Atlantic Seafood Among Yankee Magazine’s Top Ten Best New England Seafood Markets

We’re honored to have been named one of the Top Ten Best New England Seafood Markets by Yankee Magazine. Scroll below the image and see what they had to say about us!

Top Ten New England Seafood Markets

Yankee Magazine Weighs in on Atlantic Seafood Market

“This market is the seafood gem of the lower Connecticut River valley. Owned by Lisa Feinman, everything here is as fresh as it can be. CIA-trained resident chef Jerry Doran and his staff cut all their fish fresh and make all their prepared seafood delights from scratch every day. Late spring is a good time to pay a visit, when the shad are running up the Connecticut River and fresh shad and shad roe are in plentiful supply.”

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

Best seafood platters in CT - Atlantic Seafood Market

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.

A Little Crab With a Giant Impact

Asian shore crab

They were tiny and they were EVERYWHERE. When my college marine biology class had been assigned to go to this pebbly beach, look for Asian shore crabs, and record information about what we found, I had expected that we might discover a few. But by lifting some of the stones a few inches under the clear water we had sent Asian shore crabs skittering all over the place! Our professor’s reason for bringing us to this beach was that the abundant Asian shore crab didn’t even belong there. The crab was an invasive species. This memory was jogged a few weeks ago when the name Hemigrapsus sanguineus (the scientific name for Asian shore crab) caught my eye while I was looking for an interesting local creature to write about. In 2018, Asian shore crabs remain an invasive species threatening to the environment and certain fisheries in New England2 – and we continue the struggle to control them, even if that means turning them into a seafood dish themselves4!

Before we get into what the Asian shore crab is doing as an invasive species, it is important to clarify exactly what is meant by “invasive species”. The Biology Online Dictionary defines an invasive species as a ” Non – native species disrupting and replacing native species (2018)3“. The Asian shore crab, since its 1988 arrival in the U.S.1, has been up to just that1.

To read more, visit the Atlantic Seafood Market Blog.


1400 Boston Post Road

Old Saybrook, Connecticut 06475

Phone: (860) 388-4527


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.