Lobster Summer at The Keg

Tonight we went to the Keg Steakhouse for Lobster summer. Until August 19th, all Keg locations are offering a tempting variety of your favorite lobster dishes. The lobsters are shipped in from the Atlantic coast and there are five lobster menus to choose from.

The Keg is one of my favorite dining spots. I used to eat there every Sunday night but lately haven’t had time to go as often as I would like. I guess this is good thing. Dining at the Keg too often can add considerable weight to the body. Greg Morgan and his girlfriend Linda joined Sarah, Sally and myself for the Lobster Summer.

Steak & Half Lobster


This was my dish (Greg and Linda ordered the same). A tender top sirloin cooked medium rare, with a fresh half Atlantic lobster. Served with hot butter, lemon and a Caesar salad. Very few combinations go together as well as steak and lobster!

Whole Atlantic Lobster


Now this is what I’m talking about! Two pounds of sweet and succulent lobster, served with hot butter, lemon and a Caesar salad. Sarah couldn’t finish it so I had to help her. The lobsters at the Keg were very good. However, they’re not as good as the ones served at c restaurant.

Dinner for four (Sally doesn’t count) came to $220 with drinks and tip. I’m almost a little hesitant to post this dinning adventure because the last time I wrote about eating a lobster, some people got mad at me because I disrespected the lobster.

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90 thoughts on “Lobster Summer at The Keg”

  1. mmm..nice nice…love the seafood

    1. shman says:

      Me too, but why it’s so expensive :/

      1. Debo Hobo says:

        The Keg here are really great as well, ny favorite is steaming hot bread with the sweet butter. Yummo!

    2. Mybloggo says:

      me too….I like seafood

  2. James Wilcox says:

    I love a good lobster…but man that is an expensive dinner…was this for 4? You know, Monkfish is almost as good and a heck of a lot more reasonable hehe. Love me some steak and lobster though.

    1. John Chow says:

      Yes it was for four. I love monkfish. Have you ever had a monkfish chowder? Mmmm!

      1. steven says:

        We have A keg Steakhouse in Montreal,correct me if I’m wrong,but I think it was one of the 1st ones to open!!


  3. John,

    This is the kind of dinner I’m talking about! I posted about having steak and lobster and home for my mom’s 50th birthday on DevDad, but there is nothing better than going out for surf and turf at a good, upscale place.


  4. Michael Kwan says:

    I love the Keg. I had the steak and lobster combo last summer. Which location did you go to? I prefer the food at the Granville Island one, despite it typically having the longest wait times.

    1. John Chow says:

      The Keg at Ironwood.

  5. musnazdotnet says:

    Hi Master John Chow…. You’ve been tag by me (do visit my blog to copy and paste the tag issue), hehe… i know, the probability you’ll do the tag is 0.001% ha ha…. I just wanna give a try, he, tq πŸ™„ :mrgreen:

  6. Stentorized says:

    it is still expensive for 4 person..
    but with your income online it is peanuts
    I presumed.. πŸ™„

  7. I wish so cal had some good seafood. Looks like me, Danielle and Gary will have to settle for Southern California authentic Mexican food.

  8. Budget Babe says:

    Hey John, I am on a really tight budget and looking at this is just making me salivate and pine for lobster! I once had a 13 course dinner in Japan – every course consisting of lobster! It was truly amazing. The only offputting part of the evening was the lobster sashimi where the poor live thing had its back cut open and slivers taken from it. Ewwww…. It moved everytime someone put there chopsticks near it. I declined to try.

    1. John Chow says:

      I had that before. I even made a video of it. http://www.johnchow.com/playing-with-my-food/

      It was delicious!

  9. GnomeyNewt says:

    Aweee poor lobster, but they do taste good! :c) I still feel bad about how they cook them tho.

    Oh plus, I’d like to win the Fourth Signed Copy of The 4-Hour Workweek. πŸ™„

    1. Geedos says:

      Yeah the cooking part is nasty.

      As is the post about the last time John had lobster – shocking! 😯

    2. Bah! That’s what they are there for. 😎

    3. shman says:

      Every one would like to win this :).

  10. OMG… It’s late, I’m hungry, and would love that food!


    -Sam from MarketMatador.com 😈

    1. Yeah, I’m definitely going to have to take an early lunch now. Thanks a lot John!

      1. shman says:

        πŸ˜‰ good idea.

  11. Gdog says:

    I love lobster…and the Keg is awesome for its consistent food quality, time after time. πŸ™‚

  12. nath says:


    There’s something primal at looking your dinner right in the eye just before popping it into a nice big pot of boiling water 😈

  13. Markus says:

    In germany we use to say: Mahlzeit! πŸ˜‰

    1. Mybloggo says:

      Ich Lieben Seafood….

      I Like Seafood…….

      Seafood in German ?

  14. Rhys says:

    I want to win because I want to eat lobsters

  15. Geedos says:

    That certainly is one big feast!

    I love my food but I don’t know if I could eat all that in one go – good effort! πŸ˜€

    1. You just have to have a bit of dedication and room enough in your waste-band lol. πŸ˜‰

  16. Ruchir says:

    I’m a vegetarian and I don’t eat lobsters…

    1. At least lobsters and other animals can run (or swim)! You vegetarians just cut down those plants in the prime of their lives. How could you do that to such an innocent and defenseless living thing? You people disgust me! πŸ‘Ώ :mrgreen:

  17. Neena says:

    Here’s my reply.

    1. shman says:

      😯 ❗ ❗ ❗

  18. Britt Malka says:

    One of the things I find interesting about you: You eat really disgusting foot πŸ˜› Yuk! Pork and lobster. But nevermind, this is my fourth entry for the book, I would love to receive.

  19. Fable says:

    Looks delicious! Shame I wasn’t invited… πŸ˜‰


  20. Rich Waters says:

    definitely :twisted:, good way to get a bunch more comments on an unrelated entry πŸ™‚

    1. Jason says:

      Totally agree, Rich. Is it evil or brilliant or both?

  21. Ryan says:

    I don’t eat anything that comes from the water. I do enjoy reading though. πŸ˜‰

  22. Sammy Larbi says:

    I’ll enter the 4 hour work week drawing via RSS.

  23. Do you think you could outsource your posts without anyone knowing? If you haven’t already, the posts with spelling and typos I know are yours :-p

  24. chris.pund says:

    Yummy, but I would like the 4HWW much more!

  25. bob cobb says:

    I just had a 2 lb. lobster a couple nights ago. One of the nice things about living in New England πŸ™‚

  26. KennyP says:

    I read JohnChow’s full feed RSS πŸ™‚

  27. This one was dead, I guess.

    As for the last lobster post, nothing to worry about: John is on top of the food chain. That’s how nature (God, the universe, etc) intended it.

  28. MDB says:

    Looks tasty… we don’t get food like that out in Japan πŸ˜₯

  29. Lorenzo says:


    What camera do you use to make pictures of all your food/restaurant endeavors?

    I like to make pictures every time I dine at a restaurant but people always give me funny looks when I take the shot.

    1. John Chow says:

      I use a Canon SD300 for the restaurant pics. It’s nice and small.

  30. Tim McSween says:

    Steak and Lobster. Yummmm. πŸ˜†

  31. Gene says:

    Now that’s a dinner to eat while reading a good book! Hmmm… maybe I can win a good book!

  32. Roberta says:

    The dinner looks good, I’d have my steak cooked well done, though… I read the full feed rss πŸ˜€

      1. shman says:

        And me. 😎

    1. No way! Medium-rare is the way to go.

      IMO, well done is like partial RSS feeds, they are better than nothing but not nearly as good. πŸ˜‰

  33. Eric Lander says:

    Readnig the full feed RSS does this post no justice. I want some of that surf and turf!

  34. I used to work for Keg Steakhouse in Seattle area… it was actually my first job, where I started in high school as a dishwasher, and was promoted to a management position when I was 20. I remember putting in 60-70 hour weeks (not quite 4!), but the food was fantastic… managers got to eat for free! I stuck it out for 4 years before it was time to move on.

  35. Kenneth says:

    Tag. I am in for the book πŸ™‚

  36. It looks very nice and 4 dishes for $220 is not bad price.

  37. Hari says:

    Thats disgusting. I’m a Veg. πŸ˜€

    1. You bastard! I bet you’ve even eaten artichoke hearts! 😯 :mrgreen:

  38. shman says:

    Looks del.icio.us πŸ™‚

  39. HalOtis says:

    I enjoy the keg.

  40. tim says:

    i love and hate your food posts…. i love them because they are always so great. i hate them because i cant easily get to bc to enjoy them.

    oooo…. i good contest for you john: ‘win dinner with john chow in bc’ with round trip air fare and dinner with john chow πŸ˜‰

    and enter me one more time for the book.

    1. That’s actually a darn good idea! It would be interesting (and tasty) for sure.

  41. Ed Lau says:

    S.W.A.T. broke into that lobsters house! DISRESPECTED his whole family!

  42. KingJacob says:

    How can you disrespect a lobster?

    1. The lobster should be honored to be in John’s table πŸ™‚

  43. Here’s the fourth entry to the fourth contest.

  44. Santosh P says:

    I never tasted a lobster… I am kinda scared of prawns, lobsters and crabs…

    I am happy with white healthly Chicken.. πŸ˜€

    Btw this comment also doubles up as my 3rd entry for the Book..

    I insist all readers to subscribe to John Chow dot Com RSS feeds…. *Never miss a post*

  45. Anastasia says:

    Yum! Er.. noth that I’ve ever eaten lobster or anythng, but it sure looks tastey πŸ™‚

    Maybe if I win the book, I’ll be able to taste lobster first hand! lol πŸ™‚

  46. Oh, well. Here we go again.

  47. Wahlau.NET says:

    yum yum lobster meal!

  48. Karol Krizka says:

    Which location did you go to? I think the Keg in Burnaby is really nice, they have a great view.

  49. I miss Red Lobster. You would think living on the coast I would eat more seafood, but it’s still too expensive here in Townsville, Australia.

  50. Steve says:

    I love the Keg Steaks – Lobster just makes it far better!

  51. simon says:

    Comment for The 4-Hour Workweek :mrgreen:

  52. Tech Dogg says:


    You know something John, I’m on a seafood diet; whenever I see food, I eat it!

  53. Wolf Stone says:

    My extra entry for the 4-Hour Workweek contest !

  54. Tim Spangler says:

    Where I live, “The Keg” is the big undergrad bar. Although every single time I’ve ever gone by there, it’s been completely empty.

    P.S. reading the RSS has its advantages πŸ˜‰

  55. Matt says:

    Looks tasty!

  56. OMGbay says:

    I saw that red lobster, then ate at Red Lobster 😈

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