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This is New England's largest, priciest lobster roll

USS Lobstitution Lobster Roll at Pauli's North End
Dave Baldwin

Hardly willing to rest upon their laurels after recently deploying a hefty 14oz lobster roll sub, the crew at Pauli's North End has gone back to the culinary shipyard to rearm the fleet, christening what's being dubbed New England's absolute largest sandwich stuffed w/ crustacean meat, the U.S.S. Lobstitution. It weighs in at over 24oz, will set you back a cool $50, and is currently setting sail from Salem Street.

Buttering hoagie roll at Pauli's North End
Dave Baldwin

They start with a 24in top-loaded hoagie roll that's been halved, lightly buttered…

Buttered hoagie roll going on the grill at Pauli's North End
Dave Baldwin

… and tossed on the grill.

Bowl of fresh lobster meat at Pauli's North End
Dave Baldwin

You're now ogling a pound-and-a-half of fresh "prime knuckle & claw meat" from local seafood purveyor Globe Fish Company. Glorious, right?

Piling lobster on the USS Lobstitution lobster roll at Pauli's North End
Dave Baldwin

Part One: The boarding begins.

Piling more lobster on the USS Lobstitution lobster roll at Pauli's North End
Dave Baldwin

And more...

Piling more lobster on the USS Lobstitution lobster roll at Pauli's North End
Dave Baldwin

Another half-pound? Sure, why not?

Piling more lobster on the USS Lobstitution lobster roll at Pauli's North End
Dave Baldwin

Maybe a little extra for good measure. Now, let's put this puppy back together.

Adding lemon juice to the USS Lobstitution lobster roll at Pauli's North End
Dave Baldwin

Since they want to let the lobster meat speak for itself, seasoning/accoutrements are kept to a minimum: mayo and a little lemon.

Rack of potato chips at Pauli's North End
Dave Baldwin

Indeed, it is all that and a bag of chips. Which you should also grab on your way out.

Pauli's North End USS Lobstitution lobster roll next to a standard lobster roll
Dave Baldwin

It's enough to make even a decently-large regular lobster roll self-conscious.