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Aug 17, 2011 08:40 AM

Slavins Replacement?

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

    4883 MacArthur Blvd., Washington, DC 20007

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    1. re: Gonzocook

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

      Fish Market Restaurant
      105 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

      1. re: agarnett100

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

        1. re: Dennis S

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

      2. re: Gonzocook

        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).

        600 Franklin St, Alexandria, VA 22314

        1. re: Gonzocook

          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.

        2. 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.

          1. 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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            1. re: markczar1

              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.