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Yankee Lobster
Yankee Lobster

Yankee Lobster

8.79 reviews
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American, Seafood
Ranked #31 in Boston restaurants
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300 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210
(617) 345-9799
http://www.yankeelobstercompany.com
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The Zanti family, owners of Yankee Lobster Fish Market, have been in the fishing business for many generations. From the little fishing village of Augusta, Italy, Guiseppe Zanti, Sr., in 1898, ... Read more
ventured to America seeking the fertile fishing grounds that he had heard about from brave fishermen that had gone before. He spent several decades fishing from Georges Bank to the Gulf of Alaska. Guiseppe’s stories of fishing intrigued his son Guiseppe Jr. and in 1921 he also ventured to America to make a better future for his family. Guiseppe Jr. started fishing for lobsters, crabs, and fish in the Boston Harbor area through the 1920?s and 1930?s teaching his sons as they grew up, the art of fishing. By the end of the war, Guiseppe could see that the future was in the lobster industry. He began to gear his operation to exclusively lobster, while the other fisherman were still seeking crab. Now, with his sons back from military service, Guiseppe invested in several boats and expanded his fishing operations

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Sheridan, Oregon

In Boston for a convention, ended up here for an iconic lobster roll. Amazing experience from standing on line to cashing out. Great staff, delicious food. Struck up a convo with others in line; so much fun! Ended up sharing a table to speed up getting into the crowded place. Went with a straight-up lobster roll and was NOT disappointed. Fun night!

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Milpitas, California, USA

This spot is near the Sea Port, where cruise ships sometimes stop. The options for seafood include crabs, lobsters, fried fish and shellfish, etc. I liked the clam chowder the best, and the lobster bisque and lobster roll were alright (though I'm not a big fan of lobster). It's a small space and food can take a while to come out.

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey, USA

Order at the counter and snag a seat and a beer while you wait for the best Boston lobster roll to appear in front of you!

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San Jose, California, USA
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Hello Lobster, I'm going to eat you.

At Yankiee Lobster Fish Market.

Don't go in the back because the smell of fish will literally overwhelm you. I thought I knew what it smelled like because I grew up in China and spend a lot of time at 99 ranch (Asian supermarkets) where the stink of Fish runs through the entire store from their fresh fish tanks and fish killing stations. My goodness how unprepared I was.

Anyway, the food was delicious and in my opinion pretty well priced (I think the lobster roll was only around $18?) quite a bit cheaper than what you can find here on the west coast. The lobster roll was filled to the top, the coleslaw was ... ok but the lobster was fresh and extremely well seasoned (or just salted or steamed?) and the fries were yummy as well.

Their shrimp cocktail was pretty delicious too but I felt like the shrimp was a bit overcooked. This is definitely a cute little shack and I would recommend a "hike" here since it is further away from town, or just come here when you're looking to take a tour at Harpoon Brewery!

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Great lobster and shrimp scampi

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