Newsflash: Lobsters aren’t just for prisoners and indentured servants anymore.

OK, so the transition from “poverty food” to the country’s most revered shellfish happened quite awhile ago.

We’re sure many of us still long for the days lobsters were so plentiful they were used as fertilizer and fish bait — just so we could haul some off to a vat of boiling water on the side of the barn.

Those days are gone.

Maybe someday lobsters will go back to being served behind bars.

In the meantime, here are five very different Greater Patchogue area restaurants that offer lobster specials.

Avino’s Italian Table (Bellport)

Summer Lobsterfest is an all-day party on Mondays in the village

Here’s the deal:

Traditional Lobster Dinner

Whole 1 1/4 lb. lobster/oven roasted potatoes/corn on the cob $24

Summer Lobster Stack

Chilled shelled lobster meat/tomato/red onion/fresh mozzarella • salad greens/crisp pasta squares/red wine vinaigrette $22

Supper Stuffed Lobster

Stuffed with crab/shrimp/scallops/parmesan/peppers/onion and topped with mozzarella/with roasted potato & corn on the cob $35

South Shore Clam Bake

Whole lobster/clams & mussels/roasted potato/corn on the cob $30

Montauk Lobster Roll

Classic lobster salad on a toasted bun with crispy fries & slaw $22

Lobster Ravioli

Seafood parmesan cream sauce/fresh tomato $24

* larger lobsters are available with one day’s notice. Lobsters are subject to market and price could change without notice!

Harbor Crab Co. (Patchogue)

2 Lbs. Tuesday

2-for-1 lobster dinners for $34.95

Steamed or broiled, with red roasted potatoes and vegetables.

The Oar Seafood Grille (Patchogue)

Lobster Nights are Tuesdays at the colloquially named Oar House.

It’s the only lobster dish for one that features two lobsters.

Here’s the deal:

For $36, diners get two 1 1/4 lb. lobsters with a potato and vegetable dish, as well as a small salad. The meal also comes with a cold Corona.

Dublin Deck (Patchogue)

Reggae Lobster Bash on Thursdays

Here’s the deal:

One 1/4 lb. lobster steamed in Blue Point Brew with corn, mussels and clams for $24.99.

Also live reggae bands every week.

The Fish Store (Bayport) 

Lobster Jam is on Wednesdays

Here’s the deal:

1 1/4 lb lobster for $12.99

1 1/2 lb loster for $18.99

1 1/4 lb seafood stuffed lobster for $16.99

1 1/2 lb seafood stuffed lobster for $22.99

Make it a complete dinner for just $3 more. Dinner includes garden salad and baked potato.

Photo: Live lobsters fresh from the tank at The Fish Store in Bayport. (file)