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Apr 23, 2008 02:23 PM

Wholesale Fish Markets in Brooklyn?

Is there a great wholesale fish market in Brooklyn or should I go up to Hunt's Point? Or is that even a good market to go to.

I have had a very hard time finding consistently good fish at good prices in NYC.

Any advice?

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  1. Expanding the question a little bit, who can comment about buying fish at the piers in Sheephead Bay?

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    1. re: jklx2

      I do that a lot in the summer. The guys do a hack job of cleaning them, but you can get whole fresh bluefish for about $5 each, porgies for $8, etc. Check the eyes and make sure your fish is that day's catch. You can also call the companies and see what time their boats get back in.

      1. re: luckycat

        DiMartino's on Douglass Street Between 3rd and 4th Avenues 718-522-1119. If you go there you have to go before 11:00 a.m.

        1. re: citygrrl2000

          This is the sort of place you can walk into and buy any quantity of fish? Never knew it was there. What sort of selection to they have?

          1. re: Ralphus

            I have purchased shrimp, caviar, oysters, diver scallops, tuna, calamari, lobsters, crab legs, whole fish. They supply to restaurants all over the city. When I lived in Manhattan they delivered to my building because I got to know them when I lived in Park Slope and they let me place my order by phone and pay with a credit card.

        2. re: luckycat

          I believe the morning trip arrives back at the dock by 3:P.M.