Newport County is famous for our seafood, especially our lobster rolls. Whether they're 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 decadently 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've got you covered. We boiled it down to our favorite spots below.
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. Cue stomach grumbling.
Located in the center of downtown Newport, your Lobster Bar lobster roll comes with complimentary panoramic 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 seafood oasis located in downtown Newport, Benjamin's Restaurant and Raw Bar serves up both hot lobster rolls and a 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 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 anyway 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 boasts 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 twin lobster rolls are served with a size 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 of 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.