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Best Lobster Roll in Boston

May 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Since I moved to Boston in the fall of 2006, my Uncle Tim who lives in New York had wanted to take me to Kelly’s, a beachside establishment since 1951.  Tim raved about the lobster rolls that a Harvard student once introduced to him.  Kelly’s website and menu highlights roast beef, but really the lobster roll is what you want to order.  After two and half years of hearing about this famous place, in April we finally made the trip to Revere Beach where the little street-side restaurant called Kelly’s resides.

The lobster roll was absolutely to die-for!  It is definitely the best lobster I’ve ever had.  The menu reads “Meat of two 1lb Losters (8 oz)” which couldn’t have tasted any fresher.  It’s worth every penny of the $16.95 price tag that comes along with it.  

Locals were definitely lined up outside of the restaurant that smells of grease for its deep-fried menu items.  You walk up to order and then either take your food to-go or eat it by Revere Beach.  Even though it was a little chilly, that didn’t stop us from enjoying eating outdoors.  We crossed the street and savored the view at dusk of Revere Beach. Sometime I forget Boston has beaches when I don’t stray too far from Cambridge :).



While having a car is the easiest way to get to Revere Beach and Kelly’s, there is a subway stop that will get you within walking distance aptly called Revere Beach Station on the Blue Line.  During the summer I can tell that this place is a must-stop with any trip to Revere Beach.  If you get a chance, check it out.  If you have any other suggestions, let me know!

Tags: Food

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lifecruiser Travel Blog // May 28, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Yum-Yum. Now you made me really hungry and wanna go there! Now! I only had salad for dinner…. *sigh*

  • 2 Henry Ebbets // Sep 6, 2011 at 9:56 am

    We are planning to fly to Boston from Arizona later this month and our trip definitely includes a stop at Kelly’s. We moved west from Mass. in 1982 and are coming with our 63 year old son for reminiscent trip.

  • 3 Helen Todd // Sep 7, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Hi Henry,

    Have a fantastic time and enjoy Kelly’s! Wish I could have some lobster rolls for lunch today :).

    Thanks for the comment on my blog – appreciate it!

    – Helen

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