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Difference between Caribbean lobster and Maine lobster?

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Marietta...
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Difference between Caribbean lobster and Maine lobster?

Since I have never had Caribbean lobster and have only had Maine lobster can someone tell me what the difference is between the two?

USA
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1. Re: Difference between Caribbean lobster and Maine lobster?

The first difference is the lack of meaty claws on a Caribbean lobster.

Take a look at these pics:

www.lobsterhelp.com/types-of-lobster.html

Marietta...
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2. Re: Difference between Caribbean lobster and Maine lobster?

What about the difference in taste, texture of the meat from the tail?

USA
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3. Re: Difference between Caribbean lobster and Maine lobster?

I have never eaten them side by side to do a taste test...but I can't tell the difference. Except the portions are smaller in the Caribbean, they almost look scrawny. As far as texture, if you are thinking about eating big plump bites like you do Maine lobster, you might be disappointed. However the prices are more reasonable in the Caribbean. Try it!

Nevis
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4. Re: Difference between Caribbean lobster and Maine lobster?

Caribbean lobster tends to be a bit "tougher" and the meat is not as sweet as Maine lobster.

Of course, a lot has to do in how the lobster is prepared so there are variibles.

Yardley...
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5. Re: Difference between Caribbean lobster and Maine lobster?

caribsurfer has it correct. caribbean lobster is not as sweet and tender as maine or south african.

Marietta...
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6. Re: Difference between Caribbean lobster and Maine lobster?

Can one purchase Maine lobster on the island anywhere at a decent price?

Cupecoy Bay, St...
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7. Re: Difference between Caribbean lobster and Maine lobster?

You can get Maine lobster at Skipjacks. I don't think you can get ANY lobster here at a decent price, IMO.

Staten Island, New...
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8. Re: Difference between Caribbean lobster and Maine lobster?

If prices are out of line or budget one way to enjoy some lobster is at the lolos or one of the buffets that at least give you a taste of lobster mixed with other foods for a fixed price.

Marietta...
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9. Re: Difference between Caribbean lobster and Maine lobster?

Sounds good, we will go for the lolo's or check out the buffet for a taste. Maine lobster isn't cheap here in the states either so we are pretty used to that. Thanks everyone.

Wisconsin Rapids...
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10. Re: Difference between Caribbean lobster and Maine lobster?

Agree. I had lobster in st. maarten and in barbados and they are not as good or sweet as the maine lobsters. Not as much meat on the caribbean lobsters.