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South Philly Seafood: Neon Lobster Opens

Two words: lobster rolls

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The last Eater heardNeon Lobster was shooting for a Mummer's Day opening, but that didn't work out exactly as planned. Cut to three months later — George Forman's seafood house at 2101 S. 3rd Street finally opens in Pennsport.

Chef Al Andersen's menu of "boardwalk" options include everything you might expect from a delivery/take-out seafood spot: chowders, fried shrimp, bowls of shellfish, crab cakes, etc. And as for Neon Lobster's lobster, Andersen stuffs them into buttered, split-top rolls — an exciting move for a city so devoid of the sandwich in its casual form ($15 for one, only $25 for two). Even better, they come two ways: Maine-style, cold and dressed in mayo, or Connecticut-style (a rare find in Philly), warm and drenched in herb-butter. For tailgating purposes, look for game-day specials on Neon Lobster's Facebook page.

From the looks of the restaurant's official website, they're offering a "Coffee Club" deal, which, for $20 a month, gets you as much La Colombe coffee as you want. On weekends, the Neon team will showcase a bloody mary bar with all of the necessary fixings.

Hours go from noon to 10 p.m., daily.

Neon Lobster

3rd and Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148 (215) 800-1067

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