Weekend Bite: Lobster rolls in Silver Lake

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weekendBiteSILVER LAKE —  Food blogger Jenn Pan stopped by the new Knuckle & Claw on a Sunday afternoon found the seafood filling and bread is “everything you hope for in a lobster roll.” The highlights:

The bread is soft and buttery, gently toasted on the outside. their fillings are simple, highlighting the lobster, shrimp or crab, with little to no mayonnaise and definitely no celery. Some mayo is simply put on the bread before being loaded up with seafood. All the rolls are tasty, but the lobster is definitely a standout. Super fresh, with lots of big chunks of claw meat. It’s everything you hope for in a lobster roll.


  1. slowdownonlaguna

    These are the best lobster rolls I’ve ever had on the west coast. Phenomenal. Congrats to these girls for opening. So excited for this place!

    • being from new england…just okay.

    • from wells maine, didn’t think they were all that special to be honest. never seen anyone put italian seasoning on a lobster roll until i had this one, and i wasn’t a huge fan of the quality of the meat. however, i understand how much effort it takes to get lobster shipped across the US.

      the roll here is definitely going after the “maine style” which is just dressed with a little butter and mayo on the bun, so i can see why MA people would be disappointed. i appreciate the attention to detail these guys (and cousins, and connie and teds) put into getting the split top buns, this one just didn’t rate high for me. still, connie and teds has the best “new england” food i’ve had here.

  2. agreed with goat — the seafood tastes fresh but these rolls are so bland without any dressing at all (the spice mix on top doesn’t add much for me). I grew up on the cape, was hoping these would hit the spot! Too bad.

  3. Pine & Crane, L&E, Night & Market, and Bucks & Does welcome Knuckle & Claw to the Silver Lake Ampersandwich. [RIP Cobras & Matadors and Cowboys & Turbans]

  4. Way overpriced ($20) for a 3-4 bite bland sandwich (I read that the sandwich has only 1/4 pound of meat). The mini sandwich is 2 bites for $9.50. They DO NOT cook their own lobsters, instead, have the cooked lobster meat (the knuckle and claw) flown in. Where’s the tail meat? Having grown up in the Boston area, a true lobster roll includes tail meat. Yet another hipster place to eat in Silverlake for those that have too much money and are willing to purchase a minimal amount of food for it.

  5. Yesterday I went to Lobsta Shack on Cesar Chavez @Grand. It looks like it’s still gated, but walk around and go through the red door. (The gate, they told me, is to keep a bit of privacy despite being right at the bus stop.) Anyway, it was wikked good. Cheers!

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