The Best Lobster Rolls on the Cape

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Welcome to the Short List!

The Short List is a place for people to share opinions and discover new things on and about Cape Cod. We take your feedback and thoughts and share them with readers! We asked Cape Codders what are the best places to get Lobster Rolls on the Cape. Thanks to all who voted!

Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar

For almost 40 years, Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar has served only the freshest fried seafood, lobster rolls, raw bar and premium gourmet ice cream on Cape Cod.

Sesuit Harbor Cafe

A family owned and operated business, Sesuit Harbor Cafe is a classic Cape Cod clam shack offering outdoor dining overlooking Northside Marina and Cape Cod Bay. Go for breakfast, lunch and dinner to enjoy the raw beauty of Cape Cod.

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Seafood Sam’s

Cape Codders have been enjoying Seafood Sam’s for over thirty years. Seafood Sam’s serve tasty fried or broiled seafood at exceptional prices and they’ve built a reputation as the favorite location for family dining with locals and visitors alike.

The Chart Room

The Chart Room Restaurant opened in 1966 and was originally a barge and is now converted into a restaurant. There is indoor seating and outdoor seating on the covered porch where you can enjoy the sunset over the water with your lobster roll!

The Raw Bar

Do you love large delicious lobster rolls? Well, this is the place to go! The Raw Bar has won numerous awards for their lobster rolls so be sure to stop by when out prowling for lobster rolls!

Chatham Pier Fish Market

Sit by the water with a tasty lobster roll in hand and watch the boats pass by. Once you are done with your sandwich, head out along the docks to watch seals and enjoy the sea breeze.

Brax Landing

Brax Landing offers stunning views over Saquatucket Harbor and serves lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Fried seafood is served here as well as burgers and sandwiches. A children’s menu is available so that the whole family can enjoy. Get a lobster roll or another local favorite. Sunday brunch includes dishes like Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise sauce and desserts such as strawberry shortcake.


Baxter’s is one of the oldest Cape Cod restaurants. It is built entirely over the water and has great views of the harbor activities, including the ferry boats going to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard and local commercial fishing boats unloading their catch. At Baxter’s you can enjoy a piece of Cape Cod’s history and some of the freshest seafood around!


Try their famous onion rings! Fried and grilled seafood, chicken, burgers, lobster rolls, lobster bisque, chowdah, cakes, extra thick shakes and ice cream!

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  1. Red Cottage in S. Dennis: Whole lobster pieces, a bit of Hellman’s and that’s it!

  2. Rose Ann Lindquist says

    The Red Shack in Provincetown

  3. Rosemary says

    The Dockside Ribs and Lobster Restaurant, 110 School Street, Hyannis. Not only do they have the best view overlooking Hyannis Harbor, but they have great food and delicious lobster rolls, Lobster BLT’s, Lobster sliders with lobster bisque, Bouled Lobster Dinner w/ potato and vegetables for only $25.95

  4. Marcia Morse says

    The Lobster Trap in Monument Beach has our favorite lobster roll and a spectacular view of Back River leading out to Buzzards Bay. In fact, we love everything at The Lobster Trap.

  5. Raw bar has best lobster rolls…..hugpe. I can’t finish mine. Clam chowder delicious

  6. Sesuit Harbor Cafe never fails. Great staff, beautiful scenery, and in my opinion #1 lobster roll on the cape.

  7. Arnold’s is the most overrated seafood joint on the Cape. I have never had s meal there that didn’t leave me disappointed.

  8. Mike Batty says

    PJ’s Wellfleet, my family’s fave lobster roll !

  9. Nice to know the Cape has good lobster rolls but for a tourist I have no idea where they are

  10. Melissangyl says

    Stop. & shop lobster rolls rock…3 for $12!!

  11. Waydowntown in Provincetown, choice of side, filled with lobster, delicious…and a view of the bay included

  12. The RAW BAR in Mashpee at the New Seabury Popponesett Marketplace and Ocean Ave. Hyannis are BEYOND compare. You will ALWAYS return!!!

  13. Gary McWilliams says

    Captain Frosty’s is the best bang for your buck and they offer two sizes! Totally agree about Sesuit!

  14. We love the Wee Packet in Dennis. Great full breakfast and I love their cold lobster rolls!
    Plus the diner is really cute!

  15. Girl from NY says

    Sesuit Harbor Cafe is great…lobster roll is the best…delicious. Tucked away off the beaten path. Lovely setting and beautiful views.

    Brax is a great place though I haven’t tried their lobster roll but I’m sure it’s good…nice views of the water…deck sitting.

    Arnold’s is overrated…and the waiting is ridiculous in my opinion.

  16. People. Try the Lobster Roll at the Seafood Shanty in Buzzards Bay.

  17. Marshland Restaurant & Bakery in Sandwich makes amazing lobster rolls!

  18. FORGET A BOUT IT !!!!


  19. Kelly’s on Main St., Hyannis
    Fresh chunks of lobster on a fresh toasted Brioche roll.
    Delish! I can never eat the whole thing!

  20. $39. is absurd…I think Arnold’s is overated

  21. Christopher Affsa says

    Popponesset Raw Bar is by far and away the best lobster roll anywhere. If u dont agree then youve never had one there

  22. Susan Cosgriff says

    Was just on Cape Cod the best hot or cold Lobster Roll was at the Sagamore Inn. August 25 and the 29th 2017

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