If you’ve never met a lobster you didn’t like (especially if it comes with a ramekin full of drawn butter and a bib), here’s your summer game plan: 45+ preparations – from the simple to the sublime – to satisfy your every crustacean-y craving. Area chefs feature the beloved local delicacy in all its glory – steamed and stir-fried, rolled into sushi or atop plates of hand-crafted pasta, if you prefer. Have a look at all the different ways you can enjoy lobster before summer’s out.
Along with their classic Maine lobster roll, the seafood pros at B&G Oyster Bar have added a delicious baked stuffed lobster (complete with Ritz cracker, celery and butter) to the menu for the summer. This dish will disappear when fall rolls around so get your hands on it while you can.
Bar Mezzana chef-owner Colin Lynch will transport you from Italy to Maine with each bite of his lobster paccheri. Served with green onions, tomatoes and lobster, this is the quintessential pasta dish of the summer — and it's available right in the South End.
Davio's Boston is rolling out the perfect summertime indulgence. Served on a toasted and buttered split top bun and with a side of fries, their New England-style lobster roll epitomizes the flavors of the season.
Davio’s – Braintree
250 Granite Street Braintree, MA 02184 781-843-4810
Davio's Surf & Turf tastes just as delicious and grandiose as it looks. Featuring a shelled lobster claw and Davio's signature steak as well as their to-die-for mashed potatoes and asparagus, this dish will keep you happy and satisfied for days to come.
Davio’s – Chestnut Hill
55 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 617-738-4810
Located at The Street in Chestnut Hill, Davio's Boylston Street (aka Route 9) outpost features an indulgent risotto complete with Maine lobster, asparagus, fresh herbs and a delicious lobster cream. This warm weather treat is the perfect comfort food - light yet satisfying - to enjoy this summer.
Davio’s – Foxborough
236 Patriot Place Foxborough, MA 02035 508-339-4810
Located in Patriot Place, Davio's Foxborough prepares their New England style lobster rolls with lobster straight from Maine. You can enjoy this classic fan favorite in the dining room or out on patio as you take in the summer sun.
Davio’s – Lynnfield
1250 Market Street Lynnfield, MA 01940 781-944-4810
Head for the North Shore to eat like a king. The epic seafood tower at Davio's Lynnfield caters to your every seafood-sih whim with Maine lobster, lump crab, shrimp, oysters, clams, tuna and scallop crudo. You'll leave feeling like royalty.
1321 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215 617-545-1060
A Maine transplant, the signature brown butter lobster roll from the Eventide crew has earned a loyal following at its new home at Eventide Fenway. Stop by on your way to or from the ballpark (or whenever you want) to try this might tasty (not to mention, good looking) take on a classic.
Located on Beacon Hill, Grotto is throwing the summery flavors of lobster into their already perfected Italian cuisine. This summer they are serving their Lobster Fra Diavolo, a dish with linguine, spicy tomato sauce and of course some delicious butter poached lobster. Be sure to grab a taste of this mouth-watering pasta dish while you can.
44 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-868-2255
Located in the heart of Harvard Square, Harvest has a delicious lobster offering of Scituate lobster bisque. The bisque comes with lobster roe dumplings, pearl onions and chervil. Focusing on the freshest ingredients, Harvest makes sure to only give you the best and their lobster bisque is no exception.
The Hourly Oyster House
15 Dunster Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-765-2342
Get to Harvard Square to live out your dream of eating lobster at every meal. The Hourly Oyster House has lobster on the menu for lunch, dinner and even brunch, where they do the unthinkable by combining a breakfast fave with a seasonal specialty in their savory Lobster Pancakes. Turns out, the unthinkable is pretty delicious.
il Casale Lexington
1727 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA 02420 781-538-5846
Il Casale's thick-cut Truffle Rigatoni is served in a creamy sauce with even thicker-cut chunks of lobster and when your done eating will only leave you craving a nice long nap. Located in Belmont Center, enjoy a nice quiet evening with lobster on their beautiful brick outdoor patio.