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Best Lobster Bisque In Orange County

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When you think of lobsters, you think of cracking open a hard shell lobster and dipping the sweet meat in butter. Lobster has been a delicacy for Americans for many years but it used to be considered a poor man's food and was even used as fishing bait. If you want the flavor of lobster this summer but not all the work of cracking open a shell, try a bowl of warm creamy lobster bisque.

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Scott's Restaurant and Bar<
3300 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 979-2400

Scott's Restaurant specializes in creating innovative seafood dishes and prime-aged steaks using the freshest ingredients and artistically detailed execution. The lobster bisque is a great starter for a steak or seafood entrée – warm and creamy, with a light seafood flavor that does not overpower the senses. The bisque also makes a tasty main dish for a working lunch.

The Cellar
305 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 525-5682

The Cellar in Fullerton is a premier fine-dining restaurant perfect for a romantic dinner for two or a gathering of friends or family. One of their most popular items on the menu is the award-winning, velvety lobster bisque. The bisque is topped with crème fraîche and a touch of cognac.

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Salt Creek Grille
32802 Pacific Coast Highway
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 661-7799

When you enter Dana Point's Salt Creek Grille, you'll realize how the cozy and quaint atmosphere of the restaurant pairs perfectly with a delicious lobster bisque. Made with Maine lobster stock, tarragon, cream and sherry, the lobster bisque is a delicious seafood dish in a bowl that will warm you up if sitting outside on the patio breathing in the salt air since the restaurant is located steps from the ocean.

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Bluewater Grill
2409 Park Ave
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 258-3474

Known for their delicious seafood, it should come as no surprise that this Tustin eatery offers their own version of a lobster bisque. Order either in a cup, or by bowl, but be assured that you're in for a great appetizer!

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Bistro Bleu
918 S Magnolia Ave
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 826-3590

Anaheim's Bistro Bleu is the quintessential French eatery located in the heart of Orange County. With dinner options like escargot, moules with frites and other classic French dishes, the restaurant offers up their famed "La Bisque De Homard," with velvety rich Maine lobster, and shaved scallions.

Velvety rich Maine lobster bisque with shaved scallions

Michelle Mears-Gerst is a writer in South Orange County who can also be found @Sunnynsocal.


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