East End Insider: The Annual Lobster Roll Quest

Lobster roll
Summer is the season for lobster rolls. Photo credit: James Camp/iStock/Thinkstock

Lobster rolls are a seasonal obsession, and there are plenty of restaurants in the Hamptons and on the North Fork where you can enjoy them.

Summer is here, and it’s the best time of the year to explore the East End for your favorite food!  Here are just a few:

Claudio’s Restaurant
111 Main Street, Greenport
631-477-0627 claudios.com

The toasted potato roll sets the lobster roll apart at Claudio’s, the oldest same-family-owned restaurant in the U.S.

Red Hook Lobster Pound
34 South Etna Avenue, Montauk
631-668-5683 sweettauk.com

Sweet ’tauk Lemonade is partnering with Red Hook Lobster Pound of Brooklyn for a second year to bring their famous roll to Montauk. Who could resist artisanal lemonade and delicious lobster?

Dock House
1 Long Wharf, Sag Harbor

While you’re enjoying a lobster salad roll at this popular spot on Sag Harbor’s scenic Long Wharf, try their award-winning New England and Manhattan style chowders as well.

The Lunch Truck
57225 Main Road, Southold
631-765-0177, nofoti.com/the-lunch-truck

The Lunch Truck, parked right behind the North Fork Table and Inn in Southold, offers a 100% wild-caught lobster roll, and their “plastic” utensils are made from cornstarch and are compostable!

The Lobster Roll a.k.a. LUNCH
1980 Montauk Highway, Amagansett
631-267-3740, lobsterroll.com

Owner Fred Terry is credited by the American Dictionary of Food and Drink with inventing the cold lobster-salad roll in 1965, and after all these years The Lobster Roll (also known as “LUNCH”) remains one of the true go-to spots for a classic take on the tasty summertime seafood staple.

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