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Feb 20, 2007 05:39 PM

Shrimp Salad

Which Washington area Deli or Grocery has the best shrimp salad?

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  1. I seem to remember a satisfactory one at the salad bar of the Giant on Duke Street (near Quaker Lane) - a store as big as a football field with practically no vegetables. That may be a "sometime" thing, and it may not be now.

    The old "Someplace Special" Giant in Maclean had a really nice shrimp salad, but of course they're gone.

    1. Well, it seems to be a dead issue looking at the feedback. So my plan is to head out to sample a store, Wegman's, Giant, Super Fresh, Safeway, Whole Pay Check, Trader Joes, Dean DeLuca, Eastern Market, etc and find out. If you have a deli or maybe korean or asian market of note let me know. Im too lazy to make my own.

      1. I really enjoy shrimp salad, but I'm having a hard time even imagining an extraordinary shrimp salad. That being said, Balducci's does a satisfactory version of a classic shrimp salad.

        1. Wagshal's on Mass Ave in Spring Valley does a pretty tasty shrimp salad. Huge shrimp, celery, red onion, etc. It's certainly not cheap, but it's good. Also, their deli meats and sandwiches are excellent.

          1. harris teeter has a very good prepared shrimp salad -- but it also has surimi, i recall. but it is very shrimpy, with lots of shrimp -- and no funny tasting dressing like giant's. tastes fresh. it costs around $8/#.

            i like it on a croissant.....mmm, it's lunchtime!