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bulk sale of oysters?

clark Oct 5, 2003 03:48 PM

I am hosting an oyster roast in November and need to find a place where I can buy a large amount of oysters and am not looking to get a raw deal (ha). Besides bartering with the guys at Main Ave., any suggestions?

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    Pappy Oct 6, 2003 11:11 AM

    I'm sure with advance notice you could work out a deal with any fish store.

    But why would you want to. Short of the Eastern Shore, bartering with the guys at Maine Avenue will probably result in the best oysters at the best price.

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    1. re: Pappy
      wayne keyser Nov 13, 2009 06:46 PM

      Where are you located?

      When my church did a large lobster dinner, we were buying enough (3 or 4 large boxes) to warrant wholesale treatment, and we got very good treatment from Profish in Northeast DC (202) 529-3003

      You'll have to call ahead to arrange what you want, do without any hand-holding, travel to a seedy back street in a scary industrial part of Northeast at a shockingly early hour, and have some plastic tarps to keep any liquids from soaking your vehicle, but you won't beat the price, the freshness or the quality.

      1. re: wayne keyser
        Soup Nov 14, 2009 12:15 PM

        How many lobsters were in a 3 or 4 large box and what did the price per pound work out to?

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      Tugboat Oct 6, 2003 12:35 PM

      Go to Jessup.

      Call ahead. Most of the space is professional and wholesale. But they have a few retail spots as well.

      Best deal in town.

      7901-A Oceano Ave.
      Jessup, MD 20794

      The Maryland Wholesale Seafood Market opened in 1984 when the Baltimore Fish Market closed. The Market is the regional seafood distribution facility for the Mid-Atlantic and its twelve vendors form one of the largest operations supplying fresh seafood and shellfish to the East coast. Wholesalers market fresh seafood from the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic waters, as well as exotic imports, to restaurants, grocers, and specialty stores.

      The Market consists of over 112,000 square feet of packing, refrigeration and distribution space. It is open six days a week all year, closing occasionally on holidays. Several merchants also sell seafood products to the general public on a retail basis

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      1. re: Tugboat
        RobertM Nov 13, 2009 03:06 PM

        Do they have west coast oysters, and PEI's?

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