Freshly shucked lobster with celery mayo on a crispy, buttery toasted brioche bun served with jalapeño cheese polenta and steamed broccoli.
This lobster roll is everything it should be. The bun is soft, crispy, and buttery without being greasy. The filling is the perfect mix of fresh and tasty lobster, celery, and a light flavourful mayonnaise. Legal Seafood is also very generous with the lobster (though this is reflected in the price!).
I was curious as to why this place had such an unusual name. The original owner, George Berkowitz opened it in 1950 as a small a fish market attached to his father’s grocery store, ‘Legal Cash Market’ (so named because it distributed ‘legal stamps’ to its customers). The market started serving fresh prepared seafood, which became so popular that over time it evolved into the Boston Institution it is today.