Woodhouse starts with lobster flown in from the East Coast. The claw and knuckle meat is dressed with a creamy house-made mayo and a sprinkling of chives, then loaded into a soft, custom-baked buttered hot dog bun. woodhousefish.com
Never mind the tired regional debate—whether they’re best Maine style (chilled, with mayonnaise) or Connecticut (warm, with drawn butter). Lobster rolls are delicious, and in addition to honoring the classic styles, seafood-obsessed chefs have embraced new possibilities. From a modern Asian spin with a charcoal-lacquered bun to a torpedo bun laden with a whole pound of meat, here are our favorites.