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Camp Hill
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Does anyone have an idea of how much steaks cost at the Starfish? I am looking at a tenderloin or T-bones for a large group in Feb. I have read so much about freezing and packing a cooler from home, but it seems like a hassle. I also like to give the local shops my business when it's doable. Anyone have a ballpark for me?

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My husband does the shopping on STJ. That said, the transport is a much larger hassle than the couple of extra $ we pay at the Starfish. We are from the tri-state area so the price point is no different from home.

I would say assume at least as much as when on the continent, plus shipping, plus profit. Ease vs. hassle. If you can afford the extra $5 let it go and just buy it at the Starfish. BTW, most excellent fish/meat selection we've had.

St. Thomas
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If you are traveling with a large group you should consider stopping at Costuless in STT - there you could get whole cryovac-ed tenderloin for Filet Mignon or fresh whole strips for NY strip at very good prices. Not T-bone however ,because of the way it has to be cut.

Also some good deals on packages for large groups on other foods- shrimp,chix,etc.

Certainly worth it on drinks.

Camp Hill
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Thanks! We usually shop at the Marina Mkt, but with such a large group, I was afraid meats & seafoods would be too costly. I do not know about cost u less. Is that like Sam's & Costco? Do you need a membership?

St. Thomas
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yes like a Costco - no membership required - very convenient for a rental car - www.costuless.com

The whole tenderloins are really good quality - I often split one with a neighbor friend.

Camp Hill
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Thanks! It sounds like the answer!

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I bought 4 decent sized NY steaks at starfish for $30. I think it was about $15 pound - maybe less. The quality was excellent.

Camp Hill
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Wow, tenderloin at my grocer is 14$ a pound. Hardly seems worth the effort to transport them from home. Thanks!

ACB
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Please notice the poster did say he bought striploin for $15.00lb, not tenderloin. Tenderloin is usually $3-$6.00 more per lb.

I have bought steaks on St John for years. I never thought the quality was fantastic, but I still would not bother bringing anything down.

localsailor sent a great link to Costuless and the meat department looks very solid. That picture convinced me to make a stop there next trip.

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The price difference and quality was not significantly different IMO to bring down meat. I have also had good luck in the grocery store in Redhook on STT. They had great lamb chops and steaks.

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