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Best Lobster in Austin

JackWood Dec 30, 2012 07:48 AM

Where is the best place in Austin to eat lobster?

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    sarvey Jan 4, 2013 09:10 AM

    See Clarks Oyster Bar thread. I bet the lobster there is fabulous. I've only had crab but it was truly wonderful.

    1. slowcoooked Dec 31, 2012 08:02 AM

      I haven't been yet, but Quality Seafood apparently does Maine Lobsters every saturday I think for twenty bucks a person. Not sure the size though.

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      1. re: slowcoooked
        austineatsworld Jan 4, 2013 08:53 AM

        Quality Seafood flies the lobsters in from Maine every Saturday and they are available until they sell out. I have had their lobster one time and it was very good. Nothing fancy just a straight steamed lobster like you would find in a lobster shack in the northeast. It's served with drawn butter and nothing else, although their sides are inexpensive (~$2 each).

        As for the size, in my experience, they vary from about 1-2 pounds and there is no rhyme or reason as to the size you get. They are all priced the same at $19.99. We had two for our table and one was probably 1.25lb and the other about 1.5lb. Overall, very good and probably the freshest you can find in the area for the price.

        1. re: austineatsworld
          slowcoooked Jan 17, 2013 06:22 AM

          Okay, sounds like a must try. Thanks for the feedback. I've had Maine lobsters caught that morning steamed on the banks of Moosehead lake. That's exactly the way the Mainers eat them, just butter and steam. Anything else would just be indelicate.

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        ieathereforeiam Dec 30, 2012 12:59 PM

        your house when central market has them for $9.99 a pound a couple times a year.

        but if you insist on spending the money, Trueluck's does a pretty good job, as does Eddie V's.

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        1. re: ieathereforeiam
          sqwertz Dec 30, 2012 11:52 PM

          Which is this week.

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