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Wholesale Oysters?

MaggieMuffin Nov 5, 2007 11:03 AM


Does anyone have any recommendations of places in the greater Boston to purchase a large quantity of oysters cleaned and ready to be shucked? I am looking to buy a few hundred.


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    9lives RE: MaggieMuffin Nov 5, 2007 09:38 PM

    Try Cape Cod Shellfish..31 Fish Pier...423 1555. They usually offer several sizes/ from different locations.

    Wholesale biz..not a "retail mkt" but for that quantity, they'll accomodate you.

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    1. re: 9lives
      lobsta10 RE: 9lives May 11, 2008 11:26 AM

      I bought Salt Pond Oysters from southern RI at Cape Cod Shellfish and they were the best tasting oyster i have ever had ! Going back for more this wknd.

    2. trufflehound RE: MaggieMuffin Nov 6, 2007 03:40 AM

      Try Capt. Mardens, Wellesley or ask your local seafood rest fro a recommendation.

      1. Small Plates RE: MaggieMuffin Nov 6, 2007 08:03 AM

        I catered an outdoor party this summer and bought all my raw bar product from Hook, believe it or not. I was very impressed with the quality - Welfleet oysters, Jonah crab claws, gulf shrimp - U8s and cherrystones. All fresh and delicious. Would recommend highly.

        1. almansa RE: MaggieMuffin Nov 6, 2007 08:55 AM

          Just so you know, the wholesale price range for oysters runs from about 55 to 95 cents per piece.

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          1. re: almansa
            9lives RE: almansa Nov 6, 2007 09:45 AM

            yes..that's the price at Cape Cod Shellfish. They supply some or all of the oysters to most of the other places mentioned here.

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            jilll RE: MaggieMuffin Nov 9, 2007 11:44 AM

            At the Davis Square farmer's market (Wednesdays until 6pm, I think) there is an oyster vendor who sells excellent Wellfleets for $0.75/ea. I don't have his contact information but it's worth checking out next week.

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              maryv RE: jilll Nov 9, 2007 06:14 PM

              I overheard him saying he wouldn't be at the market the day before Thanksgiving, so don't put it off if you want to talk with him. He sells terrific clams too.

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