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Looking for baked stuffed lobster....

aregularjoe Jan 26, 2012 02:32 PM

Is anyone aware of a restaurant anywhere in Greater Boston ( or Eastern MA for that matter) that actually does this with some care and quality?

I'm not looking for some over breaded tourist shite, or some over cooked, let's used up last nights leftover cooked lobster abomination.

I'm looking for something real.

Please not Legal (adequate and uninspired food at best) or The Summer Shack (ridiculously over priced tourist trap). And yes, I know that I should have done this in November when the Hard-shells are at their peak.

Why, you might ask?

Because as serious a foodie as my wife is, she gets a hankering for this every few years ( a childhood memory) and this Valentines day I would like to indulge her.

Preferably a place that serves lunch.

Thanks for any positive input you can offer.

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  1. barleywino RE: aregularjoe Jan 26, 2012 04:00 PM

    Scampo had this on their menu but recently changed the prep, you might want to check with them

    1. MC Slim JB RE: aregularjoe Jan 26, 2012 04:18 PM

      I recall getting an excellent, slightly non-traditional version at Cognac Bistro near Coolidge Corner. It was wearing a little wig of cress (or some other green). I don't see it on the current menu, however.


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        aregularjoe RE: aregularjoe Jan 26, 2012 04:23 PM

        Saw "Venus De Milo" in Swansea listed in a very old thread as having good baked stuffed lobster. Anybody been there lately? It seems unlikely as the place is basically a wedding mill?

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          MC Slim JB RE: aregularjoe Jan 26, 2012 04:41 PM

          It's grim. Avoid.


        2. BostonZest RE: aregularjoe Jan 26, 2012 05:03 PM

          I went to menupages for Boston and put it into "Find A Food." It spit out a list of predictable restaurants along with the Red House in Cambridge, Skipjacks in Boston and Tia's on the Waterfront.

          I have not had baked stuffed lobster at any of these places and it's not on the lunch menu at either Red House or Skipjacks but you could call them.

          And, remember to watch out for special menus for Valentine's Day. Some of then include the weekend before this year.


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            Pegmeister RE: aregularjoe Jan 26, 2012 05:15 PM

            I posted earlier, but for some odd reason my post seems to have been deleted. So I'll try again. My first choice would be Barker Tavern in Scituate, however I'm not sure they're open for lunch. I also like the version at Finz in Salem. They didn't have it on their lunch menu when I was there but when I asked they were very accomodating and made it. I know that Finz doesn't get a lot of love here, but it's a pleasant spot with water views and they do a good job with the baked stuffed lobster.

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              fantundo RE: aregularjoe Jan 26, 2012 07:41 PM

              Captain Marden's makes them to go. Not the best in the world, but by no means the worst either, and with the money you saved, you could get her some really nice flowers or dessert........

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                Gordough RE: fantundo Jan 27, 2012 05:45 AM

                I have had the Captain Marden's version a few times (both in their adjoining restaurant and to go from their fish market) and always promise myself after eating it that I will never order it again. It seems as though they are prepared well in advance and the stuffing is almost entirely breading something aregularjoe is specifically looking to avoid. I often wonder why this rather simple dish cannot be prepared better than it is at most places.

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                Taralli RE: aregularjoe Jan 27, 2012 05:14 AM

                Atlantic Fish has it on their sample menu. Give them a call to verify: http://www.atlanticfishco.com/

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                  Bostonphotobill RE: aregularjoe Jan 27, 2012 06:26 AM

                  I haven't had one, but Jasper Whites Summer Shack has baked stuffed lobster with shrimp

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                    BrettLove RE: Bostonphotobill Jan 27, 2012 07:00 AM

                    FWIW, I recall having an ok one at Turner's Seafood (Fish?) in Melrose a handful of years ago. They're still in business, but may be too much in "the Legal mode" for your taste (i.e. merely adequate, or, you may be nowhere near the northern suburbs!).

                  2. MABMAQ RE: aregularjoe Jan 27, 2012 01:49 PM

                    michael's harborside in newburyport has it at lunch -


                    1. CapeCodGuy RE: aregularjoe Jan 27, 2012 03:34 PM

                      I had to endure a business meal at, of all places, Anthony's Pier 4, three years ago. If you can get past the 70's decor, and waitstaff, I have to admit I had the best baked stuffed lobster I've ever eaten in my 50+ years, and that's saying alot. Lobster Hawthorn, around $50 is a 1.5 pound lobster stuffed inside of another 1.5 lb. lobster. Cooked perfectly tender and quite flavorful. Hard to believe, I know, but true.

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                        aregularjoe RE: aregularjoe Jan 28, 2012 06:28 PM

                        My Sincere thanks to all who replied!

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