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Where can I buy good lobsters?

shuggielee Jun 30, 2008 04:58 PM

hi all. I'm from Massachusetts. I'm used to going to my local fish market where they buy the lobsters off the boats. I want to have a great lobster party this weekend, but need to know where i can get a quality lobster... any ideas? i live in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, would prefer to buy from somewhere in Brooklyn if possible.


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    brooklynmasala RE: shuggielee Jun 30, 2008 05:38 PM

    Fairway in Red Hook has good lobsters, and they are on sale this week for $5.99/lb. They won't steam them at this price, I was told but still that is an unheard of price!

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      shuggielee RE: brooklynmasala Jun 30, 2008 06:04 PM

      bkmasala- thanks for the hint, I have heard rumors of their super lobster sale. To be honest I have never been impressed with the quality of Fairway's seafood section (well, I can only speak for the red hook one from experience)... any other places you've bought from that you've been pleased with?

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        JonL RE: brooklynmasala Jul 3, 2008 02:30 PM

        Just confirming this. Picked up a monster and can't find a saddle for it so I guess I'll have to cook it. The idea of a 3 lb. lobster for under $20 sorta makes my head spin. And there were some larger ones in the tank too.
        I'm crossing my fingers that I can keep it alive until tomorrow pm.

      2. mangiabeve RE: shuggielee Jun 30, 2008 06:35 PM

        Jordan's Lobster Farm... not in Bkln, but Island Park isn't that far....

        Dave T

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          Shayna Madel RE: mangiabeve Jul 1, 2008 12:37 AM

          The Brooklyn location of Jordan's is gone???

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            byrd RE: Shayna Madel Jul 1, 2008 05:40 AM

            3165 Harkness Ave
            Brooklyn, NY 11235
            (718) 934-6300
            The one in Island Park is the largest wholesale lobster distributor in the metro area.

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              altobarb RE: Shayna Madel Jul 1, 2008 05:54 AM

              From the Jordan's website:
              "Today, both locations continue their dedication to service and quality, operated by his sons."

              So I assume the location at 165 Harkness Avenue, Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn 718-885-2086 still exists.

              We used to get a bushel of lobstahs from them every year to celebrate my FIL's birthday. They were always wonderfully fresh and delicious. Course that was a few years ago...

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                byrd RE: altobarb Jul 1, 2008 09:47 AM

                The good 'ole days:
                5 culls or chickens for $20 bucks. These days lobster meat is running about $30 a pound.

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                  psnative RE: byrd Jul 1, 2008 10:46 AM

                  I went to Jordan's in Sheepshead Bay last month. Got a lobster roll which consisted of fresh lobster meat on a hot dog bun wtih a packet of mayo. Heavenly.

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                    Shayna Madel RE: psnative Jul 1, 2008 09:41 PM

                    It's wierd though, how the address/contact info for the Brooklyn location is not on the site. I always get a kick out of the sales help wearing t-shirts saying "lobstertrician."

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            TheBigEater RE: shuggielee Jul 3, 2008 03:00 PM

            There's a good seafood store on the corner of 18th Ave and 86th Street. Thats about as close as I know. The get fresh every day!

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