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.
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.
660 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 617-945-2576
Loyal Nine is bringing in the summer spirit with their lobster popover on their brunch menu. The lobster, poached egg and smoked pork fat hollandaise sauce comes served in a buttery popover that'll make you stomach growl. This brunch dish is certainly worth the early morning wake up.
Mooo, located at the XV Beacon Hotel on Beacon Hill, is plating up lobster this summer in a big way with their 3 ½ pound Maine broiled lobster served out of the shell and with compounded butter and vegetables. Mooo's straightforward and indulgent dish is certain to solve your lobster cravings this summer.
Myers + Chang
1145 Washington Street Boston, MA 02118 617-542-5200
Myers and Chang is putting a big twist on a summertime classic with their curry lobster rolls. Served on fried bao buns and stuffed with lobster salad, curry, sriracha aioli and crunchy jicama, see if your taste buds can handle this somehow harmonious cacophony of flavor. This sandwich of the summer will having you coming back again for another before the week is over.
Oak + Rowan
319 A Street Fort Point Boston, MA 02210 857-284-7742
Come to Oak and Rowan for lunch and try their local lobster roll. With lemon herb mayo and Bibb lettuce, their lobster roll has that delicious taste that'll make you feel like you are right on the Cape.
91 Winthrop Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-714-3206
Located in Cambridge, Parsnip's whole lobster lobster roll is taking the summer by storm. An entire lobster's worth of meat, celery, tobiko and lemon aioli are all stuffed into one of Parsnip's garlic buttered soft potato buns. And if that's not enough the sandwich also comes served with Old Bay fries and peppery greens.
Available either hot and toasted with drawn butter or cold with mayo, Pier 6 serves up a fresh lobster roll. Enjoy a lobster roll or a seafood platter with oysters, clam, shrimp and lobster tail out on Pier 6's deck on the waterfront and take in the Boston summer.
Served with a creamy red wine sauce and parmesan crema, Posto's lobster gnocchi captivates your taste buds with another one of their delicious pasta dishes. Located in Somerville, Posto is a reminder that you don't have to go to the North End to get good pasta.
Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar
Boston Landing, 96 Guest Street Boston, MA 02135 617-254-0044
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.