National Lobster Day (Wednesday, September 25) is upon us! Here are some OC and LA spots where you can celebrate one of the most shellfish holidays.
Cafe Del Rey in Marina del Rey
Cafe Del Rey just recently unveiled a new menu, new Executive Chef Job Carder, and a modern refreshed look to accompany its stunning seaside views. After serving the seaside community as a classic restaurant for over 27 years, Cafe Del Rey’s ambient refresh maintains its same elegant yet laid back beach vibe with a new look and feel, delicious cocktails, fresh seafood and a quintessential Marina dining experience. Stop by for National Lobster Day to find the best lobster dishes to satisfy any cravings, including the Lobster Roll with Maine lobster salad, brioche, housemade fries; Grilled Lobster & Pasta with ½ grilled Maine lobster, housemade linguine, sateed lobster, baby heirloom tomatoes, San Daniele prosciutto, and shallot-butter sauce; as well as favorites like the Lobster Mac & Cheese and Lobster Ravioli.
THE BLIND PIG in Rancho Santa Margarita
The Blind Pig is getting a little shellfish for National Lobster Day! Guests can enjoy a mouth-watering Lobster Roll stuffed with fresh lobster, garlic aioli and sauerkraut on a brioche roll with a side of fried pickles for $22. For the full Lobster Day experience, dine al fresco on the patio overlooking the lake.
Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach
Celebrating their New England roots, Bluewater owners and chefs pair a steaming Bluewater Lobster Roll – the iconic Maine delicacy consisting of fresh made lobster salad consisting of chunks of Maine lobster meat, light mayonnaise, chopped celery and finely diced onion stuffed in a butter-grilled “East Coast-style” brioche bun – with a cup of housemade New England Clam Chowder for just $20.
The Hangout Restaurant & Bar in Seal Beach
The Hangout is giving all newsletter subscribers $5 OFF on their delicious Lobster Omeletes or one of their Bomb Lobster Rolls!! Come in Early for Omeletes or visit them after 11 am for some authentic New England Lobster Rolls!! Your choice!!
K’ya Bistro mixes the two best foods for this holiday: lobster and mac and cheese! Guests can enjoy the Lobster Mac N’ Cheese served with smoked bacon, lobster cream, and topped with truffle crust for $15.
Ocean Prime Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills
The modern-American restaurant and lounge, Ocean Prime Beverly Hills, offers a unique experience and its seafood program is no exception. Ocean Prime Beverly Hills is dedicated to bringing the freshest and most sustainable seafood to the table with dishes such as the Lobster Roll, made with Poached Lobster Tail, Kiwi, Pickled Serrano, Masago and Spicy Mango Purée or the Twin Lobster Tails, served with Asparagus and Drawn Butter. These dishes give the fresh-from-the-ocean experience to your table in Beverly Hills.
As you indulge, choose from a selection of handcrafted and elevated cocktails, including the OP Woodford Reserve Manhattan with Carpano Antica Vermouth, Nonino Amaro and Rosemary Grapefruit Peppercorn Bitters.
Trade Food Hall’s seafood tenant is serving up the freshest lobster to celebrate National Lobster Day! Guests can dig into the popular Portside Platter; fried lobster tail topped in a tray full calamari, beer battered cod, crispy shrimp, and old bay fries for market price!
Guests can enjoy National Lobster Day the only way they should, by the SEA! Laguna Beach’s The Rooftop Lounge is serving up a Lobster & Avocado Toast and a Chopped Lobster Salad to ring in the celebrations. The toast is served with chopped lobster, guacamole, roasted tomato, manchego, and over-easy eggs for $18. Complimentary front row seat to a spectacular sunset available with purchase.
The Shuck House in Los Angeles
The Shuck House is a new seafood and oyster bar bringing delicious, innovative dishes at an accessible price point to Century City. In celebration of National Lobster Day, the restaurant has plenty of fare to offer those in search of their fix. A cup of the lobster bisque with a side of sourdough is only $7, providing visitors delicious warmth as the days begin to get colder. The team also has a take on Lobster Tacos, complete with Green Goddess dressing and pico de gallo, for a fresh, lighter meal. Rounding out the options is a classic and favorite, The Lobster Roll, which you can order hot and buttered or cold-dressed. The team pays special attention to serving their Lobster Roll on a savory garlic bun, packing extra flavor and enough crunch to their take on the New England staple.
The modern seafood shack is rolling up to National Lobster Day with their fan-favorite Lobster Rolls.Guests can enjoy the seafood filled Lobster Grinder stuffed with chilled lobster, shrimp, and crab mixed with spicy aioli, packed into a split top butter roll. Slapfish also serves Tradition Lobster Roll; warm Maine lobster stuffed inside a toasted split-top butter roll for guests who like to keep it simple.
Ways & Means Oyster House in Huntington Beach, CA
Let’s get cracking at Ways & Means Oyster House! The fresh & creative oyster house located in the heart of Huntington Beach is celebrating National Lobster Day by offering guests Whole Maine lobsters for $9.99, while supplies last! Guests who are feeling extra celebratory can make their way to the bar and enjoy Ways & Means special happy hour which includes little bites and a design-own cocktail for $5/each!