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The 3 best spots to get lobster rolls on Cape Cod

13 Sep 2013 11:22 AM
The 3 best spots to get lobster rolls on the Cape

Cape Cod has long been highly regarded for its abundance of fresh seafood, and the many culinary offerings created using the ocean's bounty. However, one of the most classic seafood dishes that both seasonal visitors and year-round residents often enjoy are lobster rolls.

While quick and easy to make, these menu items can range in composition and flavor, as local businesses each look to put their own creative spin on the revered meal. Accordingly, the following three New England eateries have been recognized by the Cape Cod Times as the premier locations where owners of luxury Cape Cod homes and gastronomic tourists alike can feast on the regional dish. So, next time you're in town and looking for an upscale lunch, be sure to stop by these businesses:

Chatham Fish & Lobster Company
Voted as the best lobster roll on the Cape by the local news source, this restaurant has perfected its recipe over many years. The business also offers its patrons the option to dine on high quality seafood such as halibut, swordfish and salmon, steamer clams, mussels and oysters. However, the lobster roll remains one of the most popular orders.

Nestled within freshly baked bread, the large chunks of Cape Cod lobster are perfectly complemented by just a touch of the eatery's special mayonnaise, a sprig of lettuce and wedge of lemon. 

Mattakeese Wharf Waterfront Restaurant
Located in Barnstable, this gourmet establishment affords its customers breathtaking views of the harbor in addition to fine culinary offerings. Boasting extensive brunch, lunch and dinner options, diners interested in lighter fare can also order off of the cafe menu. In addition, live music is regularly featured during the summer season. 

This restaurant's signature lobster roll is a sensual experience, as it's appearance and scent is as appetizing as its taste. Presented on a fresh roll overflowing with lobster meat, the dish is perfected with diced celery and a homemade dressing.

The Raw Bar
This establishment in Mashpee may have a simple name, but the flavors of its many dishes and cocktails are complex. The menu is focused on unadulterated seafood, and somehow, this place seems to do it better than the rest.

In the years The Raw Bar has been in operation, its lobster rolls have received much critical acclaim. Weighing in at almost one pound, the diced lobster meat is highlighted by the minimal application of mayonnaise and the warm torpedo roll its stuffed inside.