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Hey everyone,

Could you please help me find a respectable seafood market in the South Florida area that has sushi quality fish? I live in Boca Raton, but I would be willing to drive 30 minutes north or south.

I usually go to Whole Foods, but there stuff is pretty run-of-the-mill and I hate how they cut the tuna in steaks instead of loin pieces for searing. I've also been dying to find some head on shrimp, langosteens, prawns, or exotic crustaceans.

Thank you in advance for your guidance!

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  1. I would suggest you check out Captain Frank's in south Boynton Beach.

    It's not cheap but not as high as W/F - and the quality is always good. I've seen W/F on occasion have mahi and other fish on display with brown bloodlines - an easy clue it's been around too long. Easy fresh fish test: Bloodlines (the reddish part going down the center line of a filet) should be red; not brown.

    Frank's also has a very good selection of shellfish including Maine/PEI mussels, oysters, steamers (soft clams) and various size hard clams. Plus of course shrimp, stones, live ME lobsters and usually both live and soft-shell blue crabs.

    Located on Woolbright Boulevard just a few hundred yards East of that exit off I-95, easy to get to from Boca. 561 732 3663

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    1. re: CFByrne

      I agree Franks is definatley top three in a 25 mile radius.

      1. re: bigdnotemeril

        FYI Captain Franks is closed for their annual "slow season" vacation.

        Sign says they'll reopen on Oct 1.

    2. Call Triar in Hollywood.

      Triar Seafood Company
      2046 McKinley St. #7 (off dixie highway)
      Hollywood Fl 33020

      M-Th 7-7
      F 7-noon
      http://www.triarseafood.com/

      1. the Boys Market on Atlantic Ave just north of Military has a great fish counter.

        1. Chef-recommended spot for impeccably fresh seafood, just south of Boca:

          Pop's Fish Market
          131 W Hillsboro Blvd
          Deerfield Beach FL
          Phone: 954-427-1331

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          1. re: culinarynomad

            I'll second this recommendation. I've always been pleased with the quality at Pop's, and it is nice and close to Boca Raton.

          2. The Fish Peddler commercial just east of Federal

            1. There's only one: Captain Brian's in Bradenton.

              1. If you want a Great Seafood Place in Boca go to Dixie Seafood, its on Dixie Highway between hidden valley and Yamato, They get their fish fresh every morning. They take special orders as well. Been there for a long time. Very clean, and Always very good seafood..

                You can Also try Pop's seafood on Hillsborough East of 95 on the North side before dixie.

                1. although a bit south, triar seafood, in hollywood, offers head on australian king prawns, head on north florida shrimp, head on royal red shrimp from cape canaveral and fresh rock shrimp. last time we were there we bought abalone on the half shell.
                  might be worth the drive - call 1st 954-921-1113
                  they are closed on weekends

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                  1. re: lvnddream

                    My wife picked up some ahi tuna that I did as a BBQ tune tataki- best ever! Though she did complain about having to wear a hairnet, and she was wearing flip-flops, which was a mistake.

                    Having this great seafood source right around the corner, I thought it might be a good idea to go sustainable rather than just available. Monterey Bay Aquarium puts out a pocket guide on the best seafood to get: http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr...

                    Makes it easy to be green!

                  2. anything closer to WPB area?

                    1. Triar is great. You won't find fresher fish or nicer people.

                      1. Folks on this board have mentioned the wonderful ROYAL RED SHRIMP at various times.

                        FYI just saw a FB post, they are in fresh today at this market up in North Palm Beach (almost Jupiter):

                        Cod and Capers Seafood

                        Royal Red Shrimp
                        Fernandina Beach $12.95 / lb
                        60-80 Peeled and Deveined

                        I have not yet had these Royal Reds. However, they almost sounds just like the tiny shrimp they get in Maine in the winter briefly.

                        I had them a few years ago - mind-boggling. I am not ashamed to admit I actually started eating some raw as I could not even wait for them to cook!

                        It was barely even necessary.

                        1. Pop's on Hallandale Beach bvd is the best around. Excellent selection. Everything very fresh.Very busy and very helpful staff. Dixie seafod has about 5% of the inventory of Pop's.

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                          1. re: FWeats

                            Sorry Hillsboro, not Hallandale