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Area Attractions: Fresh Fish Markets

Summer and seafood are a perfect pairing. Whether you’re grilling garlic clams and shrimp skewers, or cracking into crab legs and lobster tails, you’ll find just what you need for your summer seafood recipes in the Belmar region of the Jersey Shore.

In addition to nearby fish markets, just over the Route 35 bridge is our favorite dockside spot to buy lobster, scallops, and shrimp right off the boat.

1. Klein's Seafood Market

708 River Road

Belmar, New Jersey 07719


Klein's is a fourth-generation family business that celebrated its 90th year of service in 2020. With its prime location along the Shark River, Klein’s is a popular spot for outdoor dining and happy hour at its waterfront Tiki Bar. The fish market at Klein’s sells fresh salmon, halibut, tuna, swordfish, shrimp, and more. Current fish market hours are 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. RELATED: Taste Of Belmar – Sautéed Brown-Butter Flounder Recipe

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2. Mr. Shrimp Seafood Market

1600 State Route 71

Belmar, New Jersey 07719


In addition to fresh shellfish, the seafood selection at Mr. Shrimp’s Seafood Market includes live lobsters, lobster tails, raw and steamed shrimp, crab legs, crab meat, calamari, and more. The selection of fresh fish for sale includes Chilean sea bass, fluke, flounder, halibut, tilapia, tuna, and swordfish. To accompany your seafood feast, grab a to-go container of the signature Mr. Shrimp crab dip, cole slaw, honey mustard, or cocktail sauce. They also sell prepared crab cakes; lobster, tuna, and shrimp salad; and bacon-wrapped scallops.


3. Jody and Jodee's Fishery

223 Highway 35 South

Neptune, New Jersey 07753


“Big mussels, great legs and fantastic tails” is the motto at Jody’s Fishery, a family-owned and -operated seafood market that’s been serving the area for over 35 years. In addition to a diverse selection of fresh fish and shellfish, Jody’s sells to-go cooked seafood platters, soups and chowders, hot and cold seafood sandwiches, and more.


5. Spike's Fish Market

415 Broadway

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 08742-2615


The seafood market inside Spike's restaurant opens at 9:00 a.m. daily. The variety of off-the-boat seafood for sale at Spike's includes live lobsters, stuffed and raw clams, different types of fish, crab legs, you’ll find a delicious variety of off-the-boat seafood for sale at Spike’s.


5. Local 130 Seafood Market

1305 Memorial Drive Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712 732-455-3951

Local 130 Seafood Market in Asbury Park, New Jersey, is a great option if you want American-caught dayboat seafood delivered right to your door. Some of their current offerings include monkfish, grouper, black sea bass, sushi-grade and grilling tuna, tilefish, red snapper, king salmon, Atlantic salmon, salmon burgers, soft and hard-shell crabs, oysters, clams, PEI mussels, and more.

Orders placed Thursday through Monday will be delivered Tuesday. Orders placed on Tuesday or Wednesday will be delivered Thursday. Local 130 also has a retail store on Memorial Drive.


6. Jersey Shore Lobster Brothers

Sunsets Marina

100 South Concourse

Neptune Township, New Jersey


In addition to the seafood and fish markets above, some of the freshest seafood can be bought directly at the docks from Jersey Shore Lobster Brothers. Grab your cooler and some ice, and head over to Sunsets Marina in Neptune, New Jersey, where people line up to get the day’s fresh catch. Read more about Jersey Shore Lobster Brothers on our blog. You'll also find a nice selection of fresh fish and shellfish in the seafood department at the Whole Foods in Wall Township, New Jersey, as well as in the Shop Rite on 18th Avenue in Wall Township.

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