Best of Boston

2016 Best Lobster Roll

Yankee Lobster Company

When it comes to a lobster roll, sometimes a straightforward, no-frills version is just what you crave—bonus points for shanty charm. Yankee Lobster’s traditional counter-service take on New England’s favorite sandwich scores big with a simple toasted split-top roll, generous portions of claw and knuckle meat, and a light, unobtrusive herb mayo that lets the freshly caught lobster shine.

300 Northern Ave., Boston, 617-345-9799,