ok, now you're refreshing my memory about the Red Coach restaurants! I used to work in Quincy for Howard Johnson's so that must have been how I knew about the all you can eat lobster deal. I only lived up there for 3 years and dang, I was young, then.
We sometimes go to the Bahamas in the spring for vacations and bring our cooler back with our 20 pound limit of frozen, freshly caught lobster but they run $11.00 - $11.50 a pound there. I don't remember what kind of lobster it is that we get there, but they're colored much different than the Maine lobster and I've come to prefer the taste of them but I sure wouldn't turn down a lobster for dinner no matter where it came from! I didn't realize that they were selling so much cheaper up your way.
...and Pogo, that's a great story. 100 lobsters?! I love it! Sounds like a fun trip and good eats along the way, too. I'm with you on the bigger the lobster the better. In the Bahamas, they prefer the small ones, too. In fact, in the little out of the way restaurants, they actually catch them under legal size and serve them because they think they're better, but I'll take the big'uns if I have a choice!
Steamed clams...no other way to eat them, is there?
I can sit down and easily eat 40 little necks with garlic butter.