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Baked stuffed lobster comparison

geese Feb 19, 2008 06:41 AM

I cant afford to spring for a baked stuffed lobster more then once and I dont want to walk away and say eh, I should have gone for Lobster cantonese in chinatown. So where is the best in the Boston to north shore area. How is Atlantic Fish compared to Legal (Which seems overated every time I went for a regular fish meal) Is Locherbe's good? Can yo just go without tir What Emeralds place Venus?

  1. raf945 Feb 20, 2008 03:44 PM

    Emeril is very good friends with the Ferris family,who own and operate the Venus De Milo.He claims the baked stuffed lobster is the best in New England,and having had the 3 1/2 pounder stuffed with lobster and ritz,I agree.They have gone up in their price,but who hasn't?

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    1. re: raf945
      Gio Feb 20, 2008 03:58 PM

      OMG - 3 1/2 pounds of Baked Stuffed Lobster.....
      Please say it took you 3 days to consume that monster... then used the shells for stock.
      OK - never mind. I totally understand. Really I do.

      1. re: Gio
        raf945 Feb 20, 2008 05:23 PM

        Well,in all honesty,it does provide for two very good meals.The kicker is that the stuffing consists of over a pound of lobster meat as well.There is never even one morsel left when I am done and yes,I do make a great stock which I use for my favorite asian dishes.Just for the record,I had a 3 pound baked stuffed last night at a different place and although good,just no comparison to the one at the Venus.It really is one of my favorite restaurants.

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      Westy Feb 20, 2008 10:59 AM

      I like Atlantic Fish more than I do Legal. Legal is good, but the lobster and stuffing at Atlantic are just a touch better. Legal's tastes a little bland in comparison.

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        catsmeow Feb 19, 2008 06:55 PM

        The large(they have 2 sizes) baked stuffed lobster at Companions in Saugus is one of my favorites. I haven't had it for a year or 2 now but it was always very good and stuffed with lots more lobster meat. It was enough for 3 meals. Hmmm...I think I'm due for one pretty soon now that I'm thinking about it. I had the Lobster at Locke Obers and it seems from most of the posts on CH, I'm one of the few that isn't impressed with their food.

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        1. re: catsmeow
          Gio Feb 20, 2008 04:10 AM

          Do you mean the Continental on Rte, 1 North?

          1. re: Gio
            galleygirl Feb 20, 2008 05:28 AM

            Isn't t he Continental gone?

            1. re: galleygirl
              Gio Feb 20, 2008 06:10 AM

              Er - I don't know. They don't let me out very often....

              1. re: Gio
                edgewater Feb 20, 2008 07:11 AM

                The Continental is definitely still there but I don't know anything about their lobster.

                1. re: edgewater
                  Gio Feb 20, 2008 08:17 AM

                  Thanks edgewater. I did think so. Their lobsters are hit or miss. I guess it depends who's in the kitchen. I've had some terrific, well seasoned and well cooked over the years. But the last one - last fall - was dry, and the meat in the claws was strange. Large claw no/very little meat. I think it must have been a moulting issue.

                  1. re: edgewater
                    catsmeow Feb 20, 2008 03:09 PM

                    I guess I've been lucky. I've gotten it 3-4 times over the last 2-3yrs and they were excellent each time.

                2. re: galleygirl
                  david91406 Jan 5, 2011 12:40 AM

                  It'll only be a matter of time before the Continental folds. It used to have a nice Lounge (for company!!), and a great baked Stuffed Lobster.
                  Now, it's a hangout for the 70 and older. A place for them to discuss incontinence, Viagra vs. Cealis, etc. But even worse, the BSL taste like it was made years ago and stored. Same waitresses from the 50's!!

                  1. re: david91406
                    RichardinJP Jan 5, 2011 02:38 AM

                    Baked Stuff Lobster has been consistently great over the many years I have gone to the Continental. Love the fact that the waitressess have been around for so many years - not sure why you would think that to be a negative.

                3. re: Gio
                  catsmeow Feb 20, 2008 03:10 PM

                  Yes. It's still there.

                  1. re: catsmeow
                    Gio Feb 20, 2008 04:33 PM

                    Yup - I can confirm that the Continental is still "there."
                    Didn't go in, however, had an appointment in Ipswich.....but the parking lot was full as usual at lunch time... and the sign is still in place.

                    1. re: Gio
                      galleygirl Feb 20, 2008 04:53 PM

                      I think I always confuse it with Caruso's Diplomat,,which is gone, right?

                      1. re: galleygirl
                        catsmeow Feb 20, 2008 05:19 PM

                        I think the Diplomat is gone but you might be thinking about Augostines which was much closer to the Continental on Rte 1. That's been gone for a while.

              2. Alcachofa Feb 19, 2008 01:16 PM

                "Can yo just go without tir What Emeralds place Venus?"

                Yes. Yes you can.

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                1. re: Alcachofa
                  hlerm2 Feb 19, 2008 03:40 PM

                  Porthole in lynn does a real good job on a 1 1/2 hardshell stuffed with scallops. complete dinner for $2.00. well worth the trip and parking is no problem

                  1. re: hlerm2
                    Gio Feb 19, 2008 04:19 PM

                    Do you really mean $2.00 for a complete dinner?? The Porthole is OK - but.... $2.00? I think not. LOL

                    1. re: Gio
                      C. Hamster Feb 20, 2008 09:11 AM

                      IMO the Porthole is nothing to write home about but a $2 lobster dinner?


                      I have the same reservations about flying on a $10 plane ticket ....

                      1. re: C. Hamster
                        Gio Feb 20, 2008 09:26 AM

                        I probably should have said the Bar at the PH is OK....

                      2. re: Gio
                        hlerm2 Feb 20, 2008 10:30 AM

                        god what a bad place for a typo really meant $20.00 or could be $25.00

                    2. re: Alcachofa
                      mjg0725 Feb 19, 2008 04:20 PM


                      1. re: Alcachofa
                        yumyum Feb 20, 2008 05:26 AM

                        Not on a Friday though.

                        1. re: Alcachofa
                          galleygirl Feb 20, 2008 05:30 AM

                          Okay, here's my thinking...The OP has this idea that Emeril (Emerald) owns Neptune (Venus), and is asking if they do baked stuffed lobster? How'd I do?

                          1. re: galleygirl
                            Gio Feb 20, 2008 06:11 AM

                            That's probably as good as it's gonna get. Brava!

                            1. re: galleygirl
                              yumyum Feb 20, 2008 08:40 AM

                              I want to borrow your secret decoder ring. LOL!!!!

                              1. re: yumyum
                                galleygirl Feb 20, 2008 08:54 AM

                                Comes from having to read the minds of all my clients....

                                1. re: galleygirl
                                  Gio Feb 20, 2008 09:08 AM

                                  Love your work!

                                2. re: yumyum
                                  galleygirl Feb 20, 2008 09:01 AM

                                  Actually, the real answer may be found in another 8 year old thread that the OP responded to, about lobster at Venus de Milo, in Swansea, where I think Emeril MAY have worked as a kid, or something like that, IIRC?????

                                  1. re: galleygirl
                                    yumyum Feb 20, 2008 11:04 AM

                                    WOW. I bow at your altar of code-breakery.

                                    I love when 8 year old threads get revived almost as much as I am wishing for the IGNORE button in the next rev of chow. You dig?

                            2. Rubee Feb 19, 2008 09:11 AM

                              Our favorite is actually Summer Shack's (Alewife) version. Pricey, but better IMO than any of the top steak houses or Legal's. I don't think Locke-Ober does baked stuffed lobster, but for a different preparation, LO's 2-pound Lobster Savannah is a decadent splurge - lobster cooked in a sherry/brandy-cream sauce with mushrooms and bell peppers, and then the meat is put back into the shells, sprinkled with bread crumbs and cheese, and baked until bubbly and brown. Abe and Louie's does a nice Lobster Savannah also.

                              BTW, Jasper White's recipe in "Lobster at Home" is my go-to for baked stuffed. I posted it here:

                              My Favorite Baked Stuffed Lobster Recipe

                              ...and I have no idea what your last sentence means ; )

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                              1. re: Rubee
                                ChefJune Feb 19, 2008 01:20 PM

                                Lobster Savannah was created at Locke-Ober... oh, it's divine, but so rich!

                                You can never go wrong with a Jasper White lobster, imho. He's the master!

                                1. re: Rubee
                                  Gio Feb 19, 2008 04:23 PM

                                  I like the SS's BSLobsters as well. The very worst I ever had was at The Studio in Gloucester's Rocky Neck.

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