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Buying Shellfish around Chandler/Mesa/Tempe

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azturtle Jun 5, 2008 10:14 AM

I’m hosting a dinner party this weekend and want to try an indoor clambake. Any suggestions on where to buy reliable shellfish in the Chandler/Mesa/Tempe area? I’m hoping for a less expensive alternative to AJ’s or Whole Foods. Has anyone tried Lee-Lee’s for shellfish? Any other suggestions?

Thanks!

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    DeliaN Jun 6, 2008 07:38 AM

    We've had good luck with the clams at Ranch 99 (not really in your neck of the woods, but worth the trip) at the Chinese Cultural Center. They also usually have pretty good mussels. Bring an ice chest

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      azturtle Jun 6, 2008 07:48 AM

      The Cultural Center is pretty close to my office so that may actually work well. Thanks for the suggestion.

    2. aztami Jun 5, 2008 02:19 PM

      I like Costco for clams, shrimp, mussels, etc. I think they have their seafood cart set up most everyday.

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      Costco
      1445 W Elliot Rd, Tempe, AZ

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        Kam7185 Jun 6, 2008 10:00 AM

        I have bought lobster tails, U-6 shrimp, and scallops from the "seafood roadshow" at the scottsdale location. Always been very pleased.....

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        ziggylu Jun 5, 2008 01:14 PM

        I've been pleased with crab I've bought at LeeLee. Havne't tried any clams. The shrimp at Sprouts has always been good as well, but again haven't tried clams there.

        1. azhotdish Jun 5, 2008 11:57 AM

          are you looking to go authentic, i.e. littleneck clams?

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            azturtle Jun 5, 2008 02:49 PM

            I think it's all going to depend on what I can find.

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              azhotdish Jun 6, 2008 10:08 AM

              The Fish Market around 16th St/Camelback is another option.

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              Fish Market Restaurant
              1720 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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            LisaAZ Jun 5, 2008 11:51 AM

            I consistently get -very- nice, very inexpensive shrimp at the Ranch Market on Arizona/Ray. You might give them a try.

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