Lobster Dinner 

Editors’ Choice 

Bob Lobster, Newbury

Standout qualities: A perfectly cooked crustacean—perhaps a bit on the small side, but the reasonable prices reflect that—served up in a classic lobster stand, with a bag of chips and some coleslaw. 

What’s Unique: Since new co-owner Brad DiLibero’s last gig was chef at Metzy’s Cantina in Newburyport, look for some south of the border influenced specials, like a spicy lobster roll topped with banana peppers.

Insider tip: BYOB and enjoy the sunset over the marshland—just don’t forget the bug spray, as the midges can be vicious. And during greenhead season? Eat inside in the freshly painted dining room. 

What’s New: Joyce and Bob Hartigan, who ran Bob Lobster for 16 years, retired this spring, selling the restaurant to a quartet of locals.

49 Plum Island Tpke., Newbury, 978-465-7100, boblobster.com


Honorable Mention 

The Lobster Pool, Rockport

Standout qualities: Catch the sun set over the ocean while dining on some of the best lobster on the North Shore.

329 Granite St, Rockport, 978-546-7808, thelobsterpool.com


Readers’ Choice

Woodman’s of Essex, Essex   

Insider tip: Visit in the off-season. On an average summer day, there are 125 customers waiting in line.

121 Main St., Essex, 978-768-6057, woodmans.com


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