Your Guide to Appetizers for a Lobster Dinner: 5 Appetizers for a Lobster Dinner & Lobster-Inspired Starters - Pine Tree Seafood

Your Guide to Appetizers for a Lobster Dinner: 5 Appetizers for a Lobster Dinner & Lobster-Inspired Starters

Your Guide to Appetizers for a Lobster Dinner: 5 Appetizers for a Lobster Dinner & Lobster-Inspired Starters

Your Guide to Appetizers for a Lobster Dinner: 5 Appetizers for a Lobster Dinner & Lobster-Inspired Starters

If you’re planning a lobster dinner, delicious sides aren’t the only dish you’ll need to make. Enticing starters or appetizers are a great way to not only begin a meal, but they may give you a few extra minutes to finish cooking your main lobster dish.

But appetizers for lobster dinners can be tricky. You don’t want something that will overpower and take away from the decadent flavor of the lobster meat. 

To help inspire your appetizer options, we’ve compiled a list of ideas and tips that will help. Read on for your guide to appetizers for a lobster dinner.

5 APPETIZERS FOR A LOBSTER DINNER 

1. Iceberg wedge salad

The crunch of this classic salad is simple to prepare and won’t be too filling for your dinner guests. Chop your lettuce head into quarters, then top with your favorite options like tomatoes, bacon, blue cheese, and chives. Top with blue cheese (or other) dressing.

2. Cold pasta salad

Another one of our quick and easy favorite appetizers is the ever-popular pasta salad. Combine cooked (and cooled) pasta with cucumbers, onion, tomatoes, olives, and Italian dressing for a delicious starter.

3. Potato skins

This historically heavy treat doesn’t need to be loaded down with a ton of toppings. Instead, you can keep it light with some olive oil and simple herbs, then cook in the oven until golden and crispy. Your guests will love these crunchy skins.

4. Bread

Bread is often served as a starter in a restaurant, so why not at your home cooked meal?! Garlic bread or a cheesy biscuit make great appetizer options.

5. Charcuterie boards

These trendy appetizers are a perfect entertaining addition to a lobster dinner. Make your charcuterie board your own by adding cheeses, crackers, grapes, jams, prosciutto, honey, jam, olives, nuts, and more! 

LOBSTER-INSPIRED APPETIZERS 

If you’re having a seafood themed dinner, but lobster isn’t the main attraction, maybe you’re looking for a lobster-inspired appetizer. Here are a few ideas that will be sure to intrigue your guests.


Lobster dinners don’t need to be complicated. Try pairing one of these delicious lobster dinner appetizers or add a lobster-inspired starter to your meal. 

Ready to make some delicious lobster-inspired appetizers? Order today or come into our Scarborough, Maine location to purchase fresh caught Maine lobster.

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