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ISO Oysters

I tried doing a search for this, because I have to imagine its come up before, but searching for oysters in the archives pulls up a lot of Neptune and ICOB posts, not so many on where to buy them yourself.

So yes, where do you hounds go to buy your oysters? And how much are you paying for them when you do?

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  1. Whole foods always has them. Mostly Island Creek but sometimes you will see another kind but all local. They are usually 1.99 each.

    1. New Deal usually has IC oysters for 1.50, but you can get oysters for 1.00 at a number of restaurants.

      1. Boston fish pier places usually will sell you some.

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        1. re: StriperGuy

          Yes, but unless it's geared to retail prepare to get commercial size 50-100 piece bags. You can check out most places that are found on this board for fresh fish courthouse/New Deal etc.

          1. re: lc02139

            Actually, a 50 piece bag would suit my needs nicely. I just cringe at the thought of paying 1.50 or more per oyster when I'd love to have 4 dozen of them for this evenings festivities.

            1. re: Kirs

              Kirs, Call these guys asap.. http://www.capecodshell.com/. They're on the fish pier and will sell retail--50-100. Prices depend on type of oysters but you won't find them cheaper.

              They normally close much eariler, but are open today til the work is done..maybe a few hours

              They are close to out, so call and reserve. Bring cash.

              Happy New Years!

              We found many retailers ran out fairly early on Christmas Eve.

              1. re: 9lives

                Do you get 50-100 of one variety, or can you mix.. which seems unlikely for the work entailed?

                What's the general pricing for that #?

                1. re: grant.cook

                  No mixing. You have to buy the whole bag.

                  Not sure of pricing, but I think it starts at about $50 for smaller Mid Atlantic oysters and goes up for colder, Northern and West Coast varieties.

                  1. re: 9lives

                    Makes sense.. even one variety is fine if its $1.25 or so for 50 for a nicer cold-water oyster.

                    Sounds like a good option for this summer, if I was grilling out with friends. Mmm... oysters hot off the grill..

        2. Yankee Lobster ($1.50 per) and J. Hook ($1.75) both have oysters available today.

          1. I know it's late but FWIW I've gotten Bluepoints at Restaurant Depot for $35-55 for 100.

            1. i just bought some @ Fresh Pond Fish for $1.50 each, they do not shuck them for you as they don't have a license to do so(who knew you needed a license)? they were extremely fresh and delicious:)