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Best Fish market in Stamford

nbermas Feb 25, 2009 09:14 AM

Want fresh with a great variety but not too expensive, also love homemade stuffed clam, clam, lobster and shrimp cakes etc. Will go as far as Norwalk too, thank you.

  1. ChefBoyAreMe Feb 25, 2009 02:03 PM

    New Wave on Camp Ave. Selection is a bit limited, but fresh, cheap, and of course, for you....CLEAN :-)

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      lattelover Feb 25, 2009 04:26 PM

      I like Pagano fish market in Norwalk. It sells to both restaurants and the general public. The fish and seafood is always fresh. They have Gulf shrimp, and usually crab cakes etc.

      1. steve h. Feb 26, 2009 01:35 PM

        i go to stamford seafood on high ridge road. it's a mom and pop place.

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          louuuuu Feb 26, 2009 02:20 PM

          It is run by a Japanese family who know their fish. Very good and fresh, but their prices are much higher than New Wave, which is my go to place in Stamford. The counter guys are very helpful can deskin an Arctic Char in a millisecond., and have great prices on Lobster

          Fjord Fisheries in Cos Cob, recently moved from River Road to a beautiful new store on Route 1, has the most extensive selection in the area. And good sushi as well. But higher prices than New Wave.

          There's also the fish dept. at Scotts Corner Market, and their weekly specials may be worth the trip.

          1. re: louuuuu
            steve h. Feb 26, 2009 02:38 PM

            i believe the family at stamford seafood is korean (but i've been wrong before). i've met mom, dad, son, daughter at the store. they will obtain whatever seafood you need. lovely family, very fresh fish.

            1. re: steve h.
              luckyelaine43 Feb 26, 2009 02:57 PM

              I also love Stamford Seafood - best place to go for fresh fish; i've been going for years and and have no need to try any other place - it just coudn't compare!!

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                adamclyde Feb 26, 2009 04:16 PM

                that it's almost walking distance from my house and I still have never been is a shame. I'll change that next time I'm on a fish run...

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                  MommaJ Oct 24, 2013 12:01 AM

                  Very, very sad to report that the owner of Stamford Fish and Seafood told me the store will be closing permanently after 10/26/13. The rent got too high. I will truly miss the excellent and friendly service and wonderful selection. Rumor has it that a cupcake place is coming into the space--how awful is that??

            2. re: louuuuu
              jfood Feb 26, 2009 03:19 PM

              New Wave is jfood's place in Stamford but he lives near Scotts and is always there.

              Tonight a beautiful piece of Tuna on sale at $6.99/lb. :-)))

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                steve h. Feb 26, 2009 03:48 PM

                tuesday was new orleans style bbq shrimp ($12/lb for the protein at stamford seafood) and a baguette.
                laissez les bons temps rouler!
                beads were courtesy of dr. john/neville brothers concert at manhattan's terminal 5 last friday.

          2. amanda3571 Feb 26, 2009 04:58 PM

            First choice is Fjord. Beautiful fish and best selection in town.
            Be sure to grab some Marlin Dip & pickled jalapenos out of their fridge. It might be the best appetizer ever.

            Second choice is New Wave.

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              nbermas Mar 2, 2009 10:27 AM

              That is where I want to go but isn't so expensive? But I am sure they have a great variety.

              1. re: nbermas
                amanda3571 Mar 3, 2009 11:40 AM

                If you want less expensive - go to Stews. They have a nice selection and they also have their "naked" fish which is often on sale.

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                  nbermas Mar 4, 2009 09:26 AM

                  What is naked fish, that sounds really funny. I went to NY and in Grand Central they have this place Wild Edibles, and I got some smoked salmon it was delicious and theie fresh fish and other goodies looked very good. I do like Stews's fish and prices!

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                    amanda3571 Mar 4, 2009 12:34 PM


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                Johnct Mar 2, 2009 02:19 PM

                Love the smoked marlin and pickled jalapenos. Guests always love it and would never guess it was marlin.

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                tito Mar 2, 2009 02:27 PM

                When it comes to fish and you want quality...you have to pay a premium. That being said the only place I buy fish is BonTon in Greenwich.

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