Whether or not it’s National Lobster Day, these restaurants in Orange County serve up delicious lobster cuisines.
4249 Campus Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
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 locations around Orange County, including Irvine, Huntington Beach, Brea, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and elsewhere, the restaurant offers their Lobster Grinder lobster roll with chilled lobster, crab & shrimp packed into a warm split top butter roll as well as a surf and turf lobster burger which is a grilled beef patty smothered in lobster and creamy caramelized onions. Or, try their signature Clobster Grilled Cheese with half crab half lobster and Jersey sauce.
Roy’s Newport Beach
453 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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 California roll with avocado and cucumber, a lobster bisque with Maine lobster, lobster potstickers and more to start. For entree’s and main dishes, dine on their grilled filet mignon and butter roasted Maine lobster tail with truffle onion Misoyaki demi glace and scampi butter sauce, as well as a shellfish sampler with lobster tail.
Joe’s Crab Shack
2607 W. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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 Lobster Daddy Feast (snow crab with a whole Maine lobster), as well as twin lobster tails served over white rice and more.
Waterline Newport Beach
1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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, 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.
Santa Monica Seafood
154 E 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Santa Monica Seafood, which has a sister restaurant in Santa Monica, offers a delicious array of seafood options to choose from. Dine on their lobster roll served with Maine lobster meat with lemon aioli and chopped chives in a traditional white bun and fries, as well as a traditional Italian fish stew where you can add Atlantic Lobster. Or, try their crab louie with a blend of Dungeness and blue crab meats with Atlantic lobster.
900 Bayside Dr.
Newport Beach, CA
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.
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