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1. Red Hook Lobster Pound 16 Extra Place, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)

Get ready for this seafood market to pwn your entire expectations of the meal you'll have. Specializing in succulent lobster rolls, there are different styles to hone in on (go for the Connecticut-style), and tons of delicious sides, like crispy chips and creamy mac 'n cheese.

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2. Pearl Oyster Bar 18 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)

Located in the West Village, this charming seafoodery is loaded with chilled seafood, small plates, and large plates, all featuring fresh ocean fare, from lobster to shrimp and, of course, oysters.

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3. Red Hook Lobster Pound Brooklyn 284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (Red Hook)

The OG location of Red Hook Lobster Pound looks and feels like a New England seafood shack, except it's much bigger than what you'd find on the side of the road in Cape Cod. The lobster rolls are some of the best in New York, each featuring a quarter pound of claw and knuckle meat on a split-top bun. The Red Hook location might be the best RHLP in the city because it's the only one outfitted with lobster tanks.

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4. Luke's Lobster FiDi 26 South William St, New York, NY 10004 (Financial District)

Continuing their domination of the seafood scene, Luke's is expanding its fresh-caught Maine crustacean empire into the FiDi. The menu of signature rolls, chowders, claws, and more is all avail for sit down, but those on the go can hit an express lunchtim

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5. Luke's Lobster UES 242 E 81st St, NY, NY 10028 (Upper East Side)

Adorning their communal-high-tables and yellow-n-blue walls with traps, buoys, and a multi-media 3D mural of a lobsterman (by a Bowdoin alum!), the team behind the popular EVill shack's uptowning their family hookup to Maine's daily bounty, where they'll

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6. Lobster Place 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011-7006 (Chelsea)

Lobster Place is one of the original Chelsea Market tenants serving up lobster rolls that're everything you could want and more! Other sandos like a po'boy and tuna melt are also offered.

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7. Lobster Joint 201 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

Lobster Joint's a LES crustacean shack executing the idea that you can put lobster in anything, from rolls to mac & cheese to way, way more than you can handle.

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8. Ed's Lobster Bar Annex 25 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

Nolita's favorite crustacean den's doubling up in the faraway LES, outfitting the new spot with a similar coastal vibe and an outdoor garden while luring longtime customers with the promise of new lobster bites including meatballs, small thermidor pizzas, tacos w/ Panamanian green sauce, and mini rolls, which nonetheless will add to your very non-mini ones.

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9. The Mermaid Inn 96 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003 (East Village)

Escape from the East Village into this nautical New England fish shack where maritime chic decor complements the seafood-heavy menu. An oyster happy hour, which features $1 chef's choice oysters and littleneck clams daily, is the stand-out offering, but you'll want to camp out all day for the non-bivalve options like beer batter fish tacos, lobster rolls, and sides like Old Bay-seasoned fries and hush puppies. The kitchen saves the best for last, though: all diners get a complimentary cup of chocolate mousse for dessert.

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10. The Mermaid Inn 568 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024 (Upper West Side)

The uptown outpost of The Mermaid Inn is a near replica of its East Village sibling, complete with maritime decor and New England fish shack vibes. An oyster happy hour, which features $1 chef's choice oysters and littleneck clams daily, is the stand-out offering, but you'll want to camp out all day for the non-bivalve options like beer batter fish tacos, lobster rolls, and sides like Old Bay-seasoned fries and hush puppies. The kitchen saves the best for last, though: all diners get a complimentary cup of chocolate mousse for dessert.

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11. Mermaid Oyster Bar 79 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012 (Greenwich Village)

The Greenwich Village outpost of the Mermaid restaurants is like a chilled-out little brother to its older (and larger) East Village and Upper West Side siblings. The menu features a daily array of East and West Coast oysters, a raw bar that includes littleneck clams and yellowfin tuna crudo, and house hits like beer batter fish tacos and a reliable lobster roll. The long and narrow space includes a bar and outdoor seating.

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12. Mary's Fish Camp 64 Charles St, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)

Mary's Fish Camp is possibly the best place to be an adult in NYC. In the Summer, it's the only place to be for a deliciously succulent lobster roll and brew.