Depending on how your tastes run, the term “lobster roll” can mean more than one thing. To sandwich lovers, it means delicious lobster meat in between a roll of bread. For sushi lovers, it’s a roll of sushi with lobster as the main ingredient. These five restaurants have quality lobster in either a sandwich or a sushi roll. The last venue actually has both a sandwich and a sushi lobster roll available, which is a win for those who love both kinds of lobster roll.
3405 E. Imperial Highway
Brea, CA 92823
Slapfish refers to itself as “real American seafood” on its website, and they provide a good definition for what exactly “real American seafood” is. They offer this claim: “No white tablecloths or fancy silverware, just a boatload of deliciousness in a fast-casual setting.” Americans are all about delicious food and fast service, but that doesn’t mean the lobster in your lobster roll needs to be mystery meat. The lobster in their lobster roll is 100 percent lobster. This restaurant has multiple locations, and they are mostly in Orange County.
3029 E. Shore Ave.
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Tackle Box refers to itself as a “grub shack.” Among its many sandwich rolls is its Maine Lobster Roll. Their fresh grub was created to be simple to prepare and quickly served to customers. Their chef trained at California Culinary Academy, has used his skills in a variety of restaurant settings and competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef.” He made it into the top five and has proven his talent.
Two Fishermen Grill
2321 E. 4th St., Suite G
Santa Ana, CA 92705
This restaurant has a variety of sushi rolls available, and among them are their lobster rolls (rather than the sandwich lobster rolls from the above restaurants). They have a dish called a popcorn lobster roll and also a baked spicy lobster roll. Ordering at the restaurant and dining in is fine, but you can also place an online order. The online order can be for either pickup or delivery. Delivery service is available for an extra charge.
Shuck Oyster Bar
3313 Hyland Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Though this restaurant prides itself on its oysters, it also does some wonderful things with lobster. One of its tastier sounding menu items is their lobster macaroni and cheese. But for lobster roll lovers, it also has a sandwich lobster roll available. Besides the lobster, the sandwich consists of brioche, lettuce and avocado.There are plenty of soups, salads and starters to go with that roll.
The Cannery Seafood Of The Pacific
3010 Lafayette Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663
This classy restaurant is not just a pretty setting overlooking the water of the Rhine Channel. It also has an impressive menu with both kinds of lobster roll – sandwich and sushi. On the brunch and lunch menu, there is a sandwich lobster roll. It comes with a “classic” top load bun, lemon bay aioli and French fries. The lounge menu has a sushi lobster roll (among other sushi rolls), and it consists of tempura lobster tail, crab meat, avocado, cucumber and unagi sauce.