When “lobster” is in your name, it’s expected you’ll do some creative crustacean cuisine, but Lobster Pot in Bristol, Rhode Island has taken the lobster roll to a new level.

As you look out over Bristol Harbor and peruse the menu, it’s hard for any seafood lover to decide on just one dish.

Yes, the seaside spot has all manner of lobster available – heck, you can even get a lobster pizza – including the classic New England lobster roll. However, Lobster Pot also offers the grilled lobster salad sandwich.

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So how does that differ from the standard lobster roll?

Well, it’s completely different. It’s a grilled cheese sandwich.


It’s two thick slices of bread, grilled to perfection, with melted cheese and tomato, and then a heaping portion of fresh, sweet, delicious lobster meat.

I’ve had a lot of lobster rolls over the years – both warm with butter and cold with mayo – but I’d never had a sandwich like this before. The only time I’d combined cheese and lobster was in lobster mac and cheese, but that’s different because the meat is mixed in with the macaroni.

In this sandwich, the lobster was the star, and there was plenty of it. The cheese and the tomato actually brought out even more of the flavor of the lobster. You have to try it for yourself the next time you’re craving a lobster roll.

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Tim Weisberg/Townsquare Media

Served with a big pile of fries and a ramekin of coleslaw, the sandwich is listed on the menu as market price. On the particular day I went, it ran $38, but it was worth every penny.

If you're looking for an appetizer, I'd recommend the firecracker shrimp. The creamy sauce had just enough kick without making it too spicy.

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Tim Weisberg/Townsquare Media

We have a half-price opportunity on sale today at 3 p.m. when you can get $50 to Lobster Pot for just $25 at SeizeTheDeal.com. There’s a limit of three per person, and they make great gifts – but make sure to “pinch” one for yourself.

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