National Lobster Day at Chicago’s Best Steakhouses

It may sound counter-intuitive, but the best seafood is almost always found at the best steakhouses. Chicago steakhouses, some of the best in the world, also have some of the best lobster you’ll find anywhere.


Steakhouses know their protein, and whether that protein comes from the land or sea, the chefs in steakhouse kitchens know how to cook it to perfection, giving it all the respect it deserves.


You will have a hard time finding a better place than a Chicago steakhouse to celebrate National Lobster Day on June 15. Here are seven of Chicago’s best steakhouses that also happen to be Chicago’s best lobster houses.

III Forks


III Forks. III Forks, one of Chicago’s premier places for steak, is recognizing National Lobster Day by serving Texas-Style Main Lobster Tail ($65), with house-made remoulade, as well as several other lobster-centric dishes including lobster bisque, lobster mac n’ cheese and cold-water lobster tail.


Gibson’s. Kick off National Lobster Day dinner at Gibson’s in Chicago with a Spicy Lobster Cocktail, served in an artichoke. Pulling through the lobster theme, your entrée can be a small or large lobster tail, with a $50 upcharge to get some famous Gibson’s turf with your surf (you really should do that).


Mastro’s Steakhouse. Long regarded as one of the very best places to go for steak, Mastro’s Steakhouse is also exactly where you want to go on National Lobster Day. You can have the Twin Lobster Tails (7 ounces each) or the Live Main Lobster (up to six pounds!), and we’d especially recommend the Clear Lobster Roll, with mango, avocado and spiny lobster, served with the chef’s signature lobster sauce.


Steak 48. The Maine Lobster Cocktail (with Atomic Horseradish) is the best way to start your dinner at Steak 48. After that, you can have one of the best possible options for National Lobster Day: Twin Lobster Tails, done the traditional way with drawn butter, or go a little wilder with the Black Truffle Sauteed Maine Lobster, an innovative take on surf and turf.

The Grill on the Alley

The Palm. The Palm is recognized as one of the finest dining establishments in Chicago, and perhaps even more than its magnificent steak, the place is known for its spectacular lobster. What you want on National Lobster Day is the Broiled Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster, weighing in at either three or (for just ten dollars more) four pounds. A bonus: this Nova Scotia lobster is certified sustainable.


Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House. At a restaurant with “seafood” in its name, you can expect to enjoy some truly superior lobster. At Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House, there’s the South African Lobster Tail, considered the “Roll’s Royce of Lobster,” as well as the Petite South African Lobster Tail, stuffed with jumbo lump crab cake, lemon and garlic – get it for two.


The Grill on the Alley. In Chicago, on National Lobster Day, there are few better places to go than The Grill on the Alley. The lobster salad is mind-boggling: tender chunks of Maine lobster with bleu cheese and walnuts in akavit dressing. Delivered fresh every day, the Twin Lobster Tails are sixteen ounces of crustacean paradise.


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