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Lobster Roll at TJ's on Oak Lawn


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Lobster Roll at TJ's on Oak Lawn

queenie | Oct 4, 2012 06:12 AM

As a follow up to the lobster roll discussion last week, I stopped by Carbonne's on my way home from the office yesterday and noticed the TJ's next door was open so I went in to check it out. Nice spot and the display case was impressive. But the first thing I noticed was a lobster roll on the menu so I promptly ordered it. As I was asking the gal behind the counter some questions about it, Jon Alexis came out to answer some questions. Oddly, I can' remember if he said the lobster on the roll came from a 1 lb lobster or if it was 1 lb of lobster (which seems like a lot) but either way it had a very generous amount of lobster in it. In my experience people from the Northeast who grew up on this sandwich are very rigid in how it should be made and what is authentic in their opinion. I've not had enough experience with them to be any judge of that but in my opinion this is by far the best lobster roll I've had in Dallas - no contest. The roll appears to be a New England type lobster roll and the inside of it is lightly griddled. It is filled with nice big chunks of sweet lobster (which Alexis said is always fresh-never frozen) and then drizzled with a thyme butter - lemon on the side. Very simply prepared and no mayo so if you are in the mayo camp you might want to ask for some on the side. Served with one side (choice of 2 or 3) - I had the grilled asparagus and they were very well prepared. Oh yeah, it rings up at $22 - not cheap by any means but well worth it to me for a really good lobster roll with lots of lobster on it. I'll definitely go back and order another one.

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