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Dec 27, 2013 10:09 AM

Where To Buy Live Maine Lobsters in DC/MD/VA in 2013/2014?

Yes, it's December 27, 2013, and I am hoping to pick up live Maine lobsters for New Year's Eve. won't work this year, because they don't deliver on Sunday or Monday. Dean and DeLuca in Georgetown no longer has a seafood department and said they can't help. Whole Foods only sells cooked Maine lobster tails. Not interested in an Asian food market, as it sure would be swell if those lobsters were to come from Maine waters. -- Does anyone have any other ideas?

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    1. Wegmans has live lobsters.

      1. There's a guy who trucks them down from Maine and sells them at the intersection of Rt. 50 and Rt. 15 (aka Gilbert's Corner) in Loudoun County. Sorry, I don't know the name of his business. Good luck!

        1. I love this ChowHound community! Thank you for your suggestions--especially to you, tommyskitchen, as we just ordered two, 1 1/2/1 3/4-lb. live Maine lobsters @ $15.99/lb to be picked up Tuesday from Balducci's!


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          1. re: kosterle

            Enjoy - And when you ARE ready to venture to H-Mart, you'll find them as cheap as $5.99 a pound....

            1. re: tommyskitchen

              Never had a bad lobster from H Mart, but they usually are only male.

          2. Giant, $11/pound today. You should order them today and pick up on Tuesday; cold stored won't be so goo.

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            1. re: law_doc89

              Going to drop by the new Giant in Shaw to see what you're referring to. (Was there a specific DC/MD/VA Giant that offered live Maine lobsters?) -- Thanks for thinking of me, in any case!

              1. re: kosterle

                Do they have them in Shaw? They carry lobsters all the time at my local one.