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Best place for Lobster?*~

Kam7185 Sep 11, 2008 12:29 PM

Craving lobster and was curious as to where we should go. I live in Indy right now, and the best places seem to be chains; Oceanaire, Fleming's, Bonefish, Mortons, Mitchell's..........



  1. k
    Kam7185 Sep 16, 2008 05:19 AM

    We ended up at Bonefish. For $27 we both got twin tails and two sides. The tails were better than average, about 4 oz each. But, we won't be rushing back soon for them. For sides we had the whipped potatoes and the au gratin. Yikes, when the whipped arrived they appeared to be a scoop of some freaky cafeteria concoction and those were sent back immediately. The au gratin were the very best thing I have had in years. We didn't bother with dessert or appetizers- couldn't even finish both lobster tails and didn't even get more than three bites of potatoes!

    I think next we'll try the tempura lobster at flemings!

    1. m
      Mushi Sep 13, 2008 03:39 AM


      That's Right In My BackYard, Sir (or, Sister) — Vinalhaven, Maine — right off the boats, and into your life!

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      1. re: Mushi
        Passadumkeg Sep 14, 2008 06:41 PM

        I used to work as a sternman on Lucky Lady II on North Haven, much higher class than Vynyl Haven (sic). Chains hurt my teeth except on scallop drags.
        Seriously. Weathervane?
        Go Tough Cats!

        1. re: Mushi
          KevinB Sep 15, 2008 10:40 AM

          Narraganset Lunch in Maine - paper plates and you sit on the patio. But the lobster is fresh and the prices are great. Every time we visit Maine, we make it a point to go there.

        2. chicaraleigh Sep 12, 2008 09:23 AM

          I have been to Bonefish on a couple of occasions and have always ordered the lobster. It's always been expertly prepared

          1. ipsedixit Sep 11, 2008 10:00 PM

            I've had good lobster at Oceanaire in DC, but can't speak for its other locations.

            I wouldn't go to a steakhouse for lobster.

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            1. re: ipsedixit
              Kam7185 Sep 12, 2008 07:57 AM

              Thanks for the replies! I've actually had very good steak at steakhouses before.... upscale chain and privately owned.

              Has anyone tried the lobster at Bonefish?

              1. re: Kam7185
                ipsedixit Sep 12, 2008 09:04 AM

                "I've actually had very good steak at steakhouses before.... upscale chain and privately owned."


                Hmm, so have I. But you were asking about LOBSTER, right?

                1. re: ipsedixit
                  Kam7185 Sep 12, 2008 10:04 AM

                  Oy, no wonder professors have always insisted that I proofread!

              2. re: ipsedixit
                treb Sep 12, 2008 09:19 AM

                Not sure what the downside could be to getting a lobster at a chop house. It's one of most chop houses 'specialties', like they do it well!

              3. t
                treb Sep 11, 2008 03:59 PM

                Mortons or Ruth's Chris are pretty good, RC's had a dinner for two 5 lb lobster for $100, a good deal.

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