52 Best Lobster Recipes & Ideas

If you love lobster, you'll want to try these 52 best lobster recipes!

If you're a shellfish lover, you probably live for lobster. There's nothing like being presented with the big red guy whilst donning a bib and proceeding to dip buttery morsels into even more butter. No wonder there are so many lobsterfests happening all over the country, all summer long!

Whether you like your lobster tails hot or cold (in a lobster roll or chilled with a side of cocktail sauce), digging into a 1, 2 or 3 pounder just doesn't get better. And depending on where you live, you might be able to enjoy lobsters year-round, even though they are often associated with summer and coastal vacations. Given the lobster aficionados we happen to be however, we couldn't help but share 52 of the best lobster recipes we've ever come across.

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When Are Lobsters in Season?

Lobster season varies according to where you live. Of the three largest lobster producing states, Maine, produces lobsters all year long, with the catch being the highest from June until December. As for Florida, lobster season tends to be from August until March, and for California, from September until March.

Apparently, states with warmer climates harvest more lobsters during fall and winter, when the waters are cooler and states with cooler climates catch more lobsters during the summer.

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How to Cook Lobster

There are many different ways you can cook whole lobsters and lobster tails, but the most popular ways tend to be steamed, broiled and grilled. Once you cook the lobster meat, you can use it to stuff other fish, add it to soups, stews, chowders and lobster bisque, or make delicious lobster pasta dishes with it. You can even batter and fry lobster meat into bites and fritters.

Best Lobster Recipes

From Broiled Lobster Tail and Rustic Lobster Bisque, to Lobster Mac and Cheese and Lobster Scampi with Linguine, the ways to cook and enjoy this shellfish are endless! And let's not forget the Lobster Roll...there are plenty of riffs on that here, with appearances by Lobster Tacos, Lobster Pot Pie and Baked Lobster Brie Dip.

Here are 52 easy lobster recipes to test out this summer. Browse through them and make sure to save your favorites!

Dijon Lobster Sandwiches

Tangy vinaigrette with fresh dill lets the sweetness of lobster shine in this summery dijon lobster sandwiches recipe.

Get the recipe: Dijon Lobster Sandwiches

Jason Goldstein

Margarita Maine Lobster Tacos

This recipe for Margarita Maine lobster tacos is guaranteed to delight with rich Maine lobster and plenty of zest.

Get the recipe: Magarita Maine Lobster Tacos

Get Maine Lobster

Maine Lobster Guacamole

Want to impress your guests? Make this delicious lobster guacamole for your next party!

Get the recipe: Maine Lobster Guacamole


Artichoke and Maine Lobster Dip

This artichoke and Maine lobster dip is sure to wow your Super Bowl party guests. And using storebought cooked lobster meat makes this super easy to prep and get ready in no time at all!

Get the recipe: Artichoke and Maine Lobster Dip

Maine Lobster

Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The only thing better than a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich is a gourmet lobster grilled cheese sandwich.

Get the recipe: Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Lobster ME

Lobster Quesadillas

These lobster quesadillas cook in no time, combining cooked lobster, Monterey jack cheese and scallions for a delightful lunch or quick dinner option.

Get the recipe: Lobster Quesadillas

Jason Goldstein

Lobster ME's Connecticut Lobster Roll

A team-themed lobster roll to rock your football tailgate.

Get the recipe: Lobster Me's Connecticut Lobster Roll

Lobster ME

Classic New England Lobster Rolls

These Classic New England lobster rolls are the perfect lunch, dinner or snack!

Get the recipe: Classic New England Lobster Rolls

Andrew Purcell

Lobster Cobb Salad

This lobster cobb salad features crunchy gem lettuce, fresh lobster salad, sharp cheddar, crisp bacon, perfectly-ripe avocado, seasonally-ripe cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled farm eggs and house-made creamy tarragon dressing.

Get the recipe: Lobster Cobb Salad


Fried Clam and Lobster Sliders

Fried clam and lobster sliders are prepared on a mini brioche bun and topped with fresh Maine lobster tossed in a classic combo of mayo, lemon, red onion and celery.

Get the recipe: Fried Clam and Lobster Sliders

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The Clam

Herb Roasted Lobster and Steak

Create a fancy restaurant dinner from the comfort of your own home with this delicious herb-roasted lobster and steak!

Get the recipe: Herb-Roasted Lobster and Steak

Whole Foods Market

Delicious Lobster Mac and Cheese

This lobster mac and cheese is basically heaven in a bowl!

Get the recipe: Delicious Lobster Mac and Cheese


Easy Lobster Roll Recipe

Made with chunks of chilled lobster tossed with celery, shallots, chives, light mayonnaise and a little lemon zest served on a hot dog bun – delicious!

Get the recipe: Easy Lobster Roll Recipe

Skinny Taste

Seafood Boil

This seafood boil contains fresh shrimp, lobster, clams, crab, potatoes, corn and sausage, all boiled in a flavorful broth. An impressive meal in one pot that’s perfect for feeding a crowd!

Get the recipe: Seafood Boil

Dinner at the Zoo

The Best Lobster Tail Recipe

This lobster tail recipe is a decadent dinner made with large lobster tails smothered with a buttery garlic herb sauce then broiled under high heat making these lobster tails tender and juicy. The ultimate indulgence!

Get the recipe: The Best Lobster Tail Recipe

The Recipe Critic

Creamy Lobster Pasta

Bucatini noodles tossed with a rich sauce similar to lobster bisque, flavored with seafood stock and aromatics topped with lobster tail meat.

Get the recipe: Creamy Lobster Pasta

Cooking with Cocktail Rings

Butter Seared Lobster Tails

With a touch of lemon, garlic, butter and oil, you’re minutes away from perfect, juicy, flavourful seared lobster tails.

Get the recipe: Butter Seared Lobster Tails

Café Delites

Maine Lobster Rolls

Bring a taste of coastal New England to your table with these Maine Lobster Rolls! See how fresh, simple ingredients make these lobster salad sandwiches a crave-worthy summertime classic.

Get the recipe: Maine Lobster Rolls

Striped Spatula

Lobster Bisque

Easy lobster bisque with succulent pieces of lobster tail in a creamy yet savory broth blended with pureed carrot, celery and onion. The bisque is seasoned with thyme, garlic and bay leaves.

Get the recipe: Lobster Bisque

Simply Happenings

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Lobster mac and cheese is a delicious seafood pasta recipe made with chunks of precooked lobster, mozzarella, cheddar and Swiss cheese.

Get the recipe: Lobster Mac and Cheese

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This is Not Diet Food

Baked Stuffed Lobster

This baked stuffed lobster makes a big statement. Stuffed with herbs and buttery breadcrumbs and topped off with a decadent row of shrimp, this meal is perfect for any special occasion.

Get the recipe: Baked Stuffed Lobster

The Woks of Life

Easy Lobster Scampi with Linguine

This easy pasta is packed sweet, succulent lobster, a garlicky butter sauce and silky noodles of linguine.

Get the recipe: Easy Lobster Scampi with Linguine

Cooking for Keeps

Lobster Spaghetti Squash with Garlic Herbed Butter

This lobster recipe is so delicious, decadent, easy and flavorful! Low carb and gluten free, this is a lightened up meal that doesn't disappoint on flavor!

Get the recipe: Lobster Spaghetti Squash with Garlic Herbed Butter

The Toasted Pine Nuts

Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms

If you’ve ever wondered how to make lobster stuffed mushrooms, this lobster stuffed mushroom recipe is the best! It’s a great red lobster stuffed mushrooms copycat recipe.

Get the recipe: Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms

Go Go Go Gourmet

Lobster Pot Pie

In this recipe, chunks of lobster meat are combined with a creamy base loaded with potatoes, carrots, leeks and shallots and topped with buttery, flakey puff pastry.

Get the recipe: Lobster Pot Pie

Cooking with Cocktail Rings

Langostino Lobster Rolls

Try this langostino recipe for a twist on a traditional warm, buttered lobster roll. Simply sauté langostino tails in a bit of butter and capers, then spoon into buttered and toasted rolls for a delicious and easy summer treat.

Get the recipe: Langostino Losbter Rolls

Pook's Pantry

Tasty Stuffed Lobster Tails

This baked lobster tail recipe will have your mouth watering before it even hits the plate! This is one easy and delicious dish!

Get the recipe: Tasty Stuffed Lobster Tails

Savory Experiments

Broiled Lobster Tail

With the flavorful butter sauce and ultra quick cooking method, it’s the best lobster tail recipe for holidays, celebrations and date nights at home.

Get the recipe: Broiled Lobster Tail

Wholesome Yum

Lobster Pasta

This is an amazing lobster pasta recipe you can make at home! Garlicky, buttery and loaded with lobster, it’s better and cheaper than restaurants.

Get the recipe: Lobster Pasta

Rasa Malaysia

Gluten-Free Spicy Lobster Bites

Gluten-free lightly pan-fried lobster appetizer bites tossed in a spicy chili cream sauce.

Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Spicy Lobster Bites

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Gather for Bread

Grilled Split Lobster

Delicious grilled split lobster to enjoy this summer.

Get the recipe: Grilled Split Lobster

Yan Kitchen

Grilled Lobster Tail

Grilled Cajun garlic butter lobster tails are buttery and savory and they make a normal night at home seem so fancy! To elevate your next dinner party be sure to include these in your plans!

Get the recipe: Grilled Lobster Tail

The Recipe Critic

Garlic Butter Lobster Tail

Crazy delicious lobster in garlic herb and lemon butter. This lobster tail recipe is so delicious you'll want it for dinner every day!

Get the recipe: Garlic Butter Lobster Tail

Rasa Malaysia

10-Minute Perfect Broiled Lobster Tails

The best juicy, tender and delicious recipe to broil lobster tail in the oven for a restaurant style lobster tail dinner in under 10 minutes - perfect to dip in melted butter or a butter sauce!

Get the recipe: 10-Minute Perfect Broiled Lobster Tails

Sweet CS Designs

Butter Lobster Risotto

Simple, elegant, delicious and impressive, this butter lobster risotto is a special occasion-worthy dinner, featuring chunks of buttery lobster and creamy, cheesy risotto, that’s flavored with lobster and a drizzle of brown butter!

Get the recipe: Butter Lobster Risotto

The Flavor Bender

Lobster Corn Chowder

This recipe for lobster corn chowder is rich, flavorful and loaded with big chunks of lobster meat.

Get the recipe: Lobster Corn Chowder

Coley Cooks

Lobster Alfreddo

This homemade lobster alfredo is luscious, dreamy and would make for a great dinner date night-in!

Get the recipe: Lobster Alfreddo

Fed and Fit

Brown Butter Lobster Roll Pasta

This brown butter lobster roll pasta is the ultimate summer pasta dish! Tender pieces of lobster tossed in browned butter and lots of garlic!

Get the recipe: Brown Butter Lobster Roll Pasta


Grilled Lobster Tails with Sriracha Butter

These simple Lobster Tails are grilled with a spicy sriracha butter for a delicious star entree for any meal.

Get the recipe: Grilled Lobster Tails with Sriracha Butter

Fifteen Spatulas

Lobster Corn Fritters

This easy recipe for lobster corn fritters with tarragon aioli is one of the tastiest ways to enjoy fresh lobster aside from just dunking it in butter! Lightly fried batter with big chunks of lobster and fresh sweet corn. The best summer appetizer ever!

Get the recipe: Lobster Corn Fritters with Tarragon Aioli

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Coley Cooks

Rustic Lobster Bisque

A quick and easy lobster bisque recipe for that is rich, creamy and healthy. Keto, low-carb and gluten-free. Substitute coconut cream for a delicious Paleo and Whole 30 friendly version.

Get the recipe: Rustic Lobster Bisque

Living Chirpy

Lobster Tacos

These lobster tacos are so incredibly quick to make, easy to adapt with your favorite additions, as well as light and fresh. In other words delicious!

Get the recipe: Lobster Tacos

Caroline's Cooking

Lobster Rolls with Lemon Herb Butter

Once you try warm lobster rolls with lemon herb butter, you’ll never go back to the New England version again. Packed full of sweet lobster, fresh herbs, lemon zest and butter this roll is what summer is about.

Get the recipe: Lobster Rolls with Lemon Herb Butter

Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Purely indulgent and finger-smacking good, the fresh lobster balances with the melting fontina, while the flavorful compound butter and the fragrant flat leaf parsley make the whole sandwich golden and perfect.

Get the recipe: Lobster Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Heather Cristo

Grilled Florida Lobster Salad

This Florida lobster salad is perfect for a summer meal.

Get the recipe: Grilled Florida Lobster Salad

Suwannee Rose

Baked Lobster Brie Dip

This is a decadent and rich lobster dip that no one will guess is healthy!

Get the recipe: Baked Lobster Brie Dip

Clean Eating

Lobster Tails with Garlic Lemon Butter

The broiled lobster meat is crazy tender, juicy and each bite is tantalizingly flavorful, especially after dipping into the warm garlic lemon butter. Dunk it in, take it for a swim, watch the excess drip off your fork and enjoy.

Get the recipe: Lobster Tails with Garlic Lemon Butter

Natasha's Kitchen

Warm Lemon Butter Lobster Roll

Decadent warm lobster, drenched in melted lemon herb butter and piled onto a toasted split top bun - is there anything better?

Get the recipe: Warm Lemon Butter Lobster Roll

Garlic and Zest

Creamy Lobster Shrimp Stuffed Shells

This creamy lobster shrimp stuffed shells recipe is easy to make and is gorgeous enough to serve at any special occasion.

Get the recipe: Creamy Lobster Shrimp Stuffed Shells

Noshing with the Nolands

Cantonese Style Ginger Scallion Lobster

Cantonese ginger scallion lobster can be made with whole lobsters or just with lobster tails. Try this Chinese banquet classic with this step-by-step recipe!

Get the recipe: Cantonese Style Ginger Scallion Lobster

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The Woks of Life

Broiled Lobster Tail with Garlic Lemon Butter

Broiled lobster tail is a indulgence, the perfect main course to any special occasion.

Get the recipe: Broiled Lobster Tail with Garlic Lemon Butter

Butter Your Biscuit

Succulent Sous Vide Poached Lobster

Here's how to make the most succulent sous vide poached lobster to add to your lobster dishes!

Get the recipe: Succulent Sous Vide Poached Lobster

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