Best of Boston

BEST Lobster

2010 BEST Lobster, Whole

Summer Shack


Boiled lobster is the Ramada Inn of regional cuisine: the same wherever you go. But no one puts a tastier spin on the bugs than chef Jasper White. His pan-roasted version with chervil and chive sauce elevates lobster to new… read more»

2007 BEST Lobster

The Barking Crab


Waterfront mainstay the Barking Crab boils up the freshest lobster in town, and the summery presentation—paper plates, plastic buckets—only adds to the illusion of a languid lunch on the beach. read more»

1999 BEST Lobster

James Hook & Co.


With more than 250 bubbling tanks of ocean water, and a staff that knows everything there is to know about lobsters, Hook is the oldest lobster dealer in the country (dating back to 1925). The staff will retrieve any size… read more»

1996 BEST Lobster

James Hook & Company


Probably the largest collection of lobsters under one roof—kept in seawater, which gives them a better flavor. read more»

1983 BEST Lobster

Willow Pond Kitchen


The lobsters are $6.95 and terrific. The rest of the menu’s just so-so though. read more»

1977 BEST Lobster



Since New England puts a limit on the weight of lobster’s caught, the place to find oversized crustaceans is the Lobster Shanty in Point Pleasant, N.J. If you balk at a seven-hour ride, try Crusti’s in North Kingston, R.I., where… read more»