Lobsters used to be a dish for the poor soldiers and sailors and were on the menu for prisoners. But when Rockefellers started serving it at their parties, it became legendary. Now Boston lobsters are a highly praised seafood specialty popular with locals and tourists alike.
You don't have to go to an expensive restaurant to enjoy lobster in Boston, as it is served even in some diners and cafes. The list of the most popular seafood dishes in Boston includes a succulent lobster sandwich, a lobster roll with small bites of lobster inside a bun, and even lobster sushi. There's also lobster pizza, ravioli, and lobster waffles.
The best place to try lobster in Boston is Back Bay, home of the best seafood restaurants in town. With its 19th-century brick townhouses and many open-air cafes and patios, this waterfront area is a perfect spot for a Sunday brunch with a glass of champagne and a signature New England dish.
Lobsters are harvested year-round, mostly in Maine and New Hampshire. The main fishing season runs between late June and late December when the lobsters are active. Lobsters are also caught in winter and early spring but in smaller numbers. We recommend ordering them during the high season. In Boston, this period falls between mid-May and mid-November.