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Making another trip to boston.. i could really use some advice.

swanfrench Oct 21, 2011 08:18 AM

Im making a trip to your city by plane on November 2nd and i could really use some advice.. I was wondering what the best way was to get lobsters back home in baltimore... Fed ex and ups seem really expensive to overnight the package.. i will be returning home on November 5th.. I have been reading that lobster at restaurants are marked up for visitors such as myself, and the best way to get them are at seafood markets.. Ill be at the harbor side hotel, so if there is any advice anyone could give i would appreciate it greatly. Thank you, thank you.

  1. viperlush Oct 21, 2011 08:36 AM

    Try James Hook on Northern Ave in Boston.


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    1. re: viperlush
      mkfisher Oct 21, 2011 08:41 AM

      I believe you can order right off the James Hook website

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      emannths Oct 21, 2011 08:44 AM

      Give James Hook a call and ask how much it would cost for packed lobsters. I'd guess you'll pay about $10/lb plus some nominal packing cost. Their website only has info for shipped lobsters.

      You might also want to check the prices in your local supermarkets in Baltimore. I think my parents just bought lobsters for ~$8/lb in Florida!

      James Hook & Co.
      15 Northern Ave, Boston, MA

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      1. re: emannths
        opinionatedchef Oct 21, 2011 10:09 AM

        e, there used to be a lobster-pack-and-carry place right in the airport. I wonder if it might still be there?

        p.s. here's what i found:


        1. re: emannths
          Bob Dobalina Oct 21, 2011 12:33 PM

          I was going to add that you should be able to get Hook to pack them in ice, and you can check them at the airport.

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          swanfrench Oct 21, 2011 08:52 AM

          Thank you for the replies.. Ill definitely check this out!

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