10+ BEST Sauces for Lobster (Easy & Delicious)

Wondering what the best dipping sauces to serve with lobster are? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide.

These 12+ delicious sauces pair with all your favorite lobster recipes.

Keep reading to discover a sauce that you love. Then pair it with a couple lobster side dishes, a perfect lobster wine pairing, and you’re guaranteed an amazing dinner!

The BEST Sauces for Lobster

Spoon stirring yellow herb sauce in small white bowl
This lemon butter sauce, made with dry white wine and fresh dill, is the upgrade your next fish dinner craves! Switch up your go-to weeknight dinner recipes with this 10-minute creamy sauce for fish.
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Learn How to Make Brown Butter with my info packed guide. With intense, nutty caramel flavour, browned butter will elevate all your dishes.
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Small bowl of crab butter next to cracked crabs on newspapers.
Learn how to make clarified butter, a rich and buttery sauce that’s a must with crab legs, lobster tails, steamed shrimp, and more. Keep it simple with the base recipe or take it up a notch with any of the 3 flavor variations (garlic, lemon, and spicy)!
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Overhead shot of remoulade in bowl with shrimp surrounding it.
This Louisiana-style Remoulade Sauce is a smoky and tangy dipping sauce that’s perfect for lobster, po’ boys, fried green tomatoes, and crab cakes.
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Bowl of seafood boil sauce with spoon next to seafood boil spread on newspapers.
Learn how to make Seafood Boil Sauce from scratch! It’s a rich and layered butter sauce that’s perfect for Southern seafood boils and for sprucing up your usual weeknight dinner. Easy to make in 20 minutes!
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Bearnaise sauce in small black bowl.
Bearnaise Sauce is great with steak, but also one of the classic sauces for shellfish. Flavored with fresh cracked blacked pepper and tarragon leaves.
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This easy Cocktail Sauce recipe is a zesty and tangy dipping sauce that’s perfect for lobster cocktails, po’ boys, and crab cakes. 
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Ditch the store bought stuff and learn how to make the BEST TARTAR SAUCE! Made with mayo, relish, herbs, and lots of citrus, this is fantastic as the perfect seafood dip!
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Hollandaise sauce is a classic creamy sauce that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch! This recipe is easy and no-fail. It takes just 5 minutes in a blender!
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This garlic aioli is creamy, garlicky & ready in just 5 minutes! It’s an easy sauce made with fresh garlic, egg yolk, olive oil & lemon juice.
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This Creamy Lemon Tarragon Sauce recipe is easy and made with sour cream and Dijon mustard. Great for dipping lobster and seafood.
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10+ BEST Sauces for Lobster

Wondering what the best dipping sauces to serve with lobster are? I’ve got you covered with this handy guide. This lemon butter sauce, made with dry white wine and fresh dill, is the upgrade your lobster craves!
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Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8


  • ¾ cup dry white wine (or dry vermouth)
  • 3 Tablespoons shallot (minced)
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (cut into 6 pieces)
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons fresh dill (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  • Boil wine, shallot and lemon juice in a small saucepan over high heat until reduced to ¼ cup, about 6 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and add butter, one piece at a time, whisking until melted before adding more.
  • Remove pan from heat. Stir in dill.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.


  • If you don’t have dill, you can still use this delicious recipe, just swap the dill ingredient out for parsley, basil or tarragon.
  • If your sauce is too thin, you can continue cooking it over low-medium heat and whisk in a few tablespoons of cornstarch and cold water to thicken it up a bit. Always start with a little and add as needed.
  • If you over season the sauce, Like I said before, less is more! When making sauces especially, it’s super easy to season, taste, and season some more. To take down too much seasoning, you’ll have to add in more bone broth and water to balance the flavors — then likely more cornstarch to thinking the mixture again. You’ll then end up with LOTS of sauce.
  • If your sauce is too sour, then you probably just have a bit too much lemon juice in comparison to your other ingredients. Even that out by adding in a little more garlic, shallots, and white wine, then whisk together. Don’t be afraid to taste your sauce while you cook to ensure you’re getting the perfect flavors.
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Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

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