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.