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Top stops for lobster

Lobster home fries are served at the Mill

(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

The lobster is LI's marine mascot. Here are LI restaurants where homarus americanus is the star. --Compiled by Peter M. Gianotti

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    A 1 pound steamed lobster with warm butter

    A Lure $$$ | Seafood 62300 Main Road Southold The steamed lobster is the simplest preparation, the perfect result.

  • Critic rating 3
    The Bell & Anchor's lobster cobb salad, prepared

    The Bell & Anchor $$$ | Seafood 3253 Noyac Road Sag Harbor Notable for many lobster dishes, including an outstanding lobster Thermidor, lobster cobb salad and steamed lobster with corn pudding.

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

    Bostwick's Chowder House $$ | Seafood, Raw bar 277 Pantigo Rd. East Hampton Along Montauk Highway, LI's lobster lane, Bostwick's stands out for dependably good fare. The steamed lobster arrives with coleslaw and drawn butter. You can dive into a lobster bake, bite into a lobster roll and nibble on fried seafood and fish tacos.

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    Centro Cucina, at 43C Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale,

    Centro Cucina $$ | Pizza, Italian 43C Glen Cove Rd. Greenvale Lobster fra diavolo at Centro Cucina: "Please allow me to introduce myself..." on spaghetti.

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    Fisherman's Catch in Point Lookout has a large

    Fisherman's Catch $$$ | American, Seafood 111 Bayside Dr. Point Lookout Lunch and brunch are served outdoors in spring and summer at Fisherman's Catch, where steamed lobster is an ample entree. Steamed and baked clams continue the seasonal theme. There are respectable steaks for the dissenters.

  • Critic rating 2.5