Best of Boston

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 and soft shelled), and no fewer than five varieties of clams on any given day. Furthermore, if your recipe requires periwinkles, fresh sardines (those here taste nothing like those tiny, stinky, oil fish in a tin), or octopus, this is the place to go.

484 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-876-6716,