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Kata Robata’s lobster sando
Carla Gomez

12 Perfectly Luxurious Lobster Dishes in Houston

Life is better with lobster thermidor, lobster tails and more

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Kata Robata’s lobster sando
| Carla Gomez

Even though it isn’t exactly a Gulf staple, Houston restaurants still boast plenty of ways to get a luxurious lobster fix. The city’s restaurants know that Houstonians love a top-quality splurge, and which means that they’re flying in the best lobsters from the East Coast and preparing them in both classic and seriously decadent ways.

Whether in search of a buttery roll loaded down with Maine lobster, an extra-special lobster bisque, or something wild and chicken-fried, these excellent lobster dishes will certainly satisfy a craving.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Maine-ly Sandwiches

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7620 Katy Fwy #225
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 677-0771
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When the craving for an authentic Maine lobster roll hits, a visit to Maine-ly Sandwiches should be in order. The sandwich is made with fresh, steamed lobster and served with mayo on a butter toasted roll. Sound good? Be prepared to pay for that top-quality meat — a half roll is $19 while the full size is a whopping $28.

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Maine-ly Sandwiches’ lobster roll
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2. 1751 Sea and Bar

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191 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 831-9820
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1751 puts a sophisticated spin on honest seafood plates, so it is no surprise the 1751 lobster bisque is particularly outstanding. Rich, creamy, and stuffed with Maine lobster, the bisque gets a classic touch from sherry and scallion oil, while the addition of trout roe adds a briny kick.

3. B&B Butchers & Restaurant

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1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 862-1814
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With plenty of steakhouse classics to peruse on the menu, diners can opt for the ultimate surf and turf experience by supplementing their ribeye or filet with a 5-ounce lobster tail that’s been stuffed with crab. 

4. Bludorn Restaurant

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807 Taft St
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 999-0146
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Chef Aaron Bludorn puts an imaginative spin on a classic American dish with his Insta-worthy lobster pot pie. Served tableside, buttery pastry is filled with fresh lobster meat, butternut squash, parsnip and black truffle-crème fraiche. For extra head turns, ask for freshly shaved seasonal black truffles atop the steamy filling.

5. Café Ginger

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River Oaks Shopping Center, 1574 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 528-4288
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Café Ginger offers all of the Chinese food comfort plates one could hope for — from wonton soup and Hunan chicken to moo shu duck —but doesn’t shy away from taking signature plates to the next level, as in the succulent lobster stir-fry. A splurge at $38, the dish boasts 1 ½ pounds of chunky lobster pieces tossed with asparagus, celery and fresh ginger in a white wine sauce.

6. Turner's

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1800 Post Oak Blvd. Entrance on, Ambassador Way
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 804-1212
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When it comes to timeless culinary traditions, Turner’s is known to produce superior plates, including a picture-perfect lobster thermidor. Here, the classic dish is slathered in an avocado-fennel egg custard sauce mixed with tender meat from a large lobster, then roasted in the oven. To finish, a server showers the dish in lobster sauce tableside.

a whole lobster served thermidor-style, with a handle holding a spoon drizzling sauce over it
Turner’s lobster thermidor
Kirsten Gilliam

7. Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

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4224 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 622-1010
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Brunch gets a fancy upgrade at Liberty Kitchen thanks to the lobster-enhanced coastal eggs benedict. Maine lobster is paired with poached eggs and lobster cream, then served on a freshly baked croissant. Round out the meal with cheesy grits or potatoes.

8. Caracol Restaurant

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2200 Post Oak Blvd #160
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 622-9996
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With a heavy coastal Mexican influence throughout its menu, Caracol puts a bold twist on seafood tacos with the Langosta Puerto Nuevo. A generous serving of fire-roasted lobster is accompanied with playa la ropa beans, tortillas and Mexican rice.

9. Ouzo Bay

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4444 Westheimer Rd Suite G130
Houston, TX 77027
(832) 430-6610
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Ouzo Bay is a seafood haven, with plenty of adventurous routes to take, but the lobster truffle risotto is a standout among the restaurant’s various lobster plates. Made with fresh Maine lobster and fragrant black truffle, it is well worth its hefty $65 price tag.

10. The Oceanaire Seafood Room

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5061 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056
(832) 487-8862
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The Oceanaire lets lobster lovers indulge in a number of ways — from simply steamed or shrimp and crab-stuffed to creamy lobster and crab mac ‘n’ cheese — but nothing tempts more than the chicken fried lobster with truffled honey, cheese grits and hot sauce.

11. Kata Robata

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3600 Kirby Dr suite h
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-8858
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Sushi and sashimi may tend to steal the show at Kata Robata, but the restaurant is secretly home to some of the best lobster dishes in town, particularly the lobster sando. Made with Japanese-style milk bread, lobster, chives and cream sauce, this is a sandwich nobody will want to share.

12. Kiran's

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2925 Richmond Ave Suite 160
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 960-8472
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Kiran’s menu of aromatic curries, fluffy naan and so much more is the definition of comfort food, and the restaurant’s lobster shorba takes that formula to a seriously luxurious lobster. In this dish, stewed lobster is served with jumbo lump crab, truffle butter, and sherry for a rich and perfectly spiced pairing.

1. Maine-ly Sandwiches

7620 Katy Fwy #225, Houston, TX 77024
a lobster roll
Maine-ly Sandwiches’ lobster roll
Maine-ly Sandwiches/Facebook

When the craving for an authentic Maine lobster roll hits, a visit to Maine-ly Sandwiches should be in order. The sandwich is made with fresh, steamed lobster and served with mayo on a butter toasted roll. Sound good? Be prepared to pay for that top-quality meat — a half roll is $19 while the full size is a whopping $28.

7620 Katy Fwy #225
Houston, TX 77024

2. 1751 Sea and Bar

191 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007

1751 puts a sophisticated spin on honest seafood plates, so it is no surprise the 1751 lobster bisque is particularly outstanding. Rich, creamy, and stuffed with Maine lobster, the bisque gets a classic touch from sherry and scallion oil, while the addition of trout roe adds a briny kick.

191 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007

3. B&B Butchers & Restaurant

1814 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

With plenty of steakhouse classics to peruse on the menu, diners can opt for the ultimate surf and turf experience by supplementing their ribeye or filet with a 5-ounce lobster tail that’s been stuffed with crab. 

1814 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

4. Bludorn Restaurant

807 Taft St, Houston, TX 77019

Chef Aaron Bludorn puts an imaginative spin on a classic American dish with his Insta-worthy lobster pot pie. Served tableside, buttery pastry is filled with fresh lobster meat, butternut squash, parsnip and black truffle-crème fraiche. For extra head turns, ask for freshly shaved seasonal black truffles atop the steamy filling.

807 Taft St
Houston, TX 77019

5. Café Ginger

River Oaks Shopping Center, 1574 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

Café Ginger offers all of the Chinese food comfort plates one could hope for — from wonton soup and Hunan chicken to moo shu duck —but doesn’t shy away from taking signature plates to the next level, as in the succulent lobster stir-fry. A splurge at $38, the dish boasts 1 ½ pounds of chunky lobster pieces tossed with asparagus, celery and fresh ginger in a white wine sauce.

River Oaks Shopping Center, 1574 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019

6. Turner's

1800 Post Oak Blvd. Entrance on, Ambassador Way, Houston, TX 77056
a whole lobster served thermidor-style, with a handle holding a spoon drizzling sauce over it
Turner’s lobster thermidor
Kirsten Gilliam

When it comes to timeless culinary traditions, Turner’s is known to produce superior plates, including a picture-perfect lobster thermidor. Here, the classic dish is slathered in an avocado-fennel egg custard sauce mixed with tender meat from a large lobster, then roasted in the oven. To finish, a server showers the dish in lobster sauce tableside.

1800 Post Oak Blvd. Entrance on, Ambassador Way
Houston, TX 77056

7. Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

4224 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77027

Brunch gets a fancy upgrade at Liberty Kitchen thanks to the lobster-enhanced coastal eggs benedict. Maine lobster is paired with poached eggs and lobster cream, then served on a freshly baked croissant. Round out the meal with cheesy grits or potatoes.

4224 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027

8. Caracol Restaurant

2200 Post Oak Blvd #160, Houston, TX 77056

With a heavy coastal Mexican influence throughout its menu, Caracol puts a bold twist on seafood tacos with the Langosta Puerto Nuevo. A generous serving of fire-roasted lobster is accompanied with playa la ropa beans, tortillas and Mexican rice.

2200 Post Oak Blvd #160
Houston, TX 77056

9. Ouzo Bay

4444 Westheimer Rd Suite G130, Houston, TX 77027

Ouzo Bay is a seafood haven, with plenty of adventurous routes to take, but the lobster truffle risotto is a standout among the restaurant’s various lobster plates. Made with fresh Maine lobster and fragrant black truffle, it is well worth its hefty $65 price tag.

4444 Westheimer Rd Suite G130
Houston, TX 77027

10. The Oceanaire Seafood Room

5061 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77056

The Oceanaire lets lobster lovers indulge in a number of ways — from simply steamed or shrimp and crab-stuffed to creamy lobster and crab mac ‘n’ cheese — but nothing tempts more than the chicken fried lobster with truffled honey, cheese grits and hot sauce.

5061 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77056

11. Kata Robata

3600 Kirby Dr suite h, Houston, TX 77098

Sushi and sashimi may tend to steal the show at Kata Robata, but the restaurant is secretly home to some of the best lobster dishes in town, particularly the lobster sando. Made with Japanese-style milk bread, lobster, chives and cream sauce, this is a sandwich nobody will want to share.

3600 Kirby Dr suite h
Houston, TX 77098

12. Kiran's

2925 Richmond Ave Suite 160, Houston, TX 77098

Kiran’s menu of aromatic curries, fluffy naan and so much more is the definition of comfort food, and the restaurant’s lobster shorba takes that formula to a seriously luxurious lobster. In this dish, stewed lobster is served with jumbo lump crab, truffle butter, and sherry for a rich and perfectly spiced pairing.

2925 Richmond Ave Suite 160
Houston, TX 77098

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