Years after Rebecca Charles pushed the first Manhattan lobster roll across the marble counter at Pearl Oyster Bar, the sandwich has become a local staple, a crustacean-filled highlight among things to do in the summer in New York. From no-frills sandwich shops to the city’s best seafood restaurants, these are the best lobster rolls in NYC.
The best lobster rolls in NYC
Littleneck, Red Hook Lobster Pound and Luke's Lobster top our list for the finest lobster rolls in NYC
Best lobster rolls in NYC
Both locations of Danny Abrams and Cindy Smith's urban fish shack are cozily nautical in theme, apt settings for one of the city's best lobster rolls. The version here loads up a traditional split-top bun New England-style with fat chunks of lobster meat and plenty of mayo, and served with Old Bay fries. $29