The 8 Best Lobster Rolls in Boston. Our lobster rolls might not necessarily have the same reputation as Maine's, but then again Boston reaps the benefits of having both lobster rolls AND more than just LL Bean outlets. It's about time to show any skeptical out-of-towners what the city’s seafood scene is made of with any of Boston's eight best lobster rolls.
I spent every Saturday night one summer working as a hostess at a North End restaurant. One evening, the owner—a tough talking, born-and-bred Bostonian with a rare smile—told me to turn away an approaching customer because we had a dress code. The man in question was a 6-foot tower, strolling in like he owned the place. When I told him the verdict, he looked at me like I insulted his mother.