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Best place to buy live lobsters this time of the year?

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silver queen Mar 18, 2013 01:49 PM

I know prices may be high, but it's for my Dad's 80th b-day. I'd actually rather pay a bit more and have lobsters with good flavor, and not for bugs that have lived in a tank for a long time. Hopefully the boats are going out, but I guess these storms don't help. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. BostonZest RE: silver queen Mar 18, 2013 01:59 PM

    James Hook & Company on the Waterfront or New Deal in Cambridge.

    I picked up some wonderful local crabs at New Deal last week. You should call ahead to be sure they have lobsters when you want them.

    Penny
    http://www.bostonzest.com/

    1. trufflehound RE: silver queen Mar 18, 2013 03:53 PM

      For lobsters I'd stick with James Hook or a similar opertaion that moves a lot of them. This is typically the most expensive time for lobster. MB had soft shells last week for $8.99

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        hotoynoodle RE: trufflehound Mar 18, 2013 04:03 PM

        where on earth are softshells still coming from?

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