Homarus americanus ranks high among Long Islanders' favorites: steamed, boiled, broiled, grilled, stuffed, oreganata, fra diavolo, Newburg, Thermidor, in bisque, in rolls, in salad. Consider:

* The steamed lobster at A Lure, 62300 Main Rd. (Route 25), Southold; 631-876-5300, alurenorthfork.com

* The lobster meatballs at J. Michaels Tuscan Steakhouse, 688 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport; 631-651-9411, jmichaels tuscansteakhouse.com

* The lobster bisque at Stonewalls, 967 Reeves Ave., Riverhead; 631-506-0777, stonewalls-restaurant.com

* The steamed lobster at Jordan Lobster Farms, 1 Pettit Place, Island Park; 516-889-3314, jordanlobster farms.com

* The lobster roll at Clam Bar, 2025 Montauk Hwy., Amagansett; 631-267-6348, clambaronline.com

* The lobster roll at Left Coast Kitchen and Cocktails, 1810 Merrick Rd., Merrick; 516-868-5338. lckny.com

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* The spiced "millennium lobster" at Prime, 117 New York Ave., Huntington; 631-385-1515, restaurantprime.com

* The broiled lobster at Bryant & Cooper, 2 Middle Neck Rd., Roslyn; 516-627-7270, bryantandcooper.com

* The butter-poached lobster tail at George Martin's Strip Steak, 60 River Rd., Great River; 631-650-6777, georgemartinsstripsteak.com