• 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:


    Halifax {225 River St., Hoboken}

    This chic spot inside the W Hoboken has two lobster entrees worth checking out. For a lunch, Halifax offers a Lobster Roll served on toasted brioche with celery and scallions. If stopping in after work hours, 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}.

    Read more: Halifax Released its Spring Menu {and it’s Delicious}

    Luke’s Lobster Truck at Pier 13 {1301 Sinatra Dr. N., Hoboken}

    While the Washington Street brick and mortar restaurant closed up shop earlier this year, the Luke’s Lobster food truck is stationed at Pier 13 seasonally {see the schedule here}. And for the record, Luke’s may be a chain, but you won’t find imitation lobster here — the owner is from a small town in Coastal Maine and sources all seafood sustainably {they can trace their products back to the harbor where it was caught}  and trust us, the quality shows.

    Molos {1 Pershing Rd., 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.

    READ: Your Guide to the Best Beaches on the Jersey Shore

    Tutta Pesca {155 3rd St., Hoboken}

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    Alongside their famed raw bar, Tutta Pesca offers options for every seafood lover. Maine lobster and Brazilian lobster tail adorn the menu. Dining for two? Indecisive? No need to be shellfish here — the seafood tower includes clams, mussels, oyster, jumbo shrimp, king crab legs, lump crab AND 1 ½ pounds of lobster. Needless, to say, you won’t be leaving hungry. The restaurant is also a fresh fish market, so you can stock up on a to-go {and to-cook} purchase as well.

    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 $21.95! 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.

    See More: A List of BYOB Spots in Hoboken and Jersey City

    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 Lobster Day pick. The lobster bisque runs at only $9 to little taste with your meal. The cold water lobster tail runs at $43, 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. The tower comes in a small size for $53 or a large for $89, so it’s easy to customize for a small or large group.

    Biggie’s Clam Bar {36-42 Newark St., Hoboken}

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    Despite its name and history as the Clam Broth House, Biggie’s on Newark is not just a clam bar; its extensive selection is a perfect pick for those of us looking for seafood entrees on a happy hour budget. Biggie’s offers a $22 lobster roll, a $22.50 baked lobster mac, and, for just a hint of lobster, a seafood with a lobster cream sauce entree that includes shrimp, scallops and mussels for $22.50. Yum.

    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 Blvd., Jersey City}

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    Surf City {aka the closest thing we get to a beach bar without braving the parkway on a Friday afternoon} offers some delish seafood delights. Lobster quesadilla, lobster tacos, lobster nachos, and of course, classics including lobster mac + cheese and lobster ravioli all make the menu. 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.

    Be sure to tag us in lotsa lobster pics on Insta @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl! Now, get crackin’!

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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!).

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