PHILADELPHIA, PA. - It’s a well-known fact that many exceptional lobster dishes can be found along the coast of the Jersey Shore and up north by Maine and Massachusetts, but fear not – foodies can enjoy the elite crustacean right here in Philadelphia this summer. We’ve rounded up our favorite lobster-incorporated offerings from Square 1682, East Passyunk Avenue, and Royal Boucherie.
The Best Lobster Dinners in Philadelphia
East Passyunk Avenue & Pistolas Del Sur, home to over 150 independently-owned businesses in South Philadelphia, offers a diverse culinary scene, including Pistolas Del Sur, one-third of the beloved Philadelphia-based restaurant group. The modern Mexican restaurant boasts an extensive menu of land and sea tacos, particularly the crowd-pleasing Lobster Tacos ($18) prepared with black bean puree, avocado, cilantro leaf, corn, and chile de árbol sauce – ideal for snacking in honor of National Lobster Day. 1904 E. Passyunk Avenue
Royal Boucherie, Old City’s lively neighborhood bistro, has not one but two lobster-focused creations on their recently revamped robust raw bar menu. Offerings include one Lobster Cocktail ($18) and the star of the show – the Plateaus de la Mer, composed of Chef Buehler’s daily selection of fresh shellfish including oysters, shrimp, Lobster, and crudo, served in small or large portion ($48 / $95). Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 4 - 10 pm 52 S. 2nd Street | 267.606.6313
Square 1682, the modern American kitchen located at the intersection of 17th and Sansom streets, offers the famed Surf ‘n’ Turf special on Tuesdays this summer – perfect for celebrating National Lobster Day – for just $25 per person. The special consists of Filet Mignon, half-pound Lobster, rosemary jus, and drawn butter, served with crab fries. Then, enjoy the rest of the week for $39 on the dinner menu, available for indoor and outdoor dining. Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday from 5 – 10 pm and weekend brunch service on Saturday and Sunday from 9 am – 2 pm. 121 South 17th Street | 215.563.5008
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