What To Serve With Lobster


If you are trying to figure out what goes well with lobster for dinner, this list is exactly what you are looking for. Lobster is an elegant main entree that deserves to be served with either a simple side to showcase the lobster tail or something fancy for a lovely meal.   The rich buttery lobster meat pairs well with all sorts of side dishes.  These suggested sides work great for all your meal plans, including parties, intimate dinners, or a special occasion dinner.

The best sides to serve with lobster are all right here. Many fellow food bloggers have shared some of their quick and easy side dish recipes to eat with lobster tails or a delicious lobster roll. If you want a salad, baked goods, vegetables, or pasta, we have you covered with so many choices on what to enjoy with seafood. Whether you eat Maine or California lobster, hard or soft shell, spiny, rock, or cold-water lobster – all these side recipes pair well to serve with your meal.


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What to Serve with Lobster

This is a tasty list of what sides to eat with lobster.  Many of these side dishes are also great to serve with lobster tails, lobster rolls, or any other lobster main dish or sandwich. In reality, all of these sides can be made to eat with any seafood but I highly recommend them all to eat with lobster. There is a variety of side dish options that include low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free, low-calorie, healthy, keto, and dairy-free.

To help you decide what to serve with lobster, I have broken down the list into some subcategories. So based on what you are serving as your main dish lobster recipe, there is something for every meal.  This list includes the best of what to make and serve with a whole lobster, lobster tails, and lobster rolls:

  • Sides by The Short Order Cook
  • Sides for Lobster & Lobster Tails
  • Sides for Lobster Rolls 
  • Other Great Side Dishes to Serve with Lobster 


Sides by The Short Order Cook


Deep-Fried Sweet Potato Fries
Homemade deep-fried sweet potato fries are a quick and easy family favorite recipe. This fantastic method to deep fry & season them makes the best appetizer or side dish.
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Caramelized Brussel sprouts with Brown Sugar, Bacon, & Blue Cheese
Caramelized Brussel sprouts with brown sugar are a wonderful simple side dish.  To make Brussel sprouts even more wonderful add bacon and blue cheese for a sweet, salty, creamy, and nutty delight. 
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Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup
This restaurant-quality low-carb keto cream of mushroom soup is easy to make and simply delicious. The creamy texture with sherry creates a rich velvety mushroom soup that is so much better than any Campbell’s condensed version you can buy. 
Check out this recipe
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Pot Pie Soup
Homemade creamy pot pie soup is an easy recipe that is tasty with any savory protein filling like chicken, turkey, beef, or a vegetarian option.
Check out this recipe
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Rice and Fava Bean Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
The best spring salad of rice and fresh fava beans. It is tossed with lemon vinaigrette & topped with scallions and lemon zest for a bright pop of flavor.
Check out this recipe
Rice and Fava Beans Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette


French Potato Salad
Tender potatoes in a Champagne dijon vinaigrette with fresh herbs is bright, tangy, and crowd-pleasing.
Check out this recipe
French Potato Salad


Ciabatta Bread
Homemade rustic Italian bread has a crispy crust and a tender chewy inside.
Check out this recipe
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Instant Pot Steamed Broccoli
Instant pot steamed broccoli is a healthy and easy recipe that comes out perfect every time. In just a few minutes fresh broccoli is cooked and ready to enjoy.  This method works in any electric pressure cooker with or without a steamer basket and results in fresh steamed broccoli that is not mushy. 
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Amazing Roasted Green Beans with Everything But the Bagel Sesame Seasoning
These delicious but easy green beans will be a family favorite. The nutty sesame seasoning that includes garlic and onion adds so much flavor.
Check out this recipe
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Macaroni and Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Bacon
Creamy macaroni and cheese with caramelized onions are made even more amazing with crispy bacon. The best homemade recipe for elevated mac and cheese that adults and kids will love.
Check out this recipe
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Low-Carb Keto Creamed Spinach Casserole
Creamed spinach is a tasty low-carb steakhouse restaurant favorite. This easy keto recipe is the best spinach casserole side dish.
Check out this recipe
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Pasta Primavera Two Ways - with Zucchini Noodles or Spaghetti
Celebrate Spring and the fresh vegetables of the season with this Pasta Primavera dish. It is great on zucchini noodles and with traditional pasta.
Check out this recipe
Pasta Primavera Two Ways - Zucchini & Spaghetti Noodles


Instant Pot Ranch Salt Potatoes
Tender bite-sized potatoes are tossed with butter and ranch seasoning for a family favorite. These salt-crusted electric pressure cooker potatoes are easy and the best side dish recipe.
Check out this recipe
Instant Pot Ranch Salt Potatoes



Sides for Lobster & Lobster Tails


Homemade Garlic Butter Sauce
Ready in minutes, this quick and easy recipe is heavenly on lobster. This garlic butter sauce is a must-have when enjoying lobster at home.
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Creamy Scalloped Potatoes
This recipe has a shortcut to make it quick and easy to have great tasting scalloped potatoes any night of the week. This creamy scalloped potatoes recipe is rich, savory, and hearty!
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Parmesan Oven-Roasted Asparagus
Oven-roasted asparagus gets an extra dose of flavor from the best crispy, buttery and cheesy Parmesan cracker topping!
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Garlic Bread with Cheese
This Garlic Bread with Cheese is made with French Bread, a delicious garlic butter mixture, and is topped with two kinds of cheese.
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Sides for Lobster Rolls 


White Bean Cabbage Slaw
This slaw is packed with amazing ingredients such as green apples, sunflower seeds, white beans, and more. All tossed with a flavorful apple cider vinegar dressing.
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Classic American Coleslaw
This classic coleslaw recipe is quick and simple to make and a perfect side dish for lobster rolls. It is creamy, tangy, and fresh.
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Small Batch Pan-Fried Potato Wedges
With just a few ingredients, you can master the best pan-fried potato wedges. They are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside and seasoned perfectly.
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Hurricane Cocktail
A good lobster roll makes you feel like you are on a seaside vacation. This hurricane cocktail will hit that spot as a great accompaniment.
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Other Great Side Dishes to Serve with Lobster 


Parmesan Risotto
This risotto recipe is simple, made with Parmesan cheese, and goes perfectly with a seafood. It is creamy and rich and although it takes about 45 minutes to prepare it is worth the wait.
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Cheddar Biscuits
These Red Lobster Copycat Cheddar Bay Biscuits are perfect with seafood for dinner. They have a wonderful butter and garlic finish that makes them irresistible.
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Pesto Pasta
Fresh garlicy pesto pasta is the perfect side dish for lobster. This easy classic Italian recipe is only 3 ingredients.
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Slow-Cooker Garlic Artichokes
This recipe is a foolproof way to make fresh artichokes in a Crock Pot. They turn out tender and full of flavor.
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More Side Dish Ideas 

For additional side recipes that go well with any kind of seafood, check out these other articles. All the amazing recipes are shared by the best food bloggers and include a wide variety of side dish ideas to serve with fish, shellfish, and more.  





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What to Serve with Lobster PN1

What to Serve with Lobster

If you are trying to figure out what to serve with lobster or lobster rolls, this list is everything that goes well as a side. If you want slaw, pasta, baked goods, potatoes, or vegetables there are many recipes for the best side dishes.   This list includes healthy, low-carb, and gluten-free options.
Prep Time 0 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • Cheddar Biscuits
  • Melted Garlic Butter
  • Asparagus
  • Pesto Pasta
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Coleslaw
  • Parmesan Risotto
  • Creamed Spinach


  • Make your favorite lobster, lobster tails, and lobster rolls
  • Choose one or more wonderful sides from the lists above.
  • Enjoy!
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