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Fresh cheap lobster in LA? or online?

brixton77 Dec 10, 2008 09:52 PM

Hey all,

I've been reading on the NY Times and other places that lobster prices are at a 25-year low in Maine. I don't see any price difference in the prices here in LA, though. Santa Monica Seafood is obviously pocketing the difference.

One thing I love to do is get the east coast lobsters and then grill them baja west-coast style with drawn butter, cilantro, limes, and flour tortillas. The sweetness of the Maine lobster is a great combination with the smokey baja-style prep.

Anyway, has anyone found cheap Maine lobsters out here? Or maybe a restaurant serving it for cheap?



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    chowmominLA Dec 11, 2008 04:15 PM

    They're $5.88 / lb. at the Arcadia Market on Duarte east of Baldwin (next to Din Tai Fung). Bought 9 of them today for lobster fests tonight and tomorrow!

    $6.99 / lb. at both 99 Ranch in Monterey Park and 168 Market on Valley (they'll steam for free.)

    Sorry for duplicate posts!


    1. The Chowhound Team Dec 11, 2008 01:49 PM


      For web sources of lobster please post a separate query on the General Topics board where Chowhounds exchange web order source information.


      1. mnosyne Dec 11, 2008 07:53 AM

        Gelson's yesterday advertised a big sale on lobster, but they won't reveal the price until the 15th.

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          posh Dec 11, 2008 12:30 AM

          To piggyback on your question...I'm curious about finding local spiny lobster, if anyone has anything to say about it.

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          1. re: posh
            trojans Dec 11, 2008 07:21 AM

            Ranch 99 has it for 9.99 lb

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