You’ll be cussing at the moon when forced to pick between the critically-lauded lobster rolls — served warm with lobster beurre rouge or cold with tarragon and grainy mustard mayo at Cusser’s, which began as a street-side takeout window at the Back Bay’s upscale Mooncusser Fish House. Chef Carolyn Johnson is inspired by the popular roast beef and seafood shacks that dot the North Shore, and her gourmet interpretations of comforting classics will forever change the way you view lobster rolls and sliced beef on a bun.
There's nothing more New England than a lobster roll, where this fresh shellfish caught right offshore is dressed to impress and eaten with none of the usual mess. Some of the best seafood restaurants in Boston offer this local delicacy—whether it's the classic variety made with just a touch of mayo and served on a humble hot dog bun, or one of the modern interpretations devised by our more creative chefs in town. If lobster just isn't your thing, there are plenty of other hand-held options, including the best burgers in Boston and the best pizza in Boston. And for even more, bunless lobster deliciousness, explore the best lobster dishes in Boston.
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