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Sep 30, 2010 04:29 PM

Fishmonger in Greater Cincinnati?

Hello all,
looking for a reliable fishmonger in and around the Greater Cincy area. I'm planning on making some sushi and need as fresh as i can get. Also, looking to buy some fresh oysters as well.


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  1. I haven't found a better fishmonger than Jungle Jim's in Fairfield. They usually have an abundance of fresh shellfish on hand as well.

    1. Keegan's Seafood in Anderson is really a cool shop that my friends go to. It is totally out of my way, so have only been to it once.

      Lots of fresh fish and the nicest guy runs the place... Passion for Fish. If he doesn't have it, I'm sure he'll get it. He also has lots of gourmet items that you can't find elsewhere. I think he prepares some food/soup to pick up too.

      Good luck

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      1. re: Uncle Luigi

        I second Luigi's recommendation of Keegan's and also recommend Lobsta Bakes of Maine (in Newtown). The guy who owns it is originally from Maine and has lots more to offer besides lobsters, both fish and prepared foods, including fish and lobster stock. They also make their own smoked seafood sausage and smoked salmon brats. They also do lobster bakes open to the public - the last one of the season is coming up Oct. 16, 2010. Sign up for their weekly email newsletter to get a better idea of what they have to offer.

      2. I think you would be fine with either Keegans ( for a larger selection of wines, canned goods etc) or Lobsta Bakes. I go to both of them frequently. I would call them before I come and make sure they have what you want. They really only stock what they think is good and they might have to special order your fish.

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        1. re: gungadin

          Of the two, I prefer Keegan's. Lobsta Bakes is reaaaaaaaally pricey.

        2. Mike Luken's at Findlay Market is the fishmonger of Cincinnati, bar none.

          1. Jungle Jim's. Outstanding seafood counter.