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Lobster Tail - Best tasting, best value, LARGE

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Lov2Eat Jul 14, 2005 03:34 PM

Dearest Hounds, For my birthday this year, I would like to dine on a LARGE lobster tail. Could you please direct me as to where I should go. I live in SFV but willing to travel. Many thanks in advance for your wisdom.

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    Neta Jul 14, 2005 03:44 PM

    For my birthday, I went to the Dal Rae in Pico Rivera and had their very, very large (expensive) lobster tail and it was heaven! It was a very good experience, the service was excellent and that lobster tail was worth every penny.

    Dal Rae is located on Washington Blvd. just east of Rosemead.

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      David Kahn Jul 14, 2005 07:03 PM

      I love that place. Every time I eat there, I feel like I've traveled back in time to 1963.

      Link: http://www.dalrae.com/

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      WLA Jul 14, 2005 03:44 PM

      To get a large lobster, hence a large tail, you need to go to the Palm and order one of their Maine type 5+ lb'ers. They have locations in West Hollywood and downtown near the Staples Center. Bring plenty of money or friend with a good high credit limit on their credit card.

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        TomSwift Jul 14, 2005 05:45 PM

        Absolutely. Why settle for a frozen tail when you can have a live, whole bug? If you like them steamed rather than broiled it pays to confirm that their steamer is in working order.

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          WestsideLisa Jul 14, 2005 07:23 PM

          Actually, you don't need such a big credit limit at The Palm (through August, anyway). Their surf & turf special right now includes a 3-lb lobster as well as an 18 oz. steak, plus sides & salads...all for $105. Quite reasonable, considering lobster by itself is usually $66.

          Link: http://www.thepalm.com

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            carter Jul 14, 2005 09:20 PM

            Do you need a dinner companion for an evening? I am available for the Palm, your treat! That is more than I spend for entrees!

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          Bert Jul 14, 2005 07:56 PM

          Newport Seafood in San Gabriel and Little Saigon will do 5 and 6 pound lobsters for about $14 or $15/pound

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            bigpig Jul 14, 2005 09:34 PM

            just to chime in, you don't have to get them fried with ginger and onion and lots of spices like chinese lobsters are traditionally cooked in.

            many restaurants offer really simple plain steamed lobsters - clean and simple. i just don't know if they have butter.

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