The Best Places to Eat Lobster in Hoboken, Jersey City, + Beyond

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Sometimes, it’s important to well, #treatyoself — and a great way to do that is with food. Lobster is one of those things you don’t indulge in every day, so when you do, it’s gotta be done right. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some of the best local spots to enjoy lobster in Hudson CountyWhether it’s lobster in a sandwich, mac and cheese, fried, in soup, or even an entire one — you can find all of that + more at these spots. So, read on for the best places to enjoy lobster in Hoboken, Jersey City, and beyond:

Disclaimer: Please call each restaurant individually with any questions, as menu items are subject to change. 

 

Halifax {225 River Street, Hoboken}

This chic spot inside the W Hoboken has two lobster entrees worth checking out. Stop in after work hours as the dinner menu includes a Maine lobster rigatoni — fresh pasta with lobster coral butter, trumpet mushrooms, and lemon {we went ahead and tested this one for you and it is unfairly delicious}.

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Molos {1 Pershing Road, Weehawken}

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This Mediterranean restaurant is known for its waterfront views and its exceptional seafood… shellection {we had to}. Molos has a variety of lobster options — get it chilled, in soup, pasta, and more. See the full menu here.

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Stingray Lounge {1210 Washington Street, Hoboken}

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Short, sweet, and to the point — Stingray Lounge offers a delicious Maine-style lobster roll, served with Old Bay fries. Note: if lobster isn’t usually your thing, a lobster roll is the perfect low-pressure meal to ease you into the shellfish world {also, Old Bay Fries = heart eye emoji}.

Court Street {61 Sixth Street, Hoboken}

Court Street boasts a “Lobsterfest” which takes places EVERY Wednesday night from 4:30PM-11:00PM for those dining in-house. You’ll get 1 1/4 lb Maine Lobster with soup or salad, potato or veggie — all for $23.95! Seriously cannot be beaten. Jumbo lobsters are also available at special reduced prices {while supplies last, of course}.

Just BeClaws {280 1st Street, Jersey City}

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Beyond the traditional crab menu offers, Just BeClaws‘ lobster roll is also a notable pick — served on two pieces of Texas Toast {which, let’s face it, automatically makes it good} with huge, fresh chunks of lobster. Also, check out the Po’Boy {even offered with sweet potato} or the crab cake sandwich for a very delicious seafood meal.

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Chart House {Lincoln Harbor Pier D-T, Weehawken}

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With a lobster dish for every course {and every price point}, Chart House is a can’t-go-wrong pick. The spot serves lobster bisque, a  lobster tail, and, if you’re with a group, the iced seafood tower starter will meet every seafood-lovers fantasy with chilled lobster, jumbo shrimp, tuna poke, oysters and king crab legs.

Jack’s Lobster Shack {1040 River Road, Edgewater}

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Seafood lovers — Jack’s Lobster Shack is your place {and just a short ride from Hoboken}. From shrimp to oysters, calamari, mussels, crab, and of course, lobster, there’s a dish to satisfy any seafood craving. In terms of lobster, Jack’s Lobster Shack doesn’t mess around — lobster fritters, lobster bisque, truffle lobster mac + cheese, and lobster grilled cheese are just SOME of the lobster menu items. If you really want to go all out, order the whole lobster {pictured above} — it will not disappoint.

Surf City {1 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City}

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Surf City offers some delish seafood delights. Of course, there are twin lobster rolls available on the menu among other seafood delicacies. Add a Miami Vice and feel like you’re on vacay. Note: This spot is open seasonally, and closes in mid-September for the fall/winter — please call ahead to confirm that the spot is still open for the season.

Court Street {61 6th Street, Hoboken}

Court Street’s brunch menu contains a lobster roll you won’t regret ordering. Served on a buttery, toasted hot dog bun, the chunks of lobster on this sandwich will leave you feeling like you’re enjoying it right on the coast of Maine. In fact, this meal is so elite that it’s only offered on Sundays so get it while you can!

Lobster Garage {98 Morris Street, Jersey City}

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The name says it all. This new venture from Lighthorse Tavern was born out of a need for outdoor dining space amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In no time, they had transformed their unused garage into this booming go-to spot for a delicious lobster roll {among other lobster and seafood-focused menu items}.

Shell N’ Tail {150 Bay Street, Jersey City}

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This restaurant is located in the Powerhouse Arts District of Jersey City and serves up fresh seafood {delivered daily} including crab legs, shrimp, oysters, clams, and of course lobster. Some of the lobster dishes offered are a surf & turf cheesesteak that has Angus beef rib-eye steak, lobster, pickled peppers, caramelized onions, morel mushrooms, secret sauce, signature cheese fondue, served with a side of crushed hot cherry peppers, and the southern lobster roll made with lobster, are bay aioli, and soul slaw on a split top roll.

The Boil {8 Erie Street, Jersey City}

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The Boil, a NOLA-influenced restaurant, and bar that specializes in seafood. The Boil has two locations in Manhattan and has expanded to the Mile Square. The vibe is nautical, chill and patrons even get to wear a bib when cracking into the lobster. The seafood is sourced directly from New Orleans and is served in a no-fuss plastic bag.

Elysian Cafe {1001 Washington Street, Hoboken}

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One of the oldest restaurants in the Mile Square, this staple serves up seafood in addition to other bistro-style food. One of the best seafood dishes is the lobster roll made with shallots, celery, herbs, arugula salad, and pommes frites.

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This cafe is serving up a delicious brunch menu that includes smoked trout imported from Iceland with tarragon creme fraiche, hearty bread, greens, and pickled vegetables as well as brioche french toast served with fresh berries, toasted almonds, coconut, and mascarpone. But of course, it’s the lobster rolls and french fries that’ll have you coming back for more.

Jack’s Lobster Shack {1040 River Road, Edgewater}

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In this seafood restaurant, you can eat lobster for an appetizer and entree. The lobster is imported from Maine. The “Lobster Dinner” includes a 1 1/2 lbs up to 4 lbs {ask for daily available sizes} lobster, corn on the cob, coleslaw, drawn butter, your choice of soup or salad. The lobster fritters, lobster fettuccine alfredo, and lobster bisque are all must-try’s.

The Brass Rail {135 Washington Street}

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Aside from delicious pasta, gourmet sanwhices, and sweet desserts, The Brass Rail offers one of the best lobster rolls in the area. The roll has a gourmet twist, opped with warm lobster, celery, shallots, and pancetta, and a side of french fries.

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A Jersey girl born and raised, Kelly moved from Hoboken to Weehawken a year and a half ago and loves exploring all of the history and hidden spots in her new city while still making frequent trips to her favorite spots in the Mile Square (because while she signed up for a new zip code, she definitely didn’t sign up for a life without Black Bear buffalo bites, sunsets at Pier 13 or Sunday football on Washington!). After graduating from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a degree in journalism, she spent five years as a style editor and now freelances on everything from fashion to finance. When she’s not working on her next story, you can usually find Kelly swimming at the Stevens pool, checking out new happy hour spots (bonus points always given for a spot with a view) or cheering on her Maryland Terrapins (Go Terps!).