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Waters Coastal Cuisine in Ft. Worth.
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12 Lobster Rolls to Eat This Summer in DFW

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Waters Coastal Cuisine in Ft. Worth.
| Photo credit: Robert Strickland/EDFW

Is there a dish that more perfectly embodies the essence of summer than the lobster roll? Okay, so it's not exactly a Texan dish, but we can't take credit for everything awesome. The New England-born sandwich has become quite the popular menu item 'round these parts in recent years; here are a dozen lobster rolls around the Metroplex worth seeking out this summer.


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1. 20 Feet

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1160 Peavy Rd
Dallas, Tx 75218
(972) 707-7442
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A welcome BYOB policy cushions the $18 blow of this fine specimen, served chilled and lightly dressed on a deliciously crisp and buttery split-top roll. [Photo: UrbanDaddy]

2. Cafe Pacific

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24 Highland Park Vlg
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 526-1170
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Ladies who lunch love the lobster roll lightly dressed with lemon aioli at this classy Highland Park Village icon.

3. The Capital Grille

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500 Crescent Ct
Dallas, Texas 75201
(214) 303-0500
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Forego the steak at lunch and opt for the lobster roll, lightly dressed with mayo and flanked by perfectly crispy parmesan truffle fries.

4. Dallas Fish Market

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1501 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 744-3474
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The $16 lunchtime roll at this downtown seafood spot contains meaty Maine lobster chunks doctored up with tarragon, celery, mayo and herb butter and stuffed into a buttery toasted brioche bun.

5. Driftwood

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624 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 942-2530
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Chef Omar Flores veers slightly from tradition with his mini lobster roll rendition ($15) that features tarragon aioli, pickles, and a side of truffled potato chips.

6. East Hampton Sandwich Co.

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6912 Snider Plz
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 363-2888
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Snider Plaza's top-notch sandwich shop has gotten lots of love for its roll ($16), loaded up with knuckle and claw meat, a whole split tail, and drizzled with melted butter. Housemade potato chips make the perfect pairing.

7. Rex's Seafood

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5200 W Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 351-6363
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Observer critic Scott Reitz awarded Rex's the trophy in a lobster battle showdown last year, praising the meaty chunks of lobster "heaped with reckless abandon" on a buttery roll from Empire Baking Company.

8. Ryan's Fine Grocer & Delicatessen

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815 West Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 945-2770
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Ryan's lobster roll is a $28 beauty. With one and a quarter pounds of meat, yuzu creme fraiche and and serrano-avocado aioli, it definitely qualifies as a splurge.

9. Spoon Bar & Kitchen

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8220 Westchester Dr.
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 368-8220
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Excuse us while we veer slightly off-course with Spoon's lobster bahn mi, which certainly merits a mention: tempura lobster chunks are topped with pickled veg, cilantro, sriracha and a creamy lobster salad spread and served on a crusty baguette.

10. Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill

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4017 Preston Rd, Ste 530
Plano, TX 75093
(972) 473-2722
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If you find yourself in the 'burbs with a lobster roll craving, head to this fish market-slash-restaurant. $13.99 gets you a roll loaded up with big lobster chunks dressed sparingly with celery and mayo, and flanked by 2 sides and hushpuppies.

11. TJ's Seafood Market

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4212 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 219-3474
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The lobster roll at TJ's is available in 2 sizes, for the hungry ($16) and the extremely hungry ($25); both are drizzled in luscious thyme butter and served on a slightly sweet challah roll, with your choice of 2 sides.

12. Waters Coastal Cuisine

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2900 Crockett St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 984-1110
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Jon Bonnell's new temple to fine seafood offers a lobster roll ($16) at lunch that's appropriately creamy, dotted with chives and flanked by crisp sweet potato chips.

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1. 20 Feet

1160 Peavy Rd, Dallas, Tx 75218
A welcome BYOB policy cushions the $18 blow of this fine specimen, served chilled and lightly dressed on a deliciously crisp and buttery split-top roll. [Photo: UrbanDaddy]
1160 Peavy Rd
Dallas, Tx 75218

2. Cafe Pacific

24 Highland Park Vlg, Dallas, TX 75205
Ladies who lunch love the lobster roll lightly dressed with lemon aioli at this classy Highland Park Village icon.
24 Highland Park Vlg
Dallas, TX 75205

3. The Capital Grille

500 Crescent Ct, Dallas, Texas 75201
Forego the steak at lunch and opt for the lobster roll, lightly dressed with mayo and flanked by perfectly crispy parmesan truffle fries.
500 Crescent Ct
Dallas, Texas 75201

4. Dallas Fish Market

1501 Main St, Dallas, TX 75201
The $16 lunchtime roll at this downtown seafood spot contains meaty Maine lobster chunks doctored up with tarragon, celery, mayo and herb butter and stuffed into a buttery toasted brioche bun.
1501 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

5. Driftwood

624 W. Davis St., Dallas, TX 75208
Chef Omar Flores veers slightly from tradition with his mini lobster roll rendition ($15) that features tarragon aioli, pickles, and a side of truffled potato chips.
624 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208

6. East Hampton Sandwich Co.

6912 Snider Plz, Dallas, TX 75205
Snider Plaza's top-notch sandwich shop has gotten lots of love for its roll ($16), loaded up with knuckle and claw meat, a whole split tail, and drizzled with melted butter. Housemade potato chips make the perfect pairing.
6912 Snider Plz
Dallas, TX 75205

7. Rex's Seafood

5200 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209
Observer critic Scott Reitz awarded Rex's the trophy in a lobster battle showdown last year, praising the meaty chunks of lobster "heaped with reckless abandon" on a buttery roll from Empire Baking Company.
5200 W Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75209

8. Ryan's Fine Grocer & Delicatessen

815 West Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Ryan's lobster roll is a $28 beauty. With one and a quarter pounds of meat, yuzu creme fraiche and and serrano-avocado aioli, it definitely qualifies as a splurge.
815 West Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104

9. Spoon Bar & Kitchen

8220 Westchester Dr., Dallas, TX 75225
Excuse us while we veer slightly off-course with Spoon's lobster bahn mi, which certainly merits a mention: tempura lobster chunks are topped with pickled veg, cilantro, sriracha and a creamy lobster salad spread and served on a crusty baguette.
8220 Westchester Dr.
Dallas, TX 75225

10. Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill

4017 Preston Rd, Ste 530, Plano, TX 75093
If you find yourself in the 'burbs with a lobster roll craving, head to this fish market-slash-restaurant. $13.99 gets you a roll loaded up with big lobster chunks dressed sparingly with celery and mayo, and flanked by 2 sides and hushpuppies.
4017 Preston Rd, Ste 530
Plano, TX 75093

11. TJ's Seafood Market

4212 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
The lobster roll at TJ's is available in 2 sizes, for the hungry ($16) and the extremely hungry ($25); both are drizzled in luscious thyme butter and served on a slightly sweet challah roll, with your choice of 2 sides.
4212 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219

12. Waters Coastal Cuisine

2900 Crockett St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Jon Bonnell's new temple to fine seafood offers a lobster roll ($16) at lunch that's appropriately creamy, dotted with chives and flanked by crisp sweet potato chips.
2900 Crockett St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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