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The food here lives up to the restaurant's moniker: Sustainable lobster arrives via overnight delivery each day and is the star of the menu. The Connecticut-style lobster roll is served warm—you'll need extra napkins to sop up the drawn-butter goodness. Or try the cold Maine-style roll, which overflows with tender chunks of seafood touched oh-so-lightly by mayo, lemon butter, and a spice blend. The shrimp rolls and blue crab rolls are also served on squishy, toasted, split-top buns and served with Cape Cod potato chips and a house-made, vinegar-based slaw. Bonus: Local beers and California wines are recent additions to the menu; lobsterwest.com.