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Jan 3, 2007 03:49 AM

Seafood butchers in NW DC?

I'm making a monkfish linguine next week and was wondering if anyone knew of a good seafood purveyor in the NW DC area, preferably close to Massachusetts and Wisconsin. I would go to Whole Foods, but their seafood is way overpriced. Thanks!

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  1. Cannon's Seafood - 1065 31st Street, NW, in Georgetown. They aren't cheap but their fish is fresh. You get what you pay for. They are wholesalers as well. Good sign.

    1. Black Salt, on MacArthur. They have a seafood shop at the front of the restaurant, and it consistently has the best seafood I've bought in DC. Call beforehand if you are intent on monkfish; the selection is small, although the quality is excellent.

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      1. re: brianV

        I've seen monkfish on ice at Black Salt on more than one occasion. Hard to forget what that beast looks like.

      2. Wow. Thanks! I'll go check them out this weekend.

        1. G&H Seafood in Bethesda is a good, hole-in-the-wall seafood shop that has good prices and reliably fresh fish.

          1. Although they may not have monkfish, has anyone bought seafood from Cameron's Seafood? They have 8 stores in the DC Metro area and are opening 2 more. I got a flyer from them and for fairly standard things - local crabmeat, crabs by the bushel, catfish, salmon steak, crab legs - their prices look pretty good. They also have carryout prepared foods, like steamed shrimp and seafood platters.

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            1. re: MakingSense

              I have never found their fish to be as fresh as their people. Everything looks old. I really like River Falls Seafood in Potomac, although I admit it is expensive.