Where to buy fresh seafood and lobster

“My rule of thumb is to purchase fish and seafood as close to home as possible,” says Mary Ann Esposito, who lives near the Seacoast. Among her favorite places to shop are Seaport Fish in Rye, which she says “has a wide selection and very knowledgeable staff”; Al’s Seafood in North Hampton and Sanders Fish Market in Portsmouth are good sources, too.

If you don’t live near the Seacoast, Esposito recommends buying fish from the source closest to you, like Canadian flounder, for example, instead of fish or seafood from farther away.

Seafood markets and where to buy fresh lobster:

Greg Billingham of Sanders Fish Market
Greg Billingham of Sanders Fish Market in Portsmouth gathers ingredients for Mary Ann Esposito’s Seafood Sundaes.
Photo by John Hession

Al’s Seafood 
51 Lafayette Road in North Hampton, NH
(603) 964-9591

David’s Fish Market, Lobster Pound and Seafood
54 Bridge Road
Route 1 in Salisbury, MA
(978) 462-2504

Donahue's Fish Market
20 Plaistow Road in Plaistow, NH
(603) 382-6181


Fresh Fish Daley
146 Front Street in Exeter, NH

Sanders Fish Market 
367 Marcy Street in Portsmouth, NH
(603) 436-4568

Seaport Fish 
13 Sagamore Road in Rye, NH
(603) 436-7286

Shyer’s Lobster Pound
380 South Broadway in Salem, NH
(603) 898-2602

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