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June 5, 2019- Nothing says summer quite like a juicy lobster, fresh caught and smothered in buttery goodness.

To celebrate National Lobster Day on June 15, and to kick-off the start of summer, the below restaurants and bars are serving up their best lobster creations. Options include the über-popular Surf & Turf from Square 1682, Ocean Prime’s secret menu Lobster Mac & Cheese, and Red Owl Tavern’s Lobster Bakes.

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Ocean Prime, one of Philly’s most gorgeous seafood restaurants and steakhouses, is offering its decadent, off-menu Lobster Mac & Cheese from new Executive Chef Steve Ackner. Served with rich and creamy macaroni and cheese and topped with prime lobster, this cheesy dish goes for $21 and is sure to satisfy any lobster and macaroni and cheese lover’s desires.

124 South 15th St. | 215.563.0163 |

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Square 1682, located at the bustling corner of 17th and Sansom Sts, is offering its über-popular Surf & Turf special for Lobster Day. For just $25, guests can enjoy a sizzling seared 10 oz Angus Ribeye with a half-grilled Maine lobster, crushed fingerling potatoes, charred lime, roasted garlic, drawn herb butter and chimichurri sauce. While this hearty dish from Chef Mackenson Horebe is great for sharing with a couple appetizers, it also makes for a decadent feast for one. Surf & Turf is available every Tuesday for $25 during Square 1682’s Surf & Turf Tuesdays. Otherwise, the dish is $39.

121 South 17th St | 215.563.5008 |

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Red Owl Tavern, the modern American restaurant located across from Independence Hall, will offer its seafood-filled Lobster Bakes for just $25 on National Lobster Day. Seafood lovers can enjoy the classic one-pot feast filled with mouth-watering mussels, jumbo shrimp, fingerling potatoes, sweet corn on the cob, and topped with a one-pound lobster, all cooked in a delicious broth made with wine, garlic, and butter. Guests can indulge in this mouth-watering meal inside the rustic American tavern or outside on the newly revamped outdoor seating on Independence Mall.

433 Chestnut St. | 215.923.2267 |

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– Eleanor King