Best of Boston

2019 Best Lobster Roll

Island Creek Oyster Bar

For Ethel’s Lobster Roll, named for his beloved grandmother, chef Jeremy Sewall sources delicate, ultra-fresh meat from his Maine fisherman cousin, then classes it up with a rosemary-imbued bun, crème fraîche, and the perfectly calibrated blend of celery salt and pickle. Your favorite seafood shack can’t compare.

500 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-532-5300,