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Best place to buy fresh fish in Fairfax?
Posted by: fish frye ()
Date: March 07, 2017 10:23AM

As title states.

Tried Giant, they wanted way too much money for fish that looked 3 days old.

H-Mart looked interesting but a bit dirty for my tastes.

Wegmans/whole foods, overpriced. I don't think I want to pay $11 for one tiny piece of trout.

Guess it's the DC wharf for best balance of freshness and price?

I don't care if it is organic wild caught all that BS- just good fish at a good price.

Thx FfxU. You all are clutch with the food recs!

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Re: Best place to buy fresh fish in Fairfax?
Posted by: Fox News ()
Date: March 07, 2017 10:24AM

Arthur Treacher's

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Re: Best place to buy fresh fish in Fairfax?
Posted by: OP you're poor ()
Date: March 07, 2017 10:36AM

http://mosaicdistrict.com/shop/mediterrafish-fresh-seafood/

But you're probably too poor if you thing Giant is expensive

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Re: Best place to buy fresh fish in Fairfax?
Posted by: Gills and Shells ()
Date: March 07, 2017 11:22AM

Fresh fish is expensive...as it's all flown in, in most cases. If you want quality you have to pay.

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Re: Best place to buy fresh fish in Fairfax?
Posted by: NippleChuck ()
Date: March 07, 2017 12:17PM

Go catch your own.

Nip
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Re: Best place to buy fresh fish in Fairfax?
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: March 07, 2017 12:19PM

NippleChuck Wrote:
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> Go catch your own.
>
> Nip


I was just getting ready to say the same thing.
Twisted minds think alike.

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Re: Best place to buy fresh fish in Fairfax?
Posted by: Hey AT Guy... ()
Date: March 07, 2017 12:19PM

How bout dis
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Re: Best place to buy fresh fish in Fairfax?
Posted by: nUdLT ()
Date: March 07, 2017 01:11PM

Gills and Shells Wrote:
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> Fresh fish is expensive...as it's all flown in, in
> most cases. If you want quality you have to pay.


Mostly it's trucked in and, while called 'fresh fish' that really means that it's just not been hard frozen. Here and there you may find somebody flying something special in via overnight but even then it's likely several days out of the water by the time that it gets to you. Not anything wrong with that but not really the same thing as actual real fresh fish.

Going to the DC fish market doesn't buy you anything. Virtually all of that is trucked in and just sold in a setting near the water. There's no fishing fleet around here to speak of for it to have come from otherwise. Nothing at any grocery stores around here will be truly fresh. Most all will have been flash frozen and thawed.

As they say, if you want fresh fish, then catch it yourself.

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Re: Best place to buy fresh fish in Fairfax?
Posted by: Low-tay ()
Date: March 07, 2017 01:33PM

The one time I briefly went in the Lotte in Ravensworth, it had that fishy stench. Anyone know if they have anything good?

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Re: Best place to buy fresh fish in Fairfax?
Posted by: Fishmonger ()
Date: March 07, 2017 01:44PM

Low-tay Wrote:
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> The one time I briefly went in the Lotte in
> Ravensworth, it had that fishy stench. Anyone know
> if they have anything good?


If it smells "fishy" then it's not fresh.

Seafood should have little to no fishy smell other than maybe very light.

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Re: Best place to buy fresh fish in Fairfax?
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: March 07, 2017 02:39PM

The first paragraph and the footnote.
From the old book "Fairfax County, Virginia - A History", published 1978.
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Re: Best place to buy fresh fish in Fairfax?
Posted by: fox sez ()
Date: March 07, 2017 03:08PM

Fairfax Adult Dentention Center.

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Re: Best place to buy fresh fish in Fairfax?
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: March 07, 2017 07:40PM

Assuming OP is serious (always a chance, right?): We've given up on everywhere except Wegman's and Whole Foods. Quality elsewhere just isn't there. And no, it ain't cheap.


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