Here is your vital summer public service announcement: Mudgie’s Deli’s Lobstah Week is back in full swing starting today with lines out the door for the coveted Maine lobster-filled rolls. The annual one-week event kicks off today and runs through July 31 culminating in a lobster-themed brunch.
Detroit’s lobster roll mecca receives a fresh 60 to 80-pound shipment of crustaceans daily from Brunswick, Maine, restaurant manager Melissa Battani tells Eater, adding up to between 650 and 700-pounds of lobster served throughout the week. Battani says the restaurant does occasionally sell out of the rolls, but supplies generally manage to stretch into dinner service.
The sandwiches are assembled using rolls from The Golden Wheat in Hamtramck, lettuce, dill, celery, chives, and knuckle and claw meat tossed in mayo. Each lobster roll is served with a side of Better Made crinkle cut chips for $19. Additionally, the restaurant is serving up specials like a $50 “high roller” deal with the option of two rolls and a bottle of rose or one roll, a cocktail, a bottle of rose, and limoncello. Diners can hangout inside, on the patio, or stuff their faces with takeout.
Here’s a few glimpses of the seasonal sandwiches to whet your appetite: