Best Restaurants For Lobster In Orange County

June 14, 2015 9:04 PM

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(credit: Bayside)

(credit: Bayside)


In honor of National Lobster Day, we’ve compiled some of the best Lobster dishes available in Orange County. From salads and soups to sandwiches and unique creations, here are the tastiest lobster dishes you can get your hands on in Orange County.

(credit: Slapfish)

(credit: Slapfish)


Slapfish
19696 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 963-3900
www.slapfishrestaurant.com

Focusing on fresh, sustainable ingredients with high quality flavors in a relaxed setting, this food truck turned restaurant offers a myriad of top lobster options. With a traditional lobster roll, a surf and turf lobster burger, and their signature Lobster Grilled Cheese (classic American Grilled Cheese packed with 100% real Maine lobster meat that is toasted and cooked to a lobster packed melting tenderness), there are plenty of decadent lobster options at Slapfish in Huntington Beach.

(credit: Roy's Restaurants)

(credit: Roy’s Restaurants)


Roy’s Newport Beach
Roy’s Newport Beach
453 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 640-7697
www.roysrestaurant.com/

Located inside Fashion Island, Roy’s Newport Beach features both delicious food and hospitality inspired by the aloha spirit of the Hawaiian Islands. Lobster dishes here include a lobster bisque, poached lobster, a lobster California roll, and lobster potstickers.

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(credit: FIG & OLIVE)


FIG & OLIVE
151 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 877-3005
www.figandolive.com

Head to FIG & OLIVE Newport Beach for not one but two scrumptious lobster dishes. For dinner, one of the favorites, the Maine Lobster Bouillabaisse features grilled scallop and lobster, chilean sea bass, mussel lobster bisque, shaved fennel, saffron garlic aioli olive oil cracker and more. Or, lunch features the delicious Maine lobster roll, complete with big chunks of lobster, tomatoes, shallots, apple celery root, scallions, and basil olive oil mayo on a thyme brioche.

(credit: Joe's Crab Shack)

(credit: Joe’s Crab Shack)


Joe’s Crab Shack
2607 W. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 650-1818
www.joescrabshack.com

Newport Beach’s Joe’s Crab Shack might have the word crab in their name, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have some great lobster. In fact, they offer fresh seasonal lobster in a fun festive enviornment. Guests can order a large steampot like the Arctic Bay Steampot, which comes complete with queen crab, shrimp, a whole Maine lobster and much more. Or, try the Bean Town Bake, with two whole Maine lobsters, 1 pound of clams, shrimp and smoked sausage.

(credit: Waterline Newport Beach)

(credit: Waterline Newport Beach)


Waterline Newport Beach
1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 645-5000
www.balboabayresort.com

Waterline’s harbor views are matched only by their delicious entree offerings. Lobster fans will love Waterline’s House Roll (pictured), filled with spiny lobster, avocado, and cucumber. Rolled in soy paper and served with chipotle sauce and yuzu soy vinaigrette dressing, it is a definitely must. If you are looking for something a bit heartier, consider their lobster roll or lobster salad (only available for lunch).

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(credit: Bistango)


Bistango
19100 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 752-5222
www.bistango.com

If lobster is on your mind, head to the award-winning Atrium Building in Irvine to dine at Bistango. Offering a full service patio, nightly entertainment, and revolving modern art exhibits, Bistango is a great place to get lobster and grab a great meal. While there, try their Green Papaya and Lobster Salad with cherry tomatoes, cilantro, peanuts, spicy lime soy vinaigrette, and of course chunks of tasty lobster. Crab and lobster cakes and a Maine lobster salad are also available.

(credit: Eunice K./Yelp)

(credit: Eunice K./Yelp)


Bayside
900 Bayside Dr.
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 721-1222
www.baysiderestaurant.com

Try out some of Chef Paul Gstrein’s delicious lobster entrees at Bayside, an upscale but casual restaurant serving up New American cuisine. Their Seared Wild Diver Scallops with Lobster (pictured) is topped with a white wine caper sauce and lobster mashed potatoes. Their Maine lobster salad sandwich is another great bet, and features Haas avocado, lemon aioli, and petit greens.

What are your favorite lobster spots in Orange County? Share in the comments below!

Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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