Where is the best place to buy fresh seafood in Pittsburgh?
April 26, 2010 9:23 AM   Subscribe

Where is the best place to buy fresh seafood in Pittsburgh?

I have a friend who is interested in buying good seafood for a dinner/picnic, but is clueless about the purchase-point of excellent seafood in our neck of the woods. I don't have specifics about what kind of seafood he's looking for, and honestly this will be a neat opportunity (for me) to learn something about the city I'm in, so I'm going to leave the question a bit open. If there is (as one example) one place you go for salmon and another for clams, I'm all ears. Thanks in advance!
posted by Poppa Bear to Food & Drink (10 answers total)
Best answer: Wholey's in the Strip. I get fish for sushi there, and have never been disappointed.
posted by punchtothehead at 9:25 AM on April 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

Seconding Wholey's as the best general place to go.
posted by Damn That Television at 9:32 AM on April 26, 2010

Best answer: Wholeys, although for sushi fish, do not overlook the Japanese food store at Ellsworth and College in Shadyside.
posted by tss at 9:40 AM on April 26, 2010

Best answer: I like the new fish store up at the other end of the strip -- the Penn Avenue Fish company. It's slightly pricey but they know their business.
posted by ubermuffin at 10:06 AM on April 26, 2010

Here's Wholey's website (rhymes with bully). Really the entire Strip District is something to see to buy any type of food, definitely check it out.
posted by ALongDecember at 10:10 AM on April 26, 2010

Wholey's, of course.
posted by elder18 at 1:48 PM on April 26, 2010

Wholey's for sure.
posted by amicamentis at 3:58 PM on April 26, 2010

Benkovitz's. Go up to that church in the Strip and turn left. The store doesn't smell like fish.
posted by arabelladragon at 6:31 PM on April 26, 2010

Man this thread is making me so, so homesick. I would kill to be able to visit Wholey's (and the entire Strip, really, esp. that gourmet chocolate shop and the Italian imports place) right now. If you're hungry when you go, try a fish sandwich upstairs, so good. Sigh.
posted by ifjuly at 5:20 PM on April 27, 2010

Not Wholey's. They're overpriced - although they tend to be the 2nd lowest in Pgh.

The Asian market (Lotus Market, 1649 Penn Ave) across the street from Wholey's has AMAZINGLY low prices on fish & shrimp.

Then, if they don't have what you need, walk across the street to Wholey's. Where you'll pay at least $1/lb more. But still pretty fair.
posted by IAmBroom at 8:32 PM on April 27, 2010

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