Where to Get Lobster Rolls in Charlotte

Options of varying styles
The Waterman’s lobster rolls can be made classic Maine-style (shown) or Connecticut-style. Photo by Peter Taylor.

The Waterman Fish Bar
South End: 2729 South Blvd., Ste. D, 704-275-5558
The lobster rolls and shrimp po’ boys are two of Charlotte’s best seafood lunches. Their classic roll ($23) appears on the spot’s all-day menu and comes in two varieties: “Maine Style” with cold mayo or “Connecticut Style with warm butter.

SNAP Shellfish
This hidden seafood shack just won a Best of the Best Award for “Ghost Kitchen” in 2021. Its split-top lobster roll ($22) is warm, buttered, and “slathered in mayo.” It also has two other tasty lobster entrees: the Lobsterrito and Fried Rice the Lobster Way. (Note: SNAP’s website says service is momentarily paused, but be sure to take advantage when it reopens.)

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Hello, Sailor!
Cornelius: 20210 Henderson Rd.
Joe and Katy Kindred’s second restaurant serves Carolina classics like fried catfish, blue crab claws, and hushpuppies with a side of honey butter. You can get a lobster roll ($30) on the Kindreds’ famous milk bread, which is revered on its own. No matter how you slice it, a meal here tastes like an instant vacation.

Fin & Fino
Uptown: 135 Levine Avenue of the Arts, Ste. 100
This uptown spot is celebrated for its raw bar, but if you’re in the mood for handheld decadence, try the Lobster & Shrimp Roll ($24), packed with mayo, lime, togarashi for some spice, and sesame.

Sea Level
Uptown: 129 East 5th St.
Sea Level also just won a BOB award for its head-turning, three-tier seafood tower: “Truist Tower.” Its stellar Lobster Roll, like The Waterman’s, comes in Connecticut and Maine styles. Each sammie here is served with Golden Grains bread, and either fries or slaw.

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Sea Level. Photo by Peter Taylor.

Growlers Pourhouse
NoDa: 3120 N. Davidson St.
Growler’s debuted its version alongside other new items last year. Their buttered Maine Lobster Roll ($20) comes with tarragon and parsley mayo. The tarragon adds a subtle, licorice-like taste to the roll, which is accompanied by either fries or purple slaw.

Link & Pin
South End: 155 New Bern St., or Huntersville: 9723 Sam Furr Rd.
Link & Pin says its hefty Lobster Roll ($35) comes with “tail and claw meat from a whole (1.25-1.5 lb.) fresh Maine lobster.” Served in a buttered New England brioche roll, the item appears on the spot’s “Large Plates” menu and includes hand-cut fries.

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