When you dine in a fish market, you’re not looking for frills or fanciness. It’s freshness you’re after.
At these fish market eateries, everything on the menu is on display in the showcase. Buy it to cook at home or eat it in the attached restaurant.
PINE AIRE FISH & DELI, 140 Pine Aire Dr., Bay Shore, 631-231-1655
This reliable Salvadoran seafood house is attached to a fish market. It’s hard to find fresher ceviche. Other picks include sopa de pescado (a fish soup-stew), grilled jumbo shrimp and fried porgy.
ARTIE’S SOUTH SHORE FISH & GRILL, 4257 Austin Blvd., Island Park, 516-889-0692
Owner Artie Hoerning is a commercial fisherman who reels in much of what he sells and serves in the attached restaurant. Recommendations include Ipswich clams, swordfish, lobster rolls. The big bonus: Fries are house-made.
BUOY ONE, 1175 W. Main St., Riverhead, 631-208-9737, buoyone.com
At this colorful eatery alongside a fish store, chef-owner David Girard offers fried and grilled classics. He also gets inventive with such dishes as horseradish-crusted codfish and Thai glazed shrimp.