Looking for a more exciting take on lobster? This summer, we suggest trading out lobster rolls for unique—and equally satisfying—dishes from these Boston restaurants, just in time for National Lobster Day (June 15).
A big appetite is required for this dish. The Daily Catch Seaport serves over one pound of cut-up lobster, littlenecks, mussels, calamari, and shrimp over a bed of linguini and spicy tomato sauce, family style. 2 Northern Ave., 617-772-4400
You’ll want to make a reservation at famed Neptune Oyster and treat yourself to this seafood wonder. This mountain of pasta and lobster is only served on Mondays—so if you miss it, swing by on Fridays for their lobster tacos. 63 Salem St., 617-742-3474
Lobster roe or eggs are added to the pasta dough, which is then cut into thick noodles at Island Creek Oyster Bar. This unique dish combines braised short ribs, sweet Maine lobster, and seasonal vegetables over the fresh pasta. 500 Commonwealth Ave., 617-532-5300
You can tell by this restaurant's name alone that it's the place you want to be feasting on seafood at. If you’re looking for a lighter treat, try the lobster bisque, though we highly suggest the lobster mac and cheese for those with a heartier appetite. 300 Northern Ave., 617-345-9799
If you love fried food, you'll swoon for this lobster dish. The Oceanaire Seafood Room brings you chicken fried lobster topped with truffled honey, cheesy grits, and a house hot sauce. Spicy fried seafood? Yes, please. 40 Court St., 617-742-2277
A sushi roll is the only exception to the "no roll" rule, and Ocean Prime is the best place to have it. Poached lobster tail, kiwi, pickled serrano, masago, and spicy mango purée make up this decadent lunch that is a must-try this summer. 140 Seaport Blvd., 617-670-1345