Six Pack: Lobster Rolls

From classic New England-style to Mexican tacos, these six Philly spots are satisfying the city’s summer craving for lobster rolls.

Chow Down on Lobster in Fairmount

Stephen Starr’s newest restaurant, Route 6 serves up a mean split-top potato roll with lobster dressed in mayo. Check it out after a long day walking through the Philadelphia Museum of Art or the Barnes Foundation.

Route 6 (Fairmount)
600 N. Broad St.
(215) 391-4600
Lobster Roll: $26 

New England Style in Center City

For the classic lobster roll with celery and a bit of mayo (and fries of course) try Oyster House, and afterwards maybe head over to the bar for Buck-A-Shuck Happy Hour Monday through Friday, 5-7pm.

Oyster House (Center City)
1516 Sansom St.
(215) 567-7683
Lobster Roll: $26 

Lobster Rolls Near Rittenhouse at the Rooster

Whether you’re stopping by Rittenhouse Square, the Kimmel Center, or the Academy of Music, The Happy Rooster is right near by. Their New England split-top lobster roll will be there for you after a long night of stuffy entertainment.

Happy Rooster (Center City East)
118 S. 16th St.
(215) 963-9311
Lobster Roll: $23

Mexican Lobster Rolls at Ippolito’s

Just a few blocks west of East Passyunk’s restaurant offerings sits Ippolito’s Seafood, just waiting for you to try their Mexican lobster roll taco. It features fresh Brazilian lobster mixed with chipotle remoulade, tomato, pepper and onion.

Ippolito’s Seafood (South Philly)
1300 Dickinson St.
(215) 389-8906
Mexican Lobster Roll Tacos: $12 

Lobster Lunch Plate at the Capital Grille

If you’re heading to The Capital Grille for a midday meal be sure to try their lobster roll lunch plate. For just $18 you get your choice of a soup or salad, their classic roll, and a side.

The Capital Grille (Center City East)
1338 Chestnut St.
(215) 545-9588
Lobster Roll Lunch: Get a soup or salad, lobster roll and a side for $18

LobsterRolls On theMain Line

Out in the ‘burbs, Paramour is providing Wayne with the American cuisine it craves. Their Lobster Roll trio features brioche buns, avocado aioli, and cilantro but it’s only available at lunch.

Paramour (Wayne)
139 East Lancaster Ave.
(610) 977-0600
Lobster Roll Trio: $17  

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  • Austin

    A couple others –

    Devon Seafood does mini lobster rolls for $7 during happy hour.

    Twenty Manning does a lobster roll every Friday as a weekly special.

  • Henry

    Where is a good place to get lobster meat (fresh or frozen), so I can skip the prices and make myself an absurd amount of lobster rolls with the same money?

  • Jacques

    1. Route 6 is not in Fairmount.
    2. Route 6 is about 1.5 miles from the Art Museum, just about as far as the Oyster House.
    3. Are you from Philadelphia?

  • Tex

    @Henry, it’s easy enough to steam your own. Your point is valid, though. Lobsters have been cheap for quite some time now, but that hasn’t brought restaurant prices down any. I’m surprised people are still willing to pay them.

  • Foobooz

    1) Jacques, we’ve long gone with this as our definition of Fairmount. Our feeling is the other sub-neighborhoods just aren’t well enough known to use.
    2) If you’re leaving one of the Parkway’s museums by car, it’s very easy to shoot down Spring Garden and make a left on Broad. Getting to Oyster House will probably be a lot more congested.
    3) And yes, we are from Philadelphia.

  • Anthony

    Ippolitos also carries live lobster, lobster meat, and tails….. they are also a fresh fish market with groceries along with the seafood prepared stuff

  • Jack

    Thanks for these! I haven’t tried a couple on your list — and my mouth is watering. Off-topic, how’d you get the Fairmount neighborhood highlighted on Google Maps? Does Google do that for more nighborhood boundaries or is it something proprietary?

  • allison

    @Henry- Pick up fresh lobster meat for your lobster rolls at the Ardmore Farmer’s Market. Their prices are fair. They also steam lobster and Maryland blue crabs (with Old Bay) to order. I also recommend Wegman’s for lobster steamed to order: $10.99/ of last week. Can’t beat that price!

  • Newsflash

    HopSingLaundramat: Maybe we should have robster craws. Booger: [adjusting his shirt] What thefuck are robster craws?