Tasting Table Lobster Rumble.

Tasting Table Lobster Rumble - The Stripe. (The Mermaid Inn)
The Mermaid Inn


Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to experience something I’d only dreamed of. The Tasting Table Lobster Rumble. If you know me personally or have been reading this blog for a while (refer to this very important post), then you know that I think lobster rolls should actually be their own food group. I would eat one every day if I could. Having grown up on Cape Cod and been spoiled with places like the Sesuit Harbor Cafe, I take my lobster rolls seriously. Very seriously. The Lobster Rumble is the perfect outing for the lobster roll connoisseur, as it brings together twenty five of the best lobster rolls in the country. The stuff of bucket lists, if you ask me. I brought along Jess (fellow blogger + lobster roll connoisseur), and together we tackled the Rumble with the strength and dedication of a professional athlete. It was intense. By the end of the night, we’d each consumed at least fifteen mini lobster rolls, washed down with oysters + rosé. Wow.

Tasting Table Lobster Rumble - The Stripe.

I attended on behalf of one of the event partners, Coca-Cola Life. Coca-Cola Life is the brand’s reduced-calorie cola (sweetened with cane sugar and stevia leaf, and 35% lower in calories than traditional soda.) I actually wasn’t familiar with Coca-Cola Life prior to this partnership and will say that I’m glad that I found it. It’s refreshing and not overly sweet… perfect for summer. I use stevia regularly in my coffee and like the taste of it.

Tasting Table Lobster Rumble - The Stripe. (Lobster Roll from The Mermaid Inn.)
The Mermaid Inn


My personal favorite was from The Mermaid Inn. I didn’t want it to be my favorite, as I’ve had their lobster rolls before, but they are just so good! The perfect balance of mayo + lobster, nestled in a brioche bun. Yum.

Tasting Table Lobster Rumble - The Stripe.

Tasting Table Lobster Rumble - The Stripe.
Ed’s Lobster


Next up was Ed’s. I’ve written about Ed’s LobsterBar here, and am a big fan of theirs… Jess and I both agreed that their lobster roll was one of the best at the Rumble.

Tasting Table Lobster Rumble - The Stripe.

Tasting Table Lobster Rumble - The Stripe.

Tasting Table Lobster Rumble - The Stripe.

Tasting Table Lobster Rumble - The Stripe.
Lure Fish Bar


Tasting Table Lobster Rumble - The Stripe.
North River Lobster Company


North River Lobster Company was new to me but so good. Their lobster roll contained fennel butter + taragon aioli and was served on cuban bread. I will definitely be paying them a visit this summer!

Ford's Fish Shack.

Ford’s Fish Shack was fun because they are based in Virginia… and also, because they actually served two styles of lobster rolls… Maine + Connecticut. (A Connecticut-style lobster roll is mayo free… instead, the lobster meat is steamed and tossed with clarified butter.)

Tasting Table Lobster Fest13

Tasting Table Lobster Fest14

(Oysters upstairs in the VIP lounge)

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Tasting Table Lobster Fest15

Tasting Table Lobster Rumble - The Stripe.

We claim, we clawed, we conquered. Also, be sure to check out my post on the Top 5 Lobster Rolls in NYC!

In Partnership with Coca Cola Life.

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  1. The Yuppie Files says 6.9.15

    I’ll have to check out Ford’s Fish Shack! It’s hard to find a solid lobster roll in the VA area. Since my in-laws live on the Cape I’ve learned to become a lobster roll snob & so many go overboard on the mayo!

  2. Alexandra says 6.9.15

    Amazing!! & I love the decor.

    Warm Regards,

  3. What a fun (and filling) event! Who would turn down the opportunity to enjoy so many great lobster rolls? I sure wouldn’t!

    Happy Tuesday

  4. Kaolee Hoyle says 6.9.15

    The lobster rolls look so good! The last time I had lobster rolls were in Maine, and that has been a while now.

  5. Yummy! Sad to have missed out on this!


  6. I am SO marking my calendar for this next year. I am a HUGE fan of a good lobster roll.