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Jul 7, 2009 08:16 AM

Whole Steamed Lobster

Last summer, my wife and I had a wonderful steamed lobster dinner at Moby Dick's in Welfleet. Simply done, butter on the side, wonderful sweet taste, checked table cloths.

I'm in search of something like this closer to Boston. I've been to the Summer Shack and wasn't impressed. I know there is also the deal at the Palm with a Lobster for two, but I'm looking for something more casual. We've had all the great lobster rolls in the area, but we don't know who does a good whole lobster. Any ideas?

BTW, we aren't brave enough to make our own lobster at home.


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  1. The Mt. Vernon in Somerville has twin and triple lobster specials. Think the twin is aprox. $12.00, excellent.

    1. Kelly's Landing in North Weymouth (right over the Fore River bridge), does steamed lobsters quite well. Not a great venue for atmosphere, but it's cheap and they sell a lot of lobsters, so they're always fresh.

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      1. re: CocoDan

        Kelly's also has the absolute best (IMHO) onion rings!!

        1. re: Pegmeister

          I forgot about the onion rings. They are good. It's been a while. Did I mention the prices are cheap? Ha! Ha!

          The rings at the Fat Cat are pretty yummie too.

          1. re: CocoDan

            Haven't been to the Fat Cat in a bit. It may be time to catch up with my friend Joanie, and try the O-rings along with a lobster lavash.

            1. re: Pegmeister

              I love the lobster lavash. One of my top 3 there. I've seen Joanie more than you lately. Still waiting to clink a glass of wine with you. Usually there at least once a week, as I was last night. The mussels were great.

              1. re: CocoDan

                Lobster lavash is now on my must try list. I

                1. re: C. Hamster

                  Lobster lavish is excellent, but I should let you know it's a combo of crab and lobster. Who knows maybe we'll all show up at once some day and we can all clink a glass of wine.

                  1. re: Pegmeister

                    Or a yummy cocktail. I agree. And will try the lobstah/crab lavash

      2. Don't know if they're steamed or prepared some other way, but Jo Jo Taipei's twin lobsters with ginger (?) - call ahead to see if they're available - have been lauded on the board, and the new Great Taste in ChinaTown has a similar offering.

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        1. re: fredid

          Hot, gingery platters of twin lobsters ($16) were flying out of GT's kitchen last Saturday at lunch. Several of us plan to go back and indulge.

          1. re: fredid

            The lobsters at Jo Jo seemed to me to be dusted in corn starch and stir fried. Very good, if a bit messy. Then again, I've yet to meet a non-messy lobster.


          2. You must get over your fear and try cooking some at home!! I bought some from James Hooks a while back and they're just so good, nothing like what I've had in restaurants. Put them in the freezer for a while so that the become a bit slow before you throw them into the boiling hell.

            1. If you want to have them at home but don't want to do the killin', you can ask your fishmonger (or even grocery store) to steam them for you. It will take about 15 minutes while you shop around, then come back and pick them up.