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.
Row 34 – Portsmouth
5 Portwalk Place Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-319-5011
Located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Row 34 is a seafood-driven restaurant that is known for its two signature lobster rolls. Offering the classic warm buttered roll and the team’s take on a cold, creamy roll, both options are stuffed with plump lobster meat, and reliably delicious.
Rozafa Bistro's lobster are available just in time for summer. The sandwiches are stuffed full with fresh meat from locally sourced lobsters that are cooked and cracked right in their kitchen. This summertime favorite becomes even tastier when paired with one of Rozafa's watermelon martinis.
The Salty Pig
130 Dartmouth Street Boston, MA 02116 617-536-6200
This summer the Salty Pig introduces their lobster spaghetti as the newest addition to their menu. The pasta dish is served with Maine lobster, blistered yellow cherry tomatoes, nori and vadouvan butter and is sure to be a favorite for the whole family.
Scampo delivers on your lobster fixin' in an unconventional but delicious way with their lobster pizza. Their thin-crust pizza topped with fresh lobster meat is a summer combination that you do not want to miss.
One Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116 617-412-4600
Don't be afraid of getting down and dirty (that's what the bib is for!) at Jasper White's Summer Shack. White literally wrote the book on lobster so get ready for an array of different sizes and preparations - from lobster rolls to wood grilled to the summer go-to: a traditional lobster bake with all the fixin's.
If you love a little bit of shell fish in your pasta, then ordering Teatro's scungilli with Maine lobster and Vermont butter is a no-brainer. All of Teatro's pasta is house made and delicious giving you the perfect reason to come down to Tremont street this summer.
Tresca's Ravioli Aragosta makes trekking out to the North End more than worth it. The lobster filled ravioli with a sun dried tomato cream and Maine lobster garnish will make you feel like you're on the Cape and in Italy all at once.
370 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 617-536-7200
Uni's lobster sushi roll is sure to leave you coming back for seconds and maybe even thirds. The roll comes equipped with brown butter mayonnaise, pickled celery, bacon lettuce, tomato and of course some mouthwatering lobster.
The lobster rolls are back with a bang this summer at Vicki Lee's. The summer sandys are served on a grilled Iggy's brioche roll with Boston lettuce, heirloom tomatoes and of course some mouth-watering Maine-caught lobster. Located in Belmont, Vicki Lee's is a must-see stop on your lobster tour of the summer.
1030 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 617-864-2300
Waypoint in Cambridge breaks away from the sea of lobster rolls and lobster sliders by offering lobster toast as a side on their lunch menu, Served on croissant bread with lobster salad and dill powder, this is a summer treat that you would have to be silly to miss out on.
Zephyr on the Charles
575 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02139 617-492-1234
Zephyr on the Charles packs as much lobster meat into the slider buns as possible AND you get two of them. The lobster sliders are served New England style in a lobster salad that is a lot more lobster than salad. The only thing that could make this meal even better is a beautiful view of the Charles river in the summer.