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Belle Isle Seafood - Poor Experience

CambridgeFoodie | Jun 3, 200806:05 PM

I love lobster rolls, truly I do. There have been weeks in my life that I've enjoyed lobster rolls 3 times in a week at B&G (before the price increase to $29).

I was intrigued with the Boston Globe mention of the Belle Isle Seafood's lobster roll so I drove out today for lunch. A scenic shack on the water...I wanted to love Belle Isle.

The lobster roll came fully loaded with lobster claws and tails - delight! But the taste was absolutely terrible - the meat was not sweet - it tasted tired...it was unpleasant. I threw away half of my lobster roll...a real crime.

Now here's the real question - I debated whether to complain to the counter person (as some on this board would advocate I should) about the poor quality. I'm certainly not afraid of conflict...but I don't seek it.

In the end, I decided not to make a big stink about it...a $17 lesson. In the vein of you get what you pay for - I get fresh lobster in my B&G and Legal lobster rolls. For a lower price (and much more lobster) - I was getting lower quality at Belle Isle. In other words, I shouldn't expect Capital Grill like PRIME steaks at a $20 entree chain restaurant.

I'm curious...what would you do in this situation.

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