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Waters Coastal Cuisine in Ft. Worth.
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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20 Feet

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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]

Cafe Pacific

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Ladies who lunch love the lobster roll lightly dressed with lemon aioli at this classy Highland Park Village icon.

The Capital Grille

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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.

Dallas Fish Market

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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.

Driftwood

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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.

East Hampton Sandwich Co.

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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.

Rex's Seafood

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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.

Ryan's Fine Grocer & Delicatessen

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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.

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

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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.

Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill

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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.

TJ's Seafood Market

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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.

Waters Coastal Cuisine

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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.

20 Feet

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]

Cafe Pacific

Ladies who lunch love the lobster roll lightly dressed with lemon aioli at this classy Highland Park Village icon.

The Capital Grille

Forego the steak at lunch and opt for the lobster roll, lightly dressed with mayo and flanked by perfectly crispy parmesan truffle fries.

Dallas Fish Market

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.

Driftwood

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.

East Hampton Sandwich Co.

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.

Rex's Seafood

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.

Ryan's Fine Grocer & Delicatessen

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.

Spoon Bar & Kitchen

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.

Sea Breeze Fish Market & Grill

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.

TJ's Seafood Market

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.

Waters Coastal Cuisine

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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