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Feb 21, 2008 06:42 AM

Finding Fish in Baltimore

Hey everyone,

Have been lurking around for awhile, finally decided to get involved.

I am looking for the BEST place to buy fish in or around Baltimore (I don't mind driving awhile if it is worth it, if I have to go to DC, so be it). I am looking for the highest quality fish you can buy, and preferably whole, because I do not mind doing the butchering myself. It's also just more fresh and cheaper.

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  1. I like the fish stand at Broadway Market (north building). A good variety of whole fish. They'll clean them (and filet, if you want) for you at no extra charge.

      1. Have you tried H-Mart or Lotte Plaza on Route 40 in Catonsville? These are the Asian superstore/supermarkets. They have fresh fish and will clean and filet for you if you'd like. The prices are very reasonable and I think worth checking out. Lexington Market has fresh fish in the back there near Faidleys - it's been a while since I've bought from there though so I can't attest to the quality or price.

        1. Try Conrads in Towson on Joppa Rd. Ive gotten Crabs, Red Snapper and Bronzini there. They cut the heads off for me too. Very Fresh.

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          1. re: nicole11

            I've seen Conrads mentioned on a couple or threads- I'm intrigued. I'm trying to cut out farm raised fish from our diet . A couple of questions that I'll figure out when I go but I'll ask anway. So are the people helpful and knowledgeable? Do they post where the fish comes from?
            Whole Foods seafood-while good-tends to have sky rocket prices
            I agree that Faidleys has a good market ( great lobster tails and local clams/oysters), it's just not that convenient for me all the time

          2. Frank's Seafood in Jessup has everything too.

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            1. re: BmoreHound

              I agree that Frank's Seafood is the best place, since it is next door to the wholesale seafood market.