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BEST Fish Market

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»

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»

2002 BEST Fish Market

Fresh Pond Seafood

Cambridge

It’s not much to look at from the outside, and the décor inside isn’t much of a confidence builder, either. But who cares? The giant 500-gallon tanks hold oceans of fresh-caught lobsters in a range of weights from manageable one-pound… read more»

2001 BEST Fish Market

Court House Fish Market

Cambridge

Never are fresh ingredients more crucial than when it comes to seafood. These friendly fish-mongers reel in customers with a vast assortment of finned favorites such as haddock, salmon, and swordfish, as well as giant lobsters (10-15 pounds), crabs (hard… read more»

2001 BEST Fish Market, West

Captain Marden’s Seafoods

Wellesley

When restauranteurs like Gordon Hamersley, Barbara Lynch, or Frank McClelland order fish, they call Kim Marden’s wholesale operation. But the pros aren’t the only ones Marden’s supplies. Amateur cooks can also get the and freshest fish by heading west to… read more»

2000 BEST Fish Market

Legal Sea Foods

Allston

Everyone knows the motto—”If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t legal”—but did you know that Legal Sea Foods actually started out 50 years ago as a seafood company, not the chain of restaurants we think of today? In keeping with that… read more»

1998 BEST Fish Market

Captain Marden’s Seafoods

Wellesley

This is the place where restaurants like Hamersley’s and Biba get their fish. It does retail, too, and you can shop from the Captain’s Wellesley market or pick up dinner from its take-away restaurant. Captain Marden’s Seafoods proves there are… read more»