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Court Street Lobster Bar |28 W Court St.CincinnatiOH45202 | (513) 246-0184
Court Street Lobster Bar
28 W Court St.
CincinnatiOH 45202
 (513) 246-0184
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Seafood Restaurant Cincinnati, OH

Court Street Lobster Bar is the fulfillment of a vision to bring the Northeast to the Queen City

In 2011, Owner Dan Swormstedt was visiting his father in Washington, D.C. when he stumbled upon a lobster shack.  The line was out the door and around the corner for the staple sandwich of Maine. At that moment, a dream was born! 

A little over 6 years later, after research trips to Maine, visiting with lobstermen, stopping into every lobster shack up and down the east coast he possibly could, and a little elbow grease, the dream came to fruition.  That dream is Court Street Lobster Bar.

Our goal is to provide our customers with high quality sustainably fished seafood, top-notch locally grown produce, and first-class libations at an accessible price.

Why choose our seafood restaurant?

Our restaurant is unlike other restaurants in the Midwest where seafood is celebrated because with us you get a true east coast vibe when you step into our doors. We ship in fresh lobster three times a week from Stonington, Maine, so you can rest assured your feast is authentic and fresh, guaranteeing the flavors you crave. Lobster is our specialty, but you also can't go wrong with our many other seafood delicacies. 


  • Clam chowder
  • Crab cakes
  • Lobster bisque
  • Lobster grilled cheese
  • Lobster mac 'n cheese
  • Maine lobster
  • New York strip steak
  • Salads
  • Salmon and shrimp rolls
  • And more

Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 | 2018 Best of the City-Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2017 Best of Cincinnati- City Beat
    • Best Lobster Rolls
    • 2nd Best New Restaurant
  • 2017 17 Places to Eat-Cincinnati Enquirer
  • 2017 Most Unique Restaurants in Cincinnati-OnlyInYourState
  • 2018 Lobster Rumble

We also feature a generous selection of first-class libations at our full bar which are all popular during Happy Hour.

We go to great lengths to see that your meals are expertly prepared and exquisitely presented. Our goal is that your entire experience is fabulous, from the food to the atmosphere, and our friendly service.                  

We can provide catering for a variety of events such as business luncheons, office parties, galas, weddings, and more. Your guests can enjoy a huge seafood feast with the same delicious items on our restaurant menu.

We're proud to be the recipients of numerous awards from the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati Magazine,, and others.


Stop by for lunch or dinner today to experience seafood like you never have before. Call (513) 246-0184 for more information. We look forward to serving you.

Dan Swormstedt, Owner | Clint Walker Jr., Executive Chef

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Accepted Payment Methods:

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Business Hours:

Business Hours:

Monday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM