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9 Mouthwatering Lobster Rolls to Try Around Town This Summer

Summer 2020 sure isn’t what we imagined, but it is still lobster season! Here are some mouthwatering ones to try around Atlanta, listed below in no particular order.

The Optimist Lobster Roll
The Optimist – Lobster Roll

1. The Optimist

Chef Ford Fry’s The Optimist has been a stylish West Midtown favorite for their fresh seafood, and their lobster roll never disappoints. Their patio is open as well at this time. Get an order of their hushpuppies too!


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2. Beetlecat

Another Chef Ford Fry spot, Beetlecat has one of the best patios in Inman Park and the best lobster rolls all over Atlanta. One hidden and unexpected gem: their brunch menu. Their glazed donuts are insane!


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3. Smith’s Gourmet Creations

For a different spin on a lobster roll, how about trying this food truck’s fried lobster roll? You’ll have to get in your car to chase after their pop-ups, but their spin on lobster makes it worth it!

Big Ketch - Lobster Roll
Big Ketch – Lobster Roll | Photo: Instagram/thebigketch_buckhead

4. The Big Ketch

Did someone order a staycation? The Big Ketch is bringing beach vibes and fresh seafood to Buckhead. Their Maine lobster roll is served on a hot toasted brioche roll and served with drawn butter, and it’s offered up as a family style meal takeaway at 2 rolls for $49 at this time, too. They’re doing patio and dine-in as well if that’s what you and your family is comfortable with at this time.


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5. Big B’s Fish Joint

This family-friendly newer spot in Sandy Springs has some amazing fried fish at great prices, and their lobster roll melts in your mouth. It’s fresh, hot, and extra buttery, and available on UberEats, too!

Lobster Roll from Hook Line and Schooner
Hook Line and Schooner – Lobster Roll

6. Hook Line & Schooner

Hook Line & Schooner in Smyrna is a truly excellent family-friendly spot with fresh seafood every which way you can imagine. They’ve got crazy good peel-and-eat shrimp, over-the-top desserts, and a buttery lobster roll that we dream about. They’ve got great specials all the time and another added bonus: their patio is also dog-friendly!

Fontaine's Oyster House - Lobster Roll | Photo: Yelp
Fontaine’s Oyster House – Lobster Roll | Photo: Yelp

7. Fontaine’s Oyster House

Fontaine’s Oyster House in Virginia Highland is everything you want in a neighborhood spot, with an added plus of fun New Orleans vibes.Their lobster roll is not a traditional New England style roll–it’s more like a poh boy and served on a hoagie with lettuce–but they really don’t skimp on the portions of lobster. Patio dining is now available, and their back patio is awesome!

Cousin's Maine Lobster | Photo: Facebook/cousinsmainelobster
Cousin’s Maine Lobster | Photo: Facebook/cousinsmainelobster

8. Cousin’s Maine Lobster

If you love lobster a whole lot, this is the food truck for you. Lobster tail and tots, lobster BLT, lobster tacos, lobster mac and cheese, lobster rolls–you can find it all here and even add extra lobster to any dish. Find this food truck parked in Lenox Square most days.

Steamhouse Lounge - Lobster Roll | Photo: Yelp
Steamhouse Lounge – Lobster Roll | Photo: Yelp

9. Steamhouse Lounge

Steamhouse Lounge in Midtown is always a party! They’re just as great for drinks as they are for food, and their dog-friendly patio is great, too. Their lobster roll is served the traditional New England way with a side of melted butter. For a truly magnificent meal, order their creamy and highly addicting lobster bisque too!

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