Can seafood lovers find a luscious lobster roll in NoVA? Ab-shell-lutely. Check out these delightful destinations for this craveable crustacean.
King Street Oyster Bar makes ordering tough. Choose from the hot buttered lobster, the cold lobster dressed in a tangy lemon aioli, or splurge on a double lobster roll. Come hungry; leave satisfied. 12 S. King St., Leesburg; 1 E. Washington St., Middleburg
Lobster lovers flock to both of Mason’s locations for succulent seafood in a buttery bun. The menu offers the basics, plus a variety of creative twists on the classic: lobster BLT, meat from a 1-and-a-quarter pound lobster including the tail, or combos with a soup or side. 11939 Democracy Dr., Reston; 4017 Campbell Ave., Shirlington
Come to Ned’s New England Deck for its succulent Lobster Roll and stay for a creamy cup of clam chowder or beef sammie. It’s a casual spot to sit at a picnic table, down a Boston beer, and savor your favorite chunk-filled lobster roll, merrily mixed with Ned’s lobster dressing. 10655 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax
Seamore’s offers shore-to-door dining, with sustainably sourced products in its Maine lobster rolls. Chefs add a magical blend of mayo, celery, and Old Bay seasoning to deliver a remarkable roll, alongside crispy fries or a crunchy salad. It should be noted that Seamore’s is a cashless operation. 2815 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington
The Salt Line, a top 10 contender in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 50 Best Restaurants of 2022, wins fans for its life-giving lobster roll. Order with traditional mayo dressing or just melted butter. There is no wrong answer. Dine at the hipster patio bar and rack up enviable looks from passersby as you devour your luscious meal. 4040 Wilson Blvd., Ballston
It’s nirvana on a bun. Vola’s serves up a lobster roll, drenched in lemon-tarragon mayo on a buttered New England–style roll. The stunning view is a bonus at this Alexandria spot, not to mention Old Bay fries accompany your roll. 101 N. Union St., Alexandria
Feature image courtesy Ned’s New England Deck
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