Little Harbor Lobster Company
If you’re looking for a truly authentic experience, wend your way down Beacon Street to this spot perched on the edge of Marblehead Harbor. Lobster boats unload their fresh catch right at the back door of this fish market, so it doesn’t get any fresher. You get a third of a pound of lobster meat, prepared in the classic style. Grab it to go, or sit at the single picnic table on the harbor, if you just can’t wait to dig in.
3 Beacon St., Marblehead, 781-639-1961, littleharborlobster.com
Folks have been flocking to this marsh-side seafood shack for 20 years now for the always-fresh lobster rolls. Order a classic, lightly dressed roll, indulge in a butter-poached version topped with avocado, or something spicy. For really, really big appetites, get crazy with the Fat Lobster, topped with fried clams, coleslaw, and onion rings, yielding the full New England seafood experience spilling out of a single bun.
49 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury, 978-465-7100, boblobster.com