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Apr 27, 2010 08:28 AM

Good Source for Live Lobsters in the Salem Area

I'm planning a trip to the Peabody Essex Museum and would like to get some live lobsters while I'm up there. Is there a particularly good fish market I should know about? I'll be there on Saturday. I'm quite familiar with the area so please feel free to send me to neighboring towns if they've got the goods.

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  1. Although Market Basket sells "live and kicking lobsters", I prefer to get mine at Cherry Street Fish Market in Danvers. See: Also, during farmer's market season, there's a guy who sells lobsters at the market (market was on Thursdays last year, I think).

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    1. re: nlg

      I second Cherry Street! Where I call when I want mine shipped as well.

    2. Go over the Salem Beverly Bridge towards Beverly, take a HARD right at the bottom of the bridge, go 50 yards then you will be at:

      Lynch Lobster Co‎
      38 Water Street, Beverly, MA 01915-5027
      (978) 921-8088‎

      1. Rowand's in Beverly under the bridge has the best seafood around, lobsters are plentiful!

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        1. re: drewinmrblhd

          Lynch Lobster is cheaper< same lobsters>

        2. Just a personal preference for Cherry Street vs. Rowand's. I totally forgot about Lynch Lobster. that would be a great choice. I must admit it's been some time since I actually bought lobster as I live near generous lobster fishermen neighbors!

          1. Cherry Street, no doubt