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Live Lobster in Durham/Chapel Hill or Raleigh

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boaviagem Aug 22, 2009 06:32 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions on where to buy live lobsters in the Triangle (NC)?

I know I need to check at Fishmongers in Durham and Squids in Chapel Hill, but I'm wondering if there are other places as well.

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    rockycat Aug 22, 2009 10:04 AM

    At times Grand Asia in Cary has had lobster at a more or less reasonable price. They don't always have them, though.

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      boaviagem Aug 22, 2009 12:49 PM

      Thanks for the tip. I have wanted to go there to see the rest of the store too.

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        rockycat Aug 22, 2009 06:24 PM

        Absolutely worth the trip. The fish counter has a great selection at good prices and most of the staff on that counter speak English. The bakery's fun, and the rice box at the cafeteria is an insanely good deal. On the weekends they have something like 25 different choices on the steam table. Produce is well priced and the assortment of groceries is good. Not so much for Japanese or Korean, but terrific for Chinese. I love the place.

    2. LulusMom Aug 22, 2009 01:58 PM

      I *think* the fishmonger is no longer at Squids.

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        brokegradstudent Aug 22, 2009 07:02 PM

        unless they've reopened it recently (last 2-3 months), the store part of Squids has been closed for years.

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          walras Aug 23, 2009 06:33 AM

          Although the retail store at Squids is long-closed, if you call the restaurant, a couple of days ahead, or even the day before, they will sell you anything they have on hand or on order. I've been buying live lobsters from them that way for a few years. And with no overhead, the prices are good.

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