Maine is the undisputed king for fresh lobster rolls, but New York has three of the 20 best rolls in the country you can find outside of the Pine Tree State, according to a new survey from TheDailyMeal.com.
Pearl Oyster Bar on Cornelia Street nabbed the top spot in the survey of the country’s best lobster rolls outside of Maine, followed by Red Hook Lobster Pound at No. 2 and New York staple Luke’s Lobster coming in at No. 6, the survey said.
The Daly Meal looked at restaurants nationwide to find the 20 best rolls, and includes spots from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, California, Texas and more. The criteria for the best rolls encompassed super-fresh lobster, seasoned with the chef’s choice of spices, and set atop a toasted bun.
Other rolls on the list included Oyster House in Philadelphia, Neptune Oyster in Boston and Acadia in Chicago.
Below are top 5, for the full list head to TheDailyMeal.com.
5. B&G Oysters, Boston
4. Smack Shack Lobster, Minneapolis
3. Champlin’s, Narragansett, RI
2. Red Hook Lobster Pound, New York & DC
1. Pearl Oyster Bar, New York, NY