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Best place to eat lobster in Atlanta?

anyvar Feb 13, 2012 10:22 AM

Hi all!

My wife and I are planning on going out for a nice lobster dinner for our three year anniversary.

We've had suggestions for Legal Sea Foods, Chops Lobster Bar, and the Atlanta Fish Market; right now, we're leaning towards Legal Sea Foods.
Does anyone have any other recommendations (preferably intown), or any advice about those three places?

Any help or thoughts are appreciated!

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    ebennettatl Feb 13, 2012 11:19 AM

    I personally prefer Lobster Bar. Atlanta Fish is too loud, and the atmosphere is better at Lobster Bar (more intimate and those art-deco walls are amazing). I would imagine the lobster is the same at both places since they are sister restaurants. I haven't been to Legal SeaFood in Atlanta (enjoyed it in Boston) but had read a rather blah review in CL on it. To me, Legal is positioned for tourists who want a chain restaurant, versus locals who might become regulars. But if you go, please post your experience--maybe it's great.

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    1. re: ebennettatl
      anyvar Feb 13, 2012 01:37 PM

      Cool, thank you! I did not realize they were sister restaurants. As for Legal Sea Foods, I've just heard a lot of good things, but I'll definitely post about it if we go.

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      bobstripower Feb 14, 2012 02:11 PM

      Mckendricks does great lobster. Plus they have lobster mashed potatoesny wife and get twin lobster tails and have them stuff them into a 12 oz filet. Served. With any sauce you want

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      1. re: bobstripower
        anyvar Feb 15, 2012 07:52 AM

        Thanks for the advice, hadn't considered a steak house!

      2. ted Feb 15, 2012 02:26 PM

        Have no idea if they're still doing it, but Bocado was making a limited number of lobster rolls on Saturday nights last summer. I had it then and it was amazing- very simple, lots of lobster, good roll.

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          anyvar Feb 16, 2012 08:18 AM

          Might have to try that some time... been looking for a decent lobster roll!

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            ted Feb 17, 2012 12:21 PM

            The shrimp roll at Leon's in Decatur is a great poor-man's substitute.

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          samlev Feb 16, 2012 07:29 AM

          And for a completely off the wall suggestion, The Crawfish Shack on Buford Highway does a take on the lobster roll that is pretty damn good. Get the boiled version and you will not be disappointed.

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          1. re: samlev
            anyvar Feb 16, 2012 08:20 AM

            I've neglected Buford Highway for too long, methinks. Like I replied to ted, I've been thinking about finding a place with decent lobster rolls, so I might check this place out too, thanks!

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            anyvar Feb 16, 2012 08:21 AM

            So we decided on the Lobster Bar, going there tonight. I'm hope it'll be tasty, and I appreciate everyone's input!

            Maybe I can post back here about our experience =)

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