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Beyond the lobster roll: Try these 7 seafood sandwiches in NYC

We're entering prime lobster roll season. But if you're looking to branch out from the standard seafood fare and explore new waters, we've got you covered. Here are seven seafood sandwiches to try right now in NYC-- lobster not included.

Cull & Pistol’s swordfish banh mi

Its name may pay homage to lobster and
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Its name may pay homage to lobster and its next door to the Lobster Place, but skip the crustacean for Cull & Pistols swordfish banh mi. The lunchtime sandwich features hoisin-glazed swordfish, pickled carrots and ginger aioli on a baguette, served with a light cucumber salad.

$16; 75 Ninth Ave. (in Chelsea Market), 646-568-1223, cullandpistol.com

Untamed Sandwiches’ Vessel Dojo

Chef Ricky Kings new seafood sandwich features olive
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Chef Ricky Kings new seafood sandwich features olive oil-braised tuna thats slathered with ramp mayo and topped with radish kimchee, a hard-boiled egg and fried Genovese basil, all on a toasted Grandaisy Bakery roll. One dollar from every sandwich goes to Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch Program, which promotes sustainable seafood practices.

$16; 43 W. 39th St., 646-669-9397, untamedsandwiches.com

L&W Oyster Co.'s scallop roll

The menu at the seafood-focused restaurant and oyster
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The menu at the seafood-focused restaurant and oyster bar changes daily, but for at least the next month or so you can feast on this scallop entree comprised of a toasted Parker House roll stuffed with corn dog-battered day boat scallops, fennel coleslaw and Applewood bacon chips.

$18; 254 Fifth Ave., 212-203-7772, landwoyster.com

LoLo's Seafood Shack's crispy shark and bake

The Caribbean meets Cape Cod at this Harlem
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The Caribbean meets Cape Cod at this Harlem seafood spot, which opened this past fall. It just launched its take on a lobster roll for the season, but dont pass up the shark + bake crispy shark on a homemade Johnnycake served with a salsa verde, peppa sauce, tomato and cabbage. Pair it with the LoLos fries, made with pickled jalapenos, cotija and fresh herbs.

$11; 303 W. 116th St., 646-649-3356, lolosseafoodshack.com

Greenpoint Fish and Lobster Co.'s market fish sandwich

Get the catch of the day at this
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Get the catch of the day at this seafood market and raw bar, served on grilled She Wolf Bakery sourdough with house-made tartar sauce, arugula, tomato, cabbage and chili. The fish changes daily, though recent offerings have included Spanish mackerel, porgy (pictured) and catfish.

$16; 114 Nassau Ave., Greenpoint, 718-349-0400, greenpointfish.com

Parker & Quinn’s fried oyster sliders

These newly launched, almost bite-sized sliders come three
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These newly launched, almost bite-sized sliders come three to an order and feature fried oysters with lemon, smoked ham and spicy aioli on a house-made bun. Find them on the lunch and dinner menu.

$12; 64 W. 39th St., 212-729-0277, parkerandquinnnyc.com

Littleneck's Full Belly Ipswich Clam Roll

Fresh New England seafood is the name of
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Fresh New England seafood is the name of the game here. Fill up on the Brooklyn spots generous roll, which is piled high with fried full belly Ipswich clams on a bed of shredded lettuce, drenched in tartar and served with a side of pickles.

$16; 288 Third Ave., Gowanus, 718-522-1921, littleneckbrooklyn.com

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