I usually end up just asking lots of questions on this board, but finally I have a little review.
Went to James Hook to get some lobsters to go on Friday. Got five medium sized lobsters (1 1/2 - 1 3/4 lbs) to bring on a weekend get away in the Adirondaks. I told the guy who packed my lobsters that I was traveling for about 5 hours and he packed my lobsters with an ice pack and some seaweed. I packed that into a cooler with some damp paper towels and was on my way.
By the time we got to our destination, the little buggers were still really animated which put to rest any fears that they would die on the way.
The lobsters were amazing. The best I've had in a very, very long time. The medium sizes were actually really quite big with nice sized chunks of claw and tail meat. The meat was sweet and plump and flavorful.
The lobsters were priced at $7.99 a pound which I thought was pretty reasonable (5 came out to be $64ish.)
James Hook was really easy to get to at noon on Friday driving in from the south and they have a little parking lot which was great (I hate stressing about a place to park when I'm just running into get something.)
Oh yeah, while I was there, they took out one of the BIG lobsters (he weighed in at about 15 pounds!) and it was quite a spectacle. I just might have to think about getting one of those for a special occasion some time!