Buying Seafood Online

This page was updated on 3/9/2022

Years ago this was a laughable concept. Today, I’m not laughing as much. Maybe smirking a little. If you live by the water or in a fishing town, you wouldn’t think about buying seafood online. You wouldn’t even think about frozen seafood all the much either. But we are reminded often that no everyone lives near the fish. Further still, some have come such a long way in marketing their stuff that they have become well-known throughout the US.

We aren’t endorsing any of these groups below, but rather acknowledging that we understand they are pretty good at shipping seafood either through clubs or direct to consumer. If you are interested in getting fresh seafood without a middle man, and straight from the ocean, start your search here and see what comes of it. There are more outfits out there than just these, but these are the ones we keep hearing about.

Seafood Delivery

Most of our update comes in the form of finding Quality Seafood Delivery. This site does a great job of what we did a poor job of doing. They compare quality seafood delivery companies, side by side, with costs and ratings and the like. Probably the best place to start your online search and then go from their site to whichever company you like best for your purchase.

The second thing we wanted to update we wanted to make involves the pandemic and someone pointing out that the companies we should be linking to are the ones that had to change their business to move online during the pandemic. Okay, Terry. We’re going to do that now because you complained. Happy?

LOBSTER

Sanders Lobster

If you just search for “Sanders Lobster” you’ll see that google says they are temporarily closed. And that might still be true. But if you go to that website, you’ll see that they are very much open for online business and seafood shipping. Maybe they prefer this, I don’t know, but they could probably use your support

McLaughlin’s Seafood

Local to Maine. Have a seafood shope for years, specializing in lobster, but now also have a delivery side where you can buy their seafood online. Good people here. You can just tell.

SALMON

Sena Sea

You’re going to like Sena Sea. Just check out that link. It’s to their about us page, and if that story doesn’t warm your heart then there’s not much we can do for you. Those are the kind of people and that kind of company that we would want to support. Give them a look.

Pride of Bristol Bay

If you know much about wild salmon, the best of it comes from Bristol Bay. These guys have been around for a while. Have all the good species. They seem to have a pretty solid lock on how to ship salmon, though it does come frozen which makes it less dynamic than shipping live lobster.

CRAB

The Crab Place

This is probably your spot for Maryland Blue Crab. They have all kinds, but they are based around the Del-Mar-Va area and not as far north as King and Dungeness and such. Decent little operation they have going on. Tons of other seafood types, like shrimp and oysters if you are hunting that stuff. Pretty good all around seafood player.

Fresh Stone Crab

We saw this company when we were in Florida and found out they deliver across the country. We had never had stone crab before, but found them to be just as tasty as every other crab we’ve had.

SHRIMP

There are places, many of them listed above, that will ship fresh shrimp. Most of it comes from the gulf, which we just don’t admire. Anyway, if you want shrimp, use the ones above.

CRAWFISH

All three of these places will get the job done, shipping live crawfish for a crawfish boil. They’ll all ship in various amounts of pounds, ship with seasoning or without.

Louisiana Crawfish

Cajun Grocer

Acadia Crawfish

We could go on forever into Halibut, cod, rockfish, oysters, you name it. But this is a pretty good list. We might add to it later if we get comments or hear about others who should be listed. Again choose your own path and do your own research. We did. Even after people told us about these places listed above, we kicked the tires to make sure we knew what was happening.

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