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Where to get a good lobster meal? #133883
06/27/2017 04:22 PM
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My son is in St Martin now for the first time and is wanting to know where to get a good lobster meal. My wife and I have been to St Martin many times. She had a good lobster at Bistrot Caraibes this year, but the best lobster we use to get was at Harry's. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: stangied] #133884
06/27/2017 04:42 PM
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I would say the best lobster dinner we've ever had was at l'astrolab located by Orient village. Their website is here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the lobster specials.


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Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: stangied] #133885
06/27/2017 05:12 PM
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Although a bit pricy since wife always gets the biggest ($85) Bistro Caribes is worth it for the flavor, picking your own out of the tank experience and wonderful service from Thimbault & Amuary.
For a more casual place, get the larger one (may have to ask)at Pineapple Pete's. I get the smaller one with a 8 oz. filet. Very reasonable priced.
Both are lobster thermidor.

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: mahokid] #133886
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We always have fun picking a big one from the pool at Skipjacks and sharing it.

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: JimandBeth] #133887
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Skipjacks!! Love that place!!

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: stangied] #133888
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L'astrolabe. Might only be Friday nights.

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: stangied] #133889
06/27/2017 05:57 PM
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Loved my 4 lb lobster at SkipJack's and every other one since although smaller. They have a variety of sizes although on some visits it was difficult getting anything smaller than 2.5 lbs.

Between the quality, waterside dining table and price I'd highly recommend.

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: stangied] #133890
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I have to agree with Fabila, as you get your choice of Saba lobster or US lobster, varying sizes, and yes, waterfront seating is the best! Don't forget to ask for more garlic butter!



Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: stangied] #133891
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I had a great grilled 3lb. lobster at Lee's last year...perfectly cooked,all I could do to finish it...but I did!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" />

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: Shelby2] #133892
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what does the lobster cost at skipjacks or Lee's?

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: usasxmlover] #133893
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Lees was 22 per lb on Saturday

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: usasxmlover] #133894
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Skipjack's is $19.99 for the Carribean Lobster and $34.99 for the other.

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: kim] #133895
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Maine lobster is $7 a pound at my local lobster pound

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: stangied] #133896
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Antoine's or Chesterfield's are good bets.

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: Tom] #133897
06/27/2017 10:41 PM
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IMHO, if you're looking for a great grilled island lobster, having tried hard to find the best one, I'd highly recommend Skipjacks for a great lobster in a lovely setting, with Lee's garlic basted grilled lobster being my plan B.

Lobster Thermidor is a whole different kind of lobster and for what it's worth and try as we might, I haven't found any that compares to Antoine's on Front Street.

And as for cold water lobster, I wouldn't waste my money on SXM but we're almost in lobster country up here and I'll have mine at home, thank you very much. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: pat] #133898
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Totally agree, cold water lobster is best north of a line drawn just above everything NY

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: usasxmlover] #133899
06/27/2017 10:58 PM
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what does the lobster cost at skipjacks or Lee's?

Sign says 16.95 a Lb at Skipjacks.

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: pat] #133900
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We have only had lobster one time on Island, and since we can get cold water lobster was very unhappy with the meal. But of cource that's our opinion. We can get whole lobsters when on sale for under 6 dollors a pound, and we steam them ourselves to perfection... The Caribbean lobster is just tail, and have heard if its large, its tough.. Just us...

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: sasasal] #133901
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I will give them to him.

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: sasasal] #133902
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First, I will concede that we are in the minority but prefer Caribbean over Maine lobster. Before you beat us up, let me say that my sister in law lived in Maine for a number of years and we had lots of fresh lobster there and when they brought it to us in PA. Some SXM restaurants have ignored my request for lobster without garlic, that I cannot have, since most folks prefer garlic with lobster. We have found Chesterfield's $40+ lobster to be our favorite when they have it.

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: TravelHat] #133903
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Don't count us out here on Long Island...our Montauk lobsters will compete with the best of 'em! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: Tom] #133904
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I never seem to have good luck with grilled or thermidore lobster. grilled always seems too charred. maybe I should try lee's?

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: jerber160] #133905
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If you try the grilled lobster at Lee's, do remember they baste it with melted garlic butter while cooking on the grill. Yummy if you like it but not so much if you don't enjoy garlic butter. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: pat] #133906
06/30/2017 09:43 AM
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Capt. Oliver's has grilled lobster on their buffet. It is two nights a week, can't remember which days. We had it both nights while on our last trip to SXM. Would definitely do it again when we return.

Re: Where to get a good lobster meal? [Re: pat] #133907
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If you try the grilled lobster at Lee's, do remember they baste it with melted garlic butter while cooking on the grill. Yummy if you like it but not so much if you don't enjoy garlic butter. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />
THANK YOU. any idea how other places cook theirs? butter is better than charred


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