By Domino Staff

Published on August 25, 2017

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Lobster rolls are a coastal summer staple. But before we dig into all the deliciousness, let’s take a second to discuss the two distinct styles: Maine and Connecticut. Maine-style is served cold with mayo, while Connecticut-style is served warm with butter. Which is better? We’ll let you be the judge.

Of course you can find top notch lobster rolls in the Northeast, but did you know there’s a legit lobster roll in Charleston and a pretty spectacular one in L.A.? Here, the best lobster rolls across the country.

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The Ordinary, Charleston, SC

Where can you find the best lobster roll south of the Mason Dixon? Without question, The Ordinary. A house-baked, buttered bun is filled with a half-pound of bouillon-poached lobster meat—dressed with mayo, hot sauce, worcestershire, shallots, chives, diced celery, fresh lemon, and Old Bay.  

Eventide Oyster Co., Portland, ME

Foodies up and down the eastern seaboard flip for Eventide Oyster Co.’s signature brown butter lobster roll served on a steamed bun.