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kverplanck Mar 25, 2009 02:44 PM

Where do you all buy fish in lower Westchester? I live in Hartsdale, but can go to nearby areas to find the freshest fish!

Any ideas?

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    Jon1856 Mar 26, 2009 06:11 AM

    There has to be a thread or two on this already but:
    Eastchester Fish
    And there is a place near Tuckahoe Road/Central Ave, Yonkers that we were in a few months ago that had a nice selection. On South bound service road going from Tuckahoe Road to Central Ave.
    Also one located downtown Marraroneeck (SP?) right in middle of town.
    Apple Farms Tarrytown Road-nice but limited to basic.
    And BoN, I have found nice fish in both A&P and Stop and Shop. Check specials.

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      tito Mar 26, 2009 03:51 PM

      Bon Ton in Greenwich. Worth the drive.

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        wincountrygirl Mar 26, 2009 03:52 PM

        Also worth the drive is Mt. Kisco Fish Market

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          oopa Mar 26, 2009 04:18 PM

          Mt. Kisco Seafood is the real deal. Fabulously fresh and the guys who work there know what they're doing.

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            Jon1856 Mar 26, 2009 05:25 PM

            While rather good, I also found it rather higher in price....

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              wincountrygirl Mar 27, 2009 03:50 AM

              It's upper Westchester - 'nuf said!" LOL. But, I don't mind paying for really good quality.

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                Jon1856 Mar 27, 2009 04:51 AM

                I agree it is upper crust westchester-LOL
                Which would bag the question is it worth the time, from lower Westchester, to go to and pay more monies for fish that we can get down here that are if not just as good are damm close?

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                  wincountrygirl Mar 27, 2009 05:28 AM

                  Nope. I'm sure there are places in lower Westchester that are just as good.

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                    Jon1856 Mar 27, 2009 08:52 AM

                    K-;>D

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          biga290 Mar 26, 2009 05:26 PM

          stew leonard's in yonkers. they turn the fish over so fast that it is always the freshest.

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            baldwinwood Mar 27, 2009 04:42 AM

            There are 10 places in westchester where i would buy fish before Stu s.

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              roxlet Mar 27, 2009 04:51 AM

              Name them! We find that the fish at Stew's is fine as long as you stick to things like salmon, tuna and swordfish. We've gotten some bad scallops there since I don't think they turn over so quickly. Short of going to Arthur Avenue, I'm not sure that I know of any great fish markets in the area, so I would be glad to know the ten you spoke of!

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                baldwinwood Mar 27, 2009 05:24 AM

                Have you ever see the parasites in swordfish? Everyone says the worms are harmless and to just pick them off, but thats one of the few things from the ocean i will not eat or serve.
                As for other places to go v Stu s; Easterchester fish, Lobster Bin(greenwich, i know) or Bon Ton(yeah i know, Greenwich also) along with Fairway(again not in westchester, but close enough) and one place i m sure you have never been is the restaurant depot in Mt Vernon. Unless you own or work in a restaurant you cant get in. I know this will sound crazy, but i'll only buy certain fish in certain stores. For example, i'll buy squid or live crabs from highridge fish and nothing else. I'll only buy dover sole from easterchester fish.

                I like Stu for certain things, but their fish is not a reson to go there.

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                  wincountrygirl Mar 27, 2009 05:29 AM

                  Hmm, if you have to stick with certain types of fish at Stew's then I would say that is a problem. Personally, I would buy meat there but not fish.

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                  Jon1856 Mar 27, 2009 04:51 AM

                  And since the OP asked for suggestions, what are their names/locations?

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                    westchesterdiner Mar 27, 2009 06:17 AM

                    Since we are talking particulars.....any suggestions on the best place to buy fresh, large shrimp?

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                      wincountrygirl Mar 27, 2009 06:29 AM

                      Well, hate to say it, but I just got some wonderful ones at Mt. Kisco Seafood!

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                        i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Mar 27, 2009 01:04 PM

                        I'm a fan of Mt. Kisco Seafood and the guys there are really good... I'd say combine the trip with some shopping (mall type stores without the snootiness of the Westchester mall!) and breakfast/dessert from La Tulipe and make it worth your while!

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                          Jon1856 Mar 27, 2009 06:33 PM

                          I Eat: That is what my GF and I did. We just happened to be up in the area and because of what some here have written, we went in to look around. When I bought some fish for dinner, my GF gave me that "look". As I was cooking it and as we were eating she asked me why did I buy some thing that was almost 2x's the cost anywhere else we shop at? Tasted no different.

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                Jon1856 Apr 5, 2009 12:35 PM

                I just now heard a nice review/.report about this place. Was nice enought for me to check out their web site. I may be taking a drive north very soon:
                Bon Ton Fish Market
                http://www.bontonfishmarket.com/

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                  pobo Apr 6, 2009 10:15 AM

                  We usually frequent Imperial Fish Market on Mam'k Ave in Mam'k (closer to the train station). I also think the fish at Balducci's is good, and some of the prices are not bad for the quality (especially if you have a coupon). Downtown New Rochelle, on Main St., is a fish market (near North Ave). Very cheap and I have found the quality to be fine. I don't know of any place where you can get fresh shrimp - it has all been frozen before it gets here. But if there is any, I'd love to know! Due to economy, I've tried buying fish at the Stop & Shop and really can't bring myself to do it anymore. Also, Portier (La Maree) on Waverly in Mam'k supplies most of the top restaurants in Westchester and NYC - really fabulous scallops. And Plates sells very fresh fish from Long Island on Saturdays (at the farmer's market also, once that opens). The quality is great, but the prices are high.

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