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RayP Dec 31, 2010 03:52 PM

I know Newark is the Lobster mecca of Northern NJ...but which place seems to be the best for this crustacean these days?? I appreciate the help in advance hounds!

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    fourunder Dec 31, 2010 03:58 PM

    Unless you are looking for a sauce, instead of drawn butter.....Legal Sea Foods.....any Spanish/Portuguese restaurant will be cheaper, but not better. Oceanos, Nisi and Varka will be expensive.

    I am not a fan of the Seafood Gourmet in Maywood. If you want to think out of the normal box,.....consider a steamed lobster @ a Chinese Restaurant with Ginger and Scallions.

    My comments are for Maine Lobsters....not the frozen tail variety.

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    Varka
    30 North Spruce Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446

    Oceanos Restaurant
    2-27 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

    Seafood Gourmet
    103 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood, NJ 07607

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      RayP Dec 31, 2010 04:03 PM

      Thank you Four! Great suggestions!

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        fourunder Dec 31, 2010 04:25 PM

        RP,

        Did you ever muster up enough courage to give Prime & Beyond a shot?

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          RayP Jan 1, 2011 04:02 PM

          Prime and Beyond is on my bucket list!!

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          fourunder Dec 31, 2010 04:30 PM

          BTW.....I forgot to add The River Palm Terrace to the EXPENSIVE list.

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          River Palm Terrace
          1416 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020

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          tommy Jan 1, 2011 07:18 AM

          I second fourunder's rec on lobster at (good) Chinese restaurants.

          I enjoy lobster, but am not fond of eating a pound of it with butter. Restaurants like Chengdu 1 and Chengdu 23 (and plenty of other Chinese restaurants) make wonderful lobster dishes. In fact, I think I'll go tonight.

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          Chengdu 1
          89 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

        4. equal_Mark Jan 1, 2011 07:02 AM

          Shop Rite in Kearny.

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            sockster Jan 1, 2011 07:12 AM

            Lusty Lobster in Highlands NJ.

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              Papa Bing Jan 1, 2011 11:12 AM

              another vote for Lusty. The only place in NJ to go for Maine lobsters.

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              azkaevolution Jan 1, 2011 08:03 AM

              Unless it's something like a chinese style lobster or something I can't easily make, I prefer buying lobster from the market and steaming it myself. I've had overcooked, rubbery lobster too many times at purportedly good seafood places to stomach paying $30+ for something I can buy and make very easily for $10.

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                fourunder Jan 1, 2011 08:17 AM

                You have just described what you get at Seafood Gourmet....

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                  azkaevolution Jan 1, 2011 10:01 AM

                  Wonder Seafood in Edison does a great lobster with ginger and scallions. As a side note, there's a Chinese restaurant in Brooklyn on Avenue U I believe that my family goes to...2 lobsters for $10 with the purchase of other dishes, cooked any way you like. Granted, they're the small 1lb lobsters, but still worth it.

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