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Where to Buy Live Lobster (Phoenix)

drewb123 May 3, 2008 12:05 PM

I read some boards and saw soem recs for Lele market. I have been to the one at the cultural center and my husband is not sure how fresh they are?? we have not bought but would like a place that is opened on Sundays 2 pick up a few? any suggestions?


  1. firecooked May 3, 2008 12:26 PM

    I have never bought them, but AJ's has a lobster tank.

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    1. re: firecooked
      ciaogal May 3, 2008 02:08 PM

      If the Lobsters are alive...they are fresh.....
      Speaking from 18 years living on the ocean in Nova Scotia where the majority of my Father's client were lobster fishermen.......
      If they are alive and Kick'en.....they are fresh!

      I usually by my lobsters at Frys and Albertsons out of the Tank and then have the store steam them for me.....awesome!!!

      If they are frozen or pre cooked I would be wary of their freshness!

      1. re: ciaogal
        drewb123 May 3, 2008 02:13 PM

        sounds perfect thanks! just went to Fry's and that is what we will do.

        1. re: drewb123
          ciaogal May 3, 2008 02:16 PM

          I'm jealous!

          Don't forget the melted butter!

          1. re: ciaogal
            dflack May 6, 2008 12:06 PM

            I buy live lobsters at least once a month. My wife and I love to put them on the grill. In my opinion the best place to buy lobsters in the Phx/Scottsdale area is definitely Lee Lee's. They always have plenty available, although sometimes you might not have as many choices of size as other days, and most importantly their prices cannot be beat. About $10 less per pound than AJ's, which is a lot if you are buying several 2+ pound lobsters.

            If you are looking for big lobsters, 4-6 pounders, Lee Lee's usually has some in their tanks.


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      sistinas May 6, 2008 03:33 PM

      Just on a semi-technical note, the big Asian grocery at the Asian Cultural Center is not LeeLee's - it's a Super L or something, used to be Ranch 99, which is an Asian market chain based in California. Leelee's is on the corner of Dobson and Warner in Chandler (there's apparently another one in Glendale now) and independent of that store.

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      1. re: sistinas
        hohokam May 6, 2008 04:58 PM

        to further clarify things...

        Super L Ranch Market
        668 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

        Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket
        2025 N Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224

        Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket
        7575 W Cactus Road, Peoria, AZ 85381

        1. re: hohokam
          drewb123 May 6, 2008 05:00 PM

          we bought a 2LB lobster at fry's last night it was very yummy!!!

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