Memorable | One of the Best
Rye Harbor Lobster Pound
Review by: Michael Stern
The management at Rye Harbor Lobster pound bills its lobster roll as infamous. For these parts, it certainly is anomalous. Nine out of ten local lobster rolls are lobster salad rolls made with cool meat and mayo (which you can get here, if you wish). But Rye Harbor’s specialty is a hot one. Unlike the traditional Connecticut-born hot lobster roll, the warm meat isn’t just bathed in butter. It is sauteed in butter and sherry, giving it a perfumy twist. Per tradition, it comes in a toasted split-top bun.
Lobster can might play a part in Rye Harbor chowder. There is very good New England-style creamy clam chowder; and there is fluffy chowder. Fluffy means it gets augmented with hunks of sherry-sopped lobster meat, making for one of the most luxurious bowls of North Atlantic comfort imaginable. Whole cooked lobsters and steamers also are available, as are lobster macaroni shells ‘n’ cheese and lobster gazpacho.
|Seasons||Summer, Fall, Spring|
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|