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Jan 13, 2009 05:32 AM

Maine Lobster - Ft. Myers

Is there anywhere in the Fort Myers area that servies Maine Lobster aside from Red Lobster?

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  1. The Roadhouse, a new england style restaurant and Blue Pointe, a seafood bistro at Bell Tower both occasionally feature lobster. They usually have tails on the menu but I don't think a whole lobster is a staple of either's menu. For fish, I prefer to eat local, so I am not so much interested in Maine seafood.

    1. brandessa: Husband and I travel on business to Ft. Myers about every two months and our very first meal and often last (other than Monday nights) is The Clam Bake. 16520 S. Tamiami Trail (rte 41) 33908. 239.482.1930. Somewhere sometime I posted a rave review but cannot find it. The husband/wife owners from New Hampshire have, I think, a relative who sends by air fresh seafood. I adore their steamed lobsters and steamers (clams). My husband has his usual fix of lobster roll. They fry full bellied steamers and obviously specialize in New England seafood - fresh. Beer and wine. This is a most casual place in a Publix (grocery chain) shopping center. I can't tell you how happy I am when we leave, completely full of our favorite fresh lobster and clams. If you go, pls let us know what your experience was. Tell them that Paul and Jackie from north Florida recommended their restaurant.

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      1. re: yayajac

        Thanks Jackie for the recommendation. My fiance has been craving lobster for three days in a row and today we followed your advice and went to The Clam Bake. He had the steamed lobster which he declared the best of the three he's had so far. I had the lobster roll which was perfect. Both lobster meals were fresh and tasty. The atmosphere is indeed casual, but pleasant. And the service was attentive and personal. The business is family run and it shows. We're only here for another week but expect that we will make it back at least once for another excellent meal. (And, by the way, Jackie, we did tell them you sent us.)

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        1. Thank you for the post. I have company from out of the country and have been too busy to get back in to check the post. Since they never had lobster and wanted to try it, we took them to Red Lobster. It was a special dinner for them, and we had planned on returning. - Now, we will instead try the Clam Bake. I will post back our experience!

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          1. re: brandessa

            Forget Red Lobster. On a good day their lobster is overpriced, over cooked, and I had mine broiled and they burned the shell making a $30.00 lobster uneatable. They would not make it good either. CLam Bake will make a believer out of you. Super good Lobsters!

          2. I am not Jean Le Boeuf. My wife and I listened to posters and tried the Clam Bake in Island Park. The people just stream in and out non-stop so get a reservation. They are everything and then some. The Crab and Shrimp Dip was hot and bubbly with chunks of sea food, not a bit "fishy" like many, and a basket of hot multi-colored tortilla chips to enjoy them with. I could have made a meal on the dip. Outstanding! Too bad it is not twice the size. Yum. Our waitress told us they had 3 pound Maine lobsters. They were pricey but were beautiful with huge claws. She was on the money! The claws looked like baseball mitts. Everyone in the place turned to watch these beauties coming to our table. My wife and I are big lobster fans but these were the best lobsters I have ever eaten.
            Service was quick, foods all came as they should, staff was very friendly. I will be going back again and again to try all the other things on the menu. You can't go wrong taking friends,family, or business associates to the Clam Bake.

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            1. re: Xfiles825

              Wow, a 6-year thread comes back. Is this place good for me and my mom? It is table-service, right?

              1. re: nosh

                Yes. About a year ago, they moved several doors down in same strip mall and have lots more seating and put in a full bar. in a full bar. Still run by same family. Was down there about a month ago. by 6 p.m. people were waiting for seats. food as good as always.