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Best Lobster in Town

ashagame Sep 18, 2006 10:21 PM


I have seen a lot of Best Seafood but I realized after looking at the menus some didn't have what I was really looking for. I have a birthday dinner that I have to plan soon. I know the birthday girl's main course will be Lobster. That leads me to the question of. Where can you get the best lobster in town? I realize this might not come cheap. Would like any suggestions on this topic.


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    mnadel Sep 20, 2006 09:20 PM

    Manhatten Seafood Grill on M Street in Georgetown services a decent steamed lobster with sides, etc., for $16 or so. I think it's a 1 1/4 pounder.

    For something more upscale but still just plain steamed, the lobster bake at 1789 has always been nice.

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      Pappy Sep 20, 2006 05:26 PM

      If you are looking for a seafood restaurant that will serve you pristine steamed lobster, I believe you should go to Sea Catch in Georgetown. The dining rooms, frankly, are beautiful. The service is excellent. And the menu offers very high quality, very fresh seafood, in preparations that are only lightly adorned. It's not cheap. I'll bet the lobster is $20-30/lb.

      1. Meg Sep 20, 2006 03:54 PM

        My all time favorite is at Gerard's Place downtown. Whole wood grilled lobster (served cracked and opened)with citrus butter. It's heavenly.

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          unicorn633 Sep 19, 2006 07:01 PM

          Not necessarily the best but happen to be running a special right now is the Clydes chain. 17.95 for a single. I think 28.95 for double. I like the new one in Gallery Place.

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          1. re: unicorn633
            julialimei Sep 21, 2006 07:28 PM

            I checked out the steamed lobster special at Clydes' Mark Center (Alexandria) location and was pleasantly surprised by how tender and sweet their lobsters were. The cole slaw and fries served with it were nothing special, but the lobster itself was very tasty.

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            ashagame Sep 19, 2006 03:56 PM

            Thanks for the comments already.

            DC, Alexandria and Arlington Areas are perfered. Steamed whole lobster, is what I am looking for. If someone knows of a place with a dish featuring lobster, that is not whole that would be good as well.

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            1. re: ashagame
              Ootek1 Sep 26, 2006 06:32 PM

              Whenever I want a whole, steamed lobster, I head to The Palm. It's noisy (really noisy), but the food is good, and I think they do lobster better than any of the other folks in town. You can find a better steak, yes, but a better lobster? Doubtful. Throw in good sides and starters, and a general feeling of importance about the place, and you have a pretty nice night out.

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              Hal Laurent Sep 19, 2006 12:11 AM

              What town? And do you mean steamed whole lobster, or something else?

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                Dakota Guy Sep 18, 2006 11:25 PM

                "Best" always depends on the reviewer but for something different, the signature dish at Ten Penh is Smoked Lobster. It is also on the menu at DC Coast [same owner] where I ate it. I like the ambiance at DC Coast at bit better but I'd rate both restaurants the same.

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