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Snow Crab and Lobster: the 10 Best Addresses in Montreal

A great way to celebrate the arrival of spring!

By updated: May 04, 2023
Snow Crab and Lobster: the 10 Best Addresses in Montreal

The official snow crab season in 2023 began on March 27th. It comes from Area 17 from Tadoussac to Pointe-des-Monts on the north shore of the river and from Rivière-du-Loup to Rivière-à-Claude on the south shore.

The lobster season began April 29, 2023. In Quebec, it arrives from the regions of Gaspésie, Anticosti Island, and the Magdalen Islands.

Whether it's for Mother's Day, or any other occasion in May, don't hesitate to visit the dishes concocted by restaurateurs in the Greater Montreal Area. Given the limited quantities, we recommend that you make a reservation before going! 


GASPÉSIE BRASSERIE GOURMANDE

30 Rue Ste-Catherine O, Montréal, H2X 0C8

View More  (581) 232-7215

A must in Central for any local seafood lover is Gaspésie Brasserie Gourmande. They offer many tempting options with both snow crab and lobster: guédille, nachos, or with champagne!

LE CAFÉ DU THÉÂTRE

6000 Boulevard de Rome, Brossard, J4Y 0B6

View More  (450) 676-2211

Every Friday lunchtime and evening, lobster guédilles are 2 for $40 at Café du Théâtre. Visit Dix30 District to store and take advantage of specials on daily specials.

Snow crab and lobster: the 10 best addresses in Montreal

BILLY, J'AI FAIM!

4269 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, H2J 2K9

View More  (514) 284-2402

A small counter on Saint-Denis Street with about twenty seats, it is a changing menu with about ten dishes that you can find on the slate. Favoring local ingredients, these days, you can find dishes like a snow crab guédille or snow crab pretzel with bisque. 

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Snow crab and lobster: the 10 best addresses in Montreal

RESTAURANT BEBA

3900 Rue Éthel, Montréal, H4G 1S4

View More  (514) 750-7087

Intimate restaurant in Verdun, Beba is inspired by the Spanish and Italian cultures that settled in Argentina. Produced in limited quantities, we suggest you go get their snow crab terrine. 

Snow crab and lobster: the 10 best addresses in Montreal

MÉLISSE

719 Rue William, Montréal, H3C 1N9

View More  (514) 379-3794

In Old Montreal, we head to Mélisse for seasonal gourmet French dishes. Right now, nothing less than the wonderful plate of sacchetti with snow crab, salmon, and crab bisque. 

Snow crab and lobster: the 10 best addresses in Montreal

THÉOPHILE

530 Boulevard des Promenades, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, J3V 5J5

View More  (450) 482-4828

In Saint-Bruno, Théophile serves market cuisine with great food and wine pairings. Enjoy snow crab from Rimouski or lobster from New Brunswick. Let the sommeliers guide you to the perfect match!

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Snow crab and lobster: the 10 best addresses in Montreal

TINC SET MTL

1233 Avenue Lajoie, Montréal, H2V 1P2

View More  (514) 303-0315

Tinc Set is a Spanish wine, grocery, and tapas bar in Outremont. The snow crab is grilled, Pil Pil style (a Basque cooking method with olive oil, garlic, and chili). Ask the team to recommend their best natural wine pairing to go with this magnificent dish.

Snow crab and lobster: the 10 best addresses in Montreal

MONTREAL PLAZA

6230 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, H2S 2M2

View More  (514) 903-6230

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You can always expect creative combinations from Montreal Plaza and this lobster and snow crab season is no exception. Order their boudin with lobster bisque or crab with walleye roe. An unforgettable experience every time you visit.

Snow crab and lobster: the 10 best addresses in Montreal

PALMA

100 Rue Peel, Montréal, H3C 0L8

View More  (438) 380-7256

Enjoy a multi-sensory experience at Palma Griffintown with its American cuisine with Asian influences. Opt for the lobster tempura or "The Big Blue" a magnificent seafood platter featuring oysters, lobster tails, crudos, and more.

Snow crab and lobster: the 10 best addresses in Montreal

PINCETTE BAR À HOMARD

94 Rue Saint-Paul E, Montréal, H2Y 1G6

View More  (514) 876-4261

Although served year-round at the Pincette restaurant in Old Montreal, it is one of the best places to fill up on local seafood. You can eat lobster for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Take your pick of lobster dishes: grilled, in a guédille, in ravioli, in mac&cheese, or in a poutine. Snow crab is in the poutine and your bloody Caesar! 

Snow crab and lobster: the 10 best addresses in Montreal

L'AUBERGE SAINT-GABRIEL

426 Rue St-Gabriel, Montréal, H2Y 2Z9

View More  (514) 878-3561

This historic institution in Old Montreal will transport you as soon as you walk in the door. Today, it is a Mecca of Quebec gastronomy. On the menu, you will find a magnificent seafood cassolette with rice and lobster bisque or a seafood platter.

Snow crab and lobster: the 10 best addresses in Montreal

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