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Rebecca Valentine | Apr 9, 200411:52 AM     9

I am new to New England (from Philadelphia). I have a few general questions for the Southern Maine/NH Seacoast chowhounds about lobsters.

When is the best time to eat lobsters? When will lobsters become soft-shell?

Where is a good place to eat lobster in southern Maine and southern New Hampshire?

Also, I know there is a lobster size restriction in Maine, is there one in NH? I have seen some HUGE lobsters in the tank in Walmart/Sams in New Hampshre. How do people eat them? Are the shells crackable with regular cracker? Will the big lobstersbecome soft- shelled?

Thanks.

Rebe

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