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Best of the North Shore 2018

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NSHOREMAG.COM 42 AUGUST 2018 dine PHOTOGRAPH BY RAPHAEL BRICKMAN L O B S T E R D I N N E R EDITORS' CHOICE BOB LOBSTER, NEWBURY STANDOUT QUALITIES: Lobsters are steamed—not boiled—to order, based on weight to make sure each comes out perfectly. WHAT'S NEW: A renovation debuted this spring, with a spiffy paint job and a rustic service counter. INSIDER TIP: For a full-on New England experience, order the Bob's Clam Bake, a one-pound steamed lobster, a pound of steamers, a cup of clam chow- der, French fries, coleslaw, corn Yella Grille on the cob, and drawn butter. 49 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury, 978-465- 7100, READERS' CHOICE BOB LOBSTER, NEWBURY L O B S T E R R O L L (Restaurant) EDITORS' CHOICE ISLAND CREEK OYSTER BAR, BURLINGTON FUN FACT: "Ethel's Lobster Roll" is named after chef Jeremy Sewall's grandmother. WHAT'S UNIQUE: A mixture of mayo and crème fraîche binds the tender knuckle, tail, and claw meat, set on a hand-rolled brioche bun. 300 District Ave., Burlington, 781-761-6500, (Shack) EDITOR'S CHOICE BOB LOBSTER, NEWBURY WHAT'S UNIQUE: Six variations on the classic, from one topped with short ribs or pork belly to a luscious wasabi-dressed one with slaw and sesame seeds. FUN FACT: The new artwork in the dining room was done by a pair of Newburyport High School students. 49 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury, 978-465-7100, READERS' CHOICE LITTLE HARBOR LOBSTER COMPANY, MARBLEHEAD STANDOUT QUALITIES: Lob- ster meat is shucked daily for each roll, which is heaped with a third of a pound of meat fresh off the boat. 3 Beacon St., Marblehead, 781-639- 1961, M E D I T E R R A N E A N EDITORS' CHOICE YELLA GRILLE, ANDOVER STANDOUT QUALITIES: Local provisions meet Lebanese preparations—Yella partners with everyone from Boston Hill Farm in North Andover to Dolce Freddo in Newburyport. WHAT'S UNIQUE: Visit for "Appy Hour" Tuesday through Thursday from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. for buy one, get one half price apps, like the Mediter- ranean Mezza Platter with minted lamb meatballs, grape leaves, spring rolls, minted crushed potato, falafel, and baba ghanoush. INSIDER TIP: Check in on Facebook or Yelp to get a free Thai iced tea. 16 Post Office Ave., Andover, 978-749-0011, READERS' CHOICE ITHAKI, IPSWICH INSIDER TIP: The helpful staff is happy to guide diners through the authentic Greek menu options. 25 Hammatt St., Ipswich, 978-356-0099,

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