Just wanted to show some respect to the Carroll Gardens Fish Market on Court Street next to Esposito's Pork. I do most of my fish shopping at Fish Tales but over the years I've always dug this other shop, somewhat out of my way, even when it was darker, older and less glam, back in the 90's. It is now totally bright, modern and more appealing. It smells impeccable and I think it actually has a wider selection than FT. Might not even be cheaper than FT anymore. I am not interested in drumming up a competition, just in acknowledging this place as more than just a compromise alternative. It's still enough out of my way that I don't get there often but just a heads-up to anyone who remembers this from dingier days gone by--you may be pleasantly surprised.
btw--I just picked up some 7 count Jumbo Shrimp. 7. Saddle-worthy. They also have stuff like baby octopus and squid tentacles, sorts of stuff I don't find at FT.
Total respect to Fish Tales which remains my local, go-to place--nothing negative here.
Carroll Gardens Fish Market
359 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
191 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201