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    Snarf
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    Someone please just drop the dime already.

    I KNOW there is a place in Columbus that has good prices on fresh fish/seafood.

    Maybe somewhere near the airport, maybe somewhere that has a secret knock or handshake to get it.

    Weilands and the Fish Guys at North Market are SO expensive.

    PM me the secret knock or handshake instructions and address please.

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    I could swear I heard about a place out in Hilliard… can’t recall the name but IIRC a lot of the better restaurants in town use it. Anyone?

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    It used to be Broadmoor Market on the east side of the city. It has very unfortunately closed.

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    I can’t see why everyone likes the ‘fish guys’.
    If someone delivered that quality of fish to my place I would send it back.

    I’ve given up on fish. I just figured I’m in the middle of a corn field, in the middle of farm land, in the middle of a continent. No fresh fish.
    Kind of like no grass fed beef in Tokyo.

    Best place I have found for meats and fish is Costco. OK, so you need an SUV or pickup to bring home size that they sell, but it’s the freshest I’ve found.

    late edit: Jungle Jims, but it’s a trek

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    There are some chinese grocery stores around that allow you to pick a fish out of a tank and ‘wack’ it for you.

    That fresh enough?

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    Tenzo wrote >>
    There are some chinese grocery stores around that allow you to pick a fish out of a tank and ‘wack’ it for you.
    That fresh enough?

    yeah… asian market on bethel comes to mind..

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    Tenzo wrote >>
    Best place I have found for meats and fish is Costco. OK, so you need an SUV or pickup to bring home size that they sell, but it’s the freshest I’ve found.

    +1

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    I’ve not ventured here yet but I have heard good things. Frank’s Fish and Seafood

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    Frank’s fish and sea food is the place in Hilliard. It’s off Trabue.
    The place that restaurants use like Mitchells and The fish market is

    http://www.michaelsmeats.com/index.shtml

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    I was at CAM last week. They had a lot of fresh seafood at reasonable prices. And they had a lot of “other” things you may be interested in as well: kidneys, livers, feet, tongues.

    Columbus Asia Market
    Olentangy Plaza
    817 Bethel Road
    Columbus, OH 43214

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    Barry’s Perch ‘N More
    1024 Columbus Ave. Marysville OH 43040
    Phone: 937-642-0400

    I can’t remember his sourcing. The fish I’ve picked up from his location has always been superb.

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    Frank’s Fish is nothing special. As a matter of fact it’s very disappointing.

    The best place I’ve found in Columbus to buy fresh fish is, strangely enough, Whole Foods in Dublin. Their fish is usually great-looking and reasonably priced.

    I also buy lots of fish at Tensuke market (the Japanese grocery at Old Henderson & Reed).

    That being said, seafood is very, very expensive. There’s just no way around it. Working in restaurants I have a pretty good idea of how much this stuff costs wholesale and it isn’t cheap at all. Also the seafood market is very inconsistent. This year, scallop harvesting is being very tightly controlled, and this has caused the price of scallops to skyrocket (you probably won’t be seeing lots of scallops on menus this summer).

    For the past year or 2, salmon fishing on the West coast has been severely restricted. This has caused wild salmon to cost up to $35 a pound.

    Seafood really isn’t ever a “value” food.

    If you don’t mind frozen seafood, you will probably find your best values at Trader Joes and the Andersons. At both of these spots, you can find IQF salmon, swordfish, and tuna at pretty reasonable prices. Usually they are frozen so quickly at such low temperatures that there isn’t a huge loss of quality.

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    They rotate a sale of seafood at a single Giant Eagle from time to time, and the prices are insanely good.

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    What Lisa said, absolutely everything. The strange thing is the Whole Foods on Lane doesn’t have a very good fish monger. But yeah, Tensuke Market, Weiland’s and Whole Food Sawmill are where I go. If you are heading to Cinci, Jungle Jim’s has a great fish monger. It’s near Ikea.

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    rus wrote >>

    Tenzo wrote >>
    There are some chinese grocery stores around that allow you to pick a fish out of a tank and ‘wack’ it for you.
    That fresh enough?

    yeah… asian market on bethel comes to mind..

    Which is great unless you happen to be walking by when they are doing it, talking to someone, and fish water and god knows what else gets in your mouth and you have to run outside to throw up. Not that I’m speaking from experience ;)

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