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Where to buy Rock Shrimp in the Triangle?

goodeatsinadive Nov 8, 2006 08:29 PM

Have called several grocers and fish markets without any luck. Wife and I both have one of those "gotta have" urges for some Rock Shrimp.
Anyone know of a local, consistent source for these wonderful specimens?

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    cackalackie Nov 9, 2006 01:14 PM

    Have you tried the place in Chatham Square (right at the corner of Maynard) in Cary? I think it's called Sea Depot. I have never been inside, but I drive past it often. It may be worth a try....

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      NANCY Nov 9, 2006 01:28 PM

      I've had the same problem in WNC and ending up ordering direct from Wild Ocean. Here's the link -

      I just ordered 5 lbs last month - arrived as promised and good quality. They only ship on Mon, Tue & Wed, so plan accordingly.

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        bbqme Nov 9, 2006 03:37 PM

        I remember when I was young and lived in Tallahassee, FL, we would go down to the coast and buy rock shrimp fresh off the shrimp boats for 50 cents per pound! Nobody wanted rock shrimp back then because they were harder to shell. Oh, and a bushel of oysters cost $15! Man, those were the good old days.

        (I know this was absolutely no help to you, it just brought back good memories

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          HeelsSoxHound Nov 9, 2006 04:16 PM

          tom robinson's MIGHT have them... although he usually sticks to nc fish, so...

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            cackalackie Nov 9, 2006 06:24 PM

            What's tom robinson's?

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              detlefchef Nov 9, 2006 07:37 PM

              Rather cool fishmonger in Carborro located in the parking lot behind Armadildo Grill. I believe he's only open Thu-Sat or something but is a fine resource for seafood.

          2. SenorSuarez Aug 18, 2007 05:52 PM

            Anyone have any luck with this? I'm getting the urge as well...

            Also, does anyone know how well these guys keep in the freezer? If I were to order some, I'd want to get some extras and save them for later, if that's an option.

            1. SenorSuarez Jan 25, 2008 04:24 AM

              Meadowmont Harris Teeter in Chapel Hill had some yesterday. I bought 2 pounds, cleaned them, broiled them, and ate most of them (my wife had some and I left a few for my brother-in-law). Unfortunately they did not have any frozen ones, or I would've bought more. The kid who was working the counter didn't know anything about them, so hopefully the guy who does the ordering will be there next time and I can beg him to get more in. I think they were somewhere around $6 or $7 a pound.

              FYI: Tom Robinson told me "I haven't seen them in years" a couple weeks ago, so you most likely won't have any luck there.

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                jean9 Jan 25, 2008 04:59 AM

                The Grand Asia Market in Cary (Buck Jones Road) has a pretty big seafood department that is always busy. They seem to have a lot there that I don't normally see at Whole Foods in Raleigh or Earps Seafood (only NC Coast seafood). You may give them a try.

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                  trumpetsaz Jan 27, 2008 05:39 AM

                  I actually saw rock shrimp in the Harris Teeter on Western and Jones Franklin in Raleigh.

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                    SenorSuarez Jan 27, 2008 03:20 PM

                    The store in Meadowmont let me buy 4 more pounds of them frozen today! Get 'em while you can! :)

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