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salt river lobster question

cambridgeMike Oct 26, 2009 04:04 AM

I want to get 2 lobsters from their bethesda location on friday. I won't be able to get there until around 5. Will there be any lobsters left or should I call ahead and reserve? Thanks.

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    Hue Oct 26, 2009 09:33 AM

    Go right to the source!! But my guess is yes!!

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    1. re: Hue
      beauxgoris Oct 26, 2009 10:21 AM

      Be sure to ask if they're hard or soft shelled lobsters. I got 4 lobsters there a few weeks ago and there was very little meat in the claws - and tail. I could only guess that they had recently molted. Wish they would have told me before hand as I would have purchased different seafood or other larger lobsters to make up the difference.

      1. re: beauxgoris
        jfish Oct 26, 2009 10:35 AM

        It is best to reserve and ask for hardshells (if that is what you want). At my last purchase, several weeks ago, I asked about hard shells and and the helper was directed to a specific cooler where the hard shells were held.

        1. re: jfish
          beauxgoris Oct 27, 2009 01:13 PM

          ^^Good to know. I didn't realize I had to ask (who wants a lobster with less meat in it anyways???) But I'll ask next time. Thank you.

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