Food carnage in Boston, Massachusetts is inevitable. From decadent lobster tail desserts at Mike’s Pastry to stunning latte art at Ogawa Coffee, you’ll have no problem stuffing your face in Bean Town. Most foodie pilgrimages to Boston have one thing in common, a quest for the perfect version of Boston’s iconic lobster roll.
If you’re on the hunt for firm juicy lobster stuffed to the brim of a roll that’s about to burst, then head to the Yankee Lobster Company in the heart of the Boston’s Seaport district. Since 1950, the Zanti family has been scouring the seas for delicious shellfish. Today Frank Zanti and Michael Zanti continue to manage the family business. You’ll find everything from seafood stew and clam chowder to lobster bisque and whole belly fried clams on the menu at the Yankee Lobster Company, but it’s tough to beat their traditional lobster roll.
In addition to our lobster roll, we also snagged a piping hot basket of fried clam strips and delicious fries. The clam strips were perfectly done and we’d happily order another basket next time we’re in Boston.
We washed our seafood down with a Ballast Point grapefruit sculpin. The tart IPA from San Diego paired perfectly with our East coast fish market festivus.
Our favorite thing about our visit to Yankee Lobster Company was playing with our food beforehand. Giant tanks in the back of the restaurant hold live crabs and lobsters. (The lobsters range in size from around one pound all the way up to eight pounds.)
If you ask nicely, the staff is more than happy to let you peek behind the scenes, so you can see the tanks and the critters inside.
Yankee Lobster Company is a pretty tiny little spot, so be prepared to either wait for a table or come early to beat the grub rush.
If you aren’t a fan of seafood, Yankee Lobster Company also has cheeseburgers, chicken fingers and copious amounts of beer on draft.
Yankee Lobster Company is the place to go if you’re searching for a taste of New England during your Boston adventure. Best of all, you don’t even necessarily have to be in Boston to experience a legit clambake. This family owned restaurant has the power to deliver a new England style clambake (consisting of live Maine lobsters, steamers, shrimp and clam chowder) to your doorstep within 24 hours, so long as you live in the continental United States.
Yankee Lobster Company
Address: 300 Northern Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
Hours: Monday Through Saturday 11:00am to 9:00pm, Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm
Phone: (617) 345-9799
Pricing (All in U.S. Dollars or USD): Traditional Lobster Roll $23.99, Appetizers $6.99 to $20.99, Salads $3.00 to $15.00, Clam Chowder $4.99 to $8.99, Lobster Bisque $6.99 to $10.99, Seafood Stew $5.50 to $9.50, Lobster $15.99 to $37.99 (1/4 Pound to Twin Lobsters Sold at Market Price), Bucket of Crabs $18.99 to $39.99, Fish $12.99 to $18.99, Seafood Platters $16.99 to $42.99, Sandwiches $10.99 to $15.99, Shellfish $11.99 to $22.99, American Favorites $7.99 to $9.99, Kids Meal $5.00 to $8.00