Lobster on the South Shore?
July 11, 2011 10:19 AM   Subscribe

Best place to go for lobster on the South Shore of Nova Scotia?

My girlfriend and I will be on the South Shore next month and my girlfriend is absolutely dying to get some lobster in her gullet. My mother lives there so I'm pretty familiar with the territory, however I'm not much of a seafood eater myself so I'm not too in-the-know about where to go for good lobster. So where should we go??

We'll be staying in Lunenburg, so anywhere in town or close to it would be best.
posted by fso to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Head down to the docks and throw a rock. You'll hit a restaurant with better lobster than you've ever had. If price is no object, Fleur de Sel seems to be the place where the foodies go.
posted by valkyryn at 11:20 AM on July 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'd recommend Fleur de Sel right on Montague in Lunenburg for fancy lobster and Seaside Shanty in Chester Basin for a more traditional dinner (and their haddock chowder is pretty special, too). The Salt Shaker Deli (also on Montague, same proprietors as Fleur de Sel) will likely have a lobster special at least once while you're there, too.

Have a great vacation — I'm headed to Lunenburg for a day trip later this week, and I'm really looking forward to it.
posted by tempest in a teapot at 11:22 AM on July 11, 2011

Seconding seaside shanty.
posted by rabidsegue at 11:24 AM on July 11, 2011

I'm from Nova Scotia and my lobster-eating friends love to try to go directly to docks/fishermen wharves/warehouses to get cheap (relatively) live lobsters. Then home/cottage for boiling them. Believe me, you will be surrounded by lobster opportunities and the places listed above sound perfect for you(r girlfriend). Have fun! NS rocks!!
posted by bquarters at 1:00 PM on July 11, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks everyone! I'd forgotten about Fleur de Sel. My mom always raves about it.
posted by fso at 1:25 PM on July 11, 2011

Like bquarter said, the cheapest way is to buy directly from the fishers. Since the price has dropped a few years ago, more and more have been selling directly to the public.
However, the lobster season closed on the south shore at the end of May, so I don't know how likely it will be that you'll be able to buy directly in that area.
Protip: If you happen to be in Dartmouth check out the fish truck next to Ralph's on Main st for some fresh seafood.
posted by beau jackson at 6:46 PM on July 11, 2011

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