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New England's Best Lobster Roll

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Enjoy New England's Ultimate Lobster Roll at Abbott's Lobster in the Rough
Lobster Roll Picture - Abbott's Lobster in the Rough Noank CT

For the best lobster roll in New England, head to Abbott's Lobster in the Rough, a seasonal, waterfront seafood shack in southeastern Connecticut.

© 2008 Kim Knox Beckius
Where can you find the best lobster roll in New England? In most of New England, a lobster roll is actually a lobster salad roll--a cold sandwich featuring lobster meat mixed with mayonnaise, seasonings and bits of celery--but in my home state of Connecticut, you're likely to find an entirely different and far more decadent lobster roll: the hot buttered lobster roll. And the best place to try this version of New England's signature sandwich (take my word, lobster doesn't need mayo!) is at Abbott's Lobster in the Rough in Noank, Connecticut. Abbott's was named the Best Place to Eat Lobster in New England in the 2012 New England Travel Readers' Choice Awards, too!

The lobster rolls at this seasonal, waterfront seafood shack are simply sensational. As you can see from my photo, they feature a tall mound of sweet, buttery lobster meat on a toasted, buttered, sesame seed bun. Just how much lobster is piled high on this lobster roll? A quarter-pound: That's more meat than you'll find on a chicken lobster. And one of the things I love about lobster rolls is that unlike a whole lobster, which Abbott's of course serves, too, they require no work to get at all of that succulent meat.

Abbott's lobster rolls are priced at $15.95 as of the summer of 2012, and there's no additional charge for the spectacular views of boats heading in and out of the neighboring marina. Although these lobster rolls would delight diners at any restaurant, there's something about consuming seafood at the shore that adds to the experience and makes everything taste even more delectable. Pack beer or a bottle of white wine in a cooler (Abbott's Lobster in the Rough is BYOB), and enjoy an affordable, memorable lobster-eating outing: no bib required!

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