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May 29, 2014 03:47 PM

Big Lobster! Mt. Desert Island area

We are having a family reunion (in Bernard) and my 84 year old dad really really wants to eat a 2 lb lobster. I have no idea if this is easy or hard to find at a restaurant in the area-- I'm looking to you all to help me out here! Thanks. We could cook at home as well as we're renting a house (though I'm not a big fan of throwing live animals in a boiling pot of water..... I'll do it, but.....)

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  1. I can't imagine a lobster pound not having 2 lb lobsters. I understand the harvesting or sale restrictions are different in Maine than they are here in NH, but two pounds is barely above "small."

    When I read the subject line I thought: "Oh - cool....someone's looking for a 5/6/7/8 pounder."

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      1. re: Dave B

        Yes, 2 lbs is pretty average size for both lobster pounds and restaurants.

      2. A few years ago, my best friend shared a 3 lb lobster at Beals in Southwest Harbor. It was delicious and a beautiful sight to behold.

            1. re: dwdunn

              I'm biased because I do a five-pounder for my birthday nearly every year. Two or three pounds just doesn't seem very "big."

              At the the place I go in NH for my big lobsters, several times I've seen people eating lobsters that dwarf my little five-pounder. I've done bigger than five a couple of times, but that's just too much lobster for me at one sitting. Five pounds is perfect for me.

              1. re: Dave B

                Ok, Dave B, you gotta spill the beans about "the place I go in NH"!! Inquiring Chowhounders need to know where to go for their monster lobster fix!

                1. re: kyokki

                  It's not that much of a secret - and it's a very-much a land-locked place. On the outskirts of Concord, NH in Loudon (between the Steeplegate Mall and the race track on Rt 106; Makris Lobster and Steakhouse ALWAYS has large lobsters (4+ lbs), which can not be said for many seafood places that sell a lot of lobster.

                  When it's time for my annual 5-pounder, Makris is where you'll find me.


                2. re: Dave B

                  Those lobsters that weigh more than 3-4 lbs. are most probably from Canada, not the US. The max size of 5" length of the carapace in the New England states, means a max weight of around 4 lbs.