Maine Avenue Fish Market

Fish Market
1100 Maine Ave SW, Washington DC, D.C. 20024, United States
Closed until 10:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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  • "Grab fresh crabs from Jesse Taylor's and have them steamed across the street..." (2 tips)
  • "... Best deals are for bushels but cheap/yummy grab&go food too (ceviche,..." (2 tips)
  • "... order live ( Talk the price down) then ask the to steam YOUR order. The..." (2 tips)
  • Travel Channel

    Heaps of Chesapeake Bay crabs, fresh caught, tossed with seasoning, steamed and served right there out of brown paper bags. – Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations

    Travel Channel · December 6, 2010
  • Doll B.

    If your buying crabs NEVER buy the precooked crabs. First order live ( Talk the price down) then ask the to steam YOUR order. The crabs that are precooked are NEVER fresh !

    Doll Babe · April 2, 2010
  • Matt D.

    Maine Ave. Fish Market is one of the great hidden gems of DC. Go here to buy your seafood instead of the grocery store, it is much better quality and you're supporting local business.

    Matt Dicker · April 25, 2011
  • Erik N.

    Go see Jesse Taylor ... you can get a half a bushel of fresh live oysters for $40!!!

    Erik Nelson · June 23, 2013
  • K T.

    Jessie's steams all crabs for free! Right now (4/21/13) have Florida females in addition to Maryland. Best deals are for bushels but cheap/yummy grab&go food too (ceviche, crab cake, oysters, etc.)

    K T · April 21, 2013
  • Patrick F.

    If you want cooked seafood buy from the stand with the green awning. They'll give you free slices of strawberry pie or banana creme pie while you wait!

    Patrick Frank · June 10, 2012
  • Chuq Y.

    Sometimes you can haggle the price down. The worst they can say is no right?

    Chuq Yang · February 2, 2011
  • Nicole M.

    Grab fresh crabs from Jesse Taylor's and have them steamed across the street free

    Nicole McKinney · May 29, 2010
  • Sean H.

    Get some steamed shrimp. You will not be disappointed.

    Sean Hackbarth · August 5, 2013
  • Jennifer R.

    Great place to get whole fish, filets, clams, oysters, squid, crabs, scallops without paying the ridiculous grocery/restaurant prices. I would suggest going early, there's less lines, less fish scent.

    Jennifer Rubritz · November 12, 2012
  • Nick R.

    Best fresh scallops around

    Nick Reid · August 7, 2011
  • DatGuy J.

    A pain to find parking during lunch but I always get great service at all the places I visit.

    DatGuy Joey · December 18, 2013
  • Michael A.

    Parking is a pain but much of it is really fresh. Be sure to shop around the different vendors.

    Michael Anderson · August 12, 2013
  • Jill B.

    Bring your own music and enjoy fresh crabs steamed on site by the water!

    Jill B. · June 17, 2013
  • Patrick F.

    buy a whole fish and stop by the fish cleaning trailer where they'll fillet it for you for $.50/lb.

    Patrick Frank · August 26, 2012
  • Josei ==> @ShoesNFood w.

    I can't wait until this market is renovated :-) #HistoricDC

  • Patrick F.

    By crab mallets for $1 if you plan on eating your crabs on site. The stand with the live crabs on the right has them.

    Patrick Frank · June 10, 2012
  • Sumin K.

    Do not park your car anywhere without the meter! You will get a ticket as soon as you leave your car. Those cops on bikes are vicious.

    Sumin Kim · June 3, 2012
  • Tiffany L.

    Jumbo crabs legs are the best!

    Tiffany Logan · October 11, 2011
  • Gina

    Ceviche! Yum!

    Gina · June 16, 2011
  • Teddy R.

    Shrimp tacos are boss!

    Teddy Roebuck · October 17, 2010
  • Inwon J.

    DC주변 어시장, 새우, 게 등을 구매하면 그 자리에서 바로 조리해줌

    Inwon Jong · October 29, 2013

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