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The Maine Lobster Lady

Hailing from Isle au Haut, Maine, and active in Phoenix from November through May, the Maine Lobster Lady is by now part of our local food lore, so beloved that food blogs and newspapers scramble to alert the masses of her return. Diana Santospago’s seafood wagon has been one of the most popular mobile eateries since it first appeared in 2012. Lobster lovers can find her (as well as a lengthy line) at festivals and food truck gatherings, hawking lobster in its various forms: rolls, bites, bisques, even cocktails. Her signature rolls are made with fresh Maine lobster (natch), tossed with mayo and lemon, and piled onto a New England-style split-top roll roughly the size of a hot dog bun. If you’re looking to get weird, Santospago will also spoon out lobster mac and cheese, lobster salad, lobster mashed potatoes, and lobster biscuits and gravy. The lady loves her lobster.
Melissa Fossum
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: November-April, hours vary
  • Extra Services: Catering