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Aug 14, 2009 05:49 PM

fishmonger/fishmarket on the peninsula?

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. 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

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

      1. re: courtneyc

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

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      1. re: Zach Georgopoulos

        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

          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.