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2002 BEST Fish Market

Fresh Pond Seafood


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, West

Captain Marden’s Seafoods


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»

2001 BEST Fish Market

Court House Fish Market


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»

2000 BEST Fish Market

Legal Sea Foods


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


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»

1996 BEST Fish Market

Morse Fish Company


Fish so fresh, so beautiful, and so inexpensive. The staff is helpful and the selection always top-quality. read more»

1995 BEST Fish Market

New Deal Fish Market


The many Japanese customers attest to the sushi-quality freshness of the fish. An excellent selection of sardines, tuna, mahi-mahi, squid, swordfish, salmon, haddock, halibut, monkfish, octopus, striped bass, snapper, jack, spade, and sole (filleted upon request). read more»

1992 BEST Fish Market

Wulf’s Fish Market


Boston Magazine‘s test, conducted by the National Marine Fisheries Service, confirmed what we’ve known all along. Wulf’s—still the best! read more»

1991 BEST Fish Market

Legal Sea Foods retail outlets

Day in and day out, all year round, the most dependable source for high-quality fresh flappers and crustaceans. And the frozen fish stock is excellent for making your own soups at home. read more»

1989 BEST Fish Market

Wulf’s Fish Market


Fish don’t come any fresher than at Wulf’s, unless you catch them yourself. And we would rather let them clean and fillet the fish anyway. They do it better than anyone. read more»