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I would like to find a reputable fish market in Sacramento (or anywhere off I-80) to buy fresh oysters this week. I want to stop on my way to Lake Tahoe, and I'm leaving from work in Benicia. Any ideas would help. My alternative would be to buy them the day before near my house (Oakland), but I was hoping to get them one day fresher. Thanks in advance!

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  1. I have 2 for you, both reletively close off the freeway.

    Taylors Market
    2900 Freeport Blvd.
    Sac. 916-443-6881
    Take the 15th st exit off business 80 (not I-80)
    this will put you down at the base of X Street. one way east. continue east on X until 19th St. turn right and after about 1/2 mile or so 19th will turn into Freeport. the street zags to the left and if you continue to go straight you will be in the parking lot of Taylors. to return to freeway, cross over freeport and the steeet will turn into 21st st. take 21st back to freeway, cross over x and go under freeway to 15th, turn left and follow signs to fwy.

    Corti Brothers market.
    5810 Folsom Blvd.
    Sacramento 916-736-3805 (meat dept.)
    continue past downtown on Business 80, (here called Capital City Freeway) stay on bus 80 when it turns into I-50 to South lake Tahoe, take the 59th Street, turn left at the stoplight. Go over over RR tracks and turn into parking lot of Corti's just before the next light. If you miss the driveway, turn left at the light and take the 1st available turn into the parking lot.

    Of the 2, Taylors is my favorite but Corti's is an old fashioned italian deli with lots of interesting things, great wine section, great deli, reasonable produce, good meats and fish.

    Taylors also has a great wine department, not as big or diverse as Corti's and deli not as elaborate but better fish. Hope this helps.

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    1. re: Karen

      While both are good suggestions, neither is close to I-80. Corti brother, esp. will take him way away from I-80.

      1. re: Peter

        It's true, neither are that close to I-80, but business 80 will join back up with I-80 near Roseville. Maybe someone out in the Roseville, Rocklin, area can provide some assistance?

        1. re: Peter

          It's true, neither are that close to I-80, but business 80 will join back up with I-80 near Roseville. Maybe someone out in the Roseville, Rocklin, area can provide some assistance?

        2. re: Karen

          Also consider the fish counter at the Sacramento Natural Food Coop at the corner of Alhambra and S Street. Not as much variety as Taylor's, but still very good quality.

        3. I am inferring from your posting that you are looking for oysters still in the shell. Unless you go to an Oriental market, I think you're going to be hard pressed to find them. Corti's, for instance, only sells oysters already shucked and in glass jars.And the  Oriental markets with good seafood are down Stockton Blvd; not close to I-80 (not even close to B-80)

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          1. re: Karolyn

            There is one Chinese market on Broadway (Broadway & Riverside, across from the Target store on Broadway). They have live fish tanks. But I am not certain if they have live oysters.

          2. I wouldn't want it to get around, but, I was shopping today in Albertson's and they had live oysters in the shells. That means that you should be able to buy them in Tahoe, at Albertson's or a Tahoe fishmarket.

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              Christine DIBona

              Well, haven't seen any in-the-shell oysters myself, but there was an article in the Bee about new restaurants opening up, and one was an oyster house. You might call and see if they'd sell you oysters to go, or if they have any local sources

              Link: http://www.sacticket.com/dining/story...