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Feb 3, 2002 11:02 AM

Pike St. Market Salmon Shipping

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Help! I forgot to ship some salmon to a friend when I was in Seattle last week.

Does anyone have a phone number or email address so I can now make good on my promise?

Thanks very much.


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  1. Hi zuriga,

    I was just researching the same last week and got some good replies that I will link you to below (for add'l info ie. your friend needs to be home when it arrives, many don't ship for weekend delivery, etc).

    After determining the highest regarded places for fresh salmon seem to be Mutual Fish Co. and University Seafood & Poultry, I made phone calls to determine who had the best (lowest) prices. Mutual Fish Co. was the clear winner (they also supply many of Seattle's resaurants including Tom Douglas', and some sushi places). Their phone number is 206-322-4368, 2335 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144. They also have a website at (although I noticed the site is down this morning, maybe they are updating it).


    5 Replies
    1. re: Leslie T.

      Thanks so much for all your help, Leslie.

      1. re: zuriga

        There's also this site for the Pike St Market fish stand (you know, where they throw the fish...):
        though it sounds like Mutual Fish may be the way to go.

        1. re: JBH

          Mutual Fish is definatley the better way to go. They have some of the best seafood in the city. It's a bit out of the way for people who live downtown (it's south of downtown in Rainier Valley), but since you'll be buying by phone, go with the best.

          As for buying fish at the Pike PLACE Market, do you really want to buy from a fish monger who throws his fish around? I mean it's really fun to watch, but when you're ready to buy head to the stall mid-market to the north (anyone remember the name?) and buy from the nice quite people who treat their fish right.

          1. re: Reza

            Maybe you mean Jack's Fish Spot? It's on the other side of the street...across from 3 girls bakery.

            1. re: Meg
              west coast gal

              You might be thinking about Pure Food Fish Market, it's about mid way up the market. They are quite ok. Way back when I was a novice and bought some steamer clams there, I didn't take them out of the plastic bag when I got home and several hours later they were dead. I took them back and he gave me some new ones, along with a light scolding, but none the less, I left a satisfied customer. I believe one of my favorite places to buy market veggies is near his stall. I don't think any place at the Pike Place Market sells the best quality fish, though. It's probably Mutual Fish.