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Has Anyone Seen Prime Rib Roast at Costco?

theSauce Dec 10, 2010 09:09 PM

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. baron45 RE: theSauce Dec 10, 2010 09:14 PM

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

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      theSauce RE: baron45 Dec 10, 2010 09:16 PM

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

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      ML8000 RE: theSauce Dec 10, 2010 09:36 PM

      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.

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        baseballfan RE: theSauce Dec 11, 2010 04:09 PM

        They had it yesterday at the Danville location.

        1. yimster RE: theSauce Dec 11, 2010 08:27 PM

          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.

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            Mr_Happy RE: theSauce Dec 12, 2010 01:05 AM

            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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              Eugene Park RE: Mr_Happy Dec 13, 2010 10:32 PM

              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.

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                Mr_Happy RE: Eugene Park Dec 14, 2010 10:59 PM

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

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                Ruth Lafler RE: Mr_Happy Dec 14, 2010 09:51 AM

                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.

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                  Robert Lauriston RE: Ruth Lafler Dec 14, 2010 10:01 AM

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

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                    Ruth Lafler RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 14, 2010 10:25 AM

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

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                      jlfoodie RE: Robert Lauriston Dec 15, 2010 02:52 PM

                      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)

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                      AntarcticWidow RE: Ruth Lafler Dec 14, 2010 11:15 AM

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

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                        Mr_Happy RE: Ruth Lafler Dec 14, 2010 11:16 PM

                        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.

                    3. Melanie Wong RE: theSauce Dec 17, 2010 01:47 AM

                      Redwood City Costco has prime grade standing rib roasts for $12.99 per pound. Boneless for $13.99.

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                        yimster RE: Melanie Wong Dec 17, 2010 01:19 PM

                        We must of just missed each other. Since you saw what I did. I think if given a choice I will take it with bones.

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                          oakjoan RE: yimster Dec 17, 2010 05:31 PM

                          My sister claims that the prime prime rib I got from COSTCO a couple of years ago had a taste of cardboard. The rest of us thought it was great, but I'm scared to buy it this year.

                          I ended up making a wonderful pork roast I bought at Molly Stones which I happened upon when I went there to buy finnen haddie. I do long for the prime rib, though.


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