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Apr 2, 2008 09:16 AM

Seafood market in Park Slope

What's the best place to get big, pretty scallops, shrimp, and a good selection of fish in Park Slope? I've seen a couple of stores, but I kind of want a reliable recommendation before I try one.


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  1. There is a fish wholesale market that will sell retail Monday through Friday before 11:00 a.m. It is DiMartino's on Douglass Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues. Everything is fresh. The diver scallops are the best I have ever had. They have frozen gulf coast shrimp. They supply every major restaurant in Brooklyn & Manhattan. They also have great caviar for good prices. Never go after 11:00 a.m. This is not a store. You ring the bell and tell them you want to buy fish. A guy lets you in and you tell him what you want.

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    1. There are two on 7th Avenue, both between 2nd and 5th Streets, but I don't know the names (could be as simple as Park Slope Seafood...). I've been to both and have been pleased with what they provide. Union Market has seafood, but I have never purchased from there before.

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      1. re: Vshu

        The two markets you are referring to are located on northeast corner of 7th Avenue and 2nd Street, and then on the east side of 7th Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street. I prefer the one between 2nd and 3rd -- I think the fish is fresher and the service is better. There is also a fish market on Flatbush between 7th and sterling in the korean grocery store next to the American Apparel -- I think it is the same owners as the market between 2nd and 3rd, but I am not certain. They are good as well.

        However, I am very curious about this DiMartino's wholesalers.

        1. re: elecsheep9

          I'm adding a "friendly amendment" to elecsheep's posting, re: the locations. One place (Ocean Seafood) is on 7th Ave at the corner of 3rd Street; it is not very good. The other place (Park Slope Seafood?) is between 3rd and 4th Streets, and it is better. The latter is decent if you can't wait until the Saturday farmers' market, or if you can't make it to Fish Tables in Cobble Hill.

          1. re: parkslopemama

            D'oh. My bad...3rd street, not 2nd street -- whereever it is, its across from Sette.. I thought the corner one was called Ocean or something, but I wasn't certain.

            Thanks for the correction mama.

        2. re: Vshu

          Those are the ones I've seen, and they've looked crowded on many occasions, so I'll be sure to give them a try. Thanks for the recs.

        3. the best options are the saturday morning at the gap green market, fish tales in cobble hill, saturday morning to early afternoon at the fort greene farmers market.