Five Delicious NH Lobster Dishes

These five local lobster dishes are sure to please this summer.

Dripping with butter. Steamed and split. Fresh succulent lobster is on hand throughout New Hampshire. We picked a few favorite spots to inspire you to get on the road and get yours. Lobster bibs are waiting.

Slice expert Hillary Davis is the author of "Cuisine Niçoise: Sun-kissed Cooking from the French Riviera."





In A Word

Surf Restaurant
207 Main St.
(603) 595-9293

Lobster Kristina

Fresh steamed native lobster, served in lobster stock, blended with butter, cream, chives, then flambéed with cognac, all over jasmine rice. Wow.

Chef Michael Buckley ensures only hard-shell, top-quality lobsters at his restaurants.


Stairway Café
2649 White Mountain Hwy.
North Conway
(603) 356-5200

Fresh Maine Lobster Benedict

Two perfectly poached eggs with fresh Maine lobster meat, topped with Hollandaise sauce, on toasted English muffin. Loosen your belt.

In good weather, sit outside on the cozy balcony for a view of downtown North Conway.


Wildcat Inn and Tavern
94 Main St.
Jackson Village
(603) 383-4245

Tuesday Nite Two-Lobster Special

Two 1-pound steamed lobsters for $16.99 in a classic rambling country inn. Great atmosphere and food.

Same night very cool open mic jamming for superb and sometimes surprising entertainment. Lobsters and music? How can you miss?


Markey’s Lobster Pool
420 Rte. 286
(603) 474-2851

 Lobster Roll

Generous, mayonnaise-y, fresh lobster salad piled onto a toasted roll. Sit outside at a picnic table, order a beer on draught and bask in the sun.

Cash only (ATM outside)


Petey’s Summertime
Seafood and Bar

1323 Ocean Blvd., Rye
(603) 433-1937

Twin Lobster Dinner

How’s this for fresh? They catch their own lobsters. Enjoy your twin lobster dinner with a side of creamy   coleslaw. Petey’s seafood shack vibe with the ocean just across the street spells summer.

Very popular and can have long waits for a table, so plan ahead.



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