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Dec 11, 2011 09:49 AM

fresh fish retail markets

any recommendations for nice fresh fish markets?

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  1. Anything in particular you're looking for, either fish-wise or location-wise? New Deal and Courthouse fish markets both get top marks here.

    New Deal Fish Market
    622 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141

    Courthouse Fish Market
    484 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141

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    1. re: emannths

      +1 for New Deal - very good "seconds" are courthouse and Captain Marden's in Wellesley - acceptable is Wulf's in Brookline. Also acceptable if you are a confident "chooser" and want to shop economically are Ming's Chinese Market downtown and Super 88 in Brighton.

      1. re: emannths

        +1 for Courthouse. The three brothers who run this place go every morning to the South Boston fish piers to buy their fish. The restaurant next door run by their sister Diane has amazing lobster rolls and fried clams.

        1. re: DeniseB

          I wish they kept the restaurant open later in the evening. It's two blocks away but closes before my wife gets home. I think New Deal tops them a bit in quality, but also price. With two good fish shops right nearby, I haven't really looked elsewhere too much.

      2. There's also Fresh Pond Seafood

        and the Fishmonger in Huron Village

        and Wulf's in Coolidge Corner

        and some Legal Seafood's locations also have retail fish markets, Chestnut Hill for one.

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        1. re: steinpilz

          I would put the Huron Village store into the second tier below New Deal, Court House, and Fresh Pond, Wulf's also just a smidge down, but above Huron Fishmonger.

          Huron Village Fishmonger also has ludicrously high prices.

          1. re: StriperGuy

            In my opinion, Wulf has been coasting on its reputation for years. Even though it's no more than a 10-minute walk from my house, I've stopped shopping there. Too many times, I've seen cloudy eyes and smelled ammonia.

            1. re: Jenny Ondioline

              Yah, I was being gentle cause I did not have enough data points, but I don't really shop there even if I am in the hood.

              1. re: Jenny Ondioline

                Ditto. I live even closer but we get our fish from Cyndi the Fish Lady, Tuesday afternoons at the When Pigs Fly bakery in Coolidge Corner. Much fresher than Wulf's!

              2. re: StriperGuy

                I was just adding other options, I agree that Courthouse, New Deal, and Fresh Pond, are very good.

                1. re: steinpilz

                  Fresh Pond has moved to Arlington. Was there earlier today to buy salmon. Small, clean, fresh, very nice.

            2. In Gloucester there is Intershell and Connolly's both very fresh. In Danvers Cherry Street fish market always busy and fresh average prices.

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              1. re: collie

                +1 for Connolly's.
                Because they are so good, I haven't gotten around to trying Intershell.

              2. Can anyone provide a review of Morse on Washington Street in the South End?

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                1. re: mikeinboston

                  This popped up in a search:

                  Looks like people like the fried seafood there, but find the market part to be forgettable (mostly fillets, unremarkable quality).

                  1. re: emannths

                    thanks emannths - should have searched before asking. :)