Looking for lobster? Here are 13 shell-less lobster dishes to try in Tucson

You won't need a shell cracker to enjoy these lobster dishes

Ain’t nothin’ wrong with classic steamed lobster, drawn butter and lemon. But if you’re too lazy to disassemble a lobster, don’t fear.

Here’s a list of some restaurants who’ve made waves with their shell-less lobster dishes in Tucson.

Batch Cafe & Bar

118 E. Congress St.

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Who would’ve thought that a donut cafe and bar would serve up a mean lobster dish? Well it’s true. Try their Mac & Cheese + Lobster or their Knuckle & Claw grilled cheese with lobster (obvs), mascarpone, provolone, and some healthy stuff.

For more information, visit batchtucson.com.

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Besties Fish & Burger

14 W. Grant Rd.

Although it’s not in the name, Besties’ serves up lobster 4 ways. Their #4 Lobster Combo can be ordered Straight Up, Dip, Poured Over, or On the Side. Be sure to add a side of the Mac Bites.

For a Mambo No. 5 of seafood, order Captain Kade’s Seafood Basket with fried cod, lobster scampi, lump crab cake, two fried shrimp, two hush puppies, and fries.

Keep up with Besties Fish & Burger on Facebook.

Contigo Latin Kitchen

3770 E. Sunrise Dr.
Tacos de Langosta at Contigo Latin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Tacos de Langosta at Contigo Latin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

For a premium take on tacos, Contigo’s Tacos de Langosta feature lobster, poblano feta cream, cabbage, mango habanero salsa, and a side of rice and beans.

For more information, visit eatatcontigo.com.

Dante’s Fire

2526 E. Grant Rd.

From the Greed portion of their menu, Dante’s serves a Lobster Cannelloni made with a yellow corn sauce and Mushroom Thermidor. You’ll leave your tablemates envious.

For more information, visit dantesfireaz.com.

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Dumb Fish at American Eat Co.

1439 S. 4th Ave.
Lobster Puffs at Dumb Fish (Photo courtesy of Dumb Fish)

Lobster Puffs at Dumb Fish (Photo courtesy of Dumb Fish)

You’d be dumb for not starting off your food journey with Lobster Puffs from Dumb Fish. Just another reason to visit the American Eat Co. on an empty stomach.

Keep up with Dumb Fish on Instagram.

The Fix

943 E. University Blvd.

When you need your lobstah fix, be sure to try The Fix’s Lobster Classic Cheddar Mac with lobster and Swiss or try it Alfredo style. Or just do both and thank us later.

For more information, visit thefixaz.com.

Guadalajara Original Grill

1220 E. Prince Rd. • 7360 N. Oracle Rd.

With two locations, Guadalajara Original Grill makes it easy to indulge. Their Lobster Enchiladas are made with pan fried lobster pieces, rolled into soft corn tortillas, topped with their diabla blanca chipotle cream sauce. And if you need a more belt-friendly option, they’ve got a lobster stuffed salmon.

For more information, visit guadalajaraoriginalgrill.com.

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The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

5501 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd.

Start your morning off like a rockstar: with Lobster Scramble Eggs, made with mascarpone cheese, and scallions, served with breakfast potatoes and toast. Leave room for wine popsicles.

For more information, visit haciendadelsol.com.

HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

266 Congress St.
Lobster Pot Pie at HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Lobster Pot Pie at HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

While the Lobster Roll pictured on the right is not officially on the menu, ask for it anyways. They’ll make it. The Lobster Pot Pie and Lobster Mac & Cheese come highly recommended for cheat meals and any day that ends in “y.”

For more information, visit hubdowntown.com.


2564 E. Grant Rd.

Kingfisher serves up a Lobster Roll reminiscent of the kind of roll you’d find in a coastal city, which is really saying something seeing as how we’re in the desert. Their roll is made with Maine Lobster, scallions, peppers, celery, caper mayonnaise, and is served with shoestring fries and slaw.

MiAn Sushi & Modern Asian Cuisine

88 E. Broadway Blvd.

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The new(ish) kid on the block has got your lobster needs covered. Try their Lobster Wasabi Cocktail, Lobster Potato Roll, or their Orange Jewel Roll.

For more information, visit miansushi.com.

The Parish

6453 N. Oracle Rd.
PEI Mussels at the Parish (Photo courtesy of the Parish)

PEI Mussels at the Parish (Photo courtesy of the Parish)

Sure it’s not in the traditional form, but who said you couldn’t enjoy lobster broth? Stick with the theme and try their P.E.I. Mussels with house-made lamb chorizo, lobster broth, fennel, and garlic rouille crostini.

For more information, visit theparishtucson.com.

Wildflower American Cuisine

7037 N. Oracle Rd.
Lobster Salad at Wildflower American Cuisine (Credit: Wildflower American Cuisine)

Lobster Salad at Wildflower American Cuisine (Credit: Wildflower American Cuisine)

Lobster’s not typically a diet food, but if it’s a Lobster Salad, you can’t argue with that. While the crispy potato is a little indulgent, enjoy the artichoke heart, grilled asparagus, and white truffle vinaigrette guilt-free. Note: it’s only on the lunch menu.

For more information, visit foxrc.com.

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Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and Star Wars. Her love of food and drink takes her to places far, far away.

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