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Jul 14, 2006 06:42 PM

Lobster in LA

Where can I buy some decently priced lobster?

Looking to make it at home. Either whole, just the tail, or just the meat.

Ralph's does it pretty well. You can usually get a 1lb for about $14, and you can get a nice size container of just the meat for about $8.

Any other options?

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  1. Head for a 99 Ranch Market. Live Maine lobster for about $8 a pound and they (at least at Sepulveda and Victory) have them up to 5 pounds if you want that large.

    4 Replies
    1. re: TomSwift

      Wow....5lb sounds massive. I once shared a 10lb one at this place in NY (can't remeber the name) but they're known for their gigantic lobsters.

      I'll definitely have to check it out.

      Do they have precooked as well?

      1. re: cincodemayo1

        I've not seen precooked at 99 Ranch but they are able to cook fin fish so maybe they also can boil or steam the lobsters.

        1. re: TomSwift

          Do they always have 5lb lobsters available?

          1. re: cincodemayo1

            I'm not sure. I always tell the guy that I want a "real big one" and more often than not I get one that weighs in at 5 pounds or a little over.

    2. Ralph's, Gelsons, Fish King in Glendale, 99 Ranch, and someone just told me at the store right next door to BBQ Unlimited #2 on Melrose where you can buy lobsters and crabs at affordable prices (she didn't know the name of said store)

      1. A month or so ago we bought four 4-pounders at 99 ranch. 4 pounds is about the smallest size they have. But they were beautiful and $9 a pound.

        Really tricky to pull apart (my nephew was outside with a hammer once they were cooked!), but good eating!