The Best Lobster Rolls in San Francisco

Ever since my days living in New York and summering in Montauk I have  a great love for lobster rolls. And, if you’re wondering what the best lobster roll in Montauk is, it’s Duryea’s (read more about Duryea’s here). To me, a Lobster Roll is an iconic East Coast summer eat. Just because I’m a California girl now doesn’t mean I have to give up this indulgent eat. I have scoured San Francisco to find the BEST lobster rolls and here is my list…. If you have any recommendations, please let me know as I’d love to make this a Top 10 list but currently don’t have enough material for that!

1. Waterbar

For those of you who love Waterbar’s amazing views, great food, and awesome service, visit this spot on Fridays to experience their lobster roll. Make sure you go early as they make a limited amount and they are amazing. They make their roll more traditionally (meaning not much fess, so you can truly taste the lobster which is how I like my rolls) with some tasty butter and, of course, fries on the side. I went on my birthday, which in 2016 luckily landed on a Friday, and it was the perfect way to start my day. Thanks Chef Parke and team for the delicious lobster roll. 399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

San Francisco Best Lobster Rolls

San Francisco Best Lobster Rolls


The delicious Lobster Roll served with a side of butter (yes please), some chips and of course fries. The perfect combo.

2. Leo’s Oyster Bar

Leo’s Oyster Bar may sounds familiar as it is on my Top 10 Power Lunch list (read more hereleo’), but they also have one of the best lobster rolls in the city. What sets their lobster roll apart is their outstandingly delicious roll, plus tasty Lobster, and swanky setting. I personally need fries with a lobster roll, so I recommend ordering some on the side.  568 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111. 

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Leo's Oyster Bar

3. Spruce

For those looking for a more over the top lobster roll, I recommend you check out SpruceThey recently changed the menu and the lobster roll now includes caviar and an avocado like aioli. It’s definitely rich, so if you prefer a lighter roll this may not be your cup of tea. However, it is quite decadent and delicious if you’re hungry. And, of course, as always at Spruce, save room for their incredible french fries. If you’re not familiar with Spruce read more about them on my Top 10 San Francisco Burgers post here3640 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94118

San Francisco Best Lobster Roll

San Francisco Best Lobster Roll

4. Mezcalito

Another Lobster Roll new to San Francisco is the incredible lobster roll at Mezcalito. Mezcalito sure knows what they’re doing as not only is their lobster killer, so is their Burger also on my San Francisco Top 10 Burger list (read more here).  2323 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Best San Francisco Lobster Rolls
5. Woodhouse Fish Company

Another great spot in San Francisco for a delicious Lobster Roll is Woodhouse Fish Company. I’ve been to the Fillmore Street location (in my neighborhood Pacific Heights) and it’s fabulous. If you’re looking for some of my other Top 10 favorite Pacific Heights eats see my entire list here. 1914 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA 94115. 

Woodhouse Fish

Woodhouse Fish


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