Refreshing yet filling, lobster is the perfect summer dish. Whether you want to treat yourself to half a lobster, or enjoy one of the city’s new inventions like lobster mac and cheese, there is a lobster dish out there for every kind of Montrealer.
Here are nine delicious lobster dishes you have to try in Montreal:
Chinese Lobster at La Maison VIP
Chinese lobster is an experience not to be missed, and La Maison VIP serves it up in utter perfection. Made with ginger and chili, Chinese lobster is their specialty. The dish costs $22 which isn’t much given that it’s a full lobster and you’ll go home happy, real happy.
Where: La Maison VIP, 1077 Rue Clark
Lobster rolls are the epitome of summer. Light, refreshing, and tasty as can be, Montreal is home to some great lobster rolls. Resto Muvbox keeps things simple with their lobster roll and clam chowder, but in this instance going back to basics is key. With fresh lobster, plenty of herbs, and a beautiful view of Old Port, the lobster roll at Resto Muvbox is a sure bet.
Where: Place du Genie
Comfort food with a gourmet twist, lobster mac and cheese from Confusion Tapas du Monde is mouth-watering. Made with nearly half a lobster’s worth of meat, as well as shrimp, calamari, and bacon, this lobster mac and cheese is not for the light hearted.
Where: 1635 Rue Saint-Denis
This lobster burger is the best way to treat yourself after a long week of work. Made with a thick lobster meat patty and topped with arugula, piri piri aioli, and aged cheddar, this Lobster Burger is a major upgrade from your typical hamburger and fries.
Where: 1101 Rue de Bleury
If you want a fancy dining experience, this pasta dish at Restaurant Toque is just the ticket. The cavatelli pasta tastes as if it came straight from Italy, the lobster is mouth-watering, and the dish comes with morel mushrooms, grilled asparagus, and parmesan cheese.
Where: 900 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Made with 1.5 pounds of fresh lobster meat, this simple pasta-based meal will leave you full and satisfied. Specializing in French seafood dishes, Liverpool House has become increasingly popular in recent years, so be sure to make a reservation in advance!
Where: 2501 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Maiko Sushi makes some of the finest lobster sushi in Montreal. If you’re looking to mix your love of lobster with your love of Japanese cuisine, you can’t go wrong at Maiko Sushi. The portions are huge and there is an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy the summer sun.
Where: 387 Rue Bernard Ouest
Chez Delmo is a seafood veteran. Their menu has so many lobster options it will make your head spin. Rest assured, they are all damn delicious, from the lobster salad made with 2 pounds of fresh lobster to the lobster club sandwich made with lobster, bacon, lettuce, and tomato. That being said, the star of the show at Chez Delmo is their half lobsters. Available poached or grilled and with several different sauce options, the half lobster at Chez Delmo will satisfy all of your lobster cravings.
Where: 275 Rue Notre-Dame
You may need to fast all day to prepare yourself for this meal, but we promise it will be worth it! Lucille’s Oyster Dive is a Monkland institution that has been serving up delicious seafood since 2009. While they are known for their lobster rolls, the grilled lobster plate with a mixed green salad and homecut fries is a wonderful alternative.
Where: 5626 Avenue de Monkland