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where to buy oysters in shell on the peninsla

Spinal Tap Nov 21, 2012 11:50 AM

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?

  1. Glencora Nov 25, 2012 12:19 PM

    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
      Bunson Nov 26, 2012 02:12 PM

      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
        Glencora Nov 26, 2012 03:56 PM

        Yuck! Thanks for letting us know.

    2. Melanie Wong Nov 24, 2012 11:39 PM

      Any luck?

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      1. re: Melanie Wong
        Spinal Tap Nov 25, 2012 10:31 AM

        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
          Melanie Wong Nov 25, 2012 10:59 AM

          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
            ckshen Nov 25, 2012 10:52 PM

            Cooks in Menlo Park has BC oysters

        2. Sushi Monster Nov 21, 2012 01:33 PM

          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
            bbulkow Nov 21, 2012 05:56 PM

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

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