Maine Avenue Fish Market

Row 1

1100 Maine Ave SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 484-2722
Fish Market
Mon–Fri: 9:00 AM–8:00 PM Sat–Sun: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Heaps of Chesapeake Bay crabs, fresh caught, tossed with seasoning, steamed and served right there out of brown paper bags. Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations
  • 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 !
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • Go see Jesse Taylor ... you can get a half a bushel of fresh live oysters for $40!!!
  • Sometimes you can haggle the price down. The worst they can say is no right?
  • 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!
  • Grab fresh crabs from Jesse Taylor's and have them steamed across the street free
  • A pain to find parking during lunch but I always get great service at all the places I visit.
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  • Get some steamed shrimp. You will not be disappointed.
  • Bring your own music and enjoy fresh crabs steamed on site by the water!
  • 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.
  • Jumbo crabs legs are the best!
  • Best fresh scallops around
  • Jumbo cooked prawns from the Captain White bar is AMAZING and super tasty and fresh. Get them to add the chilli spice and eat them on the spot while they're still hot.
  • Keep the cars moving when it's busy. Lots of people need their seafood!
  • The cooked food was terrible and unseasoned. Very unorganized in terms of taking orders and offering goods upon completion. Several items missing from my order
  • Get fish to cook from Jessie Taylor Seafood and oysters from the other side where the cooked food is!
  • Live blue crabs, jumbo snow crab clusters bigger than the supermarkets, fresh seafood