EasT Coast Flavor, Midwest hospitality

Sustainably Fished | Locally Sourced | Cincy Inspired




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.

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

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 Rumple Participant-TastingTable.com






Reservations through the Reserve link above or through the Reserve App


28 W. Court Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202


M-Th 11:00am-10:00pm
F-Sa   11:00am-11:00pm
Su  Closed


Step outside the box and onto the shore. We cater everything from business lunches and office parties, to galas and weddings. Your guests will truly appreciate something different! For groups larger than 25 we require a 5 day notice. Call Dan at 513.246.0184 dan@courtstreetlobsterbar.com