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May 11, 2013 06:24 AM

Fish Markets Nassau County

I have been a long time customer of Syosset Seafood on Robbins Lane. Lately, it seems to be slipping. I hate to say it, but I'm looking for a new fish store in Nassau or Western Suffolk. Any recommendations?

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  1. Try Jewel of the Sea in Woodbury (in little shopping center on Jericho near Prime Time butcher). Farther afield Roslyn Seafood Gourmet on Willis Ave or father still Marine Fisheries on Middle Neck Road in Great Neck.

    1. I like the market in John's Farm in Plainview my wife can take it or leave it.I've seen long lines of people waiting to buy.

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      1. re: scunge

        I can't get past the stench of that place.

      2. Take a look at New Wave Seafood in Wantagh. They have a reasonably priced restaurant alongside their retail store.
        Here's their website:

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        1. re: billimoguy

          How popular is this restaurant? I've been once for lunch and it was not busy. Maybe dinner is a better time? Good simple seafood dishes are hard to come by on the south shore.

        2. Try South Shore Fish Market (Arties)--4257 Austin Blvd
          Island Park, NY 11558. Great market, plus a small BYOB restaurant.

          1. I buy wild Pacific salmon and halibut at Costco (Westbury) - great quality, never frozen and at a better price than I can find at any fish market, and I like that they have a "packed on" date printed on the price sticker. In the last month they had Copper River King and Sockeye. I have occasionally found whole, fresh Red Snappers when they have the pop-up fresh fish stand, but I have not seen any lately. For sole, I usually go to Whole Foods.

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            1. re: EM23

              Do you buy any local fish? It's a shame to live on Long Island and be buying west coast.

              1. re: coll

                I bought local blackfish and bay scallops the last time I was in your neighborhood, Coll, and they were delicious. But no, no Atlantic salmon or halibut because we prefer the wild Pacific fish. Looking forward to what I find next week on my stops on the North Fork.

                1. re: EM23

                  Glad to hear it! I know what you're saying about the salmon though. I'm picking up some tuna and bluefish to grill next week myself. Maybe I'll run into you and not even know it......

                  1. re: coll

                    bluefish... very underrated. so delicious! Now I gotta go catch me some bluefish! :-)

                    1. re: Gastronomos

                      Wish I had a boat to do it myself too!

                2. re: coll

                  The suggestion of "Artie's" by jackflag fills that bill. Artie goes out himself and buys from fellow fisherman. He always has local fish.

                  1. re: coll

                    Not if it's King salmon, it ain't! Seasonal and to die for.

                    1. re: mcf

                      I've only just started liking salmon the last few years (not counting smoked, of course). I didn't think I liked oily fish, but turns out I do as long as it is near well done. Believe it or not, I cook it on my George Foreman until I see some browning, and all of a sudden I changed my mind. I always loved bluefish, but I've only had that smoked or grilled, so there you go! So far I just buy frozen salmon on occasion, but maybe I should expand my repertoire. It doesn't turn me off anymore.