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More affordable Lobster and Lobster rolls in NJ

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poshjoss75 Jun 23, 2010 07:00 AM

Working in NYC, ive been exposed to good (and expensive) lobster rolls. Maybe its a trend that they are flourishing everywhere, but im hooked (no pun intended). Are there any decent and affordable places I can get them? Particularly north NJ or even the shore area.

Another option is buying the lobster myself, preferably cooked, but the supermarket variety is somewhat under-par. Are there any places I can get decent ready to sell cooked lobster?

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    fourunder Jun 23, 2010 07:08 AM

    unless you have access to a wholesale seafood outlet, purchasing *cheap* lobster is not going to be easy. Your only avenue may be the supermarkets....and when lobsters go on sale. I really do not understand your comment of ...".but the supermarket variety is somewhat under-par. " There are no magic lobsters that I know of. Almost all supermarkets have seafood departments and live tanks for fresh Maine/Canadian lobsters and the will steam them for free is asked.

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      poshjoss75 Jun 23, 2010 07:31 AM

      There I changed the title to "more affordable" or maybe "cheaper than an arm and a leg" is better:)

    2. mschow Jun 23, 2010 07:33 AM

      I'd agree with fourunder. My local Acme has a live tank and will steam lobsters for free. In fact, this week lobsters are $5.99/lb. I've often called ahead and ordered them steamed so they are ready to go when I get to the store. No complaints with the quality either.

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        fourunder Jun 23, 2010 08:17 AM

        posh,

        If you do a search for Chinese Markets, their seafood prices are generally better than their Asian counterparts or competitors, such as H-Mart.

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        agnesrob Jun 23, 2010 07:44 AM

        Definately go with making them yourself. I usuall try to buy a 3-6 pound lobster. The amount of meat you get from the big ones is amazing. I make "hot" buttered lobster rolls for my family. Is that the kind you are hooked on or the New England style lobster salad rolls?

        1. JerzeyShore Jun 23, 2010 07:55 AM

          Visit Point Lobster if you are in the shore area as they are one of the leading suppliers to
          restaurants and stores in the tri-state area. They sell retail in their store in Point Pleasant.
          I purchased cooked lobster meat last week for $24 a pound and it was delicious.

          If you want live whole lobster they have !/2 pound up to 4 or 5 pounds. Additionally, their other fish is right off the boat and very fairly priced for example sushi grade tuna at $9.95
          a pound.

          Take a look but the web site seems to be incomplete: http://www.point-lobster.com/

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            fourunder Jun 23, 2010 08:01 AM

            If you want live whole lobster they have !/2 pound.....

            I would think half pound lobsters would be illegal to trap for a commercial fisherman

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              equal_Mark Jun 25, 2010 07:36 AM

              Does "!/2" mean "Half Excited?" :-)

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                fourunder Jun 25, 2010 07:54 AM

                I think a U-4 shrimp is bigger.....

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              mschow Jun 23, 2010 10:51 AM

              LOVE Point Lobster. In fact, I will be stopping there on Friday. If you love scallops, they have day boat (dry) scallops and they are about the best I've ever had. Everything I have ever purchased there has been incredibly fresh.

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                gailelyson Jun 25, 2010 03:14 AM

                Shop-Rite $5.99 last week and I believe this week as well. Took them live and cooked them at home, they were wonderful!

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