Lobster Popsicles Land in Bethesda This Week

Lobster ME brings "lobsicles" to the Westfield Montgomery Mall.

Behold: the lobsicle, which can also be ordered deep-fried. Photograph courtesy of Lobster ME.

Finally, lobster-on-a-stick has arrived. Lobster ME, the Las Vegas-based seafood spot and creator of the “lobsicle,” opens its first East Coast location in Westfield Montgomery Mall on Friday. The new eatery is part of a multimillion-dollar revamp for the shopping center, which recently added the upscale ArcLight Cinemas and a “dining terrace”—a.k.a. fancy food court.

While lobby-pops are a big attraction, the menu (sample) boasts crustaceans folded into mac and cheese cheese or tacos, chilled atop salad, and tucked into a global variety of rolls. There’s also a “not lobster” section with the likes of hot dogs or fish and chips. Then again, when you’re in the presence of a deep-fried lobster-pop, there should be no other option.

The eatery opens on Friday, November 21, and will serve from 11 to 9 Monday through Saturday, and 11 to 6 on Sunday.

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.