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instantphoebe Feb 8, 2010 09:31 AM

Does anyone know where I can get fresh mussels that aren't too expensive in Birmingham? Whole Foods and Snapper Grabbers are a little on the pricey side — esp. for mussels, which should be on the cheaper side for seafood.

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    Big Daddy Feb 8, 2010 09:35 AM

    I'm not sure if they carry them, but check Super Oriental Market on West Valley: 945-9558.
    I see live mussels a lot in grocery stores, but don't trust too many of their fish stands aside from the Western in Mountain Brook.
    I would imagine that Fresh Market on U.S. 280 and Sexton's Seafood in Cahaba Heights would be selling them in a similar price range as Whole Foods and Snapper Grabbers.

    1. Dax Feb 8, 2010 09:45 AM

      There is a seafood mkt across from the McDonald's & Mazer's on Greensprings where I buy some of my seafood, mostly shrimp and live crawfish. I wish I could remember the name. They may have them

      1. sheilal Feb 8, 2010 12:22 PM

        You might want to try the Fish Market downtown.

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          bryantuga Feb 9, 2010 03:21 PM

          The Fish Market may have fresh mussels now, but the one time I bought them, they were packaged in cardboard and frozen. When I got home, I had to toss them they were so smelly.

          On the other hand, DoDiYos in Homewood has some that look fresh in their little market in the back. I can't recall the price, but I think it was reasonable. Publix also carries them most of the time.

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            sheilal Feb 10, 2010 07:29 AM

            I think the Fish Market (in Southside) and DoDiYos are owned and operated by the same Sarris family.

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