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Slavins Replacement?

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nissenpa Aug 17, 2011 08:40 AM

For those of you who bought your fish/seafood at Slavins on GLebe Road, where do you buy your fish now? I'm not a fan of the stuff at the grocery stores and Whole Foods is a bit pricey and not that much better quality wise.

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  1. Gonzocook RE: nissenpa Aug 17, 2011 10:17 AM

    It's pricier than Whole Foods, but I go across the river to BlackSalt. Never have been disappointed.

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    BlackSalt
    4883 MacArthur Blvd., Washington, DC 20007

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      agarnett100 RE: Gonzocook Aug 17, 2011 10:35 AM

      Maine Ave Fish Market, Franks in Jessup or catch my own

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      Fish Market Restaurant
      105 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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        Dennis S RE: agarnett100 Aug 17, 2011 01:14 PM

        Where in Jessup is Franks? Also, if this is not that seafood warehouse nearish BW parkway, is that worthwhile to stop at?

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          comestibles RE: Dennis S Aug 17, 2011 07:08 PM

          Yes, Frank's is in the Maryland Wholesale Seafood Market off I-95, BW Pkwy.

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        wristband RE: Gonzocook Aug 17, 2011 10:47 AM

        I second Black Salt market as the quality is exceptional. Also, I am very pleased with the variety and quality of Balduccis (esp when they run a special on sushi grade tuna).

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        Balducci's
        600 Franklin St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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          ClevelandDave RE: Gonzocook Aug 17, 2011 11:28 AM

          H Mart has good lobsters and a fish department where you can buy a whole fish and have it prepped for you. I think Salt River Lobster truck has the best quality I have seen- even better on average than Slavins, but it is pricey. And if all else fails Whole Foods and even Harris Teeter aren't bad if you know your fish and feel comfortable selecting what looks best/fresh.

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          MikeR RE: nissenpa Aug 18, 2011 05:27 AM

          Any current opinions on America Seafood in the parking lot behind the shops at Lee Highway and Lorcum Lane (4500 block of Lee Highway) in Arlington?

          I've occasionally bought from them and been pretty happy. It's a little cheaper than Slavin was but more expensive than supermarkets or Asian markets. It's been several years since I've stopped in.

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            markczar1 RE: nissenpa Aug 18, 2011 04:59 PM

            I'm fairly happy with the Korean chain "Grand Mart". (Little River Turnpike off 395, or the one at Seven Corner's). The fish counters are basic old school (grungy), but with decent selection and faster turnover than your average supermarket.

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              ClevelandDave RE: markczar1 Aug 22, 2011 01:39 PM

              Do yourself a favor- try an H Mart if it is convenient- the one I go to is up at Merrifield, VA. For years I would go to Grand Mart but they always seem not as clean and the stock does not seem as good/fresh as H Mart. Maybe it is the one I go to but the fish- from whole fish to frozen to the sashimi always seems better at H Mart.

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