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Nov 21, 2012 11:50 AM

where to buy oysters in shell on the peninsla

I'd like to bring some oysters to Thanksgiving dinner but don't want to drive to the Ferry building to get them. Anyone know where on the Peninsula I can get some good quality oysters?

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  1. Ranch 99 in Foster City or Cupertino. Marina Super in San Mateo. Gonna be a zoo in there today. I'm not looking forward to it. Good luck.

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    1. re: Sushi Monster

      They looked good at drager's in Menlo park, blue points, and cooke's.

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        From this thread I went to Draeger's and got some Blue points. They were very very mild to the point of flavorless. My friend bought some other oysters from Ranch 99 and those were super briny. I called All Shores seafood in San Bruno but decided to pass when I was told their oysters come from Virginia. Maybe I should have gone with them as they had the best price and probably moves the most product.

        1. re: Spinal Tap

          Thanks for the oyster status. Wasn't familiar with All Shores, googled, and found that it is the wholesale biz related to retailer, Peninsula Seafood, in San Bruno.

          1. re: Spinal Tap

            Cooks in Menlo Park has BC oysters

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          1. Has anyone ever bought seafood from Fish Market Restaurant? I realize it's a local chain and much of the menu looks old school in a bad way, but the smoked fish and the crab cocktail I tried were quite good. They had oysters, too.

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            1. re: Glencora

              I went to the nearby Fish Market one time thinking since it was a seafood chain that had a seafood counter, they would have good seafood. i went to get some shrimp and they took out a frozen bag of shrimp from the back, that was farmed in Vietnam. Never going there again.

              1. re: Bunson

                Yuck! Thanks for letting us know.