Winner, winner lobster dinner! Whether you’re a long-time lobster aficionado or someone who’s still hesitant about seafood, now’s the time to give this classic marine delicacy a try. Here are our top picks for where to dine on National Lobster Day (September 25). 

2518 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77019

Lobster Sacchetti (Photo courtesy: Kirsten Gilliam)

Executive Chef Jose Monterrosa showcases lobster in multiple dishes on his rustic Italian menu perfect for National Lobster Day. Lobster Sacchetti ($75) featuring three lobster ‘satchels’ stuffed with a butter-poached lobster tail and claw meat, covered in a pink lobster roe sauce, drizzled with aged balsamic and Risotto di Portofino ($40) featuring classic risotto prepared with a mix of truffles and exotic mushrooms, topped with lobster tail and claw meat.

Ouzo Bay
4444 Westheimer Rd, Suite G130
Houston, TX 77027

Whole Lobster Salad (Photo courtesy of Ouzo Bay)

Ouzo Bay is where Texas meets the Mediterranean. With fresh seafood being flown in from around the world daily, their seafood scene is hard to beat. Enjoy a healthy, Whole Lobster Salad ($65) which is comprised of a 1.5-pound fresh Maine lobster, orange, and bitter greens. Similarly, the Whole Maine Lobster Pasta ($95) is made up of a 2-pound Maine Lobster, roasted tomato-lobster sauce, and bucatini pasta. The presentation of both of these dishes will make your mouth water and have you ready to dig in!

Phil & Derek’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar

1701 Webster St.
Houston, TX 77003

Lobster and waffles for breakfast or brunch? Yes, it’s a thing! At Phil & Derek’s, enjoy two seasoned lobster tails (grilled or fried) served with hot waffles, powdered sugar, warm bourbon foster sauce and syrup.

Phil & Derek’s has been serving Houston great music and great food since 2008. Inconspicuously located in bustling Midtown Houston, the restaurant and jazz bar is a laid-back atmosphere where the ambiance is reminiscent of the comfort of your own living room, coupled with the flare and glitz from its nightly cabaret-style entertainment, and on various nights, P&D’s “Speak Easy Comedy Lounge” brings in some of the funniest local and national comedians.

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Loch Bar
4444 Westheimer Rd Suite G110
Houston, TX 77027

Maine Lobster Roll (Photo courtesy of Loch Bar)

Dine New England style at Loch Bar in River Oaks District, with fresh Live Maine Lobster (price varies), Fried Lobster Tail ($25) or a stacked Maine Lobster Roll ($39). The classic coastal sandwich features fresh lobster garnished with drawn butter, chives, and celery leaf atop a warm, toasty split-top bun, served with choice of spring salad or hand-cut french fries. Pair your meal with a wide range of local craft beers and handcrafted cocktails that can be enjoyed with live music from local musicians seven days a week. Reservations encouraged.

807 Taft St.
Houston, TX 77019

Lobster Pot Pie (Photo courtesy of Bludorn)

Satisfy your lobster fix at Bludorn with Chef Aaron Bludorns’ elevated take on the comfort food classic: the Lobster-Chicken Pot Pie. Presented tableside, the flavorful dish is filled with charred corn, roasted poblano, crawfish, and lime crème fraiche inside a buttery golden puff pastry. Seasonal fresh Black Truffles can be shaved atop the steaming filling for an added aromatic touch.