Best of Boston

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 chickens to gargantuan granddaddies. The assortment of fresh shellfish is neatly and temptingly displayed on beds of ice. From sushi-grade tuna to cod fillets, the salty dogs at Fresh Pond catch the best.

355 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, 617-497-9821,