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Heirloom Tavern, Glen Head: This eatery's lobster fettuccine (Credit: Alessandro Vecchi)

Heirloom Tavern, Glen Head: This eatery's lobster fettuccine carbonara is a rich variation of the classic Roman dish.

Restaurants serving great lobster dishes

Lobster can be served many ways, from rolls to straight-up steamed, poached in butter to stir-fried. Here are local preparations that excel.

The Plaza Cafe

The Plaza Cafe, Southampton: The lobster and corn
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The Plaza Cafe, Southampton: The lobster and corn chowder at The Plaza Cafe is really a two-in-one, as chef Douglas Gulija combines in equal measure his great lobster bisque with a corn chowder made from corn cobs and bacon.

Winston's Bar and Grill

Winston's Bar and Grill, East Hampton: This East
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Winston's Bar and Grill, East Hampton: This East End spot serves a terrific fried lobster, with a note of ginger and scallion, a salt-cracker crust, and sliced, fried plantains.

Red Hook Lobster Pound

Red Hook Lobster Pound, Montauk: This spot serves
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Red Hook Lobster Pound, Montauk: This spot serves lobster rolls four ways, including this chilled Maine roll.

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Pizzetteria Brunetti

Pizzetteria Brunetti, Westhampton Beach: Still adhering to the
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Pizzetteria Brunetti, Westhampton Beach: Still adhering to the Italian tradition that discourages cheese with fish, the lobster pizza at this spot features big hunks of fresh lobster meat on a crust strewn with cherry tomatoes, fresh corn, scallions and micro basil.

Rothmann's Steakhouse

Rothmann's Steakhouse, East Norwich: The steamed lobster at
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Rothmann's Steakhouse, East Norwich: The steamed lobster at Rothmann's almost symbolizes summertime dining.

South Edison

South Edison, Montauk: This East End spot serves
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South Edison, Montauk: This East End spot serves a trio of lobster sliders.

Casa Rustica

Casa Rustica, Smithtown: This eatery excels with lobster,
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Casa Rustica, Smithtown: This eatery excels with lobster, especially its creamy risotto with asparagus and roasted tomatoes.

Heirloom Tavern

Heirloom Tavern, Glen Head: This eatery's lobster fettuccine
(Credit: Alessandro Vecchi)

Heirloom Tavern, Glen Head: This eatery's lobster fettuccine carbonara is a rich variation of the classic Roman dish.

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Fortune Wheel

Fortune Wheel, Levittown: This spot serves an aromatic
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Fortune Wheel, Levittown: This spot serves an aromatic stir-fry of lobster with ginger and scallions.

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