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Aug 4, 2011 11:14 AM

Best Fish Monger in Baltimore?

I'm looking for some good quality squids in Baltimore. I've definitely seen them at Wegman's and I think at the Cross St Market. Anyone know who's got the best?

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  1. I don't know squid well (I overcooked it horribly the one time I tried to make it, and that was in Sydney), but I've generally liked the sushi-grade seafood at cross street market pretty well. Also, Whole Foods and Faidley's at Lexington Market. I believe they can special order some things. It seems like Hmart would be a good place to try, too.

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    1. re: jvanderh

      I tend to stay away from HMart for seafood, something just strikes me as off with it... I've never seen squid at Faidley's, and only on occasion at the Whole Foods in Harbor East. I KNOW that Wegman's has it. I think I'll give Cross St a try and report back.

      1. re: hotel

        Cross fish in Baltimore.

        1. re: crosby_p

          There is also quite a bit 'o fish at Lexington Market.

          Lexington Market
          400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201

        2. re: hotel

          I've been happier with the seafood from the sushi corner of Hmart than the fish market. May be the same stuff, but seems fresher. I wouldn't be surprised if All Green market had it, either in the grocery part or with the sushi, but again, can't comment on the quality. The Black Olive market linked below is definitely worth a call, at least. Happy squid hunting.

          1. re: hotel

            I'm not sure why anyone would stay away from H Mart - it is by far not only one of the best places in Baltimore to get fresh fish from a real fishmonger (they know their fish), but extremely affordable with an amazing variety of fresh fish. I was there a fews ago and they had black cod (wild) on sale for $1.99lb. What!?! When was the last time you saw a price like that for fresh fish. Someone else already mentioned they have sushi grade fish as well (located near the restaurant) - amazing tuna.
            Their only fault is the 'system' for ordering at the fish counter. It is a bit unorthodox, no numbers or appearance of a line, but most customers are courteous and respect who's in front of them. One may find it a bit hectic since they always seem to be so busy. If it your first time going I would advise not going on a Saturday since it appears to be their busiest day.
            The quality and variety of fish is worth the trip to Catonsville (there are other H Mart's in the area but this is where I go). A big plus is their great assortment of vegetables. Some unique & different that most of the regular supermarket would never carry, and I find the veggies always fresh and affordable.
            Can you tell i like this place?

          1. There's a good fishmonger at Broadway Market (north building).