Ok I have been going here for years, I know what it is all about, I see many reviews here thinking they are going to pay $30-40 for 4 star restaurant Lobster, NO it is not cleaned for you for $40 bucks LOL, NO it is not a 5 pound lobster LOL, OK here it is, it is by season, for one in the winter season in Florida when the millions of tourists are here, the prices go up $40+, in the summer off season the prices go down $30+, if you read the add closely you will see the $19 is not for Lobster, here in Florida there are many all you can eat Snow crab places for in Asian Buffets for $12-18 per person, don't go to Angles if you just want crab! only go if you want Maine Lobster, remember this is a huge tourist place thanks to Disney, be lucky your not paying $100 per person for Maine Lobster all you can eat, as for the Lobster,
January, February and March
Lobsters are scarce and the prices are at their highest. During the winter months lobsters move further offshore, requiring lobster boats to travel greater distances, and the harsh weather makes it more difficult for fishermen to work.
April, May & June
Prices will peak in early spring, but as the weather warms, lobster fishing picks up and prices drop in May and June. May is typically one of the best month of the year to buy live lobsters. The supplies are very good as the demand from summer resorts has yet to kick in. The lobsters are generally at their firmest and meatiest after the cold weather months.
July, August and September
New shell lobster are usually harvested from late summer to early fall. Native soft shells are plentiful and cheap; hard shells are less abundant and prices are higher. Heavy demand gradually drives prices up in August. Prices on hard shells begin to drop in September. Demand also drops more when back-to-school shopping hits.
October, November, December
Next to late spring, fall is one of the best times of year to buy good, hard-shell lobsters. After Labor Day all the tourists have gone home and the lobster landings are at their highest. Lobster prices stay reasonable, rising a bit at Christmas time. The price heads up again sharply as winter weather sets in.
So the best month to buy is normally May, and at that time of year you will see 1-1.5 pound Lobsters at Angle's Buffet, and sometimes in the Fall, but the rest of the year you will see 3/4 pound lobsters, as the prices for the bigger ones are to high, so in May the Buffet is at it cheapest, as the snow birds have gone back up north, so in the $30's with the bigger Lobsters, and into June, and sometimes in Early Fall too, BUT it is easy, walk in and ask to view the buffet before you pay, look at what is being offered, if you don't like it, walk out, there are MANY cheap buffets in Orlando area, yes this is not a Vegas buffet payed by the Gambling market, this place needs to make money, I have been here in May, with the 1.5 pound Lobsters and my record is 17, and my friend had 12, I would say I eat more then my bill LOL, and at that time of year it is a great deal, and the reason for the rubbery meat others have talked about, well that is with the smaller ones, the cooks are cooking them to the 1.5 pound times, and not to the 3/4 pound times, so when they cook a 3/4 lobster to long "Over cooked" they get a rubbery feel to them and bland taste, you can ask them to not cook them so long, but as for me I just go when the 1.5 pounders are in :) Mmmmm
#1 So remember this is not a 5 star place, if it was you would be paying 5 star prices!
#2 Look before you pay, if your not smart enough to do that, then I don't know what to say to you, this is Buying 101.
#3 Ask question before you pay, so you know what your paying for!
#4 Remember no one is making you eat here, you can walk away!
#5 No one is going here for the Buffet, only the Lobster, if your here for the rest of the buffet YES your dumb and it is way OVER Priced!
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