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17 Best Sides for Lobster: Must-Serve Side Dishes

Whether you prefer vegetables, seafood, or bread, I’ve gathered the best sides for lobster dinners because a special dinner is never complete with some must-serve sides. Whether it’s a classic pairing or a creative twist that surprises and delights, the right side dish enhances the entire dining experience to make your lobster feast an unforgettable celebration for any special occasion or holiday.

A person lifting up cheesy bread from a plate.
Air Fryer Easy Garlic Bread. Photo credit: Noshing with the Nolands.

Your perfectly cooked lobster might still try to steal the spotlight, but it should prepare for a challenge as these favorite side dishes step into the limelight. From timeless Duchess potatoes to unexpected stuffed portobello mushrooms, these sides are far from an afterthought—they’re the perfect supporting cast for your 5-star seafood entree.

I get it – planning the perfect lobster dinner for special occasions can be a culinary tightrope walk. The quest for the best side dishes often feels like a balancing act, with the desire to complement the main dish, whether it’s a whole lobster, lobster rolls, or meaty lobster tails.

Getting started with appetizers from eye-catching Christmas, Easter, or Fourth of July charcuterie board seems like an easy choice. But what to do about the sides?

Do you go for classic potato salad and indulgent french fries, or opt for the crisp freshness of green beans with a sprinkle of fresh herbs or something else entirely? The struggle is real, and the search for the ideal side dish to enhance the sweet flavor of your lobster can be overwhelming.

Not to mention, the pressure of staying stress-free while hosting a party while still thinking of all the details, from the flower arrangements to setting a formal table, is enough to make anyone a little anxious.

But fear not, because in this lineup of 17 sides, I’ve curated easy recipes that not only take the stress out of decision-making but also guarantee a score of flavors that will leave you and your guests satisfied. Welcome, my friend. You’re in the right place.

17 Sides that Will Make Your Lobster Jealous

Get ready to turn the tables on your lobster feast with our tantalizing collection of delicious sides for lobster. From golden garlic bread to savory roasted veggies, each dish uses basic ingredients to elevate your dining experience and make your lobster a little green with envy. Buckle up for a culinary adventure where the sides threaten to become the stars, and your lobster just might take a backseat to these irresistible companions.

A bowl of rice with vegetables and herbs.
Copycat Longhorn Steakhouse Rice Recipe
Meet your lobster's perfect sidekick—Longhorn Steakhouse Rice. It's a breeze to whip up with onions, bell peppers, and rice simmered in chicken broth—a tasty and easy recipe. This hearty companion brings tender white rice and savory spices to the table, giving your lobster a flavorful boost. It's the easy-going recipe that makes your lobster feast a delightful and well-rounded experience. Pair it with fresh lemon slices and a squeeze of lemon juice for that extra pop of yum.
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Garlic bread in a green bowl with a head of garlic.
Baguette Garlic Bread
Baguette Garlic Bread is a super easy side that pairs beautifully with lobster and any main course. Just wait until you bite into a crispy slice of baguette dripping with garlic butter! Picture golden-brown slices of baguette, toasted to perfection and generously slathered with the irresistible goodness of garlic butter. Each bite promises a crunchy and flavorful experience, taking your lobster experience to new heights.
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A lobster on a white plate with with butter sauce, lemons and garlic.
Lobster Butter Sauce: 4 Ways!
It's time to level up your lobster feast with the irresistible Lobster Butter Sauce. Meet the epitome of indulgence! Picture this: juicy lobster taking a dip into a pool of rich, melted butter infused with delightful lobster flavor. This decadent sauce not only enhances the natural sweetness of your seafood but is also a must-have for any lobster enthusiast. Each dip turns your lobster experience into an indulgent affair.
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Roasted asparagus and brussel sprouts on a baking sheet.
Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Asparagus
Savor the simplicity of this Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Asparagus—a healthy and delicious side dish with lightly sweet, deeply browned flavors and a perfect blend of crispy and tender textures. Drizzled with olive oil, these veggies make a fantastic pairing with lobster. For a fresh touch to your lobster feast, think perfectly roasted Brussels sprouts and asparagus, delivering a delightful crunch and earthy flavors. It's a straightforward way to add a healthy and delicious balance to your seafood celebration.
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Four stuffed mushrooms with vegetablles on the side on a white plate.
Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Indulge in these flavorful and effortlessly crafted stuffed portobello mushrooms—a perfect accompaniment that not only looks stunning but also complements lobster beautifully. Whether with or without cheese, these mushrooms steal the spotlight at your lobster gathering. Picture plump portobello caps, generously filled with savory stuffing, perfectly harmonize with the succulent lobster centerpiece. The result? A dining experience beyond the ordinary, where each bite promises a memorable experience.
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A spoonful of mashed potatoes in a casserole dish.
Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
Redefine comfort with each forkful: Cheesy Mashed Potatoes. Creamy mashed potatoes, blended with an abundance of gooey cheese, create a velvety, indulgent delight that complements the richness of lobster, turning your lobster feast into a culinary masterpiece of savory perfection. This is the ideal choice for any fancy dinner because it's hard to guess who will take center stage between the entree and side.
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A bowl of farroto in a pan with a wooden spoon.
Farrotto (Farro Risotto)
Experience the luxuriously creamy side of farro with Farrotto, a dish that doesn't compromise on flavor and is surprisingly easy to make. Delve into the world of rustic and nutty goodness with Farrotto, an underrated hero among side dishes. Imagine tender farro grains, expertly cooked to perfection, absorbing the delectable flavors of a savory broth. This dish brings a hearty and wholesome accompaniment to your seafood extravaganza, introducing depth and texture that makes it a standout addition to your lobster celebration.
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Roasted broccoli on a wooden plate.
Garlic Roasted Broccoli
Green superstar alert—Garlic Roasted Broccoli is the crunchy revelation your lobster deserves. Perfectly roasted broccoli florets with savory garlic notes are a good choice for fresh flavor and crunchy texture that adds a burst of delight to your lobster feast, ensuring every delightful crunch balances the richness of seafood.
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Green peppers on a plate with dipping sauce.
Roasted Shishito Peppers with Truffle Mayo
Add a playful and mildly spicy kick to your lobster fiesta with Roasted Shishito Peppers. Here's a great side dish of blistered shishito peppers, lightly seasoned and roasted to perfection, offering a bite-sized accompaniment that adds a hint of excitement to your seafood spread, ensuring a memorable experience with every pepper pop.
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Air Fryer Easy Garlic Bread
Experience the crunchy revelation your lobster craves with Air Fryer Easy Garlic Bread. Slices of French baguettes, air-fried to golden perfection and infused with the irresistible aroma of garlic, provide a quick and effortless way to elevate your lobster feast, ensuring a side of crispy, garlicky perfection that beckons you back for more. The best thing is that these take only a little time to prepare.
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A pan full of roasted vegetables in a skillet.
Spicy Roasted Vegetables
Seeking to enhance your lobster experience? Look no further than the fiery flavors infused in Spicy Roasted Vegetables—a great option for your dining adventure. Imagine a colorful medley of veggies, perfectly roasted and tossed in a spicy seasoning, transforming each bite into a flavor-packed adventure that brings heat and excitement to your lobster feast. It's a dynamic dish that ensures your lobster celebration is nothing short of extraordinary.
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Grilled asparagus with sauce on a plate.
Balsamic Asparagus
Add a tangy and tender companion to your lobster with Balsamic Asparagus, this dish has the perfect combination of sweet and savory tastes. Crisp asparagus spears, roasted to perfection and drizzled with a balsamic glaze, provide a delightful sweetness and acidity, creating the perfect side dish that enhances the delicate flavor of lobster, ensuring a dynamic duo of elegance and deliciousness.
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Grilled zucchini on a white plate with a fork.
Roasted Zucchini with Parmesan
A simple side of Roasted Zucchini brings a touch of freshness to your lobster meal. Perfectly roasted zucchini, seasoned to perfection, offers a mild, earthy flavor that compliments the richness of your seafood centerpiece, providing an uncomplicated yet delightful side dish that adds a garden-fresh element to your lobster feast.
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Roasted sweet potato cubes on a black plate.
Sauteed Sweet Potatoes
Add sweetness to your lobster banquet with Sautéed Sweet Potatoes, a classic side dish. This culinary gem introduces a flavorful and wholesome dimension, providing the ideal counterpoint to the rich taste of lobster. Seasoned with just the right touch of salt, garlic, and cayenne for a subtle hint of heat, this sweet and savory side is the perfect, uncomplicated companion, allowing the lobster to take center stage.
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Three cheesy stuffed potatoes.
Twice Baked Shrimp Stuffed Potatoes
Elevate your seafood extravaganza with Twice Baked Stuffed Shrimp—a culinary masterpiece that will leave your taste buds dancing. Picture succulent shrimp generously stuffed with a flavorful medley of ingredients, creating a symphony of textures and tastes in every bite. It's an indulgent delight that turns your lobster feast into a gourmet experience, ensuring every moment is filled with culinary bliss.
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Golden brown duchess potatoes with parsley on a baking sheet.
Duchess Potatoes
Duchess Potatoes redefine the art of potato perfection. Imagine creamy mashed potatoes expertly piped into elegant swirls and baked to golden-brown perfection. Each bite is a harmonious blend of velvety smoothness and a slight crispness, transforming a simple spud into a side dish that steals the show at your lobster celebration.
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A white bowl with a chicken cobb salad on top of it.
Panera Green Goddess Salad
Dive into freshness with the Dairy-Free Chicken Cobb Salad—a vibrant medley of delicious flavor that caters to all tastes. Picture tender chicken, crisp romaine lettuce, ripe tomatoes, and avocado, all tossed together in a zesty dressing with a tangy flavor that brings an otherwise simple green salad to life. It's the perfect side dish for those seeking a dairy-free option without compromising on taste.
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Final Thoughts

As I wrap up this collection of delicious sides for lobster, I hope you’ve found some good options to serve with your seafood Thanksgiving, Christmas, or other special day. Whether planning ahead or crunched for time at the last minute before heading to the grocery store, exploring these different ways to add flair to your lobster feast should leave your head buzzing with ideas for new found favorite recipes.

From easy side dishes that steal the spotlight to creative twists on classic accompaniments, there’s something for every palate. So, go ahead, explore the culinary landscape, and make your lobster dinner an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.


Monday 13th of November 2023

That garlic baguette and lobster butter are definitely must-haves but I really wanna try the farro risotto, it looks amazing!

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Monday 13th of November 2023

The risotto was one of my top three. Hope you enjoy them all, Veronika.


Sunday 12th of November 2023

What a great line-up of lobster side dishes! They'll all sound amazing. I'll be bookmarking this so I can make sure I come back and try them all.

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Monday 13th of November 2023

Thanks for the bookmark, Claire!


Saturday 11th of November 2023

There are so many great recipes to make with my lobster, it’s hard to just choose two! Guess I will start at the top and work my way down.

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Monday 13th of November 2023

Best way to do it! Let us know your faves as your make it through the list, Tristin.


Friday 10th of November 2023

What a delicious variety of side dishes. I can't wait to start making them.


Friday 10th of November 2023

Lots of delicious sides here! I think serving lobster is such a nice treat for the holiday season. I always like to have some form of seafood on the Christmas table.

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Monday 13th of November 2023

Lobster is that elegant yet easy dish...happy you are enjoying the sides with it. Thanks, Tammy.