100 Favorite Dishes: Rex's Lobster Roll
As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the cheap, but all are delicious to the extreme. Don't hesitate to share your own nominations in the comments. More of the dish's tasty details are after the jump.
No. 73: Rex's Lobster Roll
In the land of beef and more beef, Rex's Seafood Market is a welcome oasis in Dallas.
Specifically, an oasis where a beautiful plate "decorated" with greens awaits you, and the main attraction is an opulent sandwich filled to the brim with lobster. If the picture of Rex's lobster roll looks amazing, it's because the restaurant's owner and namesake, Rex Bellomy, does not skimp on quality. Unlike other lobster rolls, Rex's rendering is a celebration of the lavish crustacean. Thick pieces of sweet plump lobster meat, slightly seasoned with Rex's homemade rémoulade sauce, celery and mayonnaise, are stuffed to capacity into a toasted New England-style hot dog bun. Served at the restaurant on Fridays only, the cooked lobster meat is flown in from Boston weekly and brought directly to your table. Well, we might have skipped some stages in between, but by the taste of the sandwich, you wouldn't be able to tell.
Rex's Seafood Market 5200 W. Lovers Lane 214-351-6363
No. 100: Oatmeal Pancakes at Legal Grounds
No. 99: Shanghai Buns at Jeng Chi Dumpling House
No. 98: Mashed Tater Parfait at Cowboy Chow
No. 97: Chicken and Waffles at Victor Tango's
No. 96: Colorado Lamb Osso Bucco at Hibiscus
No. 95: Flatbread Pizza at Dish
No. 94: First Chinese Barbecue in Richardson
No. 93: Elotes at Fuel City
No. 92: Summer Platter For Two at Big ShucksNo. 91: Chicken Gizzards at Sushi YamaNo. 90: Bob Armstrong Dip at Matt's Rancho Martinez
No. 89: The Angry Dog at Angry DogNo. 88: Sliders at DishNo. 87: Spaghetti Bolognese at Urbano Café No. 86: Vietnamese Pork Panini at Lumi Empanada & Dumpling KitchenNo. 85: Cheese Fries at Snuffers No. 84: Tres Vasos at SamarNo. 83: Quatro Leches at La DuniNo. 82: Pad Pak at Bangkok City No. 81: Brisket Sandwich at Maple and Motor
No. 80: Lunch Express at Dream CafeNo. 79: Apple Crisp at Salum No. 78: La Vaca Loca at Good 2 GoNo. 77: Shrimp and Grits at Screen Door
No. 76: Meatball Sub at Jimmy's No. 75: Baja Chicken at Mattito's No. 74: Fried Port Salut Cheese at The Porch
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Dallas dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.