Lobster specials on Long Island, every night of the week

Monday night is all about lobster at Fatfish

Monday night is all about lobster at Fatfish in Bay Shore, one of Long Island's prettiest summer dining spots. (Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz)

If you are currently hearing the siren sound of the steamed lobster, take note: Somewhere on Long Island, tonight is lobster night.

Some restaurants wow you with variety — lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, corn, potatoes. Others tempt you with two lobsters, and the great advantage of this approach is the probability of leftovers and the prospect of lobster salad for lunch the next day.

Whatever your priorities, there's a lobster special to suit you. All of these restaurants run their specials through Labor Day, and many extend them throughout the year. Reservations are highly recommended since you'll want to make sure there's a lobster left for you.

* MONDAY *

FATFISH WINE BAR & BISTRO

28 Cottage Ave., Bay Shore, 631-666-2899, fatfish.info

WHEN Monday lunch and dinner

PRICE $32

With its serene, canal-side location, Fatfish is one of Long Island's prettiest summer dining spots. On Mondays you can also enjoy the beautiful sight of a 1 1/2-pound steamed lobster. The meal starts with Mediterranean seafood soup or a tossed salad, and the lobster is accompanied by mussels in red or white sauce, roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables (usually corn on the cob).

LAMOTTA’S WATERSIDE RETAURANT

10 Matinecock Ave., Port Washington, 516-944-7900, lamottas.net

WHEN Monday to Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m.

PRICE $36.95

From the shaded tables on LaMotta’s outdoor deck you overlook the boats in Manhasset Bay Marina to the whole glittering bay beyond. Dine there on Monday to Wednesday and take advantage of the “bottomless lobster pot” special for $36.95: appetizer, salad, corn, dessert and as many 1¼-pound lobsters as you can eat. Beautiful view, steamed lobsters, bargain price — what could be bad?
 

LOUIE'S OYSTER BAR & GRILLE

395 Main St., Port Washington, 516-883-4242, louiesoysterbarandgrille.com

WHEN Monday and Tuesday lunch and dinner

PRICE $36

Two 1 1/4-pound lobsters are preceded by either Louie's excellent New England clam chowder or a house salad accompanied by mussels, clams, corn on the cob and a baked potato; followed by Junior's cheesecake or Key lime pie or apple strudel. Enjoy it all in one of Louie's classic oyster bar dining rooms or on the outdoor deck overlooking Manhasset Bay.

NAUTILUS CAFE

46 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, 516-379-2566, nautiluscafe.com

WHEN Monday lunch and dinner

PRICE $65 ($32.50 a person)

Many lobster specials involve a “chicken” lobster (1 to 1 1/4 pounds) surrounded by a lot of other shellfish. But according to Brian Crofton, chef-owner of Nautilus Cafe, “a chix is an appetizer.“ Nautilus' Monday special consists of two 2-pound bruisers for the price of one. The lobsters come from Jordan Lobster Farms in Island Park, and Crofton orders mostly females, which have wider tails and contain roe. Each lobster comes with a choice of Caesar or a mixed-green salad.

* TUESDAY *

HUDSONS ON THE MILE

340 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, 516-442-5569, hudsonsonthemile.com

WHEN Tuesday dinner

PRICE $17.95

At this new restaurant on the Nautical Mile, the lobster special includes a 1½-pound lobster, plus two sides.

PETER’S CLAM BAR

600 Long Beach Rd., Island Park, 516-432-0505, petersclamhouse.com

WHEN Tuesday dinner

PRICE $19.95

At this venerable seafood house overlooking Barnum Island Channel, you can have your 1¼-pound lobster steamed or broiled with coleslaw and corn on the cob, or prepared scampi- or Fra Diavolo-style with pasta.

* WEDNESDAY *

BABYLON CARRIAGE HOUSE

21 Fire Island Ave., Babylon, 631-422-5161, babyloncarriagehouse.com

WHEN Wednesday dinner

COST $19.95

Babylon Carriage House, located in an actual 19th century carriage house, runs this special year-round, but during the summer there's live music and outdoor dining. A very good price for a 1 1/2-pound lobster, littleneck clams, mussels, corn on the cob (all steamed) and seasoned potatoes.

CHACHAMA GRILL

655-08 Montauk Hwy., E. Patchogue; 631-758-7640, chachamagrill.com

WHEN Wednesday dinner

PRICE $47

A 2-pound lobster with grilled corn, ancho-lemon butter and baked potato. Start with either mussels or lobster bisque. Dessert: sorbet.

FOUR FOOD STUDIO

515 Broadhollow Rd., Melville, 631-577-4444, fourfoodstudio.com

WHEN Wednesday dinner

PRICE $44.44

This singular deal  includes not only an unlimited supply of 1¼ -pound lobsters, but as much cornbread, salad, corn on the cob, potatoes and sausage as you can eat. The whole table must order the lobster special.

HUDSON’S MILL

5599 Merrick Rd., Massapequa, 516-799-5394, hudsonsmill.com

WHEN Wednesday dinner

PRICE $35.95

The lobster special consists of a 2-pound lobster, steamed or broiled, plus soup, salad, potato and corn.

LA PACE WITH CHEF MICHAEL

51 Cedar Swamp Rd., Glen Cove, 516-671-2970, lapaceglencove.com

WHEN Wednesday to Friday dinner

PRICE $39.95

For July only, the lobster feast includes a house-made pasta (with either Bolognese or filetto di pomodoro sauce) or salad (Caesar or trecolore) followed by a 2-pound lobster, corn on the cob, baked potato and dessert.

MITCH & TONI’S

875 Willis Ave., Albertson, 516-741-7940, mitchandtonis.com

WHEN Wednesday dinner

PRICE $39.95

Mitch & Toni’s summer lobster clambake features a 1¼ pound-lobster, soup or salad, and clams, mussels, shrimp, coleslaw, potatoes and dessert.

ROSE HUNT ROOM AT FOX HOLLOW

7725 Jericho Tpke., Woodbury, 516-921-1415

WHEN Wednesday dinner

PRICE $24 / $42

The restaurant at Fox Hollow serves steamed or broiled 1¼ -pound lobsters for $24, 2-pounders for $42. You also get soup (French onion or clam chowder), salad (house or Caesar), vegetable and rice or potatoes. For $44 you can have your 2-pounder stuffed with crabmeat or Fra Diavolo-style, served over linguine.

RESTAURANT FIVE. FIVE 2

552 North Country Rd., St. James, 631-584-4600, fivefive2restaurant.com

WHEN Wednesday dinner

PRICE $29

This New American restaurant offers your choice of a steamed or broiled 1½-pound lobster plus sides. Outdoor seating available.

* THURSDAY *

NICHOLAS JAMES BISTRO

2057 Merrick Rd., Merrick, 516-546-4805, njbistro.com

WHEN Thursday dinner

PRICE $36.95

Chef Kevin Liebov, co-owner of this bustling New American bistro, has a passion for seafood. He uses two excellent local wholesalers (Gra-Bar in Westbury and Two Cousins in Freeport) and when he decided to institute a lobster special this summer, he opted for fewer accoutrements and more lobster; the special includes soup or salad, one 2-pound lobster, roast potatoes and, instead of corn on the cob, creamed corn.

PJ  LOBSTER HOUSE

1 N. Country Rd., Port Jefferson, 631-473-1143, pjlobsterhouse.com

WHEN Thursday dinner

PRICE $19.99

This restaurant-market specializes in lobster and stocks them up to three pounds. The “Lobster Fest” consists of a 1¼-pound lobster, mussels, salad, corn and potato.

* FRIDAY *

GRACEFUL ROSE

154 W. Broadway, Port Jefferson, 631-509-1792, gracefulroseny.com

WHEN Friday to Sunday lunch and dinner

PRICE $40, or $70 for two

Available only on Graceful Rose’s picturesque patio, the lobster bake includes a 1½-pound lobster, jumbo shrimp, clams, mussels, corn on the cob, red bliss potatoes, spicy Cajun sauce and butter. There’s no break between lunch and dinner; and why shouldn’t you enjoy a lobster at 3 p. m.?

JEWEL

400 Broad Hollow Rd., Melville, 631-755-5777, jewelrestaurantli.com

WHEN Friday dinner

PRICE $39.95

The three-course lobster dinner at Tom Schaudel’s opulent eatery includes salad, corn, a 2-pound lobster and ice cream or sorbet.

* ALL WEEK LONG *

BUOY ONE

1175 W. Main St., Riverhead, 631-208-9737; 279 Main St., Huntington, 631-923-2550; 62 Montauk Hwy., West Hampton, 631-998-3808; buoyone.com

WHEN Dinner every night

PRICE $25.95

If you have a yen for seafood, keep these addresses handy. Every day, lunch and dinner, there's a clambake with lobster waiting for you, with a 1 1/4-pound lobster, steamers, mussels and shrimp are of consistently high quality. You also get a baked potato and corn.

CAPTREE COVE RESTAURANT

Captree State Park, 3500 E. Ocean Pkwy., Bayshore, 631-587-3447, captreecoverestaurant.com

WHEN Dinner every night

PRICE $40 to $45 depending on market

At this restaurant overlooking the surf at Captree State Park, the lobster-clambake is sumptuous: 1½-pound lobster plus littleneck and topneck clams, oysters, mussels and shrimp, plus corn on the cob, roasted red potatoes and vegetable.

CANTERBURY ALES OYSTER BAR & GRILL

46 Audrey Ave., Oyster Bay, 516-922-3614, canterburyalesrestaurant.com

WHEN Dinner every night

PRICE $28.95 (price may vary by $2 up or down depending on market price)

In keeping with Canterbury's old-time charm, the clambake — 1 1/4-pound lobster, steamers, mussels, corn on the cob and potatoes — is served in a lovely speckleware casserole. (The salad is served on a plate.) There's plenty to eat here, but you may well be tempted to start your meal with a selection of regional oysters. And don't miss the chance to avail yourself of one of the Island's best ale lists.

COOPERAGE INN

2218 Sound Ave., Calverton, 631-727-8994, cooperageinn.com

WHEN Lunch and dinner every day

COST $34

Reservations are highly recommended at this rural spot on the threshold of L.I.'s wine country. In addition to a 1 1/4-pound lobster, you get a salad, steamed mussels, baked clams, sauteed shrimp and scallops, corn on the cob and herbed new potatoes. Dine inside or on the courtyard patio.

LEGAL SEA FOODS

160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, 631-271-9777; legalseafoods.com

WHEN Lunch and dinner every day

COST $38.95

There's nothing terribly seafaring about Legal's mall-side location, but it is, nevertheless, one of the Island's most dependable seafood restaurants. The lobster bake consists of a 1 1/4-pound hard-shell lobster, a cup of any of Legal's terrific clam chowders, steamers, mussels, chorizo sausage and corn on the cob.

THE WHITE WHALE

3580 Bayview St., Seaford, 516-785-1067, thewhitewhalerestaurant.com

WHEN Sunday to Thursday lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday 4 to 6 p.m.

PRICE $19.95

This venerable canal-side restaurant is celebrating its 22nd anniversary with a daily lobster special that comes with soup or salad, baked clams, mussels or steamers, corn on the cob and potato.
 

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