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

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  1. Closed...
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    1. re: middleagedfoodie

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

      1. re: middleagedfoodie

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

        1. re: Hardart

          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.

          1. re: cwdonald

            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.

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

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        1. re: Philly Ray

          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

          1. re: Chefpaulo

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

            1. re: cwdonald

              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

              1. re: Chefpaulo

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

                1. re: barryg

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