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Fish Market in the South Shore

soupinside Apr 25, 2008 08:35 PM

What is the best place to buy fresh fish in the South Shore? I'm in Hingham, but I'm willing to travel. I've tried Whole Foods, Fruit Center, and Jake's (in Hull).

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    9lives RE: soupinside Apr 26, 2008 05:06 AM

    Mullaney's Fish Mkt is Scituate is excellent. They get a lot of their fish like cod, haddock, sole, shell fish from smaller dayboats and everything is of high quality.

    They have another location, so call not sure but it may be closer for you.


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      keencook1 RE: soupinside Apr 26, 2008 06:13 AM

      When you say "best" do you mean for variety, price, or what? The Hingham Lobster Pound has a very limited supply, but the last time I was in there for lobster, they had some really lovely looking swordfish. They also have, btw, great fried clams! The market (can't remember its name) near Tosca has a good fish section, too.

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        chowfamily RE: soupinside Apr 27, 2008 06:55 PM

        Rockyneck Fish company has a Hingham location at 79 Water Street. I've been buying from them at their East Milton branch, and they have had very good quality.

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          almansa RE: chowfamily Apr 27, 2008 07:03 PM

          I second this. Steve, the managing partner, was once chef de cuisine at Mistral and sells seafood to some of the top restaurants in town.

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          Pegmeister RE: soupinside Apr 28, 2008 05:07 AM

          I buy all my fish at Burkes Seafood on Billings St in N. Quincy. Been going there for years and have never had a complaint.

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            CocoDan RE: Pegmeister Apr 28, 2008 06:30 AM

            I second your recommendation of Burke's. It's always super fresh, and he'll order whatever you need. Also, has delicious coleslaw. It's the only place we buy fresh seafood these days. Good! Good! Good!

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              Guinness02122 RE: Pegmeister Apr 28, 2008 02:34 PM

              I think Burke's is decent, but overpriced.

            2. guineverek RE: soupinside May 4, 2008 12:19 PM

              How does Mullaney's and Rockyneck differ from Whole Foods in terms of price and selection?

              I think the Fruit Center fish is awful and overpriced, and Jake's is just overpriced for what it is.

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                johnecampbell RE: soupinside May 4, 2008 12:41 PM

                Star Market in Marshfield has an excellent fish counter. The manager here recently moved from the Shaw's in Cohassett, which also had an excellent selection but has subsided since the fish manager mopved to Marhsfield.

                Mullaney's is OK (I live 2 blocks away), but they have very little selection.

                There is a wholesale Lobster company, in Humarock which in season also has some fish and shellfish in their display case. Always good quality,.but selection can be hit-or-miss.

                The Village Market in Scituate has good mussles, clams and oysters in season

                Hmmmm....you'd think we would have more to choose from here in the South Shore!!!???

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                  monger RE: soupinside May 7, 2008 11:25 AM

                  I think Mullaneys by far has the freshest fish.I've never gotten a bad piece of fish out of there. The Scituate store is an old fish market that I think they do their wholesale out of.The Cohasset store(a lot cleaner/retail oriented) has a great selection and they also do some pre-made seafood.

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