It's hard to imagine that lobsters were once so abundant they were cheap to eat. Now they're synonymous with luxury dining, selling for outrageously high prices. June 15 is National Lobster Day, and Miami restaurants are celebrating with deals.
1. DB Bistro Moderne
Head to Daniel Boulud's modern French bistro for a clean and refreshing starter of Caribbean lobster salad. For $16, enjoy fresh lobster, basil, and heart of palms. There's no bib, no struggle, no mess, and no guilt.
2. Juniper on the Water
Overlooking the Intracoastal, Juniper on the Water (1975 S. Ocean Dr., Hallandale Beach) offers guests the option to eat in a bright, contemporary dining room or on the waterfront terrace. Celebrate Italian-style by ordering lobster linguine with asparagus, cherry tomatoes, and stracciatella for $15.
For National Lobster Day, try the lobster deviled eggs ($18), available at both locations. The classic dish is improved with a hearty serving of lobster atop each egg.
An order of four lobster corn dogs ($16) comes with a side of spicy honey mustard. This dish is on Rok:Brgr's regular menu, so you can honor lobster year-round.
5. Tacology at Brickell City Centre
The mercado-style restaurant offers classics such as tacos al pastor and carne asada, but on National Lobster Day, order the butter-poached lobster tacos with black beans, yellow rice, and a creamy chipotle sauce ($14).
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6. Villa Azur
If you're on a budget, snag the lobster roll appetizer ($15), made with buns, scallions, shallots, chives, diced radish, mayonnaise, and yuzu sauce. Pay an extra $10 to top it with Kaluga caviar.
7. World Famous House of Mac at the Wynwood Yard
Jamaican-born Chef Teach traded his career in the music industry to deliver happiness in bowls of steaming, savory mac 'n' cheese. On National Lobster Day, the former manager of Pitbull doesn't disappoint. Chef Teach's lobster mac 'n' cheese ($8) is made with five cheeses, topped with a succulent lobster tail, covered with panko breadcrumbs, and melted into gooey goodness. His World Famous House of Mac is open from noon to 11 p.m.