I saw BK Lobster just opened (now closed - temporarily?)

a 11/4lb lobster will give you about 1/3lb of meat.  A 2lb lobster around 1lb of meat.  A 2lb Lobster at Lusty Lobster (bestlobster.com) is $17.99, a low retail price.  Wholesale is not a whole lot cheaper.  The lobster has to be steamed, cooled and cleaned which takes time.

Their prices are fair.


I do think it's an unfortunate name though. My first reaction is -- when did Burger King start selling lobster?


drummerboy said:

isn't it just lobster and mayo?

 maybe mayo is an option

mine was just fresh lobster and butter on the side  ( so much lobster!)  and so fresh


drummerboy said:

Apparently lobster rolls are pricey all over.

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WISCASSET, Maine — On the first weekend of June, the scene at Red’s Eats seemed much like summers past. The line of tourists waiting to order at this picturesque seafood shack ran down the block. The sun beat down and employees passed out umbrellas and water, the sort of nicety you provide when your restaurant makes “best of” lists and causes traffic jams in attracting people from across the country.

Red’s menu offered its usual fare of sea scallops, whole belly deep-fried clams and its most famous dish, a fresh lobster roll, “piled high.”

The only change was the price: This year, the lobster roll is $30.

“Are you kidding me?” said Bindu Gajria, who was vacationing from Philadelphia and hadn’t checked the menu before getting in line. “I was going to order one, but now I’m having second thoughts.”

And $30 was a relative bargain. Two weeks earlier, as reported in the Bangor Daily News, Red’s was selling the sandwich for $34 — a mere $136 to feed a family of four.

 Wonderful roll…. Line was about 1/2 hour long.




does anyone remember the three masted sloop in the  Wiscasset Harbor, before it was set on fire by local youths?









New England Mickey D’s sold McLobster rolls for about $8.00

Worth stopping for when they are on sale.They are not sold every year. Last sold in 2017.


35 comments, mostly negative, and no one has tried the place?  Way to support a new business trying to survive after a pandemic.  


Boy, those three business days since the OP went fast.


jeffl said:

35 comments, mostly negative, and no one has tried the place?  Way to support a new business trying to survive after a pandemic.  

 Have you been yet?


The comments aren't "mostly negative". Half (?) of them are on tangential subjects. A few complained about the prices, but that was before it was clear that lobster prices are running pretty high at the moment.


ridski said:

jeffl said:

35 comments, mostly negative, and no one has tried the place?  Way to support a new business trying to survive after a pandemic.  

 Have you been yet?

 Nope.  Can’t wait to try it.  Hopefully this week.  


Was at Coda tonight (allergic to shellfish, but no dining space in any case). Saw a number of people taking away bags of food. Wish them all the success in the world. They seemed very friendly. My husband is looking forward to trying them. 


DaveSchmidt said:

yahooyahoo said:

All surf, but no turf.
If they had a couple of turf items, I would try it. I'm not a fan of lobster.

The menu that Jamie posted is a partial image. The online menus under individual locations include chicken wings.

I'll give the wings a try.


Can one BYOGL (gold leaf)?


Can you get the GL on the wings?


drummerboy said:

The comments aren't "mostly negative". Half (?) of them are on tangential subjects. A few complained about the prices, but that was before it was clear that lobster prices are running pretty high at the moment.

 I only complained about the price of one item, the rest of my beef is about the Brooklynization of Maplewood, which I didn't care about so much in the past, but is finally starting to bug me now. I'm getting old.

Also I still think lobster rolls are overrated in general.


dave said:

Can one BYOGL (gold leaf)?

 Oh, I would go there just to do that.


ridski said:

 I only complained about the price of one item, the rest of my beef is about the Brooklynization of Maplewood, which I didn't care about so much in the past, but is finally starting to bug me now. I'm getting old.

Also I still think lobster rolls are overrated in general.

 any of us who have gone from "No Sleep till Brooklyn" to Brooklyn-themed  lobster rolls are feeling old. 


jeffl said:

35 comments, mostly negative, and no one has tried the place?  Way to support a new business trying to survive after a pandemic.  

 Bingo !


ml1 said:

 any of us who have gone from "No Sleep till Brooklyn" to Brooklyn-themed  lobster rolls are feeling old. 

 More like "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", but yeah. And I came here from Queens and saw an Irish pub so I stayed.


Too bad there is no Bronxization 1950s style so I could get a decent pastrami on rye or even a first rate onion bagel.


There is nothing like enjoying a Maine lobster roll and I feel it impossible to compare BK with that. I went today for the lunch offer,lobster roll,fries and soda. There was no line as it was just past noon. Gave my order,paid and then told I would have to wait about 15 minutes.There are tables and the set-up reminded me of a previous restaurant there. I was bringing it home. Anyway,it was pretty good,maybe smaller due to lunch.Cost was$19 plus tax=$20.26. Definitely better than St Jame’s Gate and that is more expensive.


ml1 said:

I do think it's an unfortunate name though. My first reaction is -- when did Burger King start selling lobster?

 I was about to mention same.  BK always says Burger King to me.  But this place definitely sounds yummy!


jamie said:

mrincredible said:

drummerboy said:

isn't it just lobster and mayo?

On a Pepperidge farms top-sliced hot dog bun. 

 hopefully a buttered and toasted bun. 

Yes please. What time should I be there?

Shoprite will steam lobsters for you. I may have to think about some diy lobster rolls.


mrincredible said:

jamie said:

mrincredible said:

drummerboy said:

isn't it just lobster and mayo?

On a Pepperidge farms top-sliced hot dog bun. 

 hopefully a buttered and toasted bun. 

Yes please. What time should I be there?

Shoprite will steam lobsters for you. I may have to think about some diy lobster rolls.

I might do this myself, even though lobster is not my fav. But mix it with mayo on some bread? I can handle that.


My wife and I enjoyed our Lunch Specials. Given a choice, we prefer the Connecticut rolls we’ve had from Jack’s Seafood Shack in Montclair ($21 including slaw and chips); Jack’s had more meat,* as we recall, and Jack’s plain bun let the lobster flavor stand out more than the lightly seasoned bun at BK. That aside, it’s nice having a good, much closer alternative.

The fries are soft and, like the bun, lightly seasoned. (Just noting for the connoisseurs of crisp and salty out there.) The drink dispenser, which promotes its cane sugar and a brand that I forget the name of, deserves a shout-out: Both the sweet tea and the lemonade had none of the “mix” flavor they often do.

* As galileo mentioned, it may be that the BK rolls get more meat outside the Lunch Special.


In our household the opening of BK has us with a hankering for a lobster roll. Maybe lunch next week. Does anything say summer more than a lobster roll and an ice cold pilsner? grin


ml1 said:

In our household the opening of BK has us with a hankering for a lobster roll. Maybe lunch next week. Does anything say summer more than a lobster roll and an ice cold pilsner?
grin

Jersey tomato and fresh mozzarella, a perfectly grilled skirt steak, fresh Jersey corn on the cob, and an ice cold pilsner.


mrincredible said:

Jersey tomato and fresh mozzarella, a perfectly grilled skirt steak, fresh Jersey corn on the cob, and an ice cold pilsner.

 you had me at Jersey tomato and mozzarella. 


Several of my friends have gone to BK lobster and have given rave reviews. 


ok, I tried it today.  Lunch special was $19.76.

We ordered a classic and a Connecticut roll.

First off, I grew up going to Maine every summer, so if I were to ever open a franchise - this concept would be it.

2 major issues for me:

- The lobster to roll ratio was way off.

- Roll was NOT toasted and buttered.

Fix these two issues and you may have me back.  Even if you had the same amount of lobster - just put it on a smaller roll, butter and toast it.  At least with a Connecticut roll you have the melted butter in the lobster.

Fries were good.


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