If you're like the millions of New Yorkers who ain't got no time to make a trip up to Maine for fresh lobster, it turns out you don't even have to leave the isle of Manhattan. Well, you will briefly leave its shores, as the home of North River Lobster Company is a fully functioning sea vessel. The coming of summer brings the first batch of lobster rolls, served on crispy hot dog buns (obviously), to this floating restaurant on the Hudson. Relax in the sunlight and bask in the river breeze with artisan cocktails or craft beer as you gorge yourself at the raw bar. Just make sure you save room for those homegrown "Naked Cowboy" oysters, freshly shucked from the Long Island Sound.


A riverboat ride for New Yorkers who want to chow down like New Englanders.
There's nothing quite like that first lobster roll of the season.
Pier 81, W. 41st St. & Twelfth Ave., New York, NY 10036
Mon. & Weds.-Sun., noon-9 p.m.
For more info, call 212-630-8831.


By Alexander Brock

Alexander Brock is a freelance writer who writes sports, travel, food, politics, finance, fiction, poetry and whatever else is asked of him. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, and is the editor-in-chief at downandoutmag.com.