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Duryea’s Orient Point. (Photo Credit: David Benthal)

It’s nearly impossible to tire of eating lobster rolls. Hot or cold, they’re always a good move. But if you’re in the mood for something a touch different, here are five dishes from around the Fork that include our favorite sea crustacean — just not on a roll.

Lobster Gigli Pasta from The Frisky Oyster
This stick-to-your-ribs-but-make-it-fancy dish includes Gigli pasta with lobster in a Meyer lemon vodka sauce with baby arugula and confit cherry tomatoes. Decadent and fresh, it’s a meal you won’t soon forget. $48.

Lobster Cobb Salad from Duryea’s Orient Point
Fine, fine, this IS lobster salad, however, it’s not on a bun, so it still counts. This signature dish is perfect for sharing and features crunchy gem lettuce, fresh lobster salad, sharp cheddar, crisp bacon, avocado, cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and a house-made creamy tarragon dressing that is good enough to eat with a spoon.

Lobster and Ricotta Ravioli from La Plage
This Wading River gem is one of the most romantic restaurants in the area. Start your date night right with this warming appetizer. Lobster ravioli as a whole meal can tend to be heavy so, we love that it’s offered here as a smaller option. The lobster cream sauce is superb. $18.

East Meets West Bouillabaisse from Legends Restaurant
A classic bouillabaisse with an Asian twist, this hearty meal features shrimp, clams, mussels, salmon, swordfish, and tuna in a saffron-scented lobster broth, topped with a zesty jalapeño aioli. We very much support you asking for more bread to soak up every last drop of the lobster broth – it’s divine. $38, add a Canadian lobster tail for $25.

Surf & Turf Burrito from Mattitaco
Chipotle butter poached lobster and 24-hour marinated flat iron steak paired with bacon and guacamole, this burrito is for the serious eater. That serious eater probably doesn’t share so, if I were you, I’d order my own. $19.