In preparation for some sea days before our next port, we inquired of the locals about the best fresh fish market in Portland, Maine. Hands down, the recommendations were for the Harbor Fish Market, located near the still active piers.
We weren’t disappointed! We opted for lobster meat, rather than live, whole lobsters (easier and more flexible, given the space constraints of our apartment’s kitchen), fresh scallops, fresh flounder, smoked salmon, homemade clam chowder, and additional items…
While we didn’t purchase any, it was rare to find fresh uni in an American fish market — the next week we had fresh uni (from Japan) sushi at an excellent sushi restaurant in New York City.
Overall, a terrific selection of really fresh fish and seafood, friendly and helpful service, and reasonable prices for the freshness and quality. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a comparable market in every port?