We're renting a big house with friends and will be cooking our dinners, so I'm looking for a good market to buy fish and shellfish. We'll be staying in Monterey Dunes (just north of Marina/west of Castroville). I got from Google Local a list of 5 or 6 asian markets in Marina (Asian Market, Da Nang Market, Hong's, Chon's, Kim's). Anyone know if any of them are good places to buy seafood?
My fall-back is to buy fish from Sea Harvest in Moss Landing per the recs in this thread:
But we also want crabs, oysters & other shellfish (even if they're not local).
Also, we're eating lunches in Monterey since we're doing the tourist thing with kids and need the convenience of eating at Cannery Row or the Wharf. <gag> I’m hoping to suggest some places with food better than the "crap for the tourist masses". We need casual or some place that doesn't mind 4 loud toddlers & 8 even louder parents (actually only 1 of us is louder than the toddlers but she's actually been asked to tone it down before).
I've read lots of past Monterey threads, of the ones that are casual and at the Cannery or Wharf, I’ve found recs for Sea Market (couple blocks from Cannery Row), Deli at the Breakwater (but it’s kind of far), Abolonetti's, and Old Fisherman's Grotto. What are people’s thoughts on these places, and any other suggestions?
Or I might suggest we walk to the Coast Guard Pier if there really is nothing worth eating at the Wharf/Cannery Row.