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Two Maine-style lobster rolls on parchment paper with a beer in the background.

Maine-Style Lobster Rolls

  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches 1x


Filled with tender lobster meat and just a touch of fresh herbs, these easy-to-make Maine-style lobster rolls are the perfect meal for a patio evening.



1 1/2 cups of cooked lobster meat from about 3 (1)-pound whole lobsters, chopped, (see note)
3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons celery, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chives
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 lemon, juiced
4 top-split hot dog buns
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the chopped lobster meat and mayonnaise. Add the celery, chives, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to meld.
  2. Turn the grill to medium-high heat. Spread the softened butter on the inside of the rolls and grill until slightly crusty and char marks appear. Remove rolls from the grill and fill with the lobster mixture. Brush the outside of the buns with melted butter. Enjoy!


  • My local Safeway carries whole lobsters already cooked. Sometimes they're in view at the seafood counter, but a lot of times I have to ask for them. If you don't see them, ask your seafood counter person if any are available in the back.
  • If you want to cook your own live lobsters, here's a step-by-step resource with everything you need to know.
  • Category: Burgers and Sandwiches
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 225
  • Sugar: 3
  • Sodium: 600
  • Fat: 7
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 22
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 15
  • Cholesterol: 80

Keywords: lobster roll, Maine style lobster roll