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Aug 11, 2009 06:46 AM

Best Fish Market on Lower Cape?

we'll be staying in wood's hole for a week and we're wondering where to buy shellfish and fish to cook ourselves (steamers, scallops, lobster, mussels, clams, fish etc.) willing to drive up to 45 minutes.


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  1. Actually, Wood's Hole is called the Upper Cape. Joe's Lobster Mart in Sandwich is heads and shoulders the best fish market on the enire Cape, but I'm sure there are acceptable alternatives closer to where you're staying.

    1. The Clam Man right near downtown Falmouth is outstanding. We buy fish there 3X per week all year long.

      1. joe's definitely best
        some closer options would be

        Cataumet Fish
        1360 Route 28A
        (508) 564-5956

        Green Pond Seafood
        366 Menauhant Road
        East Falmouth
        (508) 540-1901

        Clam Man
        15 Boxwood Circle
        (508) 548-6044

        1. Vote for ClamMan here I use them all year long,,,, Just got some nice swordfish & lobsters this past weekend...Green Pond change their whole concept around this season.. Just pushing the fried stuff.. no real fresh fish... Do agree that Joes does a great job as well its a nice ride to the canal to watch the boats,,,

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          1. re: chef24

            Are there any close fish/seafood mongers that sell lobster near Chatham? I don't mind driving an hour for some great food, but closer options are definitely more acceptable to the wife and kids.

            1. re: frogham

              Several. Chatham Fish and Lobster, Nickerson Fish & Lobsters, and Chatham Pier Fish Market to name three. Note: Google is your friend.

              1. re: CapeCodGuy

                Joe's on the Canal in Sandwich is the best place in that area of the Cape and worth the drive. Their steamers, which tend to come from Barnstable Harbor are exquisite. If you can't catch it or harvest it yourself, Joe's is the next best thing.