The Market

A local landmark since the 1800s, our photogenic market on Custom House Wharf is the number one destination for locals and people-from-away alike in search of lobster in Maine, and the freshest seafood anywhere. And no, we don’t throw our fish. We love our fish. We wouldn’t do that. Still, bring your camera.

Maine's Source

Portland has many of the most well-regarded restaurants anywhere in the northeast, and the best of those come to us as their source for quality seafood. They love our specialty cuts, custom orders, rare species, sustainable practices, and market prices.

At Your Door

We ship almost any of our product to you, including live lobsters. Count on the actual real people (no robots, no cyborgs!) behind our fancy website to pack and ship your next special occasion with care.

We like it here.

We rely on a wide variety of neighbors and friends from around the globe to supply us with fantastic seafood. And speaking of the globe, we love the one we’re on, so we pay close attention to shifting sustainability practices. We’ll never sell something simply because it’s available, and we’ll never sell you something we wouldn’t take home ourselves.

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Latest News and Articles:

Haddock: A fish we know and love

The vast majority of our customers know and love haddock. It’s an extremely popular, tasty white fish, and it’s a staple here in the northeast US. Haddock is often mistaken for cod, as they are very similar fish. One way to know the difference is to look for the...

Arctic Char: The Salmon Look Alike

Arctic Char is a close relative to the brook trout, found from Northern Canada to Scandinavia. Due to the popularity of Arctic Char for food consumption, they are often farmed, as well. They are silver in color, and their bellies become a beautiful vibrant red during...

Flounder: Everything you need to know

Flounder are considered flatfish. All flatfish have both eyes on one side of their head. Every flatfish starts as a round fish, with eyes on either side of the head, but as they grow and mature into bottom dwellers, one eye migrates. With this comes other changes in...

Soft Shell Crabs: What are they & what do you do with them?

Spring to early summer is when soft shell crabs make their grand appearance. If you have had the pleasure of eating soft-shell crab, you understand that it tastes just as fabulous as a hard-shell crab, without the tedious work of cracking open the thick shell and...

Shad Roe: What is it?

The arrival of shad roe is our reminder that tulips and longer days are right around the corner. It is a delicacy that is found on the east coast just as soon as the weather starts to turn for the better. The season can be anywhere from February to May, depending upon...

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