Lobster Roll Northside

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lobster Roll (aka Lunch) on the Napeague stretch between Amagansett and Montauk is an institution. If you want a lobster roll on the far East End, it's the place to go (though I could rarely afford to go when I lived in Montauk).  I've often driven by this second Lobster Roll location on my way to various points on the North Fork and wondered about it, not sure if it was THE Lobster Roll or just a similar-looking establishment.

On Saturday we were on our way out to Shelter Island to run the annual 10K race and to do a tiny bit of wedding preparation. Feeling hunger pangs, we decided to stop and see what this northside lobster shack was all about. It turns out this is, in fact, the second home of the Napeague Lobster Roll: A little over a decade ago, the founder of the original Lobster Roll set up shop in Baiting Hollow, the town on the North Fork of Long Island where he had grown up. Luckily, the classic lobster sandwich did not disappoint. However, I would rather have a really great pile of potato chips than the sub-par, straight-from-the freezer french fries we were served with our rolls. Don't you agree? It would have been nice with a nice, cold beer, but since we were on our way to a race, we skipped the brew in favor of ice waters. Definitely make a pit stop on your way out to the North Fork, if you get a chance.


Tim Fenton said...

How much is a lobster roll these days? Mom and I stopped there a couple of years ago, and I think they were then something like $21 then!

Laura Fenton said...

That sounds about right to me. However, when we were in Wainscott this weekend lobster salad was a whopping $60/lb. Crazy, right? Those Hamptons people will fall for anything.


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