REVIEW: East Hampton Sandwich Co.

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When we learned that East Hampton Sandwich Co. was coming to Houston, we were very excited. Why, you ask? Two words – LOBSTER ROLLS!

By far, lobster rolls are one of our most loved seafood dishes and we trek the globe looking for the best. Read about our experience in Boston here.

East Hampton Sandwich Co. opened in 2012 and now has 10 locations in Texas, including the most recent two Houston locations, one in River Oaks and one in Montrose. After hearing so much about the place that touts itself as preparing “proper sandwiches,” we had no choice but to make our way over there.

We visited the River Oaks location and the restaurant’s inviting and charming decor matched the vibe – this was definitely a specialty sandwich shop.

Look how tidy their condiment section is
Ok, we absolutely love the green moss backdrop. Makes for the best pics!
Friendly staff at River Oaks location

Something we loved about East Hampton was their drink selections, adult variety here. They offer beer, wine, frozen white and red sangria, spiked lemonade and frose’. They also have house lemonades in three flavors (lemon, watermelon and blackberry peach). That blackberry peach was delicious. As was the frose’ (balance!)

Frose’

For food, of course we opted for the lobster rolls – made with ¼ lb of Atlantic lobster knuckles and claws, lemon zest, herbs, butter toasted roll and Old Bay mayo. We had sweet potato fries, too.

At first bite, we knew East Hampton was on to something good. Lots of delicious lobster in each bite and the citrus from the lemon zest matched well with the Old Bay mayo. We drizzled a little of the butter over the top and BOOM! Just like that, we devoured it.

Lobster roll with sweet potato fries

We highly recommend the sweet potato fries as well. If we recall, they’re dusted with some kind of light brown sugar or something. No need for ketchup or any other condiments with these fries.

We run into this same problem every time we eat our lobster rolls … should we buy another? They’re just always so good. However, East Hampton has a lot of other tasty-sounding sandwiches on their menu. We were also eyeing the fried chicken and jack sandwich… but we decided we couldn’t get away from the lobster and opted for the lobster grilled cheese sandwich (lobster knuckles with havarti & American cheese served with sriracha dijionaise and seasoned chips).

So glad we did. This was sooooo good. A simple mixture of good flavors.

Try not to drool, we dare you.

And we have to talk about dessert. East Hampton has donuts. Guests can choose from regular or chocolate, blueberry or strawberry. We kept it simple with the regular. We were served three healthy sized donut balls. They were covered in cinnamon and sugar and dusted with powdered sugar and quite dense, reminded us of empanadas. But they were delicious as well. The manager told us they’d be changing the dough recipe in a the next few days to give the donuts a lighter consistency, so looks like we’ll just have to make another trip back!

Sweet and delicious donuts

Overall, East Hampton Sandwich Co. is a yes for us. They do in fact offer a superior lobster roll and knowing we can have our frose’ with it is a plus! Check out their website for more information.

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