A Budget Lobster Roll in Brooklyn

The lobster roll at the Brooklyn Fairway is not loaded with chunks of luscious tail meat, like the big boys from the upmarket seafood houses, allows MB fka MB. But it’s fresh and tasty, satisfies the craving, and costs maybe a third of what those other places charge. MB describes a filling of mostly body meat, dressed with mayonnaise and a bit of celery, served on an agreeably dense, grilled hot dog roll: “It ain’t bad! In fact, it’s pretty darn good for $8.99.” Eat it out on the dock, jinx suggests, and take in the view of Buttermilk Channel and Upper New York Bay.

For a few bucks more, psnative recommends the back-to-basics lobster roll at the venerable Jordan’s Lobster Dock in Sheepshead Bay: a $14.95 sandwich that packs a quarter pound of meat—too much to manage without a fork—and comes with mayonnaise on the side. scooter, who is less impressed, wishes they’d grill the bun, and adds, “Squeezing out mayo from a little packet is pretty damned depressing.”

Toward the higher end, the lobster roll at Brooklyn Fish Camp, the Park Slope spin-off of Mary’s Fish Camp in the Village, is a hound-worthy splurge, chezfredo says: “Best I’ve had outside of Maine. Pricey at $33. It’s damn good though, especially with a Brooklyn Pale Ale.”

Fairway Market [Red Hook]
480-500 Van Brunt Street (at Reed Street), Brooklyn

Jordan’s Lobster Dock [Sheepshead Bay]
3165 Harkness Avenue (between Knapp and Plumb Third streets), Brooklyn

Brooklyn Fish Camp [Park Slope]
162 Fifth Avenue (between Degraw and Douglass streets), Brooklyn

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