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Seafood butchers in NW DC?

chubbybunny Jan 3, 2007 03:49 AM

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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    novasupra Jan 3, 2007 04:41 PM

    Try Slavins in Arlington, it's right off 395 at the glebe road exit.

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      MakingSense Jan 3, 2007 03:57 PM

      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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        Pappy Jan 3, 2007 04:37 PM

        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.

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        Pappy Jan 3, 2007 02:16 PM

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

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          chubbybunny Jan 3, 2007 01:17 PM

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

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            brianV Jan 3, 2007 09:27 AM

            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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              round hound Jan 3, 2007 05:44 PM

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

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              MakingSense Jan 3, 2007 05:25 AM

              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.

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