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Jun 22, 2010 12:40 PM

Where to buy lobster?

Where would you recommend getting the best bang for buck on some live lobsters. I'm not against paying more for quality but I don't want to be overcharged. I'd like to stay in manhattan or Brooklyn. Thanks!

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  1. the Lobster Place in the Chelsea Market has fantastic seafood.

    The Lobster Place
    75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      1. re: gutsofsteel

        I have always been happy with the lobsters I get at the corner of Grand and Chrystie, however Citarella has been marking down their prices. I'm told summer 2010 will see consumers benefiting from a general reduction of price for the Maine catch.

        1. re: JungMann

          What is Citarella charging?

          update, I called:

          up to 1.5lbs $9.99/lb, over 1.5lbs $12.99/lb

          1. re: gutsofsteel

            I should have clarified that Citarella has been marking them on sale on weekends at $4.99/lb. I wasn't told any reference to size, but I know the sale is at a differing location each weekend.

            1. re: JungMann

              From Citerllas website...

              Live Lobster Specials $4.99 Lb
              Friday 6/25 &
              Saturday 6/26
              Village Location
              424 6th Avenue

              12:00 pm to 6:00 pm