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Feb 19, 2008 06:41 AM

Baked stuffed lobster comparison

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?

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  1. 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

      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

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

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

        Yes. Yes you can.

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        1. re: Alcachofa

          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

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

            1. re: Gio

              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

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

              2. re: Gio

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

                1. re: Alcachofa

                  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

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

                    1. re: galleygirl

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

                      1. re: yumyum

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

                        1. re: yumyum

                          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

                            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. 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

                        Do you mean the Continental on Rte, 1 North?

                          1. re: galleygirl

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

                            1. re: Gio

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

                              1. re: edgewater

                                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

                                  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

                                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

                                  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.

                                1. re: catsmeow

                                  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

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

                                    1. re: galleygirl

                                      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. 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.

                              1. 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

                                  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

                                    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.