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The top lobster dishes in San Diego

Whether East Cost or Baja style, or anything in between, these five lobster dishes are a must-try.

Lobster is one of those delicious seafood delicacies that is timeless and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. San Diego is lucky to have some high quality seafood restaurants that simply hit the spot anytime.

Here are a handful of top-notch lobster dishes to enjoy around town. 

Ironside Fish & Oyster 

Two words: Lobster roll. Order up this dish next time you’re craving some serious soul food with a seafood twist. It’s made with brown butter mayo, crispy shallots and chives. If you’re heading for dinner with a big group of people, consider the biggest platter, too. It comes with 18 oysters, 24 shrimp, 24 mussels and a one-pound, chilled Maine lobster.

1654 India St., Little Italy. ironsidefishandoyster.com

Lobster roll from Ironside Fish & Oyster. (Courtesy photo)

Sally’s Fish House & Bar

Sally’s Fish House & Bar is tops and their decadent lobster pot pie is one reason why. It’s a true stand-out on the menu, made with root veggies, fresh herb cream sauce and a flaky, butter crust that is undeniably delicious. Oh, and the view of the Coronado Bridge from the patio ain’t too shabby, either. 

1 Market Pl., Seaport Village. sallyssandiego.com

Wicked Maine Lobster

If you’re looking for a variety of lobster options, Wicked Maine offers lobster-filled bisque, tacos, nachos, mac ‘n’ cheese and more inside the always happening Liberty Public Market. The restaurant’s specialty, however, is definitely the Maine lobster roll. The huge roll is served two ways, either chilled with mayo or warm with butter. Get in my belly!

Historic Decatur Rd., Liberty Station. wickedmainelobster.com

Island Prime & C Level

Whether you’re craving a lobster bisque made with cream and sherry, or a juicy lobster tail with fresh lemon, both are options at Island Prime cannot be beat. Either meal, paired with views of downtown from Harbor Island, will leave you in lobster-lover heaven.

880 Harbor Island Dr., Harbor Island. cohnrestaurants.com

Rockin’ Baja Lobster 

Baja-inspired, authentic lobster is an awesome thing, but so is inventiveness. Rockin’ Baja does both. The perfect example of this is the lobster burger. It’s a “Baja style” lobster, lightly battered and flash fried. It’s then topped with tomato, jalapeno bacon, spicy Tabasco mayo and sliced avocado, all on a honey bun. Is your mouth watering yet?

Various locations, San Diego. rockinbaja.com

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