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fishmonger/fishmarket on the peninsula?

courtneyc Aug 14, 2009 05:49 PM

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good fishmonger on the Peninsula? I am specifically looking for branzino (mediterranean sea bass), and I know my local Whole Foods doesn't carry it.

If I have to, I'll even drive up to the city for a good fishmonger. but I would prefer to stay between Burlingame and Santa Clara.


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  1. bbulkow RE: courtneyc Aug 15, 2009 12:46 AM

    I would call Andronico's and Drager's and see if they could special order it for you.

    The problem I see is specialty fishmongers tend to focus on what's super local and super fresh - Cook's, The Fish Market, Scott's all seem stuffed with north pacific fish. I've never seen a real fishmonger around here - not like you can find in Minnesota, even. 99 Ranch wouldn't have branzino, right?

    Oddly, I found a site that will same-day-ship to you:

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    1. re: bbulkow
      courtneyc RE: bbulkow Aug 16, 2009 05:20 PM

      Thanks, bbulkow. Those are great suggestions -- I might have to end up ordering it.

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        takuhead RE: courtneyc Aug 16, 2009 05:34 PM

        The los altos whole foods has had it on occasion. You might call them and see.
        Some other possibilities would be Cooks Seafood in Menlo Park and the Fish Market in Palo Alto - both sell fresh fish - lot of variety

        I wouldn't rule out ranch 99 in Mountain View - i think i saw it there last week actually

    2. Zach Georgopoulos RE: courtneyc Aug 17, 2009 12:23 PM

      Try giving Peninsula Seafood a call. They are in San Bruno, on El Camino.


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        turtl_girl RE: Zach Georgopoulos Oct 1, 2009 05:49 PM

        Does anyone have specific preferences among those fishmongers listed - Cook's, The Fish Market, Scott's, or Peninsula Seafood? Is one consistently the best quality or the best prices?

        1. re: turtl_girl
          rworange RE: turtl_girl Oct 11, 2009 12:42 PM

          I haven't been to Peninsula Seafood, but of the others I think Cook's is the best for quality and prices. However, I'm not down that way often.

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