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The Best Lobster Rolls on Long Island

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Summertime has become synonymous with Lobster Rolls on Long Island so ’tis the season! Whether you’re a fan of the Connecticut style (served hot with butter), the Maine style (served cold with mayo), or seek a new twist, Going Local has you covered! Below, you will find the Best Lobster Rolls on Long Island including location, ingredients, and current price!

We polled the Going Local Long Island Community page and the Dine-LI Community page on Facebook for the Best Lobster Rolls on Long Island and here are the results:

Top 10 Best Lobster Rolls on Long Island

#10: Love Lane Kitchen (Mattituck, NY)

Coming in at #10 on our list is Love Lane Kitchen in Mattituck. They serve up a traditional Lobster Roll with homemade Maine lobster salad, mayonnaise, and celery on a buttered brioche bun with garlic herb fries. In addition to Lobster Rolls, Love Lane also offers a self serve coffee station, homemade sandwiches, soups and sauces and even dinner!

Lobster Roll Price: M/P

Love Lane Kitchen Lobster Roll

#9: Bigelow’s Fried Clams (Rockville Centre, NY)

Bigelow’s Fried Clams has been serving up fresh seafood since 1939 and has taken the #9 spot in our poll. Bigelow’s Lobster Roll’s are made to order with your choice of hot or cold (tail, knuckle & claw) served on a toasted roll. In addition, their fresh clams are famous for a reason. First, they start with a fresh product, then fry it in trans-fat-free, cholesterol-free, oil that is changed daily!

Price for Lobster Roll: $37 (sourced from website)

Bigelows Fried Clams

#8: Nicky’s on the Bay (Bay Shore, NY)

If you’re looking for views of the Great South Bay as you savor your Lobster Roll, Nicky’s on the Bay is the spot. Nicky’s serves their Lobster Roll on toasted brioche bun with chips and cole slaw. When researching for this article, I noticed the Lobster Roll was only on the dinner menu, not the lunch.

Price of Lobster Roll: $39.00 (sourced from website)

Lobster Roll at Nickys on the Bay

#7: Lazy Lobster (Massapequa Park, NY)

Next on our list, is the Lazy Lobster offering up 4 types of Lobster Rolls for your dining pleasure. They offer a “Traditional” style Lobster Roll served with mayo and a “Connecticut” style served with warm tarragon citrus butter. In addition, they offer an “Angry Lobster Roll” which is their traditional roll with a sriracha attitude. Lastly, they have a “Bayou Lobster Roll” served warm with honey butter, Cajun seasoning and topped with chives.

Price of Lobster Roll: M/P

#6: Cousins Maine Lobster Truck (Mobile Food Truck)

Cousins Maine Lobster Food Truck can be found at local events on Long Island and serves up 2 styles of Lobster Rolls.  Their Maine roll features Maine lobster, served chilled with mayo, on a New England roll, with a lemon wedge and their Connecticut Roll features Maine lobster, served warmed with butter and lemon, on a New England Roll.

Price of Lobster Roll: $23 (sourced from website)

Cousins Maine Lobster

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#5: The Lobster Roll AKA LUNCH (Amagansett & South Hampton, NY)

The Lobster Roll (AKA LUNCH) started out as a roadside clam shack in 1965 and has now grown into two super busy summer locations serving up their famous Lobster Rolls. They offer a Classic Lobster Salad Roll with 100% pure, cold water lobster meat mixed with proprietary mayonnaise dressing and celery. They also serve a Hot Lobster Roll with hot, tasty chunks of claw and knuckle meat served in drawn butter with a toasted split-top bun on the side. Both Rolls come with a side of coleslaw and can be made a “special” that comes with French fries or sweet fries for an upcharge.

Price of Lobster Roll: $34 for Cold/$35 for Hot (sourced from South Hampton Website Menu)

#4: Kingston’s Clam Bar (Sayville, NY)

Coming in at #4 in our poll, is Kingston’s Clam Bar in Sayville. If you’re looking for a local gem with a water view that serves Lobster Rolls, you’ve found it! Kingston’s serves up a Traditional Roll served cold with mayonnaise and celery, but also offers a Hot option as well!

Price of Lobster Roll: M/P

Kingstons Clam Bar Lobster Roll

#3: Whiskey Down Diner (Farmingdale, NY)

Whiskey Down Diner in Farmingdale comes in at #3 on our poll and is your neighborhood diner with a twist. Whiskey Down came so close to snagging the #2 spot and I can see why by the photo below. If you’re looking for a place to sit outdoors in the Farmingdale area and craving a Lobster Roll, Whisky Down Diner is your spot! Located right on Main Street, this location offers a delicious Lobster Roll and is the perfect first stop for exploring downtown Farmingdale.

Price of Lobster Roll: M/P

Whiskey Down Diner Lobster Roll

#2: DJ’s Clam Shack (Wantagh, Huntington, & Stony Brook, NY)

The #2 spot goes to DJ’s Clam Shack for serving up tasty Lobster Rolls in 3 locations across Long Island. DJ’s serves up a Maine Lobster Roll with coleslaw, but also offers the option of an “Overstuffed” Roll. Pair that with a cup of Clam Chowder and you’re basically in New England. With locations in Wantagh, Huntington and Stony Brook, DJ’s is within driving distance so give them a try!

Price for Lobster Roll: $24/Overstuffed: $44-$46 (sourced from website)

*All prices subject to change without notice. Prices will vary per location due to market conditions

DJs Clam Shack Lobster Roll

And the Winner of Best Lobster Rolls on Long Island Goes To…

1. JACKSON HALL! (East Islip, NY)

Coming in at #1 in a landslide is Jackson Hall in East Islip. Jackson Hall serves up 6 different styles of Lobster Rolls including your traditional “New England Roll” and “Connecticut Roll.” But here’s where they earn their number one spot…they offer 4 twists that are all unbelievable!

The Surf & Turf Roll is sautéed Maine Lobster and Filet Mignon Cubes on a toasted buttered roll. “The Fenza” Spicy Crunchy Roll is tossed in spicy mayo with Tempura crunch topped with a sweet soy glaze and chives. Jackson Hall’s Long Island Roll is sautéed with Cajun honey butter, jalapenos, and secret spices. The newest addition, is the Maryland Lobster & Crab Roll with sautéed Maine lobster and jumbo lump crab meat poached in Old Bay Garlic Butter on a toasted buttered roll.

Price for Lobster Roll: (all served with French Fries, Coleslaw & Pickle)

New England Roll: $33.95/Connecticut Roll: $33.95/Surf & Turf Roll: $33.95/Maryland Lobster & Crab Roll: $33.95 (served with Old Bay Fries)/”The Fenza” Spicy Crunch Roll: $33.95 (served with Cajun Fries)

Best Lobster Rolls on Long Island Conclusion

Are you craving a Lobster Roll as much as I am right now? This article was super hard to write without trying to eat my phone, but at least now, us Lobster Roll lovers have new places to try this summer! From Traditional to Connecticut style to modern twists, you can find it all right here on Long Island. Make sure to support local and please share this article to help spread awareness!

Thank you to the Dine-LI and Going Local Long Island Community Groups on Facebook for your votes in our poll!

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Photo credit: All photos were sourced from the Instagram accounts of the above mentioned businesses

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