Dureya’s Lobster Cobb Salad is one of the most popular and expensive salads in the world. Save the money and try this amazing delicious homemade version.lobster cobb salad

For anyone who has been out east, you know what the infamous Lobster Cobb Salad is from Duryea’s. And for those who do not, not to worry! You are saving a lot of money by not knowing what is. But I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t worth the hype.

I personally love the Lobster Cobb Salad at Duryea’s. The vibe of the restaurant itself is amazing overlooking the water (especially at sunset) and the menu they have is absolutely delicious. But it is also really overpriced in my opinion and we still joke about the unfriendly employees that work there. I remember walking up to the hostess table and they didn’t even say hello or welcome. Just stared at me waiting for me to speak first.  Probably because it’s a celeb hot spot in Montauk and they know they’re a popular spot.

But Duryea’s did perfect their cobb salad. It is filled with fresh bibb lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, bacon bits, avocado, tomatoes and of course lobster salad. And this dreamy Tarragon dressing that is insanely flavorful and delicious. It’s creamy but not too overpowering and I love the flavor it adds to the salad itself.

I think you will *swoon* over this lobster cobb as much as we do. It’s a summer salad staple and one that all lobster lovers will crave.

What ingredients you need to make the Lobster Cobb Salad:

  • Steamed lobster meat – I use claw knuckle and tail meat. If you can’t find lobster meat, use some shrimp instead
  • Celery – finely chopped. And if you hate celery you can omit but it’s a classic in lobster salad
  • Lemon juice – I always like to use fresh lemon when possible 
  • Mayonnaise – any mayo you want works for this
  • Bacon bits – I chopped up cooked bacon for this. Forever cooking my bacon in the oven
  • Cheddar cheese – sharp cheddar is my preference for this recipe but if you’re not a cheddar fan, I personally love feta cheese for this
  • Hard-boiled eggs – or soft-boiled can also work really well
  • Cherry tomatoes – seasonal tomatoes work best
  • Avocado – ripe avocado diced works for this
  • Gem lettuce – any type of butter/gem lettuce is the best in this

What ingredients you need to make Tarragon dressing for the salad: 

  • Milk of choice – I used full-fat coconut milk
  • Mayonnaise – your go-to mayonnaise works 
  • Tarragon vinegar – it’s okay if you don’t have and omit this. Just adds more flavor if you do have
  • Fresh tarragon – chopped. If you can’t find it use basil instead
  • Garlic clove – minced. Or use garlic powder if you don’t have
  • Shallot – minced to add flavor
  • Whole grain mustard – or use mustard powder or dijon if you prefer
  • Hot sauce – any hot sauce you want works
  • Scallion – chopped green scallion for this
  • Dried oregano – or use fresh chives as another option

FAQs on making Lobster Cobb Salad:

  1. Where can I find cooked lobster meat? I usually order this from this site so it’s in my freezer. Or you can go to local fish market too or grocery store.
  2. Is this lobster cobb salad gluten-free? Yes! It is naturally gluten-free salad and the dressing is as well. I don’t add croutons but you can if you want.
  3. Is this cobb salad an entree? Yes! It is an entree if you have with 2 people. It isn’t a mega large salad but you can always increase the toppings to make it more filling.
  4. Can I make this lobster cobb salad ahead of time? I recommend assembling the salad itself right before serving. But feel free to get the toppings and dressing ready ahead of time.
  5. What if I can’t find tarragon? I never heard of tarragon before I wanted to replicate this salad. If you can’t find it, use basil instead! It’s a great substitute.

A few other delicious salad recipes to try:

Make the Barbuto Kale Salad at Home

The Best Salmon Kale Salad Ever

Healthy Classic Caesar Salad

Strawberry Feta Cucumber Salad


Duryea’s Lobster Cobb Salad

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Dureya’s Lobster Cobb Salad is one of the most popular and expensive salads in the world. Save the money and try this homemade version.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins

Yield: Serves 2




  • 10 ounces steamed lobster meat (I use claw knuckle and tail meat)
  • 4 tablespoons celery, finely chopped
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup bacon bits (I chopped up cooked bacon)
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 6 cups gem lettuce

Tarragon dressing:

  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (I used full-fat coconut milk)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoons tarragon vinegar (it’s okay if you don’t have)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 shallot, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon scallion, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. For the dressing, whisk together ingredients at set aside
  2. Begin making lobster salad by tossing together lobster meat, celery, mayonnaise, lemon juice and sea salt
  3. In a large bowl, toss the lettuce with desired amount of dressing then add the toppings followed by lobster salad and serve


*Store in fridge for 3 days

**Feel free to double or triple recipe to serve more

  • Author: Rachel