Last updated on March 7th, 2023 at 05:15 pm
Fresh fish is one of the healthiest and tastiest food you can eat. Unfortunately, many of us can overlook the often limited fish sections of our local supermarkets, and miss out on a world of flavour and goodness as a result. Making the effort to visit your nearest fishmonger every once in a while can really help to boost your diet and broaden your palate.
Happily, being a seaside capital city, Dublin is home to some excellent fishmongers serving up the best fresh fish that the sea can offer, from fine salmon fillets to more exotic fare such as sea bass, oysters, and langoustines.
In this post, we share the best fishmongers in Dublin.
Map of Fishmongers
The following map shows the location of every fishmonger highlighted in this post:
Source: Kish Fish
The Kish Fish chain of fishmongers is a Dublin institution, serving up fresh seafood to the capital’s residents since 1966. The chain is named after the Kish Bank Lighthouse, whose light features in the company’s logo to this day.
The chain run three retail shops, with the undoubted jewel in the crown being their Howth location. Perfectly situated by the sea on the West Pier of Howth, the shop is the newest addition to the chain. The shop offers an excellent range of fine, fresh fish and seafood, including hard to find fish such as turbot, red snapper, and swordfish steaks.
Location: West Pier, Howth, Dublin
Wright’s of Marino
It’s a good sign when a fishmonger runs a wholesale operation as well as a retail store – fish restaurants are generally highly selective about the quality of the fish they serve. Wright’s of Marino ticks this box with aplomb, having supplied fish to the people of Dublin from their shop in Marino for over 100 years, and operating their wholesale and processing operation since 1995.
The fish that you see laid out carefully on ice in the store comes fresh from the fishmonger’s operation in Howth directly on the coast. An additional state of the art misting system is also in place to keep the produce as fresh as possible. The fishmonger has an excellent range of fish to choose from, including salmon, cod, hake, monkfish, and countless delicious crustaceans.
In addition to the fresh fish, Wright’s of Marino also run a deli from the first floor of the shop, which features their signature fresh fish chowder. Unique among the fishmongers on our list, they also offer takeaway barista coffee. This is certainly one fishmongers that can do it all!
Location: 21 Marino Mart, Dublin
The Fish Market
The Fish Market in Blanchardstown in the west of the city is a unique fishmongers as they make delicious takeaway fish and chips and seafood dishes from their shop as well as offering a range of fresh fish to cook at home.
Both their takeaway food and fresh fish are excellent and of very high quality.
More information can be found here.
Location: Roselawn Shopping Centre, Blanchardstown, Dublin
George’s Fish Shop
Source: George’s Fish Shop
Situated in the south of Dublin in Monkstown is George’s Fish Shop, a hidden gem of a fishmongers that caters to all tastes. The shop specialises in decadent fruits of the sea such as prawns, oysters, and lobster.
George’s Fish Shop is a second-generation fishmongers, and the fact that it supplies to many restaurants in the area in addition to the retail shop testifies to the high quality of their produce.
Location: 4 Carrickbrennan Rd, Monkstown, Dublin
Cavistons Food Emporium
Source: Cavistons Food Emporium
Cavistons Food Emporium in Sandycove in South Dublin is a veritable treasure trove of fine food, including an irresistible range of seafood delicacies. The goods on offer include rarities such as octopus, clams, and crabmeat.
The shop source their produce from all over Ireland, enabling customers to sample the finest fish from every part of the Irish coast. The friendly, knowledgable staff are always on hand to offer advice and cooking guidance.
Location: 58/59 Glasthule Road, Sandycove, Dublin
Reid’s Fish Market
Perched on the West Pier at Howth is Reid’s Fish Market. The shop has been selling fresh fish from Howth since the 1970’s, and their longevity is a testament to the quality of their produce.
The staff are known for their quality service and friendliness.
Location: 9 West Pier, Howth, Dublin
Connolly’s Fish Company
Source: Connolly’s Fish Company
The final entry on our list is Connolly’s Fish Company in Rathmines in South Dublin. This traditional fishmonger serves up a great balance of quality fish and seafood such as salmon and prawns with some delicacies like lobster when they are available.
All of the produce available is ocean-fresh and great value.
More information can be found here.
Location: 135 Rathmines Road Upper, Rathmines, Dublin