(c) 2016 Midtown Girl by Amy Chandra Browne  - Best Lobster Rolls in NYC
Summer is the best season for seafood. With the warm weather and fresh catches, there is no better time of year to go out and enjoy a plate of oysters or tuna tartar in the sunshine. If you are a lobster lover like MG, then you will love this list of delicious lobster rolls located in Manhattan…


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Ed’s Lobster Bar / Soho / 222 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012 / 212.343.3236

Do you heart New England seafood? If so, then Ed’s Lobster Bar is an absolute must! The menu features New England seafood with a New York City flare. Obvs, the most praised item on the menu is their award-winning lobster roll, which comes with French fries and pickles. With locations in Soho and Gansevoort Market, the atmosphere of this restaurant is upbeat and fun, making it a great place to check out before summer’s end.

Soho Hours: Monday-Thursday 12pm-11pm; Friday & Saturday 12pm-12am; Sunday 12pm-9pm

Gansevoort Market Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-8pm


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Cull & Pistol Oyster Bar / Chelsea / 75 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011 / 646.568.1223

Cull & Pistol Oyster Bar is a delicious little seafood spot located in the Chelsea Market. Although their specialty is oysters, Cull & Pistol also makes a fresh Connecticut or Maine-style lobster roll. C&P also includes a quick-service galley, so you can take your lobster roll to go and enjoy down by the Hudson River (just a short walk away).

Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30am-10pm & Sunday 11:30am-9pm


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Red Hook Lobster Pound / Midtown East / 230 Park Ave., New York, NY 10169 (inside of UrbanSpace Vanderbilt) / 212.777.7225

Looking for a lobster roll in Midtown?! Head over to Red Hook Lobster Pound on Park Ave. This restaurant strives to provide traditional, tasty lobster rolls and other fresh seafood in the heart of the city. Red Hook also has locations in the East Village and in the Hamptons.

Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-9pm & Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm


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The Mermaid Inn / Upper West Side / 570 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024 / 212.799.7400

The Mermaid Inn is a high-end seafood restaurant located in UWS and the East Village. Although the menu includes a variety of seafood, their “nearly famous” lobster roll on a griddled brioche bun served with old bay fries will leave your taste buds begging for more. The Mermaid Inn also has a fab happy hour (Apr-Dec from 5-7pm at all locations) that features $1 East Coast Oysters, deals on drinks and more.

Hours: Sunday & Monday 5pm-10pm; Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10:30pm; Brunch – Saturday & Sunday 11am-2:30pm


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Luke’s Lobster / East Village / 93 E 7th St., New York, NY 10009 / 212.387.8487

Luke’s Lobster prides themselves on their simply delicious & local seafood. They also use sustainable ingredients and strive to partner with small businesses in the North East. The roll is served Maine style with the Luke’s Lobster secret sauce. The first location in the East Village gained such great popularity that Luke’s Lobster has opened up locations all across Manhattan (and in the North East).

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm


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The Standard Grill / Meatpacking / 848 Washington St., New York, NY 10014 / 212.645.4100  

The Standard Grill serves a fantastic lobster roll on their lunch menu that you absolutely must try! Regardless of your love of seafood, The Standard Grill is one of the hottest spots in Meatpacking, so it’s worth going for the fun & upbeat atmosphere.

Hours: Sunday- Wednesday 7am-3am; Thursday- Saturday 7am-4am


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Burger & Lobster / Flatiron / 39 W 19th St., New York, NY 10011 / 646.833.7532    

Burger & Lobster is a British restaurant that has locations all over the globe. The preparation of this lobster roll is slightly different than the New England style ones across Manhattan but none the less delectable.

Hours: Sunday & Monday 11:3am-10pm; Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-11:30pm


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Pearl Oyster Bar / Greenwich Village / 18 Cornelia St., New York, NY 10014 / 212.691.8211

Located in the Greenwich Village, Pearl Oyster Bar is one of the first of its kind! Rebecca Charles, the head Chef & owner was one of the first to introduce the Maine style lobster roll to Manhattan. The restaurant also serves authentic New England seafood specials that are simply delish.

Hours: Monday-Sunday 12pm-2:30pm & 6pm-11pm; Closed Sunday



Mary’s Fish Camp / West Village / 64 Charles St., New York, NY 10014 / 646.486.2185

This seafood spot comes straight from the sunshine state and is both salty and sophisticated. Mary’s Fish Camp lobster rolls are Florida style and served with fries, slaw or greens. The location in the West Village makes this restaurant quaint and casual and the perfect place to go nom on a yummy lobster roll ASAP.

Hours: Monday- Saturday 12pm-3pm & 6pm-11pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm

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by Midtown Girl editorial staff