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Jul 24, 2007 01:13 PM

Lobster and steamer fans - good deal at Brown's (Seabrook, NH)

Went to Brown's over the weekend and gasped when I saw the price per pound for lobster is down to $4.50! Steamers came in at $11 a quart, not as good a deal as the lobster but they were clean and sweet and tasty. I'm in Boston and lobster prices are pretty outrageous right now. Was really tempted to buy a couple extra lobsters to bring home for lobster salad. I'm tempted to go again this weekend at this price.

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  1. Thanks for the heads-up. Looks like a road trip this weekend. Is Brown's on Rte.1?
    Never mind..... they have a web site:

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    1. re: Gio

      If Brown's has their prices that low, then Markey's must also...right across the street. I prefer Markey's but I'd recommend whichever one is less crowded.

      1. re: rizzo0904

        I haven't been to Markey's. Do they have outdoor seating? Are they also BYOB?

        1. re: kittychow

          Markey's does have outdoor seating but I'm not sure about the BYOB there. Brown's I know is BYOB, and that $4.50 special on lobsters sounds to good to be true. I'm going to take a ride down tonight to check it out.

          1. re: Infomaniac

            I'm pretty jealous! I can't get back until Sunday. I'm hoping the price stays that low. Enjoy!

          2. re: kittychow

            I know Markey's sells I don't think they are BYOB.

            Tip: Order your lobster first...I always get males. Then order your fried food and give them your lobster order number so the food gets done at the same time.

            1. re: kittychow

              A great local place for some drinks after is Eastmans. It's behind Seabrook Village Market (DiBurros). Very casual but fun and good prices.

              1. re: rizzo0904

                I recently tried Eastmans after dropping of some kids that were going out for night fishing and I had a couple hours to kill. I though the food was excellent. I had steamers, lobster stew, and the fish & chips and everything was excellent.
                Very friendly crowd and an excellent spot for drinks. If I didn't have to drive home with the kids, I could see myself spending some time there.

        2. Oh, nice tip! And Brown's has fried lobster too. Mmmmmm. Might have to go up this week.

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          1. re: Rubee

            I also had some fried lobster last weekend. So sinful. I call it the lobster donut. Fried scallops were also pretty yummy.

          2. I stopped by Brown's tonight to see if the lobster was $4.50 per pound, and I could find any sign saying so.

            The sign with prices has cull's at $9.49, chicks at $10.49, then $11.49 up to $13.49 per lb.

            I'm not sure what sign you saw, but I can't imagine Brown's offering that kind of price during the height of the season, or even in the off season.

            To make the trip worthwhile for me, I ordered some fried lobster, then went across the street for a slices of Tripoli's pizza and a cannoli.

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            1. re: Infomaniac

              Many thanks for your report, Info... I thought the 4.50 price was too good to be true.
              We might just take a ride up there anyway to check out Markey's - or maybe Eastman's. We'll have to toss a coin.

              1. re: Infomaniac

                It was most definitely $4.50 lb this past Sunday. My wallet confirms. ;) Lobster price was advertised on paper plates on a couple places near the lobster counter and steamer counter.

                I did wonder though if this might be a one-day politically motivated special but I didn't want to be so cynical. Mitt Romney did a campaign stop (meet & greet and photo opp) at Brown's while I was there. I should have looked to see if the paper plates were still up after he left. Grrr.

                No reason to hurry back this weekend at those prices. :(

                1. re: kittychow

         didn't mention the campaign trail was going through there.

                  Political smoke and mirrors get me everytime.

                  Actually, I thought their regular prices are on par for a beach lobster pound place.

                  1. re: kittychow

                    Maybe The Mittster, aka Willard, was subsidizing the lobstah prices! :-)

                2. I loved going to Brown's when I lived in North Andover, MA. Friday night, Fried Seafood Platter and a six pack of Harpoon IPA shared with the SO; I don't get no better than that! (pardon the vernacular)