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Shell Game: Lobster Specials at Seafood Unlimited

Lobster prices are still in the tank

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    Shell Game: Lobster Specials at Seafood Unlimited
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    Even lobster, that splurge-worthy denizen of the sea, has become a victim of the economy. Just like in the housing market, there's been a glut of supply and little demand for the costly crustaceans, according to the Cape Cod Times. While that's bad news for lobster fishermen, it's good news for lobster fans. High supply and low demand means prices fall.

    Seafood Unlimited, the tiny, long-running fish house in Rittenhouse is passing the tanking prices on to customers. On Tuesdays, feast on a 1-1/8 pound lobster served with corn and coleslaw for $19.50. Bump it up to 1-1/2 pounds for $27.50 and 2 pounds for $34. On Saturdays, add a half pound of shrimp or oysters to the 1 1/8 pound lobster for $22.50, the 1-1/2 pound for $30.50 or the 2 pound for $37.

    No word on how long the special--or the low prices--will last. Just like the housing market, the sea is quite volatile.