At Maroni Cuisine in Northport, chef Michael Maroni's (Credit: Newsday, 2009 / Rebecca Cooney)

At Maroni Cuisine in Northport, chef Michael Maroni's lobster salad is made with lots of fresh Canadian lobster meat, chopped celery, a little mayo, a touch of Dijon, plus salt and pepper. It's piled onto a buttery French croissant, cut into the shape of a hot dog bun, and comes with Tater Tots and coleslaw. Available only at lunch and on weeknights.

Must-eat lobster rolls on Long Island

Summertime means certain things on LI, and one culinary go-to finds the favorite of the sea jumping into any variety of buns.

Here are 14 favorite lobster rolls, from East Rockaway to the East End. Selections from Peter M. Gianotti and Joan Reminick.

RiverFish

At RiverFish in Port Washington, a meaty lobster
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At RiverFish in Port Washington, a meaty lobster salad, mildly seasoned so that the seafood flavor shines, pairs well with a preztel roll.

Lobster Roll Northside

At Lobster Roll Northside in Riverhead, the signature
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At Lobster Roll Northside in Riverhead, the signature lobster roll is served with house-made slaw and crispy fries. Also available hot, sauteed in garlic butter.

Reel

Reel in East Rockaway serves its refreshing cold
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Reel in East Rockaway serves its refreshing cold lobster roll with fries and cole slaw.

PJ Lobsterhouse

Fresh and substantial, the lobster roll at PJ
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Fresh and substantial, the lobster roll at PJ Lobsterhouse in Port Jefferson is more of a hero than a roll. This lobster salad sandwich is made with ⅓-pound freshly shucked lobster meat, mayonnaise, celery, black pepper and celery salt mixed together and served on Italian bread.

South Edison

Seafood-centric South Edison in Montauk serves up lobster
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Seafood-centric South Edison in Montauk serves up lobster roll sliders -- aka lobster buns -- with whole lobster and drawn butter on broiche buns.

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Bay Kitchen Bar

With celery, parsley and lemon and served on
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With celery, parsley and lemon and served on toasted brioche, the house lobster salad roll at Bay Kitchen Bar in East Hampton is a refreshing main course.

Artie's South Shore

The lobster roll at Artie's South Shore in
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The lobster roll at Artie's South Shore in Island Park is subtly flavored with tarragon.

Bay Vue

Salad with Maine lobster, celery and diced tomato
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Salad with Maine lobster, celery and diced tomato is served in a potato roll at Bay Vue in Lindenhurst.

Maroni Cuisine

At Maroni Cuisine in Northport, chef Michael Maroni's
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At Maroni Cuisine in Northport, chef Michael Maroni's lobster salad is made with lots of fresh Canadian lobster meat, chopped celery, a little mayo, a touch of Dijon, plus salt and pepper. It's piled onto a buttery French croissant, cut into the shape of a hot dog bun, and comes with Tater Tots and coleslaw. Available only at lunch and on weeknights.

Left Coast Kitchen

Overstuffed with fresh, moist lobster meat, the roll
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Overstuffed with fresh, moist lobster meat, the roll at Left Coast Kitchen in Merrick is served with chips and coleslaw.

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Singleton's Seafood Shack

The generous lobster roll at Singleton's, in Massapequa
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The generous lobster roll at Singleton's, in Massapequa (Tobay Beach) and Sea Cliff (Tappen Beach), is among the many offerings at the eatery by the sea.

Claudio's

Among the best things to order at Claudio's,
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Among the best things to order at Claudio's, the best-known restaurant in Greenport, the lobster roll also comes in a BLT version.

Crazy Fork

The quite good (especially for onion lovers) lobster
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The quite good (especially for onion lovers) lobster roll at Crazy Fork in Mattituck is served on a classic soft bun with coleslaw and a pickle.

Fishbar

Montauk's Fishbar serves chunks of lobster meat on
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Montauk's Fishbar serves chunks of lobster meat on a toasted bun with fries, coleslaw or a salad.

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