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Who has the cheapest lobsters in Greater Boston

yankeebbq Jul 23, 2007 06:00 AM

Demoula's has lobsters for $6.99 a lb. Is there any place cheaper in the greater Boston area or somewhere on route 93 between Boston and Concord NH ?

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  1. ScubaSteve RE: yankeebbq Jul 23, 2007 06:04 AM

    actually my MB had them (as of Saturday) for $5.99/lb.
    can't beat that unless you dive in and get 'em yourself.

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      sheila RE: ScubaSteve Jul 23, 2007 10:22 AM

      I plan to make lobster roll for my friend who comes visiting from HK.

      Do you mind giving me details of the name of the sellers and their addresses where I can get cheap lobsters? Hope that are not too far from my work or home.

      1. re: ScubaSteve
        itaunas RE: ScubaSteve Jul 23, 2007 11:34 AM

        Market Basket has two prices in their computer (it seems) one under "Alive and Kicking Lobsters" for $5.99 and interestingly enough (usually they are cheaper) soft shell lobsters are $6.99.

        I do agree with Steve that those are probably the best prices around -- in the Seabrook area culls are $5.59/lb, so $5.99 for the chix is pretty inexpensive. I thought I saw someone saying that Hooks is $7.99 and Courthouse was around $9.99 earlier this summer.

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          Velda Mae RE: itaunas Jul 23, 2007 12:24 PM

          I just called Hook's and 1 1/2 pounders are $10.99 and 1 3/4 pounders are $11.99. At this time of year, it's also important to determine whether you're getting soft or hard shell lobsters. Soft shell tend to be less expensive than hard shell but can have less meat. The supermarkets tend to have smaller lobsters, generally under 1 1/4 pounds, which is why their per pound price is less.

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        gyppielou RE: yankeebbq Jul 23, 2007 10:39 AM

        Holy crap, they're still $12.99 at Stop &Shop! Time to head out and find those affordable crustaseans. Shcuk and chop, a dab of hellmans and all the tamale and pile it high on a tip split hotdogroll grilled with a bit of Katies Sea Salt Butter. Hungry now!

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          ipsofatso RE: gyppielou Jul 23, 2007 12:19 PM

          wow those are great prices - I just paid $28 for two 1.25'ers

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            Bob Dobalina RE: ipsofatso Jul 23, 2007 01:05 PM

            I just paid $16 for two 1.25s. But I had to drive to a dock in Maine to do it. ;)
            The Demoulas/MB deals sound great.

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