The Lobster Trap has once again garnered top honors among Xpress readers for their New England-by-way-of-the-Appalachian mountains-style cuisine.
What's it like where the mountains meet the sea?
Apparently, it's fun. Dining room manger Tommy Hughes says that the restaurant reflects the intentions of the staff. "We try to be a fun place. We try to put together a fun atmosphere with good service and good quality food. We try to have a good time and I think that everybody gets that feeling when they come in.
Honestly, I can't argue with that. Sitting at a bar shaped like the prow of a ship sucking down raw oysters and yellow beer? That, my friends, is one of my many definitions of a good time.
What makes the seafood so good at the Lobster Trap is a simple concept, but tragically out of reach for some places that I'll never set food in again — freshness.
The Lobster Trap flies their crustaceans in from Maine on a regular basis, and always serves certifiably fresh food. Clam steamers are a surefire hit, as is surf and turf. This seafood-lovers paradise doesn't just stop at steamers and scallops, however — trout ribs with bamboo slaw, anyone?
A word to the wise? The lobster mac-and-cheese is stellar — but you probably already know that.
— Mackensy Lunsford