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Dec 10, 2010 09:09 PM

Has Anyone Seen Prime Rib Roast at Costco?

I know in the past posts there were discussions on USDA Prime rib roast at Costco. Has anyone seen any recently at their local Costco?

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  1. They had several packages at the SFO location today 12/10, along w/ rib eye & NY steaks.

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    1. re: baron45

      Thanks Baron! I'll stop by my neighborhood Costco to check it out.

    2. I saw 3-4 roasts wrapped and ready at the Richmond Costco. I didn't look at the weight but it looked like 5-6 rib bones for $70.

      I did look at the prime NY strip and rib eye steaks...$13.99/lb. Still a very good value but not the $9.99/lb it was 2 years ago.

      1. They had it yesterday at the Danville location.

        1. I have seen Prime Rib Roast in the past at Costco. I do know you can order it from them. I have done that in the past. So tell them when you want it and how many ribs and I am sure they will meet your requirements.

          1. I bought one of the big vacuum packed bone-in prime rib roasts at costco in San Leandro a few weeks ago for Thanksgiving. It was about 20 pounds for I think 5.99 a pound. I cut it into thirds and froze about 2/3rds of it with a vacuum sealer. For some reason the vacuum packed ones are quite a bit cheaper than the ones that are in the styrofoam, which I think were 7.99 a pound or something.

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            1. re: Mr_Happy

              The big vacuum packed rib roasts are untrimmed, which is part of the reason why they're cheaper. They're especially a great value if you're dry-aging.

              1. re: Eugene Park

                Ah I see, thanks for the explanation. They did seem a little bit fattier on the outside.

              2. re: Mr_Happy

                There's also a difference between "prime rib" (which is a cut of meat) and "USDA prime" rib (which refers to a piece of prime rib that is graded "prime" -- I think that's what the original poster was looking for). Costco sometimes carries both.

                1. re: Ruth Lafler

                  I looked at the SF Costco last night and saw only choice grade.

                  1. re: Robert Lauriston

                    Yes, I said "sometimes." Like their other prime cuts, look for the blue trays.

                    1. re: Robert Lauriston

                      I called the SF Costco yesterday morning and they said they probably would not get prime grade bone-in prime rib eye until Sunday at the earliest.. but would most likely get it for the Holidays. You can't pre-order...(I asked)

                    2. re: Ruth Lafler

                      I was at Novato Costco yesterday afternoon and they had both choice and prime grade prime rib.

                      1. re: Ruth Lafler

                        Oh, in that case the one I bought was definitely usda choice. Will have to keep an eye out for the usda prime rib roasts next time I'm cooking prime rib.