Tanks of toddler-sized king crabs set the scene as hungry patrons wait for their tables to be ready. Moderation has no place at this Chinese banquet hall, so come with an appetite. Mountains of steamed, baked, deep-fried, and pan-fried crustaceans are delivered to excited tables, while a flurry of smartphones snap photos of the over-the-top feasts. Lobsters are purchased by weight, with the still-pinching specimens brought to the table for inspection before being cooked. It’s dinner and a show. Even with a reservation, be prepared to wait a few minutes for a table; the restaurant becomes a madhouse at peak times. Service is wanting, but most come for the spectacle and the massive quantities of seafood, not charming banter (or lack thereof). Cash only.
Fisherman Lobster Clubhouse
Subway: Finch, then bus 39B to Milliken Blvd. By car: Take DVP N to the 401, follow signs for 401 E, exit at Kennedy Rd., follow Kennedy Rd. to Finch Ave. E.Phone 416/321-0250 Prices Meals served family-style; expect about $60–$80 per person Cuisine Type Chinese Web site Fisherman Lobster House
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