My SO and I had a great meal at Ed's Lobster Bar on Saturday night. Full disclosure - haven't been to Pearl's. Before we made a decision we did our exhaustive search on the board to find a mixed bag of reviews for both places. So we made our choice the only way we knew how - based on the beer selection! Ed's had Dentergem Witte on tap which was all we needed to know.
First, we were expecting a long wait but walked in a little before 8pm and got 2 seats right away at the counter. We started with the fried Ipswich clams which were delicious - breading wasn't too heavy and the tartar sauce was fantastic. We both had lobster rolls and they were exactly what we hoped they'd be - overflowing with chunks of lobster only barely dressed with mayo. And yes the roll became a bit soggy but that's the way it goes - you put something moist onto something dry and eventually it will get soggy.
Fries were good, and the pickles were nice and tangy. We also had a side order of one of the market vegetables which was roasted brussel sprouts with bacon. Absolutely delicious. Somehow we managed room for dessert and had the peach crumble pie which was a perfect end to the meal.
Would be fun to try Pearl's soon to get the comparison, but even without, I'd be happy going back to Ed's.