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Simple lobster in DC or NOVA

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jdeadline Jul 18, 2006 03:03 PM

Any suggestions where I can get a simple boiled or steamed lobster in the DC area? Doesn't have to be a fancy place, but I'd rather avoid Red Lobster. Thanks.

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    Adam23 RE: jdeadline Jul 18, 2006 04:33 PM

    I generally go to City Lights on Conn Ave above Dupont Circle and get their lobster special.

    1. James G RE: jdeadline Jul 18, 2006 06:03 PM

      What could be simpler than going to a good grocery or seafood store, buying some lobsters, and preparing them at home?

      1. Dennis S RE: jdeadline Jul 18, 2006 07:56 PM

        Hank's Oyster Bar does a good lobster roll.

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          EricDC RE: jdeadline Jul 18, 2006 08:22 PM

          Jeez, cmon guys, help him out.

          G'Town
          Sea Catch
          Clyde's Georgetown
          That place on M st with the Oyster Bar in the window. Name escapes me...

          White house / Chinatown:
          Old Ebbitt
          Clyde's Gallery Place

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            leah RE: EricDC Jul 19, 2006 12:43 PM

            You are probably thinking of J. Pauls.......

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            Pappy RE: jdeadline Jul 19, 2006 12:45 PM

            Sea Catch is an excellent choice. It's not cheap. But it is a wonderful setting with great service and very fresh seafood. Request a table in the back room, not the bar area.

            I might also suggest Oceanaire downtown. A more corporate setting, but certainly sufficient.

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              BookGuy RE: jdeadline Jul 19, 2006 12:58 PM

              Most of the downtown steak houses do a good job with plain lobster. I prefer The Palm but the Connecticut Avenue Morton's will also do. Of course, all of these things weigh in at something like 5 1/2 pounds and don't come cheap.

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                pam h RE: jdeadline Jul 19, 2006 02:51 PM

                try the fish market on Maine Ave -- you can get a lobster steamed, and eat it there with drawn butter or take it home. It's a great scene if you haven't been.

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