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Where do you like to eat whole lobster on Cape Cod?

We're headed to the Cape on Monday. We have lots of suggestions for places for great lobster rolls, but where do you like to go for a delicious, fresh, well prepared steamed or boiled lobster?

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  1. where on the cape are you going?

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    1. re: markethej

      I'd like to know too..it's hard to tease out the tourist trap from decent lobster. What is the avg. price per pound of lobster these days?

      1. re: markethej

        We're going to be in Chatham.

      2. There is a tiny little seafood place on MacMillian Pier in Provincetown that does a perfect boiled lobster. We let them cook it and take it home but you can eat there.

        It is totally simple. Just picnic tables inside and there are a lot of other choices if someone wants something other than lobster.

        Here are their details from provincetown.com

        Townsend Lobster & Seafood Market
        Tel: 1 (508) 487-5161 | Fax: 1 (508) 487-5161
        9 Ryder Street Extention | At the base of Fisherman's Wharf | Provincetown, MA 02657

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        1. re: BostonZest

          lol...most new englanders eat lobster at home!!

          1. re: veronaraven

            Hey, what can I say, I grew up in Massachusetts and we usually went out for it. Now, I'm stuck living in NY, the lobster is no where near as good and when we vacation in New England, I like to go out for it. And I'm a purist, I want a lobster, steamed, with melted butter, preferably preceded by some great clam chowder or steamers. I don't want it fancy, I don't want it in "interesting" preparations, I don't want it in a hot dog roll with mayo (blech). I want the experience I got at Woodman's or Barnacle Billy's when I was a kid. There used to be places like that on the Cape, surely there still are? All these casual places with the good lobster rolls don't serve an equally good steamed lobster?

            I'm sorry if I'm sounding cranky. I've spent the last several months looking forward to this vacation, standing around chanting "beaches, lobster, beaches, lobster" and rain is threatening and I'm getting the feeling I'm not going to be able to get a wonderful lobster within a reasonable distance (taking into account my 5 yr old) of Chatham.

            1. re: marcia2

              Arnold's, or Rte 6 in Eastham, will make you a great, simple steamed lobster. Friendly Fisherman, a bit further up the road, will also do one for you. I think you'd be happy at either one.

        2. Try the Squire in Chatham - dinner wait can be long; lunch is a better bet. Most
          items including lobster, are reliably good.

          1. Hi Marcia,

            We go to the Cape a few times a year, I love lobster, so Mr. Pobo indulges me. I enjoy the lobster and steamers, etc. at Brax's Landing in Harwichport Brax's is a local place, open all winter and I think very good. Also, on Provincetown, it looks like a tourist trap but the Lobster Pot is also excellent for steamed lobster.

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            1. re: pobo

              Thank you all. We're off to Arnold's for dinner tonight. Steamed lobster for me! Can't wait!

              1. re: pobo

                be careful at Brax...My friends and I have not done well there...great setting though...