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.
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.
450 Kendall Street Cambridge, MA 02142 617-945-9450
You may not be heading for Maine this summer, but your taste buds can be! You can enjoy an authentic flavors of Vacationland without ever leaving Cambridge. Glass House's lobster roll is stuffed with lightly dressed Maine lobster and served in a toasted split top bun.
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.
326 Commercial Street Boston, MA 02109 857-277-1895
Served on a warm and buttery brioche bun, il Molo's lobster roll sliders are not something you will want to share with a friend, but something you'll want to order two servings of just for yourself. Served with french fries, these sliders are the perfect comfort meal.
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 617-532-5300
Island Creek Oyster Bar is you go-to for all things seafood - especially, local, meticulously sourced seafood. Their signature dish, which features roe noodles topped with grilled lobster, braised short rib, oyster mushroom and pecorino, nothing short of stunning.
Island Creek Oyster Bar – Burlington
300 District Avenue Burlington, MA 01803 781-761-6500
The Island Creek Oyster bar in Burlington is known for its consistently fresh and local seafood-focused menu and their dedication to developing relationships with their farmers and growers. One staple of their menu that is exemplary of this is the lobster roll, which is an homage to Chef Jeremy Sewall’s cousin Mark. Ethel’s Lobster Roll is served on a rosemary roll and with a side of coleslaw and kettle chips.
86 Cambridge Street Burlington, MA 01803 781-270-0100
L'andana makes their potato dumpling fresh every day in order to give you the great tasting Lobster Gnocchi that you deserve. With Maine lobster and Vermont butter, L'andana's housemade Gnocchi will be one for the books.
1391 Washington Street West Newton, MA 02465 617-340-2160
The Local's lobster roll has been a summertime favorite since it was first rolled out in 2008. The "OG" lobster roll features butter poached knuckle and claw with a lettuce leaf served on a brioche bun all with their old bay seasoned hand cut fries on the side.