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Mar 4, 2011 07:49 AM

Fish mongers in Broward area?

Where is a good place to get fresh local seafood?

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  1. Fish Peddler
    2805 East Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-4205

    (954) 491-1441 ‎

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    1. re: AmyVee

      Thank you for suggesting this Fish Market! After searching the net and reading reviews I checked out both of the suggestions offered in this blog. I found the Fish Peddler to offer a higher quality selection for a fraction of the cost of the other place. Although they were both clean, the Fish Peddler was more welcoming and offered many more options. This market is more like a one stop shop! They even have wine! I am so excited about this market, I wish I would have looked a while ago. Thank you :)

    2. Two Bills Seafood
      4501 Southwest 44th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 Phone (954) 583-1280 ‎

      Triar Seafood
      2046 McKinley Street, Hollywood, FL 33020 Phone (954) 921-1113

      Captain Jim Hanson’s Seafood Market
      12950 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami, FL 33161 Phone 305-892-2812

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      1. re: southocean

        I second Two Bills Seafood! Captain Mike's just around the corner is pretty decent also.

        Not to be negative but the one time I went to Triar Seafood I felt a little weird as it's generally wholesale only...that and most everything was imported. Very little in the way of local stuff.

        I do like the Delaware Chicken Farm and (speaking of wholesale) I always find fresh local fish at Restaurant Depot's seafood counter.




        Restaurant Depot
        8855 NW 77th Ct, Miami, FL 33166

        1. re: LiveRock

          If you check with Two Bills, I believe they supply the fish to Captain Mikes. Two Bills might be a little more 'fishmongery,' if you know what I mean, but the fish will be a tad cheaper than at Captain Mikes.

          1. re: southocean

            I totally disagree with liverock on the Triar post. I love Triar and find their fish to be the absolute best quality around and they do have many local (and sustainable) choices. It's true that it's mostly to the trade, but when they're supplying some of the best restaurants and country clubs in the country, I think that says a lot for the quality of the fish. Everything I've ever gotten from them has been impecable and they are really extremely helpful and friendly people.

            1. re: pilches

              Pilches, I prefaced my post by saying "not to be negative" and I don't recall commenting on the quality of the products. The "one" and only time I was at Triar the only "local" fish they had was Red Snapper from north Florida and Grouper from the Bahamas. I bought the Red Snapper and it was impeccable.

              Upon entering, there was no display case or register, just a warehouse, offices, and a guy butchering a Brazilian Sea Bass. He said hello but it was several minutes before another guy showed up asking if he could help me. He said they were not accustomed to "walk-in" customers but I was welcome to look around.

              Fish was only available whole and I ended up spending way more than I had intended. But I did go there looking for snapper and I did find it...I just wasn't really looking for 12 pounds of it! They didn't take cash and I had to sit at a desk while they ran my card.

              Pardon my saying so but....that was two years ago February and the experience left me feeling a little uncomfortable. I have not been back.

              1. re: LiveRock

                LiveRock, give them another try and this time walk into the little "office". They are only too happy to give you as much or as little poundage as you want. I stop there at least once a week and usually get one pound fillets of whatever sounds good. As a matter of fact, if you call ahead they will fax you their list of what's available "this week" and you can order ahead and it will be waiting for you when you get there. Tell them Adele & Jay sent you (so I can get my toaster oven) LOL!

          2. re: LiveRock

            I shop both Two Bills and Captain Mikes. I love Delaware, but I usually just get poultry there for some reason. Great local markets!

        2. I like Delaware Chicken farm on 441 in Hollywood. Their prices are good too.

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          1. re: crowmuncher

            There is a wonderful new fish market on the 17th St. Causeway in Fort Lauderdale called Finster Murphy's...Everything is fresh, much from local waters and all delicious...It is on the far eastern end of the Southport Shopping Center.

            1. re: gblcsw

              Didnt know that thx! Il have to check it out sometime

              1. re: gblcsw

                yes I just found it myself. I made a seafood stew for dinner so I bought small quantities of a lot of their fresh items, like lump crab, calamari, oysters, mahi, tuna.... Everything was fresh and they were very pleasant. I love Mr. Fish (Atlantic Blvd & Fish Peddler East (Commerical Blvd) but F.M. on 17 will for sure be my new go to place as it's way closer to home for me (I live downtown FLL). Hope they stay open a long time. The Mediterranean Market on Las Olas Blvd is also a good choice. They have caviar - try the cheaper Paddlefish kind- great value- and smoked fish dip and smaller sized "blocks" of frozen Sushi grade tuna (in the freezer case) which is great to have on hand for guests. Out of freezer into pan, saute rare, slice and serve.

                Las Olas Cafe
                922 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

                Mediterranean Market
                1021 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

            2. I'd second the Fish Peddler East. It really is the best. Always smells great and very busy so you are assured of rapid turnover. I've never had a bad purchase.

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              1. re: mvilla

                The quality of Finster Murphy's is every bit as good as Fish Peddlar East...It comes down to which is more convenient.