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Hi. Can anyone recommend where to buy good, fresh fish in Park Slope Brooklyn?

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  1. There are two fish markets on 7th Avenue near 3rd Street right near each other. One is on the corner, and the other is in the middle of the next block to the south. I prefer the one to the South in the middle of the block.

    There is also a market/fish market on flatbush between 7th and Sterling next to the American Apparel.

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    1. re: elecsheep9

      I like the one called Ocean Fish Market a lot, I haven't tried the other one. OFM is great for grabbing a cheap and fresh sushi lunch on a weekday - they have a chef working behind a counter in addition to prepackaged sushi.

      1. re: elecsheep9

        If you have to stay in Park Slope, I agree that the fish store on Seventh Ave. BETWEEN 3rd and 4th (called Park Slope Fish?) is much better than the one at the corner of 3rd Street (Ocean Fish Market, where the fish does not always smell fresh).

        Also, people on this list usually recommend the fishmonger at GAP on Saturdays, and Fish Tales (in Carroll Gardens?)

        1. re: elecsheep9

          We often get sushi to go for (weekday) lunch from that "fish market". (DNY Natural Land @ 322 Flatbush Avenue.) So far it has been fresh and good.

        2. There's a very good fish counter at Steve's C-Town on 9th Street between 5th and 6th.

          1. I don't eat that much fish, but when I buy it, I usually get it from the people at the GAP Greenmarket. They are quite famous for their fish, and there's always a long line.

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            1. re: bebevonbernstein

              Unfortunately, I bought some mussels from them this weekend, and over 3/4 of them were dead and had to be thrown out. With those odds, I decided it wasn't worth the risk and threw the whole lot out.

              I'm hoping it was just a fluke occurrence, as their fish did look very fresh... But I was quite disappointed.

              I think I'm going to try some of the other fishmongers around and see if I have any better luck.

              1. re: aravenel

                aravenel.. make sure you tell the fish folks about your mussels when you go next. Not sure what they'll do about it, but sure they would want to know.

            2. Whole Foods - when, and if, it finally opens? Love it or hate it for it's other pluses or minuses but it's one of the few fish retailers that correctly labels it's shrimp by the amount it takes to make a pound. The places on 7th Ave use words like "jumbo" which is meaningless (and oxymoronic when applied to shrimp).
              At least they did the last time I went in. Maybe they've gotten with the program since then?

              1. I'm for Blue Moon at GAP and Fairway in that order. Fairway seems to take it easy with drowning their fish in ice. There is a store I ran into on a bike ride in Bensonhurst. I think it's on the corner of New Utrecht and 18th Ave. I went in and spoke with one of the owners, asked him about special orders such as bay scallops in the shell and he told me they would only need two days notice. The fish he had on display had nice color and texture and no odor at all. I hate when I forget the names of places.

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                1. re: bigmackdaddy

                  The name of the fish store on 18th & 85th Street is:
                  Sea Breeze Fish Market Inc
                  8500 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214
                  (718) 259-9693

                2. blue moon at the gap is the only decent fish monger in park slope.

                  1. I can't recommend any fish store in the slope. On Saturday i buy my fish at the green market. Otherwise I drive to Court Street near Bergen and go to Fish Tales.

                    1. How is the fish at Union Market? It looks pretty good, but we're new to Park Slope and haven't had a chance to try it.

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                      1. re: tiger2

                        I think the fish there generally is very good, particularly the monk fish, scallops and shrimp. It is expensive though.

                      2. I get fish from Nature Land over on Flatbush. Not the best I've ever had, but a convenient, reliable fish spot. I don't recommend their tuna, but other fish (tilapia, cod, trout, salmon, etc.) is very good.