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Long thought of as too fancy for anywhere but fine dining, the lobster has found its way to less pricey plates in eateries across the country. This season, in particular, there are more reasonable choices along with the usual luxury dishes—demand for lobster is down among budget-wary consumers but supply is ample.

The Lobster Pot
Provincetown, Massachussets
Lobster Bisque, a traditional New England Recipe; Cup $5, Bowl $6

Scoma’s Restaurant
San Francisco, California
Lobster Raviolo, House-made ravioli in a lemon and saffron cream sauce, spinach and fresh tomato; $29

The Lobster Claw
Orleans, Massachusetts
Deep Fried Lobster Meat; $18.95

Legal Sea Foods
Washington, D.C.
Cioppino with lobster, scallops, shrimp and assorted shellfish in light tomato broth; $25.95

The Lobster Dock
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Dot's Lobster Stew, fresh picked knuckle & claw meat; $6.95

Lobster Roll
Amagansett, New York
Paul’s Famous Seafood Chili: A spicy blend of shrimp, lobster, scallops, and beans topped with melted cheddar cheese, sour cream and scallions served with tortilla chips; $12.95

The Lobster
Santa Monica, California
Lobster Cocktail with lemon tarragon aioli; $19

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