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Editors’ Choice

Seaport Grille 


bons 2016 dine winner

?photograph by Elise Sinagra


For a lobster roll done right, look no further than this spot perched on Gloucester’s working waterfront. From the generous amount of swimmingly fresh lobster to the rolls baked by Gloucester institution Virgilo’s, thought goes into every detail. While the simplicity of the regular lobster roll, dressed lightly with celery and mayo, needs no improvement, the lobster BLT, with avocado and bacon, takes the sandwich to a whole new level.

6 Rowe Sq., Gloucester, 978-282-9799,


Readers’ Choice

The Lobster Shanty

The generous 6 ounces of lobster, served warm or cold, spills out of the roll at this spot.

25 Front St., Salem, 978-745-5449,



Longboards Restaurant & Bar

Wash down your delicious sandwich, served on a buttery brioche roll, with a beer from their extensive list of unique craft brews.

72 Wharf St., Salem,  978-745-6659,