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This was the biggest lobster roll I’ve seen in Toronto!

Now, I’ve scarfed down lobster nachos, a lobster burger and even some surf, turf ‘n earth pierogis all over this city, but I’ve yet to find me a real-deal, full-course-meal lobster roll in Toronto…until now. So we’re hanging out at Smoked & Cracked, this funky, smoky seafood joint in Mount Pleasant Village, and lemme tell ya, this place is all it’s cracked up to be, and then some, son! We’re talkin’ bout the Big Crack, a roll so rolltatious that they put an entire 1.5-pound lobster inside! It’s like a seafaring submarine sandwich in Flavourtown!!!!

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Now, this has gotta be the freshest, tastiest lobster roll I’ve ever eaten. The bun was buttery and delicious, the huge chunks of lobster just melt in your mouth, and the potato salad was super-legit. When you’ve got lobster this good, you almost don’t wanna use the tartar sauce and lemon on the side, cuz it only detracts from the deliciousness. The coleslaw was freshly made too, although it had maybe a couple too many veggies for my meatarian tastes. But you know I still ate it all bro, cuz I wanted to get my money’s worth…65 bucks plus tax and tip!!!!

lbs gives you three choices of lobster…and a burger, to boot!

I dunno if you ever watch Restaurant: Impossible, this crazy Food Network show starring my main man Robert Irvine. Basically, Rob the Bod finds these little mop ‘n pop joints that are about to shut down, and gives ‘em an extreme makeover, sledgehammer style. And when it comes to the menu, he’s all about efficiency. Why make a multi-page menu when people don’t order half that stuff anyways? Stick to what you know, and do it really, really well, bro!

Now, I’m pretty sure that Bobby the Beef Puppet would be a big fan of lbs, this new lobster joint that just opened up on Yonge St a couple months back. This place only has four things on the menu: lobster dinner, lobster roll, lobster salad and…a 6 oz bacon & cheddar burger. One of these things is not like the others—although you can add lobster to your burger for an extra 16 bucks.

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Now, I bet you thought I’d go for the burger, and to be honest with you, I wasn’t so sure myself. But while I’ve had plenty of lobster poutine, some crazy lobster nachos and a couple legit lobster rolls in this city, I can’t even remember the last time I had a real-deal lobster dinner. And hey, everything—all four things—on the menu are the exact same price, so you can get a 1.5-pound lobster for just as much as a burger, bro!

They’ve also got all kinds of funky butters, including bacon butter—cuz, y’know, Bacon and Butter are the names of my two unborn children. It adds a nice smokiness to the claw meat, which are already pre-cracked to make it easy to eat. The fries were nice and salty, but the side salad was pretty meh. I couldda gone for a killer taco salad, or some mac ‘n cheese balls or something…

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And yes, I finished all this and still had room for a donut ice cream sandwich for dessert!