2012: Best lobster roll: McGuirk's Ocean View

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August 6, 2012, 10:12 am

(NECN) - Where the summertime mobs turn Hampton Beach hot and lively by August, you find McGuirk's Ocean View Bar and Restaurant.

It's home to a kelly-green ocean of a cocktail called "The Shark Attack".

Up and downstairs at McGuirk's, there are two dining areas and two bars where regulars regularly attack 7-ounces of lobster in a 6-inch baguette, making for a sea monster of a lobster roll. 

They're quite popular.

"I was a salesman down in the South Shore, North Shore, Cape and Islands , and this is the best one I've had in all of New England," Patron Patrick White said.

There's Fire Department memorabilia all over. That's because McGuirk's is the 21-year-old baby and summer dream of former Worcester Firefighter Bill McGuirk.

"We've been cottage owners for several years before we decided to venture onto something bigger up front," Bill said.

His daughter, Emily, is working hard at the popular restaurant, too.

"It's a family business. We have three generations of McGuirks working here."

Son Tom runs things, nephew Brandon works the kitchen and works up those lobster rolls, of which Tom says...

"We claim to be the biggest and the best on Hampton Beach."

Greg Wayland tried one, but he couldn't get his new friend at the bar, Judy, to join him. She's vegan.

Speaking of veggies, the roll has some lettuce on the bottom, some celery on top. 

"There's a little bit of mayonnaise just to keep it together," Tom said.

The baguettes are baked fresh to order. 

Judy was tempted, but nothing doing. She was drinking her Shark Attack.

McGuirk's is located at 95 Ocean Boulevard in the heart of Hampton Beach, N.H.

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