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joya2111 Jun 13, 2011 11:42 AM

Looking for the best deal for an at-home lobster cookout this Saturday (June 18) in Montreal. Suggestions for seafood shops and/or good deals at area grocery stores?
Thanks in advance!

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  1. kpzoo Jun 13, 2011 11:54 AM

    Might want to start by checking out this thread from a little over a week ago:

    Live Lobster
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/788841

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    1. re: kpzoo
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      joya2111 Jun 13, 2011 12:02 PM

      Thanks!

    2. hala Jun 13, 2011 02:00 PM

      Where do you live?

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        joya2111 Jun 13, 2011 02:03 PM

        The lobster boil is taking place on the mountain. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated... apparently Chinatown is a winner, but we don't have cars (although I could take the 80 up St. Laurent and walk over). Thanks in advance!

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          hala Jun 13, 2011 02:13 PM

          I called a lot of places last week checking prices and I think Marche Hawai would be the best bet for price and "freshness". But, I live in Verdun and the traffic report was not so good on the weekend so we ended up getting them from loblaws on Blv. Newman. I have never bought fish from that store ( I get my fish at marche atwater) but since the lobster is alive I don't mind getting it from grocery stores.

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            porker Jun 13, 2011 06:44 PM

            You might want to check out Frutta Si on Schevchenko (about 6 minutes away from Loblaws). their lobster (live out of the tank) is always cheaper than other grocery stores (except when the stores, like IGA, put them on special for $5/lb)

            1. re: hala
              hungryann Jun 14, 2011 04:22 PM

              Are the lobsters at marche Hawai local i.e. from Iles de la Madeleine? If not, does anyone know where they are from?

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              Maximilien Jun 13, 2011 03:44 PM

              Me think, the closest to get lobster to go "on the mountain" (I assume near beaver lake); witohut having to haul them a long time is PA poissonerie (Parc ave. and St-Joseph).

              M.

              1. re: joya2111
                porker Jun 13, 2011 06:46 PM

                Just curious, you're going to haul a pot, lobsters, water, utensils, condiments, etc etc to the mountain without a car?

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                  kpaxonite Jun 13, 2011 08:42 PM

                  thats exactly what I was thinking lol

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              joya2111 Jun 14, 2011 06:03 AM

              LOL I am in charge of the lobsters. A person with a car is bringing the rest!

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