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Buying Fresh Fish

Where can I find a purveyor for fresh fish in the Cambridge/Arlington/Belmont area? Been to WF and would like a different option. Thanks!

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  1. New Deal Cambridge St Cambridge
    good people
    great fish

    1. Second New Deal, but if you don't want to venture into east cambridge, there's that fancy fish store next to Formaggio. I forget the name. Good but expensive.

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      1. re: cpingenot

        It's the Fishmonger. I think they're stuff is OK, but frankly, I prefer Whole Foods.


      2. We've had some great meals grilling up the fish from Captain Boston Fish in Medford.

        1. New Deal - they have a HUGE slab of high quality Mako that arrived at 4:00 today. $10 a pound.

          1. Moulton's Seafood in Medford, not only served the best cooked seafood but they also sell the absolute best fresh fish around... 2 reasons to stop by. Give them a call the day before and let Bob know what you want, if he doesn't have it he will pick it up at the pier..

            Moultons Seafood, 178 Winthrop St, Medford

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            1. re: MeffaBabe

              I have relied on Moulton's for years and the quality was always great. But, more recently he seems to have shifted his focus to being more of a restaurant than a fish market. He has very little fish on display and seems to hold fish back for the restaurant. Conversation from a fairly recent visit: Do you have any haddock? No. What about cod or schrod? No. Swordfish? No. I suppose like MeffaBabe says you can call a day ahead. But, that is annoying if you have to do it all the time and no way to run a fish market. Lately I have been going to the Medford Whole Foods for fish instead and have been quite pleased.

            2. Dave's Fresh Pasta in Davis Square gets deliveries from Globe FIsh on Thursdays and Fridays. Globe Fish is the company that sells at local farmers markets. If you sign up for Dave's email, you can get a list of what'll be in store that week, along with the prices. You can also call the store and they'll put fish aside from you. I got scallops at Dave's last week and they were ridiculously good and the prices are much more reasonable than at Whole Foods.

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              1. re: Velda Mae

                Did they have nantucket scallops?

                I tried these for the first time from Whole Foods and they were amazingly sweet...much more so than sea scallops. The price of $23/lb was painful though, so we only tried 1/2lb...

                1. re: Spike

                  The scallops were from George's Bank and were very sweet. I actually liked them better than Nantucket scallops. They were $12.95 a pound.

              2. My choice in Cambridge is Courthouse Fish market at 484 Cambridge St. The place has been there for 40 years and is family operated. They always have a great selection of the freshest fish and seafood and are very accommodating. They will clean or fillet anything for you as well special order anything they don't currently have in stock.

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                1. re: RoyRon

                  count me as another courthouse fan.

                  1. re: qianning

                    Third on Courthouse.

                    I've been to Frankie's Fresh Catch in Belmont Center a couple of times. Fish has been good. It's somewhat pricey, and I didn't love the fish and chips, but would go if I were pressed for time and wanted something closer to me than Courthouse.

                2. For that area,, I think you can flip a coin between New Deal and Courthouse...or check both since they are only a few blocks apart.

                  Both have excellent quality and knowledgeable fish mongers.

                  1. If I was looking for sushi-grade fish, I would choose New Deal over Courthouse.