Best of Boston

BEST Fish Market

2017 BEST Fish Market

New Deal Fish Market

Cambridge

You can’t get any fresher than this Cambridge spot: On any given day, you’ll spot employees hauling out huge whole fish and breaking them down as you look on. Vast and unrivaled elsewhere in the area, the seafood selection includes… read more»

2016 BEST Fish Market

Red’s Best

Boston

Sure, you know your halibut is local, but do you know which fisherman, vessel, and port it came from? Or exactly how it was caught? Thanks to its network of regional anglers—and some cutting-edge tracking technology—Red’s Best can label every… read more»

2015 BEST Fish Market

New Deal Fish Market

Cambridge

If Cheers were a fish market, it might look like New Deal, a family-owned shop where the fishmongers know practically every customer’s name (and are happy to offer tips on preparing their from-the-sea bounty). Here, the cases are stocked with… read more»

2014 BEST Fish Market

Wulf's Fish Market

Brookline

We like to think of this Brookline mainstay as the ultimate neighborhood monger, one that demonstrates its openness to the community through its displays: Pristine whole black bass, local squid, and carefully portioned fillets of sole and salmon are all… read more»

2013 BEST Fish Market
New Deal Fish Market

New Deal Fish Market

Cambridge

Red snapper, black sea bass, Scottish salmon—whatever you’re looking for, the fishmongers at this institution will be more than happy to help you reel it in, explaining the nuances of taste and texture among the ultra-fresh seafood on display along… read more»

2012 BEST Fish Market

Wulf’s Fish Market

Brookline

You can smell the ocean without leaving Brookline—just take a whiff of the salty freshness inside this bright, tiny shop. Mussels, clams, and all the fruits of the sea are practically flipping out of their cases. But it’s the service… read more»

2011 BEST Fish Market

Wulf’s Fish Market

Brookline

There’s nothing flashy about this 85-year-old institution. But when it’s New England seafood you’re shopping for, quality trumps flair. The fish at Wulf’s, mostly local and undeniably fresh, comes in seasonally, so the selection is well edited and cut to… read more»

2009 BEST Fish Market

New Deal

Cambridge

When trying to lay your hands on the freshest catch in Boston, you could get up at 4 a.m., pull on rubber boots, and clump along to the fish pier to haggle with salty characters. Or you could sleep in… read more»

2007 BEST Fish Market

New Deal Fish Market

Cambridge

New Deal is a sure bet for dazzling, sashimi-grade specimens and a changing presentation of fresh catches such as Alaskan black cod and green sea urchin. The owners will offer tips on what to buy, as well as how to… read more»

2006 BEST Fish Market, South

Brant Rock Fish Market

Marshfield

Brant Rock Fish Market owner Henry Dunbar is a world traveler. He’s been to Tanzania, Madagascar, and Puerto Rico. Before going on his journeys, he posts a poem in his shop window about his latest adventure. But when it comes… read more»