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A plate of lobster roll served with chips.

Lobster Roll

This lobster roll recipe is fresh lobster chunks tossed in a mixture of mayonnaise, lemon juice and herbs, then served in toasted, buttered buns. A New England classic that's easy to make and always gets rave reviews!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 150kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked lobster meat approximately 3 1/2 cups, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup celery finely chopped, use the tender inner stalks
  • 1 tablespoon chives thinly sliced, plus more for garnish if desired
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 split top hot dog buns
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened


  • Place the lobster meat, mayonnaise, lemon juice, celery, chives, salt and pepper in a bowl. Stir gently to combine.
  • Spread the butter onto the outer sides of each bun. Place the buns in a pan or on a griddle over medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  • Divide the lobster mixture among the buns. Serve immediately, garnished with additional chives if desired.



Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 733IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg