Sunday, March 02, 2008

Marino's Fish Market

Yesterday, I went to Marino & Sons Fish Market on 30th Ave. For months, it had been recommended to me as the best fish monger in Astoria. Well, the place is awesome! They have a lot of different kinds of fish, many as whole fish (they'll gut and prepare the fish for you if you like). There were steaks and filets as well, and shellfish. Everything looked very fresh, too.

I bought a pound of wild salmon for about $16/pound, which is cheaper than what I paid when I lived on Long Island. I basically baked it in foil with some vegetables, olive oil, sea salt, lemon, white wine and dill. Delicious! I also bought some frozen fish cakes, which are apparently very tasty. I'll report back after I eat them.

I will say, the place was very, very clean. And Mr. Marino (4th generation Marino) was happy to chat about his business (they've been there for almost 80 years). Nice guy.

They are open 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday, until 6pm each day.

These are the kind of businesses that make Astoria great. Definitely worth checking out and patronizing. I'll be back! Hello fish Saturdays.


Bill MacKenty said...

My wife and I love this fish market. I came to Astoria from Martha's Vineyard, and I know a little bit about fresh fish, and the quality of the fish here is the best I've found.

I was curious if any brave Astorians have poked around the famous Fulton fish market early in the morning?

Andre said...

Marino's is an Astoria institution. I've been eating their fish since I was a wee lad. My pops would bring home fresh filets all the time when he worked around there in the 80's. Later, in the 90's when I lived around there, I'd always go there for fresh shellfish and octopi - my favorite seafoods. Good stuff. Best Of The Sea (Formerly known as Hunter of the Sea on the corner of 30th and 31st ST is alright too, but I think Marino's is the best in the name.

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Robert said...

As of July 2010, Marino's Fish Market has now CLOSED DOWN! It's a crying shame, they will be missed! :(

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