The Lobster Roll Chronicles 2012 Year In Review!

Hi, Everyone! We’re excited to kick-off the Lobster Roll Chronicles 2013 Season! Back in October we published our 2012 rankings, but we had a few lobster roll joints sneak into our Fine-15. So, here’s a snapshot of 2012 in review. Enjoy! …T&P

#1 The Galley Restaurant & Pub in Naples, ME – (98 Points )

The Galley's Zesty Lemon Lobster Roll

RATING: ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!

#2 (Tie) Red’s Eats in Wiscasset, ME – (93.5 Points)

Red's Lobster Roll

RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#2 (Tie) The Clam Shack in Kennebunk, ME – (93.5 Points)

Profile: "THE CLAM SHACK" of Kennebunk, ME

RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#4 Rye Harbor Lobster Pound in Rye, NH – (93 Points)

Rye Harbor Lobster Pound Lobster Roll

RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#5 (Tie) Louie’s Alive & Kicking in Cambridge, MA – (92 Points)

Louie's Alive & Kicking Lobster Sandwich

RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#5 (Tie) Fisherman’s Grill in Portland, ME – (92 Points)

Fishermen's Grill Classic Lobster Roll

RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#7 (Tie) Island Creek Oyster Bar in Boston, MA – (91.5 Points)

Island Creek Lobster Roll

RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#7 (Tie) Lobsta Land in Gloucester, MA – (91.5 Points)

A really great, sweat roll rooted in lobster roll tradition. Really great!

RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#9 James Hook & Co in Boston, MA – (90 Points)

James Hook & Co Lobster Roll

RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#10 The Beach Plum in North Hampton, NH – (87.5 Points)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

RATING: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#11 Shaw’s Fish & Lobster Wharf in New Market, ME – (87 Points)

Shaw's Lobster Roll

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#12 Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster in South Freeport, ME – (85.5 Points)

Harraseeket Lobster Roll

RECOMMENDED

#13 (Tie) Belle Isle Seafood now located in Winthrop (new location) – (85 Points)

Belle Island Lobster Roll

RECOMMENDED

#13 (Tie) The Hungry Whale in Salem, MA – (85 Points)

RECOMMENDED

RECOMMENDED

#15 (Tie) Three Cod Tavern in Marblehead, MA – (83.5 Points)

Three Cod Tavern Lobster Roll

ACCEPTABLE

#15 (TIE) B&G Oysters in Boston, MA (83.5 Points)

B&G Oysters Lobster Roll

ACCEPTABLE

And the rest of the pack…

#17 Old Port Tavern in Portland, ME – (84 Points) – ACCEPTABLE

#18 (Tie) Latitude 43 in Gloucester, MA – (83 Points) – ACCEPTABLE

#18 (Tie) J. T. Farnham’s in Essex, MA – (83 Points) – ACCEPTABLE

#20 The Clam Box in Ipswich, MA – (82.5 Points) – ACCEPTABLE

#21 Jasper White’s Summer Shack in Cambridge, MA – (82 Points) – ACCEPTABLE

#22 Lobster Shack at Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth, ME – (81 Points) – ACCEPTABLE

#23 Roy Moore Lobster Company in Rockport, MA – (77.5 Points) – ACCEPTABLE

#24 Yankee Lobster Company in Boston, MA – (76 Points) – ACCEPTABLE

Hall Of Shame (boo, hiss)

x. Neptune Oysters in Boston, MA – (60 Points) – AWFUL

x. The Lobster Dock in Boothbay Harbor, ME – (60 Points) – AWFUL

x. Charlie’s Kitchen in Cambridge, MA – (45 Points) – AWFUL

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The Lobster Roll Chronicles 2012 Results Are In!

You asked for it, you got it! Announcing “The Lobster Roll Chronicles” 2012 Results. Click on the restaurant name for in-depth reviews, or click the image for a larger view. We hope you enjoy! Feel free to comment and recommend… T&P

#1 – The Galley Restaurant & Pub in Naples, ME – (98 Points)

The Galley's Zesty Lemon Lobster Roll

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!

#2 (Tie) – Red’s Eats in Wiscasset, ME – (93.5 Points)

Red's Lobster Roll

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#2 (Tie) – The Clam Shack in Kennebunk, ME – (93.5 Points)

The Clam Shack Lobster Roll

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#4 – Rye Harbor Lobster Pound in Rye Harbor, NH – (93 Points)

Rye Harbor Lobster Pound Lobster Roll

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#5 – Louie’s Alive & Kicking in Cambridge, MA – (92 Points)

Louie's Alive & Kicking Lobster Sandwich

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#6 – James Hook & Co. in Boston, MA – (90 Points)

James Hook & Co Lobster Roll

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#7 – The Beach Plum in North Hampton, NH – (87.5 Points)

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#8 – Shaw’s Fish & Lobster Wharf in New Harbor, ME – (87 Points)

Shaw's Lobster Roll

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

#9 – Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster in South Freeport, ME – (85.5 Points)

Harraseeket Lobster Roll

RECOMMENDED

#10 – The Hungry Whale in Salem, MA – (85 Points)

RECOMMENDED

#11 – Three Cod Tavern in Marblehead, MA – (83.5 Points)

Three Cod Tavern Lobster Roll

ACCEPTABLE

#12 – J. T. Farnham’s in Essex, MA – (83 Points)

Farnham's Lobster Roll

ACCEPTABLE

#13 – Jasper White’s Summer Shack in Cambridge, MA – (82 Points)

Summer Shack Lobster Roll

ACCEPTABLE

#14 – The Lobster Shack at Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth, ME – (81 Points)

Lobster Shack at Two Lights Lobster Rolls

ACCEPTABLE

#15 – Roy Moore Lobster Company in Rockport, MA – (77.5 Points)

Roy Moore Lobster Roll

ACCEPTABLE (BARELY!)

The Lobster Roll Chronicles 2012 Hall Of Shame

x. Charlie’s Kitchen of Cambridge, MA – 45 points (Awful)

Charlie's Kitchen Lobster Roll

Charlie’s deviled Lobster Roll. A disgusting travesty.

x. The Lobster Dock in Boothbay Harbor, ME – 60 Points (Awful)

The Lobster Dock Lobster Roll

Rubbery, foul-tasting. A real disappointment.

x. Neptune Oyster of Boston, MA – 60 Points (Awful)

Neptune Oyster Lobster Roll

Made us feel sick for hours.