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Best Restaurants For Lobster In Los Angeles

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Los Angeles might be far from the places on the East Coast one might think of when it comes to eating Lobster but that doesn't mean restaurants around the city aren't serving up some of the freshest and best lobster found anywhere. Long regarded for their culinary talents, chefs around Los Angeles serve a wide array of top notch lobster dishes, either in the whole or in inventive off shoots like lobster tacos and lobster mac and cheese.

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Cousins Maine Lobster
8593 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 249-3212

What started as a food truck quickly became a phenomenon across Los Angeles and Cousins Maine Lobster now offers a restaurant to enjoy their tasty lobster offerings. From their tasty lobster rolls which come in two types (Maine & Connecticut) to lobster tail and tots, lobster tacos, a lobster quesadilla and so much more, you won't have trouble finding a myriad of options here.

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The Lobster
1602 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-9294

Out of any restaurant in the city, you know a restaurant named after the seafood delicacy has to serve some of the best lobster in town, right? Right! Serving fresh seafood at the entrance to the historic Santa Monica Pier, the lobster serves lobster for brunch, lunch and dinner. Patrons have their choice of several options including a steamed American lobster with blue lake green beans, potatoes and drawn butter, the grilled American lobster with fresh herbs, lemon and garlic butter, or the butter poached American lobster. Complete with lobster mash with English peas, asparagus, mushrooms and lobster Americaine sauce, it may set you back a few extra dollars, but every bite is well worth it. The Lobster also offers a lobster and shrimp sausage bolognese pasta with fennel pollen and parmesan as well. In addition, you can also order up a half lobster along with your grilled 12 oz New York steak!

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Hungry Cat
1535 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 462-2155

Since 2005, The Hungry Cat has been one of Los Angeles' premier seafood restaurants pairing fresh fish with seasonal produce. Located in Hollywood, the name of the game here is an attention to getting high quality foods, including their lobster. And they serve it quite well. Whether you're in the mood for a delicious Maine lobster roll on a buttered toasted roll with French fries, or you choose to dine on a half or whole grilled Maine lobster, you can rest assured that you will leave 100% satisfied.

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Connie And Teds
8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-2722

With so many great options to choose from at this West Hollywood seafood-centric restaurant, you might feel a overwhelmed when it comes to ordering. After all, everything here from the Joanne's Fish and Chips to the grilled catch of the day to the batter dipped cod and the rock shrimp salad is absolutely amazing. But, for those that love lobster, this is a great spot to visit. Served inside soft bread, the always popular lobster roll, comes either hot or cold, and is dipped in butter and mayo for a lobster roll you will be raving about for some time. Or, decide to make it a lobsta night and order lobster by the pound, a chef's specialty at Connie and Teds. Grilled or steamed, this tender lobster is served with herbed oil or drawn butter.

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Water Grill
1401 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-5669

If you love lobster, Water Grill offers restaurants across the city to help serve you up a variety of options. From a downtown L.A. location to their Santa Monica location, Water Grill is a premiere destination in L.A. for seafood of all types. Dine on more than a pound of North American Hard Shell Lobster, a delicious New England lobster roll served up traditional style or 'Connecticut' style with French fries and other options at this beautifully decorated restaurant.

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EMC Seafood & Raw Bar
3500 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 351-9988

If you're in the mood for some lobster, there may be no better place to visit than EMC Seafood & Raw Bar. In fact, the restaurant offers a myriad of options for the seafood connoisseur in locations around the city including Koreatown, Woodland Hills, and in downtown L.A. Opened in 2013, the restaurant has quickly become popular from menu items like their one-of-a-kind lobster roll. You won't find this one made with mayo though. Instead, its slathered with Tarragon butter, and sea salt on a brioche bun. EMC's Seafood Tower features 2 whole lobsters, along with other seafood like fresh uni, mussels, clams, shrimp and more. Or, skip the rest and dine on their delicious whole lobster, which can be steamed with spicy lemon pepper sauce, or made crispy with light batter, sea salt, garlic, onions. Or, choose to have it charbroiled.

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Blue Plate Oysterette
1355 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-3474

With so many different lobster dishes to choose from, Blue Plate Oysterette might just be the best out there if you want to mix it up. One of their most popular and raved about dishes is the lobster mac and cheese. With Maine lobster, parmesan, herbs and truffle oil, it's obvious why this one continues to be a go to. Aside from offering a 1.5 lb Maine Lobster with potatoes, corn, and an arugula salad, this seafood eatery also offers its own take on the lobster roll. Dressed or undressed Maine Lobster comes inside of a brioche roll and is also available in lettuce cups. Another favorite is the lobster tacos, complete with juicy pieces of Maine lobster, jack cheese, truffle oil in a crispy taco shell.

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Son Of A Gun
8370 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 782-9033

Son of A Gun in West Hollywood offers much more than just lobster dishes, but the ones that include it are among patrons' favorites. Go for their lobster roll with celery and lemon aioli, or a lobster BLT with Nueske bacon and potato chips.

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