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Jan 25, 2008 10:15 AM

Louie's Alive and Kickin Lobster

Has anyone ever been to Louie's Alive and Kickin' Lobster (269 Putnam Rd) in Cambridge near the River St. Whole Foods? Their sign says they have fresh fish, scallops, lobsters, shrimp, etc. It's in an inconspicuous residential area, and I never knew it existed even though I've driven past it probably 20 times. It looks like it could be one of those hidden neighborhood gems...

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  1. I've been dying to go try their lobster sandwich, which does it up in between grilled toast.

    1. It's been a while but I've gotten the lobster sandwich there and it was quite good. I didn't realize there was a Louie's before Alive and Kicking.

      1. I've had their lobster sandwich which is a nice, but never bought fresh seafood there.

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        1. re: gini

          Is their lobster sandwich "Connecticut" style, in that, it's just plain buttered lobster flesh and there is no mayo/celery business?

          1. re: Prav

            It is lobster and mayonnaise between two slices of buttered scali toast. It costs about $10.

          1. We've loved the fresh seafood purchased there.

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            1. re: litchick

              Is Louie's on par with New Deal and Courthouse Fish stores in East Cambridge?

              1. re: smtucker

                The selection is MUCH more limited than New Deal or Courthouse.

                1. re: Gabatta

                  Sorry, I wasn't clear. I meant on par in terms of quality, not expanse of selections.

                  1. re: smtucker

                    In my limited experience, yes. The quality is as good as New Deal, but as Gabatta said, the selection is very limited. I have purchased lobster to cook at home and scallops as well and both were very good.

                    I typically go to New Deal to see Carl and have him tell me what's especially good. Last time it was a piece of halibut that was divine.

                    1. re: yumyum

                      We have had some great tuna steaks from Louie's.