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Best Prices on Halibut west of 128

Kat Feb 25, 2013 06:35 AM

Love halibut, it is one of favorite fish. However, our area fish shop has it for 19.99/pound, which is too steep for my budget. Do any of the major grocery chains carry it? I've very rarely seen it at Shaws and never at Stop and Shop.

  1. greygarious Feb 28, 2013 03:27 PM

    Trader Joe's sells frozen random weight (I think around $10/#) and frozen battered fillets.

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    1. re: greygarious
      k
      Kat Mar 3, 2013 05:07 PM

      Thx! TJ's to the rescue!

    2. k
      Kat Feb 28, 2013 06:08 AM

      Thank you for the explanation, now I see why it is expensive and hard to find. We don't have a Costco membership, so I'll have to see how much it costs.

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        treb Feb 25, 2013 08:19 AM

        Costco has it for about $12-14 per pound.

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          Science Chick Feb 25, 2013 02:09 PM

          Hi Treb, is that fresh or frozen (or previously frozen)?

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            t
            treb Feb 25, 2013 03:27 PM

            Most fish is previously frozen, actually flash frozen at sea, even sushi grade! The product I've seen was not frozen but, I don't remember seeing if it was previously frozen. I'll check this week. I've bought it quite a lot over the years, always great, real nice thick fillets.

            1. re: treb
              Science Chick Feb 26, 2013 07:45 AM

              Thanks, this is very helpful!

        2. trufflehound Feb 25, 2013 08:03 AM

          Atlantic Halibut is scarce and Pacific doesn't get shipped here much so the price will be high. I'd check with Capt.Mardens or Whole Foods and eat a smaller piece.

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