For me, summer = eating lobster, lots of it. It’s what I look forward to on vacation, and I try to get as much of it as I can around town, too. I don’t, however, love paying the “market price” on a lobster meal. Sometimes it seems downright ridiculous. To wit, a lobster roll costs $28 at Red Hat in Irvington, the lobster salad at Eastchester Fish Gourmet is $31, the lobster boil at Purdy’s Farmer and Fish in Salem costs $32, and a 1.5-pound steamed lobster at Port Chester’s Saltaire is $39. That having been said, here’s where you can find the best lobster deal in town…
Stew Leonard’s in Yonkers! Seriously. It may not be the nicest dining experience, since you’ll be eating at a sticky picnic table in the outdoor food area, with the Stew’s jingle blaring in the background. But Stew’s is serving up a freshly steamed 1-pound lobster, corn on the cob, fries and a drink — the exact meal pictured above — for just $18. This deal isn’t advertised on the regular menu, but it does run all summer long and into the early fall, until 7pm each day. Just ask the cashier for the lobster meal. We’ve been taking advantage of it since we first moved to Westchester more than 10 years ago. (Back then, it was only $12!)
What’s more, Stew’s lobster rolls are also pretty good when you need a lobster fix. Elizabeth recently told me that they’re actually her favorite lobster rolls around, and I have to agree. They taste fresh and delicious, and for the price ($8 a roll), they really can’t be beat!
Stew Leonard’s, 1 Stew Leonard Drive, Yonkers; 914-375-4700