Grilled Lobster Tail Recipe

This recipe for grilled lobster tail is simple to make, full of flavor, and tastes like it was made in a fancy steakhouse.

If you love lobster, you should also try our recipe for broiled lobster tail!

We keep the ingredients list short because you don’t need to fuss with lobster too much to make it delicious. It’s simply essential that everyone has a reliable grilled lobster recipe in their back pocket. Lobster tails are not only perfect for grilling, but they also get such a wonderful, smoky flavor.

Grilled Lobster Tail Recipe with Garlic Butter (2018)

Grilled Lobster Tail 🔗

This easy Grilled Lobster Tail recipe will make you feel so fancy.

Prep: 10min

Total: 25min


  • 1/4 c. melted butter 
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon zest 
  • 2 tbsp. freshly sliced chives, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 4 (8-oz.) lobster tails
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes 
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, lemon juice, zest, chives, parsley, garlic, and salt.
  2. Using kitchen shears, cut top of lobster shell from meaty portion of tail. Using a knife, cut halfway through meat down the center, without cutting all the way through. Insert a skewer lengthwise through the lobster to keep lobster from curling up when cooked. 
  3. Brush all over with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill flesh side down until lightly charred, about 6 minutes. Flip lobster and dollop a spoonful of butter mixture on flesh side. Grill until just cooked through, about 5 minutes more.
  4. Remove lobster from grill and sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Serve with lemon wedges.

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