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Orders are available for pick-up at Restaurant Nicholas at 160 Route 35 South Red Bank, NJ 07701 during the following times:

Monday: 9:30-3:30; Tuesday – Friday: 9:15am – 9:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday: Closed

Nicholas’s Famous Lobster Rolls

Chef Nicholas's Lobster Roll

Nicholas’s Famous Lobster Rolls

Yield 4 Lobster Rolls

Lobster rolls are my go-to dish for outdoor celebrations. Ever since I wrote about the rolls I made for an employee BBQ, it’s been the #1 point of recipe harassment by Nicholas Wines’ customers that double as amateur chefs. The truth is lobster rolls don’t take much cooking skill. Here’s how I make them.


  • 2 1.5lb lobsters steamed with the meat removed. A lot of fish markets will steam them for you if you ask. (I give detail on page 112 of Nicholas: The Cookbook on how to remove the meat.)
  • 1 cup mayo (I make my own because I’m stubborn, but I suggest Hellman’s doctored with celery salt, lemon juice & salt.)
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 4 Lobster roll buns (I’m a purist & like the ones with the slit on the top but… I think a potato hot dog roll is just as good.)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives


  • Chop lobster meat into large chunks. Don’t cut it too small. It’s not tuna salad. Make sure the meat is dried with no residual water.
  • Add celery & chives
  • Add mayo a little at a time & mix until it is the consistency that you like. You might want more mayo, you might want less.
  • Check your seasoning & adjust with a little lemon juice & salt to taste.
  • Spread some of the melted butter on bun & toast until golden brown.
  • Divide the salad evenly among the 4 buns & drizzle the melted butter over the top.
  • Serve with your favorite side.

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