Where can I buy fresh seafood in DC?
August 20, 2007 7:43 PM   Subscribe

Where can I buy really fresh raw seafood in DC?

I mean, come on, we're not that far from the Atlantic. There's absolutely no reason I should be relegated to eating beheaded, deveined shrimp and frozen crab from Whole Foods.

Is there a metro or bus accessible market or store somewhere in this beautiful city where I can buy shrimp, crabs, clams etc.? Fish a plus, but ain't too big a'deal.
posted by borkingchikapa to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Check out Black Salt Market on MacArthur Boulevard in Georgetown. The seafood is fantastic, but it certainly isn't cheap.
posted by jed at 8:16 PM on August 20, 2007

What are the days/hours for the Maine Fish Market? I can't seem to find them on the innermets.
posted by borkingchikapa at 8:18 PM on August 20, 2007

M Slavin and Sons on Glebe Rd in Arlandria.
posted by wildeepdotorg at 8:18 PM on August 20, 2007

Before the fire, I used to get great fish at Eastern Market. Won't help you today, of course, but in the future...

I've never seen hours published for the Maine Street fish market - they open early though, every day except Sunday. You could probably wing it.
posted by nkknkk at 5:42 AM on August 21, 2007

Go to Maine Street. It's what it's there for.
posted by OmieWise at 6:24 AM on August 21, 2007

Seconding M. Slavin and Sons from my days living in Arlington.
posted by scottso17 at 7:21 AM on August 21, 2007

Go down to the Wharf in SW. Eat something cooked while you're there and enjoy the atmosphere. (I'll also say: best crab cakes in DC. That's right. BEST. All crab, very little cake) Then bring home your Tilapia or what have you.
posted by indiebass at 9:04 AM on August 21, 2007

I always had good luck at Cannon Seafood in Georgetown (1065 31st St, NW). Great staff, good prices (particularly for Georgetown) and always fresh. They supply a lot of the restaurants in DC, but their retail operation is just as good.

The staff is very knowledgeable and honest, too. :)
posted by flyingrock at 10:45 AM on August 21, 2007

Go down to the Wharf in SW

I believe this is the same as Maine Street.
posted by Rash at 3:27 PM on August 21, 2007

It is, although I wrongly put Street when I should have put Avenue.

For christ's sake, I used to live right there!
posted by OmieWise at 8:46 AM on August 22, 2007

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