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Atlantans- where do you buy your seafood?

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cheesemonger Oct 8, 2007 02:22 PM

Preferably on the north to northwest side...say Buckhead to Dunwoody area. Where's the best seafood, especially fish? Any specialty seafood markets that I need to know about? Or is the answer the Dekalb Farmer's Market? An Asian Market?

Thanks!

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    laurendlewis Oct 10, 2007 01:44 PM

    I go to Whole Foods in Buckhead but am intrigued by the Oct 17 opening of Fresh Market on Roswell. Their P'tree store in South Buckhead has a rather small fish counter, so that's why I prefer the much larger WF counter.

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      jimboknows Oct 10, 2007 09:11 AM

      gulfcoast seafood market is a very small and wonderfully fresh seafood market. The owner will send out weekly emails with what fish,shellfish etc is coming and on what days it will be arriving. get on his email list and please help support him before he goes under. the fresh tuna has made great homemade sushi and the fresh scallops are sooo sweet, like having the scallops at the finest restaurant. the shrimp are local (georgia and gulf coast) he will take orders for lobster/oysters etc. He is located @4055 Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta.
      Phone# 678-624-9997...web is gcseafoodmarket.com

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        reddog1 Oct 8, 2007 04:03 PM

        The best selection of flown in fish that is fresh fresh and a great variety is inside the Atlanta Fish Market. Walk straight in to the back a turn right...it's the best in the USA

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          cheesemonger Oct 9, 2007 11:27 AM

          reddog- tell me more! Is the fish outrageously expensive? I know, fish is one place to not nitpick or go budget, but is the fish at the Buckhead Life restaurant way more than, say, Duluth WF?

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            jimboknows Oct 10, 2007 09:12 AM

            Atlanta seafood market has some of the finest seafood available, but it is pricey.

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              reddog1 Oct 11, 2007 12:02 PM

              IT'S SO FRESH AND THE COUNTER HELP KNOWS WHEN IT CAME IN AND FROM WHERE.......I DON'T THINK IT WAS ANY MORE PRICEY THAN A GOOD FISHMARKET. FRESH AND BEAUTIFUL IN FISH AND WOMEN DOSEN'T COME CHEAP

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                laurendlewis Oct 11, 2007 01:55 PM

                This beautiful woman is very fresh - and so I won't say what's in my head at this moment about your comment.

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            jeffbatl Oct 8, 2007 02:26 PM

            i buy mine at the Whole Foods in Duluth. it is a lot better than the one in Sandy Springs. They have an incredible selection and the guys working there know their stuff

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              jimboknows Oct 10, 2007 09:16 AM

              Besides Gulf Coast Seafood market on old milton (see post below) I also have gotten very good fresh fish & shrimp from Harry's on upper hembree in alpharetta. A word of caution/advice: you should always look at the seafood, smell the seafood before you buy and NEVER be afraid to ask the person behind the counter about the freshness (sometimes you will be pointed towards a choice that is not what you came for...but will serve you better at the table)

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                cheesemonger Oct 10, 2007 12:11 PM

                Oh yes, I always give the fish a sniff before purchase! And any fishmonger that is affronted by that is not selling fish they are proud of.

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