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Globster, a.k.a. a lobster in Gloucester?

somervilleoldtimer Jul 30, 2011 03:21 PM

My family is coming to visit and my sister from San Francisco really wants a lobster. We're hoping to spend a day wandering the quarry in Rockport and then taking the scenic drive down to Gloucester. Where' s a scenic spot to have a lobster dinner on a Sunday?

And if the weather's cruddy and we stay in the Boston area, where can we go around here? I know about NoNames, but there's also some place in Charlestown on the harbor . . .

  1. StriperGuy Jul 31, 2011 09:03 AM

    Add my perennial plug for Lobstaland. Great food (just don't order anything too fancy.) And some tables have a beautiful view of the Annisquam River and the Marsh.

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    1. re: StriperGuy
      Chris VR Jul 31, 2011 10:53 AM

      I'll second this. We went there last week with my parents and everyone's food was really good. The fried clams wer light, the mussels in wine sauce plump and flavorful. My parents both had sauteed grey sole (which, at 19.99 I doubt really is gray sole) and really enjoyed it. I had the poor man's lobster which was pricey and a bit dry but that's what you can expect with an out-of-shell breadcrumbs preparation.

      The service was a bit slow and flaky to start but got better. You can make reservations, which I'd recommend if you want the nice 6-person tables right in front of the window on the marsh.

      1. re: Chris VR
        Chris VR Jul 31, 2011 12:49 PM

        Whoops I mean lazy man's lobster, not poor man's lobster!

        1. re: Chris VR
          StriperGuy Jul 31, 2011 01:55 PM

          They also make my fav fried fish sandwich ANYWHERE. It ain't cheap at $12 or so, but it is HUGE the size of 2+ anywhere else...

          1. re: StriperGuy
            treb Aug 1, 2011 05:17 AM

            They have a buy an entree get the 2nd for 1/2 price at udine4less. It'll make that sammie taste even better!

      2. m
        Madrid Jul 31, 2011 08:30 AM

        The place in Charlestown on the water is Tavern on the Water. The food is dreadful, the view is fabulous, drinks ok. It is close to the MBTA boat to Long Wharf/aquarium....wonderful short cheap trip with great city views.

        1. BlueMagic Jul 31, 2011 06:42 AM

          I like Captain Carlo's in Gloucester..down by the docks. It's not scenic in the sense of pretty or romantic since it's on the docks..but there is a nice view and the food is really good. Lots of lobster selections. It's generally not quiet if that's what your looking for. It seems that there is always some form of live entertainment going on.

          Captain Carlo's Restaurant
          27 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930

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          1. re: BlueMagic
            Boston_Otter Jul 31, 2011 07:48 AM

            Seconded. They're one of the only spots in Gloucester to get a true New England clambake (chowder, steamers, and lobster). Most places give you mussels... Carlo's has steamed clams.

          2. t
            treb Jul 31, 2011 05:13 AM

            Lobster Pool or Roy Moores both in Rockport.

            Lobster Pool
            329 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966

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              three of us Jul 31, 2011 08:09 AM

              Agree. Roy Moore's is a fish store that has a pot of boiling water in the back and will cook up a no-frills lobster w a plastic cup of butter. No sides. Not much else to order. You sit on the back porch on crates to eat. It's great for what it is. Lobster Pool has a menu of fish and sides, desserts, as well as lobster. BYOB. The outdoor seats in the back have the best views. Down the road is a side street to Halibut Point State Park. Walk out to the rocky coast and enjoy the views.

              Lobster Pool
              329 Granite St, Rockport, MA 01966

              1. re: three of us
                somervilleoldtimer Jul 31, 2011 08:32 AM

                Cool, because we were going to go for a walk in Halibut Point anyway!

                Halibut Point
                289 Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930

                1. re: somervilleoldtimer
                  three of us Jul 31, 2011 09:30 AM

                  Take a look at Halibut's website. Last year, they offered concerts but I don't remember what days.

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