To celebrate National Lobster Day next week (June 15), we have rounded up five of the best lobster dishes in Boston. If you haven’t tried these yet, you are in for a special treat. Here’s a look at five of the best ways to eat lobster in Boston.
1 Summer ShackSummer Shack
Jasper White’s pan roasted lobster dish was a favorite of Julia Child, and for good reason. This unforgettably rich dish is made with bourbon, chervil and chives. Pair it up with a tasty starter of lobster and flounder spring rolls or a cup of creamy lobster and corn chowder served with mini corn fritters that you will be talking about all summer long.
50 Dalton Street Boston, MA 02115
2 Legal Sea FoodsLegal Sea Foods
Legal Sea Foods made a name for itself nearly 50 years ago when it opened its first restaurant in Boston serving up some of the best fish in town. We come here for the baked stuffed lobster served in any size you prefer (1.25 to 1.5 pound or 1.5 to 1.75 pound, or our favorite, the massive 2 to 2.5 pound). The lobster body is filled with a delicious buttery stuffing chock-full with shrimp and scallops. The only work left for you is to crack the claws.
26 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116
3 Mooo RestaurantMooo Restaurant
You might not expect to find exceptional seafood at the carnivore loving restaurant named Mooo, but at this Beacon Hill steakhouse, diners in the know flock here for their standout Maine lobster bisque. The creamy crock is filled with pieces of tender lobster swimming in a buttery bisque served with homemade crackers. The fluffy dinner rolls served in a Staub pan are the perfect accompaniment for dipping.
15 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108
4 No Name RestaurantNo Name Restaurant
There’s nothing quite like eating fresh seafood caught just hours ago and delivered direct to the waterfront pier where No Name Restaurant proudly sits. Simply prepared, we recommend the steamed lobster served with a side of fried shrimp and scallops. If you are in the mood for heartier fare, try the indulgent lobster meat dinner sautéed with scallops and shrimp.
15 Fish Pier Street W Boston, MA 02210
5 The Barking CrabThe Barking Crab
There is only one place to go if you want to indulge in a 10-pound lobster and that’s The Barking Crab. Baked, boiled or fire grilled, the lobsters here come in 1.25, 2 or 10-pound availabilities. The King Platter that features the enormous 10-pounder also includes a four-pound mixed crab bowl. Even better, you can make your own clambake by adding a cup of creamy New England chowder, steamed clams, chorizo, corn on the cob, steamed red bliss potatoes and cole slaw to the mix.
88 Sleeper Street Boston, MA 02210