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Tasty Pairings: 8 Savory Side Dishes for Lobster Tails

Lobster is such an exquisite delight, especially the sweet and succulent tail.

One of the most difficult decisions one has to make when it comes to lobster tails is what kind of side dish goes best with this delicacy!

You don’t want your meal go bland or boring so we have some great sides that will complement all that delicious flavor without overpowering it too much.

The first thing you should think about as far as sides are concerned for lobster tails would be which type of cuisine they come from;

If there’s anything else on their plate besides just seafood, then something more flavorful might do well in contrast.

But if not then maybe tender vegetables like squash or roasted potatoes would work better because heavy sauces can really weigh down light flavors like those found.

What to Serve with Lobster Tails? 8 Savory Side Dishes to Consider

what to serve with lobster tails

What can you do to make your lobster tails taste even better? You should serve them with sides that complement their sweet and delicate flavor.

There are many options for those who want simple or something a little more fancy!

Here’s what we think are some great dishes you can serve up with your favorite lobster dish:

1 – Butter and Crusty Bread

crusty bread

Lobster is a decadent dish that needs to be enjoyed in moderation.

This combination offers the perfect balance of rich, buttery flavor with just enough spice for an extra kick.

The sweet lobster meat combined with the rich butter create delicious taste sensations.

Lobster and butter are just like a perfect duo, in that less is always more when it comes to this dish.

Serve with melted butters or add some parsley garlic or lemon for even bolder flavors.

2 – Steamed Clams and Mussels

A delicious lobster tail dinner option is to mix up your seafood and enjoy a dish that’s light yet filling.

Clams or mussels will complement the sweetness of the lobster while also bringing out those gorgeous sea flavors you’ve been waiting for!

Seafood broths are an excellent accompaniment to a meal of lobster, as they can be served in many different ways.

One way is to simply steam the clams and mussels until tender and then cook them with white wine, water, shallots or garlic cloves (depending on your preference), bay leaves for flavorings and herbs like parsley that give it freshness.

Let the broth simmer gently before serving either by itself or alongside some butter-braised lobsters sprinkled with freshly chopped parsley at the end.

3 – Corn on the Cob

corn on the cob

Corn on the cob is a sweet and buttery side dish that complements lobster tail perfectly.

And, if you eschew cutlery in favor of digging into your dinner plate with your fingers, corn-on-the-cob can be elevated to an entirely new sensory experience!

So whether you want to keep your corn simple or want it grilled, there are a variety of ways that can be done.

And for those who might get bored with just buttery and plain flavors, consider adding some goat cheese or parmesan to spice things up!

4 – Fresh Salad and Coleslaw

creamy coleslaw

A salad is the perfect accompaniment for lobster, especially in the summertime when you want to add a fresh zing of Mediterranean flavor without clashing with all that rich butter and seafood.

For an easy side dish go with tomatoes, cucumbers drizzled lightly with light mustard or garlic dressing.

Toss in some healthy goodness by adding any extra veggies to this recipe like tomato or cucumber slices depending on what’s available at the store today.

And don’t forget about herbs! They’ll add a burst of flavor without much work from you – which means less prep time and no messes.

Alternatively, you could pair your lobster tail with a Caesar Salad that offers the perfect balance of crunchy romaine and parmesan cheese.

You might also be interested in our unique coleslaw recipe which is sure to complement it perfectly!

Tossing some extra vegetables into this dish will give it color and texture without any sacrifice on flavor–add red peppers like I did here for great effects.

5 – Serve with Greens

Have you ever thought of adding a side dish or lobster tail to your family’s vegetable dinner?

For those who want to add more flavor and color, green vegetables such as broccoli or asparagus work wonderfully when served with it.

I love asparagus, and griddling it is the best way to cook them. It really brings out their flavor!

My favorite dressing for this dish would be a light Aioli mixed with lemon juice- so refreshing!

Asparagus also goes great in chopped tomatoes salad, which has been dressed up with olive oil, seasoning salt, and shredded basil leaves.

And any green veggie such as broccoli tastes divine tossed in melted butter mixed together on high heat so it gets crispy—yummm

6 – Mac and Cheese

macaroni and cheese

I love lobster tail, it’s such a satisfying meal. The creamy side of mac and cheese is just the perfect accompaniment to bring out all the flavors in this dish!

It’s the perfect dish for a cold night: rich macaroni and cheese with succulent lobster tail. The best part?

You can enjoy them both separately or together! If you’re really in the mood to treat yourself, try adding diced cucumbers into your macaroni and cheese before popping it back in the oven – this will add an extra tangy dimension that pairs well with seafood.

For a rich, creamy sauce opt for quality cheeses like mascarpone, gruyere or cheddar; mature is best as it brings out all that sweetness even more.

7 – Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic, Lemon, and Thyme

Roasted cauliflower is the perfect side dish for lobster! The natural flavors of garlic, thyme and lemon mingle beautifully with lobsters.

If you want to make a home cooked meal even more special this Thanksgiving season, consider adding roasted cauliflower as an appetizer or side course that’s sure everyone will love.

8 – Sweet Potato Gratin with Caramelized Onions and Gruyere Cheese

potato gratin

The sweet potatoes are creamy and the caramelized onions give this dish a nice sweetness.

Add in salty gruyere cheese, which is perfect for seafood dishes like lobster tails!

You’ll be pleasantly surprised by this dish. It’s a rich and hearty gratin perfect for the chilly winter months!

You can’t go wrong with Sweet Potatoes, onions and gruyere cheese- so good.


A good way to eat lobster is with some side dishes. They can be boiled, baked or deep-fried and are a great complement for the dish you’re cooking up.

You could try corn on the cob, mashed potatoes made from scratch with your favorite spices like thyme and cayenne pepper mixed in and asparagus spears that have been blanched but kept whole so they still look fancy.

what to serve with lobster tails

What to Serve with Lobster Tails? 8 Savory Side Dishes to Consider

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Servings 1 Serving


  • Butter and Crusty Bread
  • Steamed Clams and Mussels
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Fresh Salad and Coleslaw
  • Serve with Greens
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic Lemon, and Thyme
  • Sweet Potato Gratin with Caramelized Onions and Gruyere Cheese


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