Best Restaurants For Lobster In Orange County

March 9, 2016 5:04 AM

(credit: Bayside)

(credit: Bayside)

Regardless of National Lobster Day, we’ve compiled some of the best restaurants serving lobster throughout 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.

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(credit: Slapfish)

19696 Beach Blvd.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 963-3900

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
453 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 640-7697

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 “Clobster Grilled Cheese” sandwich with half crab, half lobster, cabbage and their awesome sauce, as well as their Surf N Turf Lobster Burger, a great Lobster Roll with 100% real lobster served warm with a dash of lemon mayo and warm butter and much more.

(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

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 environment. Guests can order items like their Main Grill, a grilled whole main Lobster seasoned with Old Bay and basil butter. Served with bacon-wrapped shrimp, scallops and crab dirty rice, it’s a must order. Or, try their Redfish ‘N Lobster, a reasred redfish topped with creamy lobster sauce loaded with spinach, mushroom and more lobster. The dish is served with crab dirty rirce.

(credit: Waterline Newport Beach)

(credit: Waterline Newport Beach)

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

Waterline’s harbor views are matched only by their delicious entree offerings. At The Balboa Bay Resort, lobster fans will love Waterline’s Lobster house roll (pictured), filled with 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 risotto, with carrots, Maine lobster tail, and lobster sauce.

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(credit: Bistango)

19100 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 752-5222

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)

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

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) comes with lobster mashed potatoes, asparagus, Macarona almond Piquillo “Romesco” and other delicious ingredients. Or, try the compressed Maine Lobster salad with lemon aioli, crushed avocado, 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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