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Top Quality fish market between New Haven and Saybrook?

FoodLovesBeer Aug 25, 2010 01:45 PM

I need to find a fish market with extremely high quality and good variety. At a minimum we need tuna and salmon for sushi, but would also like to find escolar if possible, along with day boat sea scallops. Any advise? Will be shopping on next Saturday, 9/4.

  1. Pipenta Aug 28, 2010 10:07 AM

    Another thumbs up for #1 Seafood in Hamden.

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      jdgall Aug 28, 2010 08:56 AM

      Hands down the best in the area is Alantic Seafood, Rt. 1 in Old Saybrook. Hugh selection and if it was any fresher it would be swimming. Also many house made specials. Caution on the Escolar(snake mackarel) it has an undigestible oil that goes right through the digestive tract and to say the least is not a fun experience.

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        shoes Aug 26, 2010 11:15 AM

        I vote for Bud's in Branford - amazing selection and top quality, but you will pay for it.

        I want to try #1 Fish in Hamden again, but I was very unhappy with some lobsters I got there earlier this summer. One was missing a claw! That's a major problem - it should have been culled out as sold as such, or cooked onsite as sold as meat. No way should anyone pay top dollar for a one-armed lobster.

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            madisoneats Aug 26, 2010 04:30 AM

            Star Fish in Guilford

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              lsnhc Aug 26, 2010 04:53 AM

              The absolute best fish market I've ever been in is Number 1 in Hamden (while not exactly between New Haven and Saybrook!). Amazing fish....very knowledgeable staff, and the finest quality in everything they sell. Not cheap, but worth every penny!

              1. re: lsnhc
                kattyeyes Aug 26, 2010 06:53 AM

                I've never been personally, but a friend from the area swore by it. And I really enjoyed scallops purchased there (prepared at home) last summer.

                +1 for Number One!

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              bookwrm81 Aug 25, 2010 05:18 PM

              Saybrook Seafood in Old Saybrook. Quality fresh seafood and plenty of store-made goodies for the freezer!

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