The lobster roll is one of the greatest sandwiches ever invented. It's silky, buttery, delicate, decadent, and unpretentious, but best of all, little has to be done to make it. Hungry yet? These are the best places to snag a lobster roll in Boston. 

Neptune Oyster

The Neptune Oyster offers their lobster roll two ways: tossed with warm butter or cold with mayonnaise. They don't take reservations, so get here early because a line out the door will grow as soon as the doors open. 

Boston Chowda Co.

This family sandwich and chowder shop has been open for over 40 years serving New England style comfort food. Their recipes have been handed down through generations. If you have been chowing down on lobster rolls your whole trip and are looking for something different, try the lobster pie!

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Island Creek Oyster Bar opened to bring farmers, chefs, and diners together. Their focus is to bring in the freshest ingredients from farmers, brewers, oyster harvesters, and fisherman everyday for diners to enjoy. Oh and the chef's cousin Mark catches the lobsters in Maine so that's awesome. The menu is printed everyday before service to ensure that every thing being served on the menu is fresh.  

James Hook & Co 

This family establishment that opened in 1925 is managed by four siblings of the third generation. This local seafood stop sells live lobsters, fresh fish, chowder, shellfish, and seasonings for retail or wholesale. Their lobster roll is dressed with celery and mayonnaise, and won the Best of Boston in 2013. 


Pauli began working in his parent's shop in the North End neighborhood when he was eight-years-old. Pauli wanted to continue to give the North End fresh, costly, and delicious comfort food so he opened Pauli's. Their lobster roll is dressed very modestly to highlight the lobster, and it's divine. 

Yankee Lobster Fish Market

This family-owned fish market and restaurant is a casual place to enjoy one of the best lobster rolls in Boston. Everyday fresh seafood is ordered and delivered to give customers the freshest and highest quality seafood.