This West Village seafood shack is much more than just a destination for lobster rolls. Located on an irresistibly cute corner and outfitted with large windows, Mary’s Fish Camp tempts with creative daily specials. Scrawled on a chalkboard, these may include raw offerings and nostalgic desserts. Crowds pack into the stainless steel counter and fans spin lazily overhead.
The summery space offers lots of choice, but the lobster roll should not be overlooked. A toasted bun is overflowing with hunks of tender, sweet meat dressed in the perfect proportion of mayonnaise and lemon juice, with a mountain of shoestring fries on the side. Begin your meal with the chowder on offer and end with a slice of Americana—or hot fudge Sundae with peanut brittle.