Seafood market in Northern Virginia?
January 8, 2004 8:46 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a good fresh seafood market in northern Virginia? Does such an animal exist? The counters at the local grocery stores are awful here (not that they are ever great).
posted by Irontom to Food & Drink (7 answers total)
I love the seafood we have gotten at Whole Foods. Their web site lists 6 locations in NoVa (not including Charlottesville).
posted by terrapin at 9:39 AM on January 8, 2004

You'll need to cross the river, but how about the open-air markets at the DC waterfront?
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:06 AM on January 8, 2004

Super H, near Fairfax City, is great. Lots of live fish, plus all sorts of other (mostly Asian) delights. The best produce dept. I've seen in the area, too. And where else can you find frozen bull penis?

I've also seen, but not been to, America Seafood, behind the Crisp & Juicy on Lee Highway.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:14 AM on January 8, 2004

MrMoonPie's first comment reminded me that Eastern Market has a great number of excellent fishmongers. Not exactly NoVa, but it is Metro-accessible.
posted by terrapin at 1:32 PM on January 8, 2004

Another vote for the waterfront. It's terrific! And the nearby all-you-can eat seafood restaurants are fun too.

MrMoonPie, where the heck is that Crisp and Juicy anyway? I went looking for it after (I think) one of your posts and missed it.
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:33 PM on January 8, 2004

Thanks for the replies! I'm going to hit the Super H and Whole Foods both this afternoon.

And, yes - the waterfront's great, but we live in Centreville with 2 little kids. Getting the whole crew down there is a major undertaking, and completely out of the question for a quick trip to find sea bass after work before picking up the hobbits.
posted by Irontom at 2:29 AM on January 9, 2004

Crisp & Juicy -- at the end of a little strip mall. Kinda hard to see.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:37 AM on January 9, 2004

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