglass Jun 2018 #8
jmowreader Jun 2018 #10
smirkymonkey Jun 2018 #9
DFW Jun 2018 #11

Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 03:19 PM

1. First get the name right

It's a "lobsta roll"

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 03:30 PM

2. While pronounced lobsta, it's spelled "lobster" on the menu

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 03:39 PM

3. MBTA, huh?

Don't wanna pahk the cah?

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 04:03 PM

5. I'm pahkin' the cah in Seatac and flyin' into Logan

If all you have is a week, Boston is too far to drive.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 04:02 PM

4. Not on the map, but Stonington, ME.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 04:04 PM

6. Thanks, but it's got to be in Mass

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 04:10 PM

7. Another time, maybe. :)

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 04:32 PM

8. Come to the Cape! It's pre-season so no crazy traffic and the weather is great!

This restaurant has ocean view and my husband and daughter's bf will vouch for the lobster rolls!

https://www.skipperrestaurant.com/

Our Great Lobster Rolls
Our lobster rolls are served with homemade seasoned kettle chips or French fries and coleslaw.
Market Price

The Traditional Lobster Roll
4 ounces of fresh-made lobster salad with green leaf lettuce. Served the Skipper’s way in a toasted brioche roll
Market Price

Skipper’s Lobster Roll Supreme
Half pound of fresh made lobster salad with green leaf lettuce. Served the Skipper’s way on a toasted French roll
Market Price

The Wicked Awesome
Half a pound of fresh lobster served hot with butter on a grilled brioche roll

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Response to seaglass (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 05:05 PM

10. I'm coming next month

Sounds interesting. Thanks.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 04:52 PM

9. If you are staying right in Boston, you don't need to use the commuter rail at all.

Neptune Oyster on 63 Salem Street in the North End consistently gets high ratings, but the neighborhood isn't well served by public transit. Depending upon where you are staying, you can take the T to Haymarket and walk or just take an Uber. I would not bother driving. Parking is a nightmare. Personally, I think the best lobster rolls are in Maine, but I know you don't want to go that far.

Legal Harborside (Seaport), B&G Oysters (South End), Yankee Lobster Co. (Seaport), James Hook & Co., (border of Financial District/Seaport) and Row 24 (Fort Point/Southie). None of these locations are right next to a T Stop, but within walking distance or on a bus line. However Boston is a pretty small city, so pretty walkable or a cheap Uber/Taxi ride.

If you really want to ride the commuter rail, I would go up to Gloucester, Rockport or Newburyport - all fishing towns where the lobster/seafood is guaranteed to be fresh.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2018, 03:56 AM

11. Or, take the hi-speed ferry over to Provincetown at the top of Cape Cod. About 90 minutes.

There are some great lobster rolls there, although the one we usually go to I forget the name of. We just know where it is and go there. It has a small dining area in front and a large area out back with picnic tables set up, where they bring you your order by number, which you get after paying. It's run by people from Quebec, and most of their help is Bulgarian. After getting off the ferry, go left on Commercial Street and it's not too far before the post office. We're talking maybe 5 minutes slow walking.

You'll love Provincetown anyway. If you get there early enough, go on a whale watch! Although if you're from Seattle, you've probably already done that. But P-town is a real hoot, well worth the day trip! We go every year, and we land in Logan, too, but from the other direction (we're in Düsseldorf). We stay in Truro, about 15 minutes by car south of Provincetown.

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