Freshy’s Seafood Market

One of the best


For local seafood prepared to order in the most casual surroundings and at reasonable prices, Freshy’s is hard to beat. A Roadfood gem located in what used to be a filling station (props for that alone!), it is a tiny place with a walk-up counter, a little indoor dining area, and a scattering of picnic tables just outside.

There is nothing stylish on Freshy’s menu: fish tacos, fish & chips, a few sandwiches and chowders. It is a joyful challenge to select exactly what kind of fish you want in a fish & chips platter, the choices including Alaskan cod, wild salmon, prawns, clams, calamari, scallops, and oysters. I am wowed by halibut with its cream-rich moistness, so perfectly haloed by a shattering-crisp crust … and even more delicious when simply grilled and mounted atop a Caesar salad. French fries are good, but beer-batter onion rings are sensational. The large hoops are frighteningly dark, and they appear to be heavy, but in fact are featherweight, crunching into pure, sweet onion flavor. These O-rings are as addictive as any chip I’ve come across.

Fish tacos are festooned with shredded cabbage and pico de gallo and/or pineapple salsa and can be made using cod, grilled blackened salmon, ahi tuna, prawns, or rockfish.

Dungeness crab comes bedded on a layer of lettuce in a small cardboard boat. It is ravishing crab, most of it in the form of large, pearly nuggets so refined that they want to melt in your mouth. Even cocktail sauce seems superfluous.

Note that the seafood market that used to occupy half of the restaurant has now moved up the street to 2601 76th Ave S.E. and is known as Freshy’s Local Market.

What to Eat
Freshy’s Seafood Market, Halibut & Chips
Halibut & Chips
Halibut is an aristocratic fish that can do so well in the plebeian context of fish & chips. Its luxurious creamy nature is here perfectly balanced by the thin, crusty coat it attains in the fry basket. We were doing a lot of eating on this day, and so chose the one-piece halibut & chips plate. Two- and three-piece plates also are available.
Freshy’s Seafood Market, Dungeness Crab Cocktail
Dungeness Crab Cocktail
Dungeness crab, a true Pacific Northwest delicacy, is so full-flavored that it needs no condiment or dressing.
Freshy’s Seafood Market, Broiled Salmon
Broiled Salmon
Broiled salmon: dense, moist, ocean-fresh, and utterly simple
Freshy’s Seafood Market, Salmon Candy
Salmon Candy
Salmon candy, smoked and cured with brown sugar, is dense, chewy, and oceanic.
Freshy’s Seafood Market, Clam Chowder
Clam Chowder
New England style chowder is made with razor clams.
Freshy’s Seafood Market, Grilled Halibut Caesar Salad
Grilled Halibut Caesar Salad
Moist, sweet, flaky grilled halibut (atop a Caesar salad) proves Freshy's isn't only about fried seafood.
Freshy’s Seafood Market, Fried Salmon
Fried Salmon
King of fried seafood: dense, succulent salmon enveloped in a coat of crisp luxury.
Freshy’s Seafood Market, Prawns Taco
Prawns Taco
The prawns taco comes with a pineapple salsa.
Freshy’s Seafood Market, Oysters on the Half Shell
Oysters on the Half Shell
Clean, tender, tiny Shinsea oyster on the half shell
Freshy’s Seafood Market, Oyster Po Boy
Oyster Po Boy
The oysters are great, the dressing is dandy, but the po boy bun is only a distraction.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday11 am - 7 pm
Monday11 am - 7 pm
Tuesday11 am - 7 pm
Wednesday11 am - 7 pm
Thursday11 am - 7 pm
Friday11 am - 7 pm
Saturday11 am - 7 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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