The Anchor Venice is one of our new favorite restaurants.

The Anchor Venice is one of our new favorite restaurants.

“The best lobster roll in Los Angeles.”

Right.

When people make these types of all encompassing claims, the initial reaction is for one to say it’s pretty hard to believe.

A lot of people do lobster rolls.  A lot.

And even if Southern California isn’t the birthplace of the lobster roll, there are a lot of people that offer it and do a pretty damn good job.

But the best lobster roll? C’mon, really?

So this was the personal dialogue we were having when we first visited The Anchor on Main Street at the border of Venice and Santa Monica in Southern California.

The place was always packed, so we decided to play our first visit strategically and showed up at 6 pm – right as people were getting off for work and before they started to think about dinner.

And it worked – there were only two tables occupied and we got a cozy little spot by the bar.

This is the Lobster Roll you have been looking for.  Image from http://www.theanchorvenice.com/.

This is the Lobster Roll you have been looking for. Image from http://www.theanchorvenice.com/.

For those of you who have never been there, The Anchor is a small bar/restaurant and inside you can fit maybe 25 people and outside there’s space for about the same amount of people.

Needless to say, it doesn’t take much for The Anchor to get packed.

So we sit down, love the design of the interior, get to meet some awesome people who work there and of course look it up online.

And that is when we read, “The best lobster roll in Los Angeles.”

Naturally, we had to order it (among 5 other things).

We got our food, took a bite of the lobster roll and gave the half-grin face nodding up and down and muttered…

Yep.

This is the inside of The Anchor in Venice, CA. Image from http://www.theanchorvenice.com/.

This is the inside of The Anchor in Venice, CA. Image from http://www.theanchorvenice.com/.

For more information on The Anchor restaurant in Venice, CA, you can check them out on their official website at http://www.theanchorvenice.com.

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