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Top stops for lobster

Lobster home fries are served at the Mill

(Credit: Daniel Brennan)

The lobster is LI's marine mascot. Here are LI restaurants where homarus americanus is the star. --Compiled by Peter M. Gianotti

  • Critic rating 2.5
    A 1 pound steamed lobster with warm butter

    A Lure $$$ | Seafood 62300 Main Road Southold The steamed lobster is the simplest preparation, the perfect result.

  • Critic rating 3
    The Bell & Anchor's lobster cobb salad, prepared

    The Bell & Anchor $$$ | Seafood 3253 Noyac Road Sag Harbor Notable for many lobster dishes, including an outstanding lobster Thermidor, lobster cobb salad and steamed lobster with corn pudding.

  • Critic rating 2
    Bostwick's Chowder House is a new seafood restaurant

    Bostwick's Chowder House $$ | Seafood, Raw bar 277 Pantigo Rd. East Hampton Along Montauk Highway, LI's lobster lane, Bostwick's stands out for dependably good fare. The steamed lobster arrives with coleslaw and drawn butter. You can dive into a lobster bake, bite into a lobster roll and nibble on fried seafood and fish tacos.

  • Critic rating 3
    Bryant & Cooper steakhouse in Roslyn

    Bryant & Cooper $$$ | American, Steak 2 Middle Neck Rd. Roslyn Broiled lobster: juicy, slightly smoky. It rivals the steaks.

  • User rating 3
    Interior of Buoy One restaurant in Riverhead.

    Buoy One $$$ | Seafood 1175 W. Main St. Riverhead Formerly known as One Fish Two Fish, this restaurant is decorated to evoke a tropical ...

  • Critic rating 2
    Centro Cucina, at 43C Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale,

    Centro Cucina $$ | Pizza, Italian 43C Glen Cove Rd. Greenvale Lobster fra diavolo at Centro Cucina: "Please allow me to introduce myself..." on spaghetti.

  • User rating 3
    Celebrate the coming summer at the Clam Bar

    Clam Bar $$ | Seafood, Restaurant Montauk Hwy. Amagansett Known for its lobster salad roll, Clam Bar sends out an expertly steamed lobster, too. Eating at the casual, roadside establishment is like a brief vacation. Try the New England-style clam and spicy crab-sweet corn chowders.

  • User rating 3
    Joe the Lobster Man greets guests at

    Duryea's Lobster Deck $$ | Seafood, Restaurant 65 Tuthill Rd. Montauk Duryea's is as basic as it gets, with a water view for dessert. The pristine, steamed lobster is the essential main course. But you also can go from lobster roll to hot dog. Duryea's has been selling lobsters for more than 80 years.

  • User rating 3
    Fisherman's Catch in Point Lookout has a large

    Fisherman's Catch $$$ | American, Seafood 111 Bayside Dr. Point Lookout Lunch and brunch are served outdoors in spring and summer at Fisherman's Catch, where steamed lobster is an ample entree. Steamed and baked clams continue the seasonal theme. There are respectable steaks for the dissenters.

  • Critic rating 2.5
    H2O Seafood Grill at 215 W Main St.,

    H2O Seafood Grill $$$ | New American, Seafood 215 W. Main St. Smithtown The "Millennium" lobster at H2O is just spicy enough, with "angry" garlic flour, plus mashed potatoes and lemon-basil confit.