Grilled Lobster Tail

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Learn how to make lobster tails on the grill with this easy recipe!
Four grilled lobster tails sitting on a plate with lemon wedges.
5 from 6 votes


  • 3 tablespoons salted butter melted
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pinch kosher salt plus more for seasoning
  • 4 lobster tails (6-8 ounces each)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges for serving


  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together butter, garlic, chives, lemon juice, and
    salt; set aside.

  2. Using kitchen shears, cut the lobster shell down the middle, stopping at the tail. Use a sharp knife to cut the meat down the center without cutting all the way through. Insert a skewer lengthwise through the tail to keep it from curling while cooking.

  3. Brush the tails with olive oil; season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Preheat a grill over medium heat. Grill lobster, cut side down, for 5 minutes, until shells are bright pinkish-red. Flip the tails, baste with garlic butter, and grill for another 4 to 5 minutes, or until the lobster meat is an opaque white color and reads 135 degrees F.

  5. Baste with more garlic butter, sprinkle with chives and serve with lemon wedges.


  • You can cut back on the amount of the garlic butter, if desired. Or you can omit the garlic butter. 
  • Serve with your favorite grilled sides or surf and turf style with grilled steak.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 129, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 103mg, Sodium: 343mg, Potassium: 136mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 11g, Vitamin A: 330%, Vitamin C: 3.1%, Calcium: 60%, Iron: 0.2%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled lobster, grilled lobster tail, lobster tail
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