National Lobster Day

Get ready for National Lobster Day this upcoming September 25th!

Did you know that in the old days, in Boston, you could buy canned lobster for 11 cents per pound? Yes, there was a time when lobster was so over-saturated in New England that you could get it dirt cheap, and they even used it to feed prisoners. It only became expensive when folks around the rest of the country got a taste of it, fell in love with it, and skyrocketed the demand. Nowadays, it’s much scarcer and seafood aficionados have a much greater appreciation for it.

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Hence, National Lobster Day!

Whether you choose to take a trip to Maine for lobster fishing, cook your own delicious lobster feast, or even wear a lobster costume, there’s plenty of great ways to celebrate. Eating and dress-up aside, here are some fun facts about lobsters that might gin up your excitement:

  • Lobsters taste with their legs
  • They chew with their stomachs
  • They regenerate limbs
  • . . . and can generate up to 100 PSI of force with their claws
  • This is the reason their claws are taped together when you see them in a fish tank.

Now that we have you curious and enthusiastic about National Lobster Day, it’s time to make a reservation to celebrate with us at PJ Lobster House. We have restaurant dining available every day from noon to 9 p.m.

You can also get some tasty lobster by visiting our fish market. All lobsters are available at market price, or you can try some of our other seafood varieties such as crawfish, cleaned squid, king crab legs, crabmeat flounder, scallops, Chilean sea bass, tuna, mahi-mahi, and several others.

We run specials almost every day of the week. Thursday is our popular Lobster Fest, where you can get 1-1/4 lb. of lobster along with mussels, corn, potato, and house salad for $33. Are you more of a crab person? Come check us out on Tuesday, between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., for all-you-can-eat snow crab legs along with soup/salad and sides.

PJ Lobster has been servicing fresh and local seafood to our friends and customers in Port Jefferson since 1995. We’re able to get as much of our product sourced from local Long Island fishermen as possible. If you have questions about us or want to place any kind of order, feel free to reach us by phone at 631-473-1143 or email us at

If you’re anywhere near the Greater Suffolk County area and looking for seafood, then come see us soon.

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