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Help locating 5 lb fresh New England lobster (restaurant or on-line)

HDR Aug 30, 2011 03:05 PM

1) Does anybody know where we can go for a fresh East Coast 5 lb lobster meal? My wife & I enjoy eating the entire lobster. However, since she has RA, we find it easier to have 1 bigger lobster than 2 smaller lobsters (2 much shell & not enuf meat).

2) Also, as I am an excellent cook (I cook better than some restaurants, incl live lobsters), does anybody know a reliable on-line site for ordering tasty 5 pounders?

I should add that we r very picky on the quality of food we eat.

(I live in Thousand Oaks, CA - 35 mi NE of downtown LA - but will travel up 40 miles)

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  1. Servorg RE: HDR Aug 30, 2011 03:11 PM

    The Palm restaurant (WeHo and downtown) comes to mind immediately for this...

    Palm Restaurant
    1100 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

    Palm Restaurant
    9001 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069

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      mc michael RE: Servorg Aug 30, 2011 03:46 PM


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        Servorg RE: mc michael Aug 30, 2011 03:53 PM

        Raving lunatics think alike? ;-D>

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          wienermobile RE: Servorg Aug 30, 2011 04:22 PM

          Another for the Palm West Hollywood. Tender, succulent, premium lobsters from Nova Scotia. Available in 3, 4, 5, and 6 pounds.

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      mc michael RE: HDR Aug 30, 2011 03:12 PM

      click on lobster.

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        pointone RE: HDR Aug 30, 2011 03:21 PM

        For online, I've ordered from Hancock Gourmet Lobster. Can't speak to the whole lobster, but I've ordered lobster rolls and they were great. www.hancockgourmetlobster.com They offer live lobsters on the website.

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          pizzafreak RE: HDR Aug 30, 2011 04:23 PM

          Ranch 99 Market on Sepulveda and Victory has 4lb and up. Can't vouch for a NE lobster. They have at least a dozen in their tank all the time

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            jackattack RE: HDR Aug 30, 2011 07:16 PM

            If it's over 4 pounds it ain't from Maine! Legally, anyway.

            1. DrBruin RE: HDR Aug 30, 2011 08:29 PM

              Mastro's has 2 to 6 lb Maine lobsters on their menu but I'd call first to check for availability if you insist on a gargantuan one. I had a 2.5-3 pounder there once many years ago, and I do not know why the tail meat was tough...perhaps due to the size/age or to overcooking. Since it was on another's expense account I didn't send it back primarily over concerns another lobster would come the same way. I will say though that there was a lot of meat. I would actually just get their seafood tower, a juicy bone-in steak, some sides, and a smaller lobster or two if money is no object.

              I'd also consider calling the Lobster in SM to see if their lobsters are from Maine or not too and to check on the sizes.

              Mastro's Steakhouse
              246 N Canon Dr
              Beverly Hills, CA 90210

              The Lobster
              1602 Ocean Ave.
              Santa Monica, California 90401

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                kevin RE: DrBruin Aug 31, 2011 08:29 PM

                for a restaurant, Newport Seafood will do the trick.

                Newport Seafood Restaurant
                4411 W 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92703

              2. The Chowhound Team RE: HDR Dec 9, 2011 03:01 PM

                For online ordering sources, please post a separate query on the General Topics board where all web order purveyors are discussed. It might get you more options to consider.

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