We have all wondered what to serve with lobster tails. While lobster tails may be the star of the show, you still want fantastic side dishes that can complement that juicy lobster.
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We have found 25 amazing side dishes that all taste delicious alongside lobster tails. We kept the savory but sweet flavor of lobster in mind when we chose these side dishes.
Lobster tails are often served on special occasions, so we made sure each of these sides would be worthy of a holiday, birthday, or extravaganza. You can’t go wrong with any of these lobster tail side dishes!
Side Dishes for Lobster Tails
Take a look at all of the side dish options and see which one catches your eye. There is a side dish on this list for everyone. We guarantee it!
Our Simple Green Moms roasted asparagus is a very simple, flavorful side. It is a little bit healthy and perfect for a light lobster meal.
Lobster tails are tender, juicy meat that goes very well with fresh vegetables. Any kind of green veggie is a great lobster side dish!
Be sure to use fresh asparagus spears, as they will roast to have the best texture. Roasted asparagus gives you nice and crispy asparagus ends that you can’t get with steamed asparagus!
2. Pasta Salad
Pasta salad is definitely one of our favorite recipes to serve with lobster tails. The creamy, cold noodles go really well with the tender lobster meat.
Lobster tails are very often served as a summer delicacy. Try this summer pasta salad from Barefoot in the Kitchen to match the flavors of the season.
Broccoli, pepper, cucumbers, olives, and onion are tossed with the cooked pasta. A simple mayonnaise and vinegar dressing coats the pasta salad.
Make pasta salad a day in advance, so the noodles have time to absorb the flavors of the dressing.
3. Potato Salad
Just like pasta salad is delicious with lobster tails, creamy potato salad is also a great side dish. A lobster dinner with a potato salad sounds like a perfect plan!
Give this potato salad from Foodie Crush a try. It is made with simple ingredients like mayonnaise, mustard, celery seed, salt, and pepper.
Potato salad is also great to make ahead. Whip up this potato salad a day in advance, and then you’ll have lots of time to focus on cooking your lobster tails.
4. Veggie Fries
When thinking about what to serve with lobster tails, you may consider making French fries. Why not make veggie fries instead? This is a delicious way to get a tasty veggie on your plate!
These veggie fries from Archana’s Kitchen are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They bake in the oven, which makes them healthier than deep-fried foods.
Use carrots, zucchini, and even green beans to make fries with a perfect crisp and chewy texture.
5. Clam Chowder
You are going to love this clam chowder from Simply Recipes. It is packed with tender potato chunks, hard shell clams, corn kernels, and delicious cream.
Clam chowder and lobster tails are a classic seafood meal. They go together naturally and make you feel like you are on a boat in the warm New England weather.
Make sure your clam chowder is warm, and your lobster tail is cold!
A healthy, green salad is an ideal side dish to serve with lobster tails. Salad will make your meal more interesting and filling while still letting the lobster tails shine.
Our spinach and strawberry salad is very easy to make. Sliced strawberries, baby spinach, goat cheese, and sliced asparagus are mixed with a homemade red wine vinegar dressing.
This recipe makes the perfect sweet, salty green salad to pair with tender grilled lobster tails.
7. Green Beans
Roasted green beans not only add flavor to your lobster tail meal, but they also add a nice pop of color to your plate. Make this green vegetable from Wanderlust Kitchen, and you will fall in love with green beans all over again.
Fresh string beans are tossed in olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic. The secret ingredient that makes this dish so delicious is capers. They add a salty, olive flavor that is perfect with a savory lobster tail.
One of the best foods to serve with lobster tails is a simple baked potato. It may not seem fancy, but a baked potato really is the ideal side dish.
Use this recipe from Spend With Pennies to make tender, oven-roasted potatoes. Top your fluffy potato with sour cream, butter, or even crumbled bacon bits.
You can even shred your lobster tail meat right over the baked potatoes! It won’t be such a simple baked potato anymore! And you can never have too much lobster.
Lobster tails are a savory food, but they also have a delicious sweetness to the meat. Sweet potatoes have that same sweet, savory taste which is why they go so well with lobster tails.
Make these roasted sweet potatoes from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. The tender potato chunks drenched in coconut oil, sea salt, and brown sugar roast for only 30 minutes. That is plenty of time for you to make your juicy lobster tails!
10. Chopped Salad
An easy chopped salad like this one from Love and Lemons can be the ideal side dish for lobster tails. A salad adds enough flavor to your meal but still lets the taste of the lobster shine.
This salad is packed with exciting but easy-to-find ingredients. Crunchy romaine lettuce is mixed with red onions, cherry tomatoes, chickpeas, mozzarella, and pepperoncini.
We especially love the homemade salad dressing. Lemon juice, shallot, olive oil, chopped garlic, and oregano are a perfect mix.
Want to have a fantastic seafood feast? Then make this tasty, hearty seafood soup to serve with your lobster tails.
This incredible recipe from Tasteaholics is not only stuffed with delicious seafood, but it is also a low-carb food. It is perfect for serving at a dinner party as it will fit right into everyone’s dietary needs while still being very tasty.
You can never have enough seafood dishes!
12. Garlic Bread
Garlic bread is a perfect, easy side dish to serve with lobster tails. Garlic bread is perfect for soaking up all that melted butter you pour over your lobster tails.
Make this easy garlic bread recipe from Crunchy Creamy Sweet. The fresh herbs sprinkled on the bread make it taste fresh and bright
13. Lobster Bisque
Lobster bisque and lobster tails sound like one of the best lobster dinner ideas ever! The more lobster, the better!
Make this lobster bisque recipe from Cafe Delites. It has the perfect balance of creamy lobster flavor that will make you swoon. It is a delicious side to make for a romantic dinner or special occasion.
14. Steamed Mussels
Still wondering what to serve with lobster tails? Steamed mussels are a perfect option!
Make this recipe from The Endless Meal to add so much flavor to your lobster dinner. The mussels are cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, and lime juice. Some fresh chilis add a wonderful spice.
15. French Baguettes
A perfect baguette is crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. This recipe from Baking a Moment for crusty, homemade French baguettes is a great side for any lobster tail dinner. It just goes well with any hearty Italian dish!
French baguettes do take a little time, so be sure to start your bread dough early. You want the baguettes to be coming out of the oven at the same time as your lobster tail!
16. Corn on the Cob
Corn in the cob is definitely what to serve with lobster tails. It is a classic side and will give your lobster tail meal a clam bake feel. It is perfect for summer cookouts!
This recipe from Spicy Southern Kitchen will show you how to make the best boiled corn on the cob ever. Corn is boiled in milk and melted butter to make the corn kernels tender and extra juicy.
17. Lemon Cheesecake
A perfect lobster tail dinner needs a great dessert! A light lemon cheesecake is a delicious dessert for a summertime seafood feast.
Try this recipe from Lil Luna. It is pretty easy to make and creates a creamy, decadent dessert that is not too heavy after a big lobster meal. Be sure to use fresh lemon juice to get the best flavor possible.
18. French Fries
Homemade French fries are definitely one of our favorite side dishes to pair with lobster. The sweet meat of the lobster and the salty, hot fries just goes together so well!
These fries from The Cozy Cook only require two ingredients. Be sure to use Russet potatoes, which have just the right amount of starch to make the fries crispy on the outside but still tender in the middle.
19. Steamed Clams
Eating lobster and clams together is the perfect seafood meal. The tender meat of the lobster naturally goes with the salty, sweet taste of fresh clams.
These steamed clams from Dinner at the Zoo are easy but still delicious. The clams are cooked in a simple mix of butter, garlic, and lemon juice. Add a sprinkle of fresh parsley to really enhance the flavor.
20. Brussels Sprouts
Still wondering what to serve with lobster tails? Our Simple Green Moms sauteed Brussels sprouts may just be your answer!
Slice fresh Brussels sprouts in half and toss them with some coconut oil and lime juice. The sweet coconut flavor matches the lobster meat perfectly.
The crisp but tender Brussels is perfect for a fancy dinner. Add a glass of white wine to the table, and you are ready for any holiday!
When thinking about what to pair with lobster tails, you do not need to pick complicated, hard dishes. In fact, a basic bowl of white rice will do!
Try this simple recipe for steamed white rice from Minimalist Baker. The rice is cooked in the Instant Pot, making it very easy. This cooking method also ensures that your rice comes out of the pot tender and perfect every time.
A little drizzle of clarified butter over the rice and the lobster, and you will have a great, classic dish!
22. Fruit Salad
A nice fruit salad is a wonderful, sweet side that goes great with lobster. Lobster is often served as a summer meal, and fruit is a perfect summer dish.
Use this fresh salad recipe from Cooking Classy. The blende of fruits is not only taste but also quite pretty. We also love the bright honey-lime dressing that really livens up the fruit.
23. Garlic Butter
Lobster is often served with butter. However, lobster tastes so much better with garlic butter rather than just plain old butter.
Rasa Malaysia will show you how to make a wonderful garlic and herb butter. It has the perfect amount of flavor and can be made days in advance.
Spread some of the garlic butter over crusty bread as a nice, light side dish.
Homemade biscuits and a lobster tail may just be the perfect meal. These buttery biscuits from Mom on Timeout are flakey and tender. They are everything you want in a biscuit!
Make the biscuits fresh, so they are warm when they come out of the oven. Try adding some herbs to the biscuit dough to really make a delicious side dish.
25. Caesar Salad
A great Caesar salad starts with a really good dressing. Inspired Taste will show you how to make the perfect, homemade Caesar dressing that will make your fresh salad fantastic.
Top your salad with freshly grated parmesan cheese and crunchy croutons for an ideal side. Grab a glass of white wine to go with your lobster and salad. This is such a complete, perfect meal!
Incredible Sides to Pair With Lobster Tail
From lobster bisque to a tender baked potato, there are so many amazing sides to pair with lobster tails. Let us know which sides are your favorite, and be sure to try them all! Enjoy.