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phishie Aug 4, 2008 08:45 AM

I've given up trying to find good fresh fish at the chains (Safeway, Giant, Harris Teeter, etc) and I haven't had any luck finding a good local monger. Anyone have a suggestion? I've gotten some decent grub from Wegman's but I'd like to find a place closer than 12 miles away. I'm near the INoVA hospital on Gallows, near Annandale.

  1. monkeyrotica Aug 4, 2008 09:32 AM

    Try El Grande supermarket off Backlick, or any of the other Asian markets in your area. Grande has a decent selection of live fish in tanks, and a good selection on ice.

    El Grande International Supermarket
    6901 Hechinger Dr, Springfield, VA

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        GeezerGourmet Aug 4, 2008 12:51 PM

        American Seafood, in the Lorcum Lane shopping center, in Arlington has been my fish monger for years. Call Gary or Martha at 703 522 8080 for directions.

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          Indy 67 Aug 4, 2008 01:38 PM

          Has anyone bought fish from the fish counter in the Asian grocery store at the intersection of Lee Hwy and Gallows Rd?

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          1. re: Indy 67
            561723 Aug 5, 2008 05:11 PM

            I find american seafood in arlington just so-so. sometimes feels not so fresh. the clarendon whole foods is nice -- but pricey. Any other places in Arlington?

          2. BigEats Aug 5, 2008 06:56 PM

            Springfield Seafood. Surprisingly good.


            About 10 minutes from your locale.

            1. Meg Aug 6, 2008 09:12 AM

              The H Mart (Korean grocery) at 29 and Gallows. Tremendous fresh fish selection and great prices. Additionally, I buy most of my produce there because it's so much more affordable than Safeway/Giant.

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              1. re: Meg
                pgwiz1 Aug 6, 2008 02:20 PM

                Absolutely 2nd that. The H mart is great for fish. One word of advise, on a Saturday/Sunday, go early in the morning, or it gets super crowded. The harris teeter in Ballston (Glebe Rd) expanded their fish counter like 6-8 months ago and I def. love the selection. It is closer for me to go to Harris Teeter than the Super H mart.

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                Steve Aug 6, 2008 09:25 AM

                I go to the Grand Mart at Seven Corners. Low prices, high quality. This is simply very close to my house, so other Asian grocery stores might be the same or even better.

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