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Red Lobster is finally coming out with a lobster roll

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The lobster roll — whether you prefer it with butter or mayo — is perhaps the most iconic New England dish.

So we're a little surprised it took Red Lobster this long to add it to the menu. This week, the national seafood chain announced a limited-time lunch menu with three lobster dishes for $9.99 — including a lobster roll topped with Maine lobster meat tossed in lemon aïoli and served on a toasted roll split on its side.

The mayo-topped (or in this case aïoli-topped) lobster roll is known as Maine-style to langoustine lovers, and differs from the butter-drenched Connecticut-style lobster roll.

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The limited-time menu addition is only available for lunch during the chain’s springtime Lobsterfest. Other “Lobster Lover’s Lunch” options include the lobster-topped Caesar salad and a half-portion of the chain’s popular lobster and langostino pizza.

If you’re craving some crustacean authenticity, check out The Daily Meal’s roundups of Maine’s Best Lobster Rolls and America’s Best Lobster Rolls Outside Maine.