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Lobster rolls: Long Island's best

The lobster roll at Maroni Cuisine in Northport

(Credit: Newsday, 2009 / Rebecca Cooney)

Years ago, Long Islanders hankering for lobster rolls would have to drive almost as far as Montauk to get a fix. But now the combo of cool lobster salad on a toasted hot dog bun is the darling of clam shacks and fish houses Islandwide. Some are made with the meat pulled from local lobsters, others with lobster meat brought in from Canada. Here are some favorites, from East Rockaway to the East End. --Compiled by Joan Reminick

  • Critic rating 3
    THE 1770 HOUSE, East Hampton: For a last

    The 1770 House $$$$ | B&B and Inn, New American, Hotel Motel 143 Main St. East Hampton An outstanding New England-style lobster roll, a triptych of deftly seasoned lobster salad on a buttery bun alongside ideal fries and organic greens.

  • Artie's South Shore Fish Market and Grill, Island

    Artie's South Shore $$ | Shopping, Seafood 4257 Austin Blvd. Island Park This roll is subtly flavored with tarragon.

  • Salad with Maine lobster, celery and diced tomato

    Bay Vue $$$ | Seafood, Pub 854 S. Wellwood Ave. Lindenhurst With Maine lobster, celery and diced tomato, it's served on a toasted potato roll.

  • Critic rating 2
    Bostwick's Chowder House is a new seafood restaurant

    Bostwick's Chowder House $$ | Raw bar, Seafood 277 Pantigo Rd. East Hampton At this uber-casual Hamptons fish house, you might spot a movie or TV star at ...

  • The Cedar Beach Bar & Grille in Mount

    Cedar Beach Bar & Grille New American 1 Harbor Beach Rd. Mount Sinai The tented outdoor restaurant is under the same ownership as West East Bistro & Wine ...

  • Celebrate the coming summer at the Clam Bar

    Clam Bar $$ | Seafood, Restaurant Montauk Hwy. Amagansett This is as basic as it gets. Order at the counter and take a seat. ...

  • Claudio's, Greenport: Among the best things to order

    Claudio's $$$ | Raw bar, American, Seafood 111 Main St. Greenport Among the best things to order at the best-known restaurant in Greenport, the lobster roll also comes in a BLT version.

  • The quite good (especially for onion lovers) lobster

    Crazy Fork $$ | American, Seafood 10560 Main Rd. Mattituck The quite good (especially for onion lovers) lobster roll is served on a classic soft bun.

  • Joe the Lobster Man greets guests at

    Duryea's Lobster Deck $$ | Seafood, Restaurant 65 Tuthill Rd. Montauk No-frills establishment consisting of a wooden deck overlooking Fort Pond Bay and a small kitchen ...

  • Critic rating 2.5
    Fishbar, Montauk: Fishbar serves chunks of lobster meat

    Fishbar $$$ | American, Seafood 467 East Lake Dr. Montauk With chunks of lobster meat on a toasted bun, it's served with fries, coleslaw or a salad.

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