Sunday, May 17, 2009


I've been craving lobster rolls for a few days now, and I was set on getting one today. Pearl Oyster Bar is closed on Sunday, so I figured I'd give their rival Mary's Fish Camp a try. But we found that Mary's is also closed on Sunday. Do they have to copy everything?

So the decision was between trying a new, unknown place or punting and going to Home and eating their Fried Oyster Po Boy sandwich. We decided to try for lobster rolls at Fish. Well, when we tried to order we were told that they had no lobster for the day. So we went for the fried oyster roll.

I have to say that it was not bad. The fries were good and the fried oysters were good, and that's what we cared about. Everything else was not so great. The rolls were warm, but you could taste the freezer burn on them. The coffee was notably bad. The service was nice but the kitchen was very slow. And the tables were dirty. But the price was just right. I guess you get what you pay for.

There's a 6 oysters plus PBR for $8 deal which sounds pretty tempting in the future. Maybe we'll return for that.

280 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 727-2879


sh76 said...

Jen and I were in the neighborhood on a Saturday and wanted to try out Mary's Fish Camp, but the lines were so long! We should coordinate a meal at Pearl Oyster Bar/MFC in the near future.

David said...

We should totally go to MFC together. Maybe on a rainy day with shorter lines.