Your Guide to Lobster Rolls in Greenport
June 14, 2023
Of all the summer seafood classics that you’ll find on the North Fork, the area is perhaps best known for its lobster rolls. This exceedingly tasty specialty consists of just a few ingredients: chunks of fresh lobster meat, crisp celery, mayonnaise, and freshly squeezed lemon and zest, all served on a warm, buttery bun. But don’t let that simplicity fool you — when done right, a lobster roll is a seriously delectable sandwich that’ll have you salivating for more.
Keep reading for where to find the best lobster rolls in Greenport and the surrounding area, plus which hotel to book for your Long Island weekend getaway.
Where to Get Lobster Rolls in Greenport (and Beyond)
Start lobster roll season with a classic at Love Lane Kitchen. This popular local landmark serves lobster salad mixed with mayo and celery on a buttered, toasted brioche roll, and the result is heavenly. Take your pick from hot or cold lobster rolls at Jerry and the Mermaid, both of which are served with waffle fries, coleslaw, and a pickle. You also can’t go wrong with Billy’s by the Bay, where the lively atmosphere makes the lobster rolls taste even better; there’s live music most nights, and the casual patio is always packed with hungry patrons.
The lobster roll at Claudios is slathered with homemade mayo and seasoned with Old Bay; it’s true comfort food (and pairs nicely with a local brew from Greenport Brewery or North Fork Brewing Co., we might add). At the other end of the spectrum, Port Waterfront Bar & Grill has one of the fanciest (and best) versions of the classic sandwich. Lobster meat is poached in butter, tossed with lemon dijonnaise and fresh herbs, then served on a bed of arugula on perfectly toasted bread. Kick back, relax, and bask in the views of the harbor.
Book a Stay at the Menhaden
You’ll need a comfy place to lay your head after all that lobster roll tasting. Nestled along the harbor in picturesque Greenport, the Menhaden is a seaside retreat unlike any other in the area. Dreamy location aside, our tastefully beachy furnishings and thoughtful on-site amenities make it difficult to leave the property. Rooms are sumptuously comfortable, with floods of natural light and curated furnishings. When it comes to North Fork luxury hotels, you won’t find anywhere like the Menhaden.