Jason “The Food Guy” is a Contributing Dining Editor for Scene magazine & Food Critic for 19 Action News.
Top Lobster lover dishes
DANTE–Maine Lobster Spring Roll
2247 Professor Ave
These lightly coated spring rolls are packed with mouth-watering Main lobster and topped with a truffled mushroom ragout. Finished with pencil asparagus resting on top of the collection of rolls. Literally will change your life.
Burntwood Tavern–Lobster Peirogi
Rocky River, Chagrin Falls, Solon
The dish features handmade dough stuffed with succulent lobster meat and mozzarella cheese. They are browned in butter, leaving them crisp on the outside, then topped with sweet caramelized onions. They’re finished with a dollop of truffle sour cream. Sure beats potato-cheddar, doesn’t it?
Lobster Brothers Seafood— Lobster Roll
26055 Detroit Rd
One would hope that a place named Lobster Bros Seafood would have some killer crustaceans. And you would be right. The lobster roll at Lobster Bros in Westlake is just as good as anything off the coast of Maine. A generous portion of light lobster salad is crammed inside a traditional split roll.
The Black Dog Kitchen & Bar–Lobster & Roasted Artichoke Dip
850 Euclid Ave
The lobster & roasted artichoke dip at the Back Dog Kitchen & Bar in downtown Cleveland is a lobster lovers dream. Lobster tail & claw, fresh artichokes, sour cream, cream cheese, and Asiago cheese are baked to perfection and served along side tortilla shells.
Georgetown–Maine Lobster Pizza
18515 Detroit Ave
Lobster on a pizza. Need we say more? Georgetown Restaurant in Lakewood makes a Maine lobster pizza topped with Manchengo cheese, caramelized onions, roasted garlic puree, and fresh herbs on a freshly baked crust. Awesome!
Rick’s Cafe–Lobster BLT
86 N Main St
Rick’s Café in the quaint village of Chagrin Falls is a culinary landmark in its own right. And it is dishes like the Lobster BLT that keep it successful. Served on a Kaiser roll with fresh lobster, bacon, key lime mayonnaise and served with fries
Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar-–Lobster Roll
17070 Pearl Rd
Shinto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar in Strongsville has the ticket to get your light and refreshing lobster fix. Their lobster roll starts with a South African cold-water lobster tail that is tempura battered and fried, rolled with cucumber and daikon radish in rice, and served with housemade lemon sauce
Pickle Bills–Lobster Mac & Cheese
101 River St
Sitting on the water in Grand River is Pickle Bills. On their menu is a lobster mac & cheese that will keep you dockside all day long. Starting with lobster meat, Gruyere, Parmesan, cheddar, and Monterey jack cheeses are added and baked until a savory nirvana.
Lopez on Lee— Lobster Empanadas
2196 Lee Rd
Ever go south of the border for lobster? No need to. Head over to Lopez on Lee for their lobster empanadas. The stuffed pastry is filled with cheesy lobster filling and jalapeno jam. .
Blue Canyon–Lobster Linguine
8960 Wilcox Dr
Chef Brandt Evan’s restaurant Blue Canyon in Twinsburg takes both elegance and rustic and makes it delicious. His lobster linguine in no exception. Butter poached lobster is tossed with scallion in a lemongrass butter sauce over fresh egg linguine.