Fresh fish in Carroll Gardens?
- Amy Feb 22, 2002 12:37 PM
Anyone here patronize the fish place on Court between Union and President? I always walk by and it's empty...
Usually I go to Fish Tales in Cobble Hill, but was wondering if perhaps there were even more options in the neighborhood.
My fave is the fish market in Carroll Gardens near Espositos pork store on Court St. I don't rememebr the cross street. There proces are much better than Fish Tales and they people are very nice.
I often buy fish from this place (it's called the Carroll Gardens Fish Market). The fish isn't always as pristine or as carefully kept as at Fish Tales, but it's often significantly cheaper. Just fine for standard stuff like farmed salmon fillets; tuna that doesn't require a second mortgage, etc. On weekends (and maybe during the day? I only drop by after work) they often have a large selection of whole fish and sometimes unusual stuff, like live crayfish.
Before Fish Tales opened I used to do my fish shopping there. Not as pristine as F.T. but no complaints. Not as geographical convenient for me, otherwise I'd give them more business.
You will find that the place on Court between President & Union is a typical old school fish joint. I have been going there for about 11 years and have never had a bad experience. The fish is fresh and, provided you are not looking for anything too exotic, you will find it here at a good price.
Fish Tales obviously is looking for a more upscale clientele and they are very good for out-of-the ordinary stuff (e.g. they sell fresh homemade fish stocks). No complaints whatsoever, except that they tend to be pricier.
For your ordinary fish needs, the place on Court between President and Union is going to give you the same product at a better price.