Fresh Catch was our idea of heaven for two reasons. Lobster prices are surprisingly cheap considering the restaurant is located in Greater Boston, where dining tends to be pricey. As of our August 2012 visit, you could order a 1-1/4-pound steamed lobster with coleslaw and French fries for a market price of just $9.95. Compare that to the price for a single steamed lobster at Legal Sea Foods at Long Wharf in the heart of Boston during the same month: $27.95. [2013 Update: As of August 2013, a single steamed lobster at Fresh Catch is $11.99, and twin lobsters are $14.99.]
But what really made us giddy was the sheer variety of lobster dishes Fresh Catch serves. We certainly weren't expecting an extensive and inventive seafood menu when the GPS directed us into the parking lot at 30 Chauncy Street in Mansfield, Massachusetts.