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filmfan Jan 17, 2012 12:15 PM

Has anyone had their lobster special recently.? Looking for good, not overpriced,. Lobster dinner.

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    Philly Ray Jan 19, 2012 06:25 PM

    Lobster is so easy to cook at home. I rarely order it out anymore.

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      Chefpaulo Jan 22, 2012 02:25 PM

      PhillyRay (and all Hounds) ,
      I don't know where you are, or if Lansdale is a consideration for you, but Assi Market on Welsh Road has live lobsters this week for $6.99 a pound with no mention about size. The tank has some at-least-two pounders, some even larger as of yesterday. But, no, they do not steam them for you.
      CP

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        cwdonald Jan 22, 2012 03:38 PM

        Do you know if this is a CNY year special Chef?

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          Chefpaulo Jan 22, 2012 03:58 PM

          CW - Being a Korean company, I don't think a Chinese New Year special would enter into the equation. At least its not advertised as such. I just wish they would steam them there rather than having me chase them around the kitchen (a la Woody Allen and Janet Margolin. Great scene.)
          CP

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            barryg Jan 23, 2012 04:28 AM

            Korean people also celebrate the Lunar New Year so it could be.

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              cwdonald Jan 23, 2012 04:37 AM

              Not to mention that half of their circular is in mandarin (the other half in korean.. )

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      middleagedfoodie Jan 19, 2012 03:49 PM

      Closed...
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/799831

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        filmfan Jan 19, 2012 04:45 PM

        How disappointing. It was a very good place back in the day. Thanks for the update.

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          Hardart Jan 20, 2012 02:51 PM

          Not closed. http://www.downeysrestaurant.com/

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            cwdonald Jan 20, 2012 03:01 PM

            If you want a lobster special, you might try Route 6. They have 35 dollar prix fixe three course lobster special running for the next couple of weeks. I think its probably their answer to Restaurant Week, even though technically they are not participating.

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              urbanfabric Jan 22, 2012 12:22 PM

              If you just want the 1 and a 1/4 lb lobster without the extras at Route 6, it's $24. I thought that was a really reasonable price.

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