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What To Serve With Lobster Bisque – 17 Best Side Dishes

This article was updated on the 12th of September 2023 for clarity and freshness.

If you’re wondering what to serve with your lobster bisque, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I list 17 of the most popular side dishes for lobster bisque.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with lobster bisque are sourdough bread, strawberry salad, baked cod, cacio e pepe, rib-eye steak, and corn. Try hot fried oysters and maple candied bacon for unusual but tasty choices. You can also serve roast potatoes, hushpuppies, and cheddar biscuits.

For each side dish, I’ve provided alternative options to cater to various diets and lifestyles, including vegan, quick and easy, and health-conscious options.

Starchy Sides

Starchy sides — like a loaf of crusty bread or potatoes — are the ultimate accompaniment. They’ll help soak up every drop of that luscious, flavorful broth, making sure none goes to waste.

Sourdough Country Loaf

5.0 ⭐️ (155 ratings) | 13 hrs 30 mins

A slice of sourdough bread is one of the go-to side dishes for lobster bisque. 

It’s soft and crusty, with a tangy flavor that cuts through the creaminess of your bisque’s broth. It’s a bit tricky to make from scratch, so you can always pick up a loaf from your nearest bakery. But this recipe from Little Spoon Farm is an excellent beginner’s guide if you’re up for the challenge.

Serve a glass of champagne or dry amontillado sherry to complete the meal.

What readers are saying…

“I make this recipe weekly. It is my go-to favorite sourdough recipe. It turns out perfect every time. I never get tired of eating this bread.”

I am new to making bread with sourdough. I am really enjoying it! I have made this recipe twice now and the bread turns out great!

“Delicious! This recipe was recommended to try as I’m late to the sourdough game, and each time it’s baked up perfectly (even if my dough didn’t look exactly right).”

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Cacio e Pepe

4.9 ⭐️ (91 ratings) | 25 mins

Looking to indulge? Serve your lobster bisque with a generous helping of this upgraded cacio e pepe.

The pasta is creamy like the bisque but has an extra peppery edge from the addition of arugula that keeps it from becoming overwhelming. It also has a bright, citrusy kick to round out the dish’s flavor.

And the best part about this pasta dish is that it’s ready in 25 minutes, making it ideal even for busy weeknight dinners.

What readers are saying…

“This is by far my favourite pasta recipe. Simple, fresh and rich. I have made this many times, but your recipe was THE best I have ever tasted. Don’t leave out the arugula or lemon.”

“Loved this so much! Perfect for a night when I don’t have much time to go all out, but tastes like I did.”

“OMG! So fast, so easy, so DELICIOUS! Do yourself a favor and make this!”

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Butter Bath Corn

5.0 ⭐️ (5 ratings) | 15 mins

Want to have corn on the cob without having to fire up your grill?

Make it in a butter bath instead. It sounds odd, but it’s the easiest way to cook corn! The mixture of water, butter, and fresh chives infuses the corn with so much flavor that you can eat them straight off the stove, even with no seasoning.

And you can customize the butter bath to your liking. For example, I love adding a pinch of red pepper flakes for some heat, or Italian seasoning for a herby kick.

What readers are saying…

“A butter bath sounds heavenly. Makes the corn so good!! It’s the only way to make corn!”

“OMG……You seriously have not lived until you have made corn on the cob this way. It’s amazing!”

“My kids will only eat this type of corn. Any other way I make it, they refuse to eat. This recipe is so easy to follow and such a hit in our house!!”

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Goose-fat Roast Potatoes

5.0 ⭐️ (7 ratings) | 1hr 25 mins

These roasted potatoes are another starchy dish you can serve with lobster bisque for a complete and filling meal.

You can use regular cooking oil for these spuds, but goose fat is a real game-changer. Not only will it give the potatoes extra crispy exteriors, but it also infuses them with a deep, savory flavor to complement the creaminess of your lobster bisque.

Pro-tip: Make sure the goose fat is piping hot before adding the potatoes to the baking tray for best results.

What readers are saying…

These are – without a doubt – the best roast tatties i’ve ever made. I usually use vegetable oil and never parboil or anything. These are a game changer.

“These are by far the best roast potatoes I’ve ever made. They are simple yet packed with LOADS of flavor.”

“Proper roast spuds. This should be taught in schools, there are too many sad potato experiences out there!”

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Southern Hush Puppies

4.4 ⭐️ (17 ratings) | 20 mins

Looking for a Southern dish to serve with your lobster bisque? These hushpuppies are top of the list.

They’re traditionally served with seafood dishes, so it’s a guarantee they’ll work superbly with your bisque. Plus, they’re crisp on the outside, with a moist, tender crumb that’s perfect for soaking up your bisque.

This is a basic recipe, but don’t be afraid to dress these babies up! I love adding chopped jalapenos when I’m in the mood for a bit of a kick.

What readers are saying…

“Just made these! My first time making hush puppies. No paprika but they are good. Recipe yields quite a few. I had them with catfish and homemade mashed potato salad.”

They were amazing! Even better than the restaurant we get them from. Light and full of flavor. Crispy and amazing!!

“These were delicious! We couldn’t stop eating them. I served them with honey butter.”

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Cheddar Bay Biscuits

5.0 ⭐️ (19 ratings) | 25 mins

Take inspiration from a beloved restaurant chain and make these cheddar bay biscuits to go with your lobster bisque. 

They’re buttery, cheesy, and garlicky – who can say no to such delicious treats? And don’t worry if you aren’t a fan of cheddar. You can easily swap it for other kinds of cheese, like gruyere or Swiss cheese.

And the best part about these homemade biscuits? You only need 20 minutes to prep and bake them.

Psst… dunk these biscuits in your bisque for the perfect bite.

What readers are saying…

“I made these tonight with Rasta pasta and they were incredible. I did the drop biscuits version. Thank you for sharing!!”

“These were amazing! My husband asked why I don’t make these all the time. I told him they aren’t exactly healthy food. Lol”

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Vegetables and Salads

With a dish as rich and decadent as lobster bisque, you can’t go wrong with serving it alongside a veggie dish or a salad for a lighter touch.

Strawberry Salad

4.8 ⭐️ (20 ratings) | 15 mins

Do you think salads are bland? Not this strawberry spinach salad!

The sweet strawberries and candied pecans, plus the tangy balsamic vinaigrette, combine to contrast the richness and creaminess of your lobster bisque.

Not a fan of strawberries? No worries, you can easily swap them for other fruits such as blueberries, apples, and pears. This salad also has pecans, which add some crunch but you can also try walnuts or pistachios instead.

What readers are saying…

“I made these tonight with Rasta pasta and they were incredible.”

“Delicious. Love the dressing.”

“I made this salad for a potluck and it was a big hit! I was asked for the recipe over and over.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

4.8 ⭐️ (20 ratings) | 15 mins

Serving lobster bisque during the holidays? These roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are a superb accompaniment to your bisque.

It’s a dish packed with essential vitamins and nutrients to complete your meal. And it requires minimal effort, making it ideal for when you have other dishes to prepare.

The natural sweetness of both veggies plays well with the creaminess of your bisque, making each bite a delight.

What readers are saying…

“I loved this recipe. Loved the addition of the spices to give it an incredible flavor. I added a red onion but in big chunks and it added another dimension of flavor!

“Delicious and so easy! Cooked up perfectly.”

Seriously SOOOO GOOD! I made enough for leftovers and am actually excited about it because they taste like they’re from a restaurant! Super delicious.

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Cobb Salad

5.0 ⭐️ (149 ratings) | 25 mins

If you’re craving a hearty salad with your lobster bisque, look no further than this classic cobb salad.

It’s loaded with everything you’d want – fresh veggies, blue cheese, bacon, chicken, eggs, and creamy avocado. And everything is tied together with a tasty balsamic vinaigrette that adds a delicate sweet and tangy flavor to the dish.

Pro-tip: Making this salad ahead of time? Only add the dressing when you’re ready to serve to prevent a soggy salad.

What readers are saying…

Damn, mighty delicious and super easy! Tip for the eggs: 4 mins in the Instant Pot yields delish hard-boiled eggs and SUPREMELY easy to peel!

Delicious! Made this for a ladies’ lunch and it was a big hit. The salad dressing is very tasty.

“Made this for a picnic and it was fabulous! Definitely will make again and again. ❤️”

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Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

4.9 ⭐️ (123 ratings) | 40 mins

These roasted cauliflower florets are an excellent addition to your lobster bisque.

They’re coated in a mixture of breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese, which crisps up under high heat and helps keep insides nice and tender. This coating also gives a lightly salty, nutty kick to the florets.

You can enjoy them alongside your bisque, but I prefer treating them as low-carb croutons and mixing them in. Yum!

Psst… want to make this even more low-carb? Swap the breadcrumbs for pork rinds.

What readers are saying…

“Anna, thank you! I made this exactly as recipe states and it was delicious. It has wonderful flavors.”

“We loved this! Simple and easy. Making another batch tonight. Thanks!”

“One word: AMAZING! My whole family devoured this cauliflower! It’s requested even as an appetizer! Thank you!!!”

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Fennel Slaw

5.0 ⭐️ (8 ratings) | 70 mins

Not in the mood for a leafy salad? Give this fennel slaw a shot instead.

The thinly sliced fennel bulb brings a refreshing crunch to contrast the juicy lobster pieces in your bisque. And its anise-like notes, combined with the mint vinaigrette make for the perfect palate cleanser for a dish as rich as lobster bisque.

Just a heads up, though — you’ll need to prep this salad in advance because the fennel needs to marinate in the dressing for at least an hour.

What readers are saying…

Perfect! I hated fennel the first time I made it. I roasted it and was just overwhelmed with that flavor. But this recipe I really like!

Tried your fennel slaw. Absolutely delicious. I added a wee bit more sugar and next time may try about a teaspoon extra.

“I’ve made this several times, and it is always a huge hit.

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Hearty Mains

Lobster bisque is typically served as a course on its own, but why not enjoy it alongside a hearty main dish if you’re feeling indulgent?

Baked Cajun Cod

4.9 ⭐️ (65 ratings) | 70 mins

You can’t go wrong serving your lobster bisque with a seafood entree like baked cod

This entree is simple, but the mild flavor of cod allows the bold flavors of the Cajun seasoning to shine. You could serve it alongside your bisque, but what I like to do is ladle the bisque like a sauce over the fish. The zesty notes of the Cajun seasoning complement the richness of the bisque — they’re a match made in heaven!

And another thing I love about this baked cod is how effortless it is. There’s no hands-on cooking involved. Simply prep everything and let the oven do the rest.

What readers are saying…

“This fish is SO good. It is now part of my dinner rotation 🙂 It is savory and full of flavor and healthy!”

“My husband absolutely loves this recipe. He asks for it at least twice a week. It is easy to throw together & it has great flavor.”

First time baking cod. It was delicious. Your recipe and instructions were followed to a T without a question about cooking time ( always a question of mine).

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Rib-Eye Steak

5.0 ⭐️ (12 ratings) | 8 hrs 20 mins

A luxurious soup like lobster bisque deserves to be served alongside an equally elegant main dish. Hello, rib-eye steak!

Rib-eye steak has a fantastic buttery, beefy flavor, so less is more with this cut of meat. A simple garlic and herb butter is all you need to make this steak even more delicious. 

I love grilling this steak during summer to get that perfect sear, but this recipe also shows you how to achieve the same effect over the stove top.

What readers are saying…

I made this and let me tell you what, I will make my steak no other way from now on… I have finally perfected my pan seared rib eye.”

“I’ve tried many steak recipes, including Gordon Ramsay’s, but this one has been my family’s favorite!”

“I’ve been making steaks for years and hands down , this is the best steak I’ve ever made. That trick of salting it and putting it in the fridge, GENIUS! Won’t make it any other way now.”

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Roast Beef Sandwich

5.0 ⭐️ (1 rating) | 20 mins

Feeling like treating yourself to a big hearty lunch? Pair your lobster bisque with this gorgeous roast beef sandwich. 

I love deli-style sandwiches because they’re packed with flavors yet still a piece of cake to put together. And you can put anything in sandwiches! I especially love this recipe because instead of lettuce, it features baby kale, arugula, and radicchio, which bring a peppery kick to the sandwich.

The caramelized onions also give this sandwich a bit of sweetness, but I like trading it for pickled onions when I’m craving something tangy.

What readers are saying…

“Some days, I just crave a good corned beef or roast beef deli sandwich. Thanks to this recipe, I can make an excellent one at home.”

“Correction- this is better than deli style! What a fantastic sandwich…I wish I had this for lunch…looks absolutely marvelous dear.”

“This sandwich looks so good!!!”

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Nashville Hot Fried Oysters

5.0 ⭐️ (9 ratings) | 20 mins

Want to turn your lobster bisque into a seafood bonanza? Whip up a serving of these fried oysters. 

They’re dredged in flour and an egg and milk mixture before being fried, giving them golden, crisp crusts. And if that’s not enough, they’re brushed with Nashville hot glaze for a lip-smacking spicy kick.

This recipe uses equal parts of Louisiana-style hot sauce and cayenne pepper for the spice, but you can play around with the ratios to control the heat. I like adding an extra pinch of cayenne to amp the spice further.

What readers are saying…

Now this is the way to eat oysters! The flavors here are on fire!

“Oh wow – come to mama! These fried oysters look amazing! Thanks for the guide to shucking oysters, I’m a novice and will take all the help I can get.

“Followed recipe exactly using medium Pacific oysters. Simply delicious. Handle carefully and eat immediately!”

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Maple Candied Bacon

Total Time: 20 mins

Maple candied bacon is a fun and tasty way to jazz up your lobster bisque. 

Bacon slices are brushed with maple syrup, topped with brown sugar, and then roasted for 30 minutes until crispy. You get that delectable sweet, smoky, and savory flavor combination with such little effort.

Crush and sprinkle these jazzed-up bacon slices over your bisque to add an irresistible umami kick or simply enjoy them on the side for a crunchy contrast.

What readers are saying…

“I LOVE this recipe. I changed things up this year for Valentine’s Day and made my boyfriend a bouquet of bacon roses using this recipe. It was a huge hit!!”

Omg, I would seriously not be able to stop myself if I had an entire batch of these!!

“This looks so good! Candied bacon is a favorite in my home, so it would never make it out of the house for gifting.”

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Baked King Crab Legs

Total Time: 20 mins

Can’t get enough seafood? Satisfy your cravings by pairing your lobster bisque with these baked king crab legs

This is an easy dish to make – cutting your crab legs is the most challenging part. But after you get this done, it’s just a matter of brushing them with the sriracha lemon butter (included in the recipe) and baking them until they’re tender and juicy

These crab legs are usually served with even more butter, but who needs it when you can dip them straight into your bisque?

What readers are saying…

In the future, this is the only way I’ll do King crab legs. Simple, flavorful, and super easy to eat!

“Made it for the Superbowl, tasted great! Like the way that the Siracha cuts the richness of the butter!”

Thanks so much for the recipe! It’s truly a treat!

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What To Serve With Lobster Bisque

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your lobster bisque.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: lobster bisque side dishes, what to serve with lobster bisque
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 50kcal


  • 1 portion lobster bisque


  • Prepare your lobster bisque according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: sourdough bread, strawberry salad, baked cajun cod, cacio e pepe, rib-eye steak, butter bath corn, roast beef sandwich, goose-fat roast potatoes, Nashville hot fried oysters, maple candied bacon, southern hushpuppies, cheddar bay biscuits, baked king crab legs, roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes, and a cobb salad.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 50kcal

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