Not to brag, but Newport is pretty famous for seafood, especially when it comes to lobster rolls. Served hot and drizzled with butter on a toasted bun or cold and tossed with mayo and a few secret ingredients on a croissant, one thing remains the same: they're always insanely delicious. It's no wonder they've been named among the best by publications like Yankee Magazine, Coastal Living, Food Network and The Daily Meal.
Overwhelmed by where to go? Don't worry, we boiled it down to our favorite spots below.
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Featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive In's and Dive's, and home to one of the best lobster rolls in New England according to Yankee Magazine, this restaurant and market serves up heaping, nearly half-pound lobster rolls chock full of knuckle, claw and tail meat tossed with celery, a hint of mayo and pepper on a perfectly grilled bun. In true lobster-roll-pro fashion, a piece of lettuce placed between the bun and lobster helps prevent sogginess in this crafted-to-perfection beauty. Served with fries, coleslaw, and a pickle.
Located in the center of downtown Newport on Bowen's Wharf, your Lobster Bar lobster roll comes with complementary views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. Choose from a hot lobster roll braised in butter, or a lobster salad roll with dill, lemon, celery, and light mayo.
Another hot spot for fresh local seafood in downtown Newport, Benjamin's Restaurant & Raw Bar serves up both hot lobster rolls and traditional lobster salad rolls. Served with coleslaw and a side of fries.
Pro Tip: Benjamin's kitchen is open until midnight, just in case that lobster roll hankering hits you late at night.
Recently named among the best cheap eats in RI by Travel & Leisure, Blount Clam Shack's menu may lack dollar signs, but nothing else. Their giant lobster roll is made with 1/2 pound lobster chunks and served any way you choose -- tossed in housemade dill mayo or served with warm butter. Not up for that challenge? Don't worry, you can opt for their small lobster roll served with 1/4 pound lobster meat.
This overstuffed (in the right kinda way) lobster roll is brimming with fresh lobster meat, mixed with mayo and a secret seasoning we're still trying to get our hands on. Served on a buttery bun with a side of coleslaw and steak fries.
This Relais & Chateaux property located on Newport's historic Ocean Drive features 40 acres of sprawling land, panoramic ocean views and unparalleled cuisine. Their signature lobster rolls boast fresh lobster meat tossed with crème fraîche, lemon juice, celery and tarragon topped with onion strings and served on a toasted bun.
No, you're not seeing double. Easton's Beach Snack Bar really does serve up two lobster rolls for the price of one. These renowned twin lobster rolls are served with a side of fries for $15.87. Kick up your feet at their beach-side snack bar and feast with an ocean view.
The Mooring's Lobster croissant (okay, we made an exception) has been on their menu for 15 years, a testament to its delicious decadence. Chilled, lightly dressed lobster meat is served on a warm, buttery, flaky croissant with a hint of tarragon. Your life will never be the same.
This Bristol Waterfront seafood restaurant puts a unique twist on traditional lobster rolls. A combination of juicy lobster meat with mayo, dill, a touch of sugar and a few secret ingredients we'll never know make this lobster roll served on warm brioche bun an absolute must-try.
Tucked away Newport Shipyard is Belle's Cafe, a dockside cafe overlooking the Newport Bridge and the harbor with inside and outside dining. The cafe's twin lobster rolls are served with fresh lobster meat and mayo on buttered and toasted rolls for $23.
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