Hallelujah, lobster dinners are no longer limited to fancy restaurants. Indeed, these succulent crustaceans, in their many incarnations, have become staple menu items in many casual seafood joints around the city.
Whether you like your lobster chilled, grilled, or simply steamed, here are nine delicious lobster dishes to try in Vancouver.
Freshly shucked oysters may be what Rodney’s Oyster House is famed for, however, the seafood-friendly joint also offers a plethora of other seafood-focused fare, including a classic Lobster Roll. Served in a top-split roll with skinny fries, Rodney’s lobster roll is stuffed with fresh lobster meat, which has been tossed in a deliciously creamy mayo.
Address: 1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Address: 52 Powell Street, Vancouver
With a generous serving of lobster, a creamy mushroom and leek white wine sauce, two perfectly runny poached eggs, and a buttery Hollandaise topping it’s no wonder that Joe Fortes’ Lobster Eggs Benedict is such a hit. Moreover, it comes with a lightly toasted house-made English muffin and a mound of crunchy potato bites.
Address: 777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
YEW seafood + bar is known for its innovative fish and shellfish. In the restaurant’s chic setting within the Four Seasons Hotel indulge on fresh catches and well-crafted cocktails. For a quick lobster fix, order the Lobster Tacos. Served with avocado and a jalapeño dressing these tasty morsels are sure to hit the spot
Address: Four Seasons Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-692-4YEW (939)
Water views can be enjoyed with nothing less than a lavish seafood feast. Luckily, Ancora offers a West Coast focused menu full of delectable seafood options with distinct Peruvian and Japanese flavours. Among the dishes prepared is a smooth, creamy sweet corn and lobster bisque, topped with a black cod croquette and a dollop of chive crème fraiche.
Address: 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver
For a mighty and unforgettable lobster meal head to Coast, where the up-market eatery offers an over-stuffed Lobster Pot Pie. If you can handle the price tag of $49.95 you will be rewarded with 1.5 lb lobster, baby potatoes, veggies, and creamy lobster sauce. Served tableside, this dish is plated in front of the guest.
Address: 1054 Alberni Street, Vancouver
This upscale restaurant on Robson serves up a little slice of the Mediterranean, with their Italian-inspired offerings. Enjoy CinCin’s warm ambience, a glass of wine, and a well-crafted risotto of Nova Scotia lobster, tyee spinach, and summer truffle from marché, which is guarenteed to satisfy your belly and tantalize your palate.
Address: 1143 Robson Street, Vancouver
This nautical-themed restaurant on Granville Street dishes up fresh Atlantic Lobster ($34.95). Served with cajun fries and drawn butter, The Fish Shack’s Atlantic lobster comes with all the necessary equipment to devour this sturdy crustacean, including bibs, crackers, and picks. Turn up on Sundays when the same satisfying plate is only $24.95.
Address: 1026 Granville Street, Vancouver
True, lobster is more commonly found on lunch and dinner time menus than it is on brunch lists, however, Provence Marinaside offers a delectable crab and lobster omelette. Served with wilted greens, roasted grape tomatoes, and Hollandaise sauce this late-morning meal should not be missed.
Love lobster? Grab your plastic bib and head straight to WildTale Coastal Grill. The Yaletown eatery hosts an ongoing Lobster Supper Series every Sunday evening, that entails cracking claws and indulging on a range of seafood delights, like seafood chowder, steamed P.E.I. mussels, fresh steamed lobster, and more.
Address: 1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver