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kvenezia Apr 17, 2013 07:12 AM

I recently moved to the Southlake area and I am having trouble finding fresh fish (to prepare at home, not a restaurant). Most people say Central Market but I bought some fish there a couple of times and it didn't smell fresh. Any ideas? Believe it or not, I've had good luck with Costco for Tilapia and Salmon but I just don't need that kind of quantity.

  1. burntcremebrulee May 12, 2013 09:11 PM

    I've had bad luck with the fish from the southlake central market a couple times, along with some other items.

    Try the Fort Worth Central Market location. I've never had bad/smelly fish from there. They've got great turnover on all their products. The manager told me it's one of the busiest Central Markets in North Texas, so thats a plus for buying seafood from somewhere.

    On the weekends you have to get a "ticket" with a number and wait a little wait for your number to be called. I always ask them, "whats the freshest fish that you've got?", or "what has just been flown in?" Plus I always ask to smell the fish beforehand, which even the fishmonger replied, "you know, you don't see people ask this as much as they should!"

    But yeah, T.J.'s for sure. If you've got a Facebook I would "like" their page on there for updates on fresh flown in fish, sales, and dinner specials.

    1. irodguy May 11, 2013 08:12 PM

      TJ's or Rex's both have great fish. Now if you have great fish picking skills you can also go to Super H mart on 35 & GB. They will normally have a couple of fish that are great and others so so..

      1. twinwillow May 7, 2013 01:04 PM

        TJ's Seafood. Hands down, the best in Dallas!
        Two locations to choose from.
        Their market (only) at Preston Forest and their market/restaurant on Oak Lawn in Highland Park.

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          margiehubbard May 7, 2013 09:44 AM

          TJ's! And if you are in the Artizone delivery area you can get it through them and not make the drive!

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            Mike C. Miller Apr 19, 2013 10:56 PM


            1. LewisvilleHounder Apr 17, 2013 01:18 PM

              As mush as I hate it I make the trip to TJ's down from Lewisville. It just doesn't get any better.

              I have stopped recommending Sea Breeze after several meals in which either the fish was not the best or the shellfish had problems. I did not write any bad press nor talk to the manager. I just stopped doing any business there.

              I would take Super H Mart with a grain of salt. I go by the addage if the place smells like bad fish when you enter it probably won't get any better at the fish counter.

              I think it is suprising there is not a fish market in either Grapevine, Colleyville or Southlake. The demographics are ripe for it.

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              1. re: LewisvilleHounder
                kvenezia Apr 17, 2013 02:37 PM

                Yes, I'm surprised too. According to my neighbors there used to be a market in Southlake but it shut down....I haven't really checked in Colleyville so I will do that. I will check out TJ's. Also, what about Eatzi's? I saw they had some limited amount of fish & seafood and it didn't smell bad when I walked in :) but really not familar with that chain.

              2. twinwillow Apr 17, 2013 09:27 AM

                If you have a Wholefoods near you, try them.

                Or better yet, grab an ice chest with some freezer bags and head over to Dallas to either of the two TJ's seafood markets.

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