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Da Lobsta

The closest thing to an East Coast Lobster Roll right in the heart of Chicago


And then there was Lobster

Inspired by the East Coast love and west coast fad of Lobster Rolls, in 2013, J Wolf brought the Lobster Roll concept to Chicago with a storefront and a food truck called ‘Da Lobsta’. 5 years later, Da Lobsta has found it’s way into the communities heart popping up with the Food Truck and Pop Up lunch services around the city. There is not a more authentic and delicious Lobster Roll in the city of Chicago.


Genuine and delicious

Lobster Roll

Choice of Traditional, Chicago, or Surf & Turf


Crab Roll

Choice of Traditional, Chicago, or Surf & Turf


Shrimp Roll

Choice of Traditional, Chicago, or Surf & Turf


Da Gold Coast Roll

Lobster, Crab, and Shrimp with Truffle Mayo


Lobster Grilled Cheese

Lobster and Melted Havarti Cheese inside 2 pieces of Texas Toast


Lobster Mac

Lobster & Mac and Cheese, topped with Breadcrumbs


Old Bay Seasoned Fries or Hush Puppies

Crinkle Cut Fries tossed in Old Bay Seasoning


Lobster Chopped Salad

Fresh Chop Salad topped with Lobster


Spicy Mac & Cheese

Side Spicy Mac (no lobster)


Coleslaw or Spicy Butter Pickles

Vinegar Based Coleslaw or Spicy Butter Pickles


  • If you are a lover of seafood and enjoy an unpretentious environment, Da Lobsta is your spot. A casual seafood spot that delivers bold flavors, great quality all with a smile.

    -Thanks Carol!
  • How do you improve a BYOB lobster roll joint downtown? Well, you can't. Hence the five stars.

    - Thanks John!

    Now, if you look through my past reviews of restaurants, it does take quite an effort to get above a 4-star rating... Da Lobsta, they had it in the bag from "hello".

    - Thanks Brandon!
  • On the hunt for best lobster roll in Chicago. Here is my number one spot thus far! The sauce is on point, the bread perfectly crispy, and the lobster...forget about it. Perfection in a bun.

    - Thanks Megan!
  • Absolutely delicious!! Best meal I had in Chicago. The lobster roll, Chicago style, was so flavorful. Paired with s dude of clam chowder, hush puppies and spicy pickles and I walked away a very satisfied customer!!

    - Thanks Wanda!
  • It's a small and clean little place. The staff was very nice and friendly. I've read mixed reviews on ratio of lobster to bread-but mine was spot on. The lobster was cold and delicious-the bread toasted and buttery. Mmmmm.
    I also had the fries/hush puppy combo. Crisp fries with some old bay seasoning. And the hush puppies were perfect-crisp on the outside-soft and flavorful on the inside.

    - Thanks Dena!


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