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Brown's Seabrook Lobster Pound, Seabrook, NH - Avoid

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Went there this afternoon.

Steamers were very gritty and tasteless.
Fried shrimp was rubbery
Fried clams and onion rings had the same greasy flavor and the clams were mostly batter
Lobster was cooked okay, but not particularly sweet, just not terrible like the rest of the food.

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  1. That's why I always go to Markeys.

    1. That's so sad. When I was a kid, Brown's was always the preferred place, Markey's second. Today we talked about heading to the beach for lobsters, but between the potential traffic and high prices (not to mention sliding quality) we stayed in Methuen and went to New England Seafood on 110. Twin lobsters with great onion rings for $18.99, excellent fried shrimp, and cole-slaw that even my 6 year old liked. The atmosphere isn't exactly the same, but at least there were no seagulls hovering over the table.

      1. You might want to try Bob Lobster. It's on the way to Plum Island. My husband and I enjoy it there very much. It's rustic..so not a place if you want a fancy setting, but the food is great and prices are quite reasonable.

        http://www.boblobster.com/

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        1. re: Pawsinhand

          Stopped at Bob Lobster about 4 weeks ago, and the lobster roll I ordered was tasteless. It was large, and fresh, but didn't taste of anything, just cold and mushy. On the other hand, DC loved his fish and chips. Go figure....

        2. My boyfriend and I love Browns. We visited a few weeks ago and enjoyed the clams the best, definitley not battery. As far as lobster, ours was delicious. Maybe you had a labor day fluke...

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          1. re: JennyGwiz

            Us too, we usuallly go at least once a year - maybe twice and always great luck. I usually get the steamers nothing fried. Maybe less prepping & care time due to the crowds. :-(

          2. U should try markeys! ive grown up with it! yummy!

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            1. re: cheerleda25

              Last time we went to Browns, too busy, so we went across the street to Markey's and I was really disappointed with the lobster - tough, watery, no flavor. I think both places can have off days but I prefer Browns.

              1. re: lexpatti

                I am hoping that both just had off days. Isn't it funny how most folks grew up going to one or the other? For my family, we went to Markey's because during the 70's, the BYOB rule of Brown's seemed to attract more rowdiness than my mom cared for. No fights or anything, just "boisterousness". I do prefer Brown's chowders but Markey's fried foods.

            2. Go to Petey's in Rye!!! It NEVER disappoints.

              1. This post upsets me a bit. I have all good memories of Browns from when I lived in North Andover, Mass 2001-2003. Just about every Friday night my girlfriend and I would head up for some chickens and fried platter. 6er of Harpoon IPA or a bottle of sparkling wine in tow. Being from Philly it represented to me the quintesential New England Friday family night out. I miss it.

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                1. re: Chinon00

                  This should bing back some memories.
                  Granite State of Mind
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX7nQr...