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Rhode Island lobster rolls rock!

Matunuck Oyster Bar, on a saltwater pond, has a lobster roll for $15.95.  “This is good lookin…nice bun too, nicely toasted,” quipped my husband.  I just loved the look of this gem–the top-split roll stood right up, perfectly grilled, with tips of big lobster claws poking out of the roll on a bit of crisp green lettuce.  Smitten with just one bite of scrumptious lobster mixed with that fresh grilled butter taste.  Plus, a lovely coleslaw–not too sweet or mayonnaisey, though you could opt for fries or a salad.  And a good wine list.  (629 Succotash Road, South Kingstown, RI)

The other, at Champlin’s Seafood Deck, is in-your-face full of lobster meat chunks.  Not overwhelmed by celery or mayo.  And on your traditional butter-grilled New England bun.  ($15.99; sadly this roll was stone cold when it should have been warm–tainting their claim that “all orders are cooked fresh.”)  Enjoy it at their rustic restaurant on the channel with passing commercial fishing boats and ferries for Block Island.  (256 Great Island Road, Galilee, RI)

These Rhody’s are something special, even though I prefer just warm butter on my lobster rather than mayo.  In fact, I liked them so much I couldn’t choose between them (Neither could my husband.)

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