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Aug 5, 2008 09:52 AM

Baltimore Fish Market


So, I've been looking for a good source to buy seafood in Baltimore. I don't know if I've just been spoiled growing up on the shore in New England or what, but so far I've been unimpressed by the fishmongers I've been to. So, I'm asking where you go to get fresh fish and shellfish.


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  1. Faidley's in Lexington Market. In the suburbs, H-Mart in Catonsville has a decent fish section. There are also good fish markets in Jessup and Towson, but the names escape me a the moment.

    1. I haven't actually been myself, but Catonsville Gourmet advertises on their website that they sell fresh seafood. I believe their web address is FoiGras

      1. I buy almost all my seafood at Nick's in the Cross Street Market. These guys have a good selection and are always helpful.

        1. Conrads Crabs near Towson has fresh fish and shellfish as well as great crabs.

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          1. re: hon

            hon's suggestion is (as usual) the best you're going to get. If you try Nick's in Cross Street Market, they're the vendor at the far end -- not the long display further down. That one isn't as good.

            H Mart in catonsville has an excellent variety.

            1. re: JonParker

              We live 5 minutes from H Mart so it's our go-to place for fish. It's not fabulous, but they're the best available on a work night! I agree with Hal - we always choose the whole fish and have them filet. That way you can see the eyes.

          2. I like the fish stand in Broadway Market (north building) for fish. They have a good selection of whole fish, which is how I prefer to buy fish (if I want filets, I like to have them fileted at the time of purchase). In the seafood department I've gotten good soft crabs, scallops, and shrimp there.