Best Fish Market in Boston

2015 Best Fish Market

New Deal Fish Market

Cambridge

If Cheers were a fish market, it might look like New Deal, a family-owned shop where the fishmongers know practically every customer’s name (and are happy to offer tips on…Read More

2014 Best Fish Market

Wulf's Fish Market

Brookline

We like to think of this Brookline mainstay as the ultimate neighborhood monger, one that demonstrates its openness to the community through its displays: Pristine whole black bass, local squid,…Read More

2013 Best Fish Market

New Deal Fish Market

Cambridge

Red snapper, black sea bass, Scottish salmon—whatever you’re looking for, the fishmongers at this institution will be more than happy to help you reel it in, explaining the nuances of…Read More

2012 Best Fish Market

Wulf’s Fish Market

Brookline

You can smell the ocean without leaving Brookline—just take a whiff of the salty freshness inside this bright, tiny shop. Mussels, clams, and all the fruits of the sea are…Read More

2012 Best Fish Market

Wulf’s Fish Market

Brookline

You can smell the ocean without leaving Brookline—just take a whiff of the salty freshness inside this bright, tiny shop. Mussels, clams, and all the fruits of the sea are…Read More

2011 Best Fish Market

Wulf’s Fish Market

Brookline

There’s nothing flashy about this 85-year-old institution. But when it’s New England seafood you’re shopping for, quality trumps flair. The fish at Wulf’s, mostly local and undeniably fresh, comes in…Read More

2009 Best Fish Market

New Deal

Cambridge

When trying to lay your hands on the freshest catch in Boston, you could get up at 4 a.m., pull on rubber boots, and clump along to the fish pier…Read More

2007 Best Fish Market

New Deal Fish Market

Cambridge

New Deal is a sure bet for dazzling, sashimi-grade specimens and a changing presentation of fresh catches such as Alaskan black cod and green sea urchin. The owners will offer…Read More

2002 Best Fish Market

Fresh Pond Seafood

Cambridge

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…Read More

2001 Best Fish Market

Court House Fish Market

Cambridge

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…Read More

2000 Best Fish Market

Legal Sea Foods

Allston

Everyone knows the motto—”If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t legal”—but did you know that Legal Sea Foods actually started out 50 years ago as a seafood company, not the chain…Read More

1998 Best Fish Market

Captain Marden’s Seafoods

Wellesley

This is the place where restaurants like Hamersley’s and Biba get their fish. It does retail, too, and you can shop from the Captain’s Wellesley market or pick up dinner…Read More

1996 Best Fish Market

Morse Fish Company

Boston

Fish so fresh, so beautiful, and so inexpensive. The staff is helpful and the selection always top-quality…Read More

1995 Best Fish Market

New Deal Fish Market

Cambridge

The many Japanese customers attest to the sushi-quality freshness of the fish. An excellent selection of sardines, tuna, mahi-mahi, squid, swordfish, salmon, haddock, halibut, monkfish, octopus, striped bass, snapper, jack,…Read More

1992 Best Fish Market

Wulf’s Fish Market

Brookline

Boston Magazine‘s test, conducted by the National Marine Fisheries Service, confirmed what we’ve known all along. Wulf’s—still the best!

1991 Best Fish Market

Legal Sea Foods retail outlets

Day in and day out, all year round, the most dependable source for high-quality fresh flappers and crustaceans. And the frozen fish stock is excellent for making your own soups…Read More

1989 Best Fish Market

Wulf’s Fish Market

Brookline

Fish don’t come any fresher than at Wulf’s, unless you catch them yourself. And we would rather let them clean and fillet the fish anyway. They do it better than…Read More

1988 Best Fish Market

Wulf’s

Brookline

The fish is fresh, and so are the mongers, who slice the orders…Read More

1979 Best Fish Market

Charles G. Crones

Boston

Crone’s father began the J.A. Sanborn Company forty-nine years ago at 28 Merchants Row (next door to Quincy Market), and it’s still flourishing. “We go out of our way to…Read More

1977 Best Fish Market

Yankee Trader Seafoods

Scituate Harbor

The aquatic critters sold here are fresh enough to bite back. Also highly recommended: The Davis Square Fish Market & Sea Grill at 27 Holland St. in Sommerville, more a…Read More

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