Our search for the best Cape Cod lobster roll has ended. There are many establishments serving good lobster rolls on the Cape, ranging from exclusive resorts with 5 star dining to tiny fish markets, the size of your garden shed.
The one thing that the best Cape Cod lobster roll all have in common is…Loads of fresh lobster tossed with a little mayo…Period!
No fillers…No celery…No onion…Fresh lobster, mayo, and a fresh roll.
Our goal is to guide you to the Cape’s best lobster roll regardless of where it is served.
After much deliberation and a lot of incredible taste testing, our choice for the best Cape Cod lobster roll is…
Young’s Fish Market
Rock Harbor Rd., Orleans (508)255-3366
Young’s Fish Market is a tiny place right on the docks at Rock Harbor. The lobster rolls are loaded with fresh lobster meat tossed with a little mayo and served on a hot dog roll…And that’s it…Period…Perfect! They are only served to go. If you are looking for a place to enjoy the Cape’s best lobster roll, walk down to the end of Rock harbor. There are benches on the edge of the beach, or you can sit on the sea wall and enjoy! For a special treat, coordinate your lobster roll feast with sunset. Rock Harbor features one of the best sunsets on the Cape. Our family has been known to travel miles out of our way to get these lobster rolls for the beach. Wash them down with an icy cold Corona…Ahh, Cape Cod at it’s best!
There are two other places that we feel deserve special mention, as their lobster rolls were really exceptional.
The Raw Bar
252 Shore Rd., Mashpee (508)539-4858
The Raw Bar has a great lobster roll. The atmosphere is more “bar” than “seafood shack”, with a Caribbean feel. The lobster roll features heaping portions of fresh lobster meat, tossed with a little mayo…Just the way we like them! Wash it down with a rum punch…You won’t be disappointed!
The Friendly Fisherman
Route 6, North Eastham (508)255-6770
The Friendly Fisherman is a fish market known for its incredibly fresh, local seafood. It is located in a little strip plaza, and is easy to miss…But if you are looking for a great lobster roll, make sure you don’t miss it!
Those are our choices for the best Cape Cod lobster roll. We hope that you enjoy them as much as we do.
If you don’t agree, or you have something to add, please fill out the comments section and let us know!
We’d love to hear what you have to say!
Okay the Chart Room in Cataumet. Overlooking the water, this is out of the way, and you would never find it if you don’t ask. The lobster roll is up to $30 now but it the best lobster roll and the hugest lobster roll…I can only eat half…so it’s like a two meal deal for me. Anyway, they serve it on the most exquisite Portugese bread or in a tomato… yep. I’ve never actually tried the tomato. I can’t turn down the delicious Portugese bread. It also comes with as small side…I get the potato salad. It’s not commercial stuff. It’s house potato salad. I dont even like potato salad bug I eat every tiny bit. I have a photo that would blow your mind but I dont see a place to upload it…too bad.
By the way, I was there, several years ago, when Dizzy Gillespie asked to speak to the chef. He wanted to say it was one of the best neal’s he ever had. Wow !!!
Just go….get the lobster roll, watch the sunset…and enjoy!!