Lobster New England-Style: At Frugal Prices

The Palm is offering a lobster dinner deal, through Aug. 19. For two people, salads, two sides, coffee or tea and a 4-lb lobster is $75; 5lb $85; 6 lbs $95. There’s some question about whether these behemoths actually taste as good as their more modestly sized cousins, but New Trial says at least they’re never overcooked at the Palm. See more info.

Mark’s is doing a Wednesday night lobster special that’s a steal: chowder, salad, corn on the cob and a 1 1/2-lb Maine lobster.

At McCormick & Schmicks, Mondays are lobster nights: $20 for lobster with corn and some other stuff.

Frankie’s often has a well-priced whole lobster special–on a recent visit JudiAU had it prepared fra diavolo with pasta for $23.

And although Malibu Seafood would be the place to go for fried seafood, Neptune’s Net, on the side of PCH up near Ventura, is where it’s at for tender steamed ocean dwellers. Note that it’s pricier than you might expect, given the outdoor picnic tables and biker vibe.

There are a ton of mediocre seafood places on Redondo Pier–and two great ones. At Quality Seafood, look over the leap-up-at-you live blue crabs and lobsters and tons of other fresh fish and shellfish, and have them steam it for you right there. You can also get the oysters on the half shell.

Pacific Fish Center does it Korean-style: the crabs and lobsters are huge, and come with hot pepper paste for dipping. Also check out the wonderful spicy fish stew.

Palm Restaurant [Beaches]
9001 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles
310-278-6366
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Palm Restaurant [Downtown]
1100 S. Flower St., Los Angeles
213-763-4600
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Mark’s Restaurant [West Hollywood]
861 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles
310-652-5252
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Mc Cormick & Schmick’s [Downtown]
633 W. 5th St. #4, Los Angeles
213-629-1929
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Mc Cormick & Schmick’s [Beverly Hills]
206 N. Rodeo Dr., Beverly Hills
310-859-0434
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Mc Cormick & Schmick’s [Pasadena-ish]
111 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena
626-405-0064
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Mc Cormick & Schmick’s [Beaches]
2101 Rosecrans Ave., El Segundo
310-416-1123
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Mc Cormick & Schmick’s [South OC]
2000 Main St., Irvine
949-756-0421
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Frankie’s On Melrose [Melrose District]
7228 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles
323-937-2801
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Malibu Fish & Seafood [North Beaches]
25653 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu
310-456-3430
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Neptune’s Net Seafood [North Beaches]
42505 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu
310-457-3095
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