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Yes, the Lobster Popsicle Is Real, and It’s Coming to Bethesda

The lobsicle, from Lobster ME, arrives in October.
The grilled “lobsicle,” which can also come to you battered and deep-fried. Photograph courtesy of Lobster ME.

Ever looked at a lobster tail and thought, “This would taste better eaten like a popsicle”? Now all your lob-pop dreams can to come true. Lobster ME, a fast-casual, Las Vegas seafood restaurant, is coming to Bethesda in October. 

The signature “lobsicle” involves a Maine tail that’s either grilled or deep-fried; a History Channel YouTube review dubs it “the world’s most perfect food.” Don’t care for stick-meat-of-the-sea? The shop, located in a new section of Westfield Montgomery Mall, will offer a variety of dishes, from Cajun- and Italian-themed lobster rolls to lobster mac, tacos, and more. Homage to Maryland’s state crustacean will also be paid, though probably not in crabsicle form. Crab cones? Never say never. 

While the Bethesda spot will be the third brick-and-mortar location for Lobster ME—which also operates food trucks in Vegas—a release from the restaurant says the soon-to-be chain is in “rapid expansion mode, with plans to open along the West and East coasts.” In the meantime, check out a sample menu. Hopefully the vodka-spiked “lobster Mary,” garnished with a claw, will make an appearance. 

Lobster ME. Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Open Monday through Saturday 11 to 9, Sunday 11 to 6. 

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.