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#2
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It's lobster tails, served in Main Dining Room almost always on the last formal night of the cruise. You can request an additional serving if one is not enough for you.

We are from New England and enjoy our Maine hardshell lobsters so almost never order the ship's lobster but I believe it comes served with a small filet mignon..... surf and turf.

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Yes, cb........

That is why we New Englanders don't usually order the lobster tails on any of the ships.
Very different taste and texture between them.



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The lobster isn't very impressive to this land locked gal either.
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Originally posted by Taxguy77
My last 3 ruises they looked like jumbo shrimp.
Isn't that an oxymoron?
That's exactly what I was thinking but whenever I mention it people jump in saying theirs was huge. I haven't seen a huge lobster tail on HAL since 1984.
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Originally posted by CowPrincess
Lobster tail is available on the Pinnacle Grill menu, too.

In the MDR, I usually order two surf, no turf on the formal night they serve surf n turf.
I ordered the lobster in the Pinnacle one time and I wasn't impressed. It was bigger but there was just something I didn't care for. The steaks can't be beat in there.
Never thought about ordering all surf and no turf. I might do that next time.
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#11
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Originally posted by lorekauf
I ordered the lobster in the Pinnacle one time and I wasn't impressed. It was bigger but there was just something I didn't care for. The steaks can't be beat in there.
Never thought about ordering all surf and no turf. I might do that next time.
One of our friends and I both ordered the lobster tail in the PG the first time we went. It was gross, unappealing, overcooked, and slathered with something that tasted like Hy's Steak Salt. Ugh. DH's steak diane was outstanding, though, so we've been back. The last time we went my friend ordered the lobster and she enjoyed it. I have been sticking with the steak diane
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I recently had a new addition to the menu, it was a half lobster and the head was stuffed with Lobster thermador (sp) and the tail was solid lobster(still a bit chewy)
Overall I found that it was far better then the frozen lobster tails HAL serve.
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Originally posted by gentlemancruiser
I recently had a new addition to the menu, it was a half lobster and the head was stuffed with Lobster thermador (sp) and the tail was solid lobster(still a bit chewy)
Overall I found that it was far better then the frozen lobster tails HAL serve.
I had this too on the Statendam in Oct.09. I thought it was pretty good but the lobster put up with a bit of a fight to free the contents.
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Yes, for Room Service but almost always not in Lido.
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We also do not order the lobster -- once it is cooked and plated, many times it is left in the serving area until the stewards get to serve them. They keep cooking under that dome. They then become chewy and tough.

And the ones I have seen served are SMALL!! Barelly 2 - 3 ounces.
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Looking forward to my freshly caught and cooked Bay of Fundy hard shell lobster tonight at the house party we are going to. Crackers and tools are already set aside so I won't forget to take them. ("Bring your own" at a lobster party has a different connotation.)
Bay of Fundy lobster----10+
Cruise ship lobster-----Ho-hum at best.
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Originally posted by sapper1
Looking forward to my freshly caught and cooked Bay of Fundy hard shell lobster tonight at the house party we are going to. Crackers and tools are already set aside so I won't forget to take them. ("Bring your own" at a lobster party has a different connotation.)
Bay of Fundy lobster----10+
Cruise ship lobster-----Ho-hum at best.
Now that is my kind of party!!!
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#19
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When HAL added the lobster tails to the Pinnacle Menu -- I tried it a couple of times -- they are the same small ones that are served in the dining room.

Went back to my Filet.
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#20
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'Sapper'--- Lobsters are at an unbelievably low price here now, aren't they! DW and I had 1 lobster each last night ( 11 lbs total !!). We cooked them ourselves so they were not overcooked and not tough and stringy as sometimes happens with the larger ones !!

It's hard to beat Bay of Fundy late season lobsters !!

Happy New Year!
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