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Aug 17, 2010 11:13 AM

What happened to Marino's Fish Market in Astoria?

There was exactly ONE good fish market in all of Astoria, Marino's on 30th Ave., and I went by there today to find that it no longer exists. There was a sign reading: "see us at Best Yet." Has anyone checked them out over there? I'm so so skeptical they can continue a quality operation at Best Yet...

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    The fish and seafood I've bought from the other fish market on 30th Ave between 35th & 36th Sts, the one with the crazy mermaid and fish paintings/statues outside) have been of good quality. Never got to try Marino's but it seems like a loss for Astoria.

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    1. re: queenseats

      I haven't been very happy with the fish I've gotten from this place the last few times I've been there. Some very tough tuna, a bag of half-dead mussels. I don't know if it's just been bad luck, or what.

    2. I find Best Yet to have some of the best quality meat and produce of any of the local supermarkets. I have had fish from their fish department that was of good quality.

      If they said "see us at pathmark or stop and shop" I'd be inclined to agree with you, but Best Yet is local and family owned and I find to be better than most other supermarkets in the area.

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      1. re: richg35

        Good quality meat at Best yet? I'm not sure if we are going to the same store. International Meat Market right next to Marino's is great. I can't believe Marino's is gone. I love their salmon salad for easy lunches

        International Meat Market
        36-12 30th Ave, Queens, NY 11103

        1. re: SpiceJunkies

          I called when I first noticed it was closed and the owner directed me to Best Yet too. (They closed because they sold the building.) I was not impressed with the selection or level of freshness. Certainly is not Marino's quality fish as far as I'm concerned. Agree that International Meat Market is tops on 30th avenue for meat.

          1. re: SpiceJunkies

            I suppose reading comprehension is not your forte. I was comparing their quality to other local supermarkets, not to a specialty store.

            1. re: richg35

              Neither are great but I still would prefer the trade fair on 30th ave.

            2. re: SpiceJunkies

              Yeah, I was going to say, trolling for BestYet on Chowhound? You can't be serious!

          2. hi my mother's family owned Marino's Fish Market and we are sad to say that we sold business and the building....thanks everyone for all the kind wishes and we hope you loved our market. take care