Atlantic Seafood – Fresh Seafood and Much, Much, More!

This afternoon I stepped out of the bitter cold into the cozy shop that is Atlantic Seafood and was engulfed in a cloudburst of everything seafood. Opposite me were cases boasting the fresh cuts of fish that have the Atlantic Seafood website plastered with rave reviews on freshness and quality. To the  side of the fish was an array of tantalizing salads – many of which I had never seen before. Along the windows Along the windows were counters adorned with various seasonings and sauces, several home made. A corner showcased a potpourri of breads and baked goods, the perfect accompaniment to a hot bowl of chowder (available here as well) on a frigid night. Shelves of fully prepared, frozen gourmet seafood dishes led toward a cash register flanked by myriad flavors of fish jerky. Yes, Atlantic Seafood is renowned for its freshly caught fish – but a  quick look around the store proves that this repetitively Zagat – rated business is worlds more than that.  You can come into Atlantic Seafood and leave with a full meal – healthy, prepared,  and at a price that can’t be beat.

Atlantic Seafood is set apart from other seafood vendors in that it has its own gourmet chef! With his over 25 years of experience working in exclusive restaurants, Chef Jerry is able to bring a five star experience to the table at Atlantic Seafood. Have you ever heard of swordfish meatballs? Flounder wrapped around a crab stuffing? These are some of the many creations by Chef Jerry which include entrees, sides, soups, salads, and dressings.

To read more, visit the Atlantic Seafood blog.

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Atlantic Seafood - Zagat Rated Seafood Market in CT

Zagat Review

"Incredibly wonderful seafood. Order all your fresh and frozen fish from them. Known for their cocktail shrimp. It does not get better than this. This is definitely the place to go when you are entertaining and want the very best.” -Susan Monday, Zagat

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We’ve Recently Been Featured in USA Today

Nationally syndicated newspaper USA Today recently published an article about local seafood markets and the special perks customers are treated to when visiting them. Locally sourced seafood, in-depth knowledge about products and their benefits, and unbeatable freshness are all points that this article touched upon.

Sustainable food & practices as well as having the best fitting seafood for every season are additional reasons why local, independent seafood markets give you something that the big chains just can't match. We're humbled to have been featured in this article along with some of the other best seafood markets in America.

Raining Fish?!

 

As a portly individual, I have been trying to take up running to lose weight. I was going to run today (and actually felt like it for once) but it now looks like this is not going to happen. As I type, rain is pouring down so hard that I almost can’t see out my window. The storm can be heard roaring in the background. As I sit here, though, I can only imagine what it would be like to hear a sudden -THUMP- against my window. To go outside to see what in the world it is, and then to behold it – a silver fish flopping wildly for life out on the lawn! Then something slimy and wet bouncing off my head. Another fish! Personally I would run back inside to wait this odd weather out. This scenario sounds crazy to imagine, but for many around the world it has happened! Yes, it can actually “rain” fish.

Fish rains have been recorded throughout history from as early as  the first century AD to the present era, and have been observed all over the world. During a windy storm with precipitation, fish are seen to start dropping with the rain.  Sometimes the fish are dead, sometimes alive. The fish can then be found littering the ground once the weather has passed, sometimes to be collected as food.  These fish rains have been witnessed many miles from water.

 

To read more, visit the Atlantic Seafood Market Blog.

Location

1400 Boston Post Road

Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475

Phone: (860) 388-4527

Email: info@atlanticseafoodmarket.com

On Boston Post Road on the corner of School House Road and Old Post Road, just south of I-95 and west of the Old Saybrook High School.