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Lent Begins: Where's the Best Fish?

Islanders (and others) on Facebook name their top Vineyard fish markets and seafood restaurants. Is your favorite missing? Add it in the comments.

In northern California's Napa Valley, where I was Patch editor for more than two years, we had a very lively group of more than 2,000 Facebook fans and I often turned to them for ideas, opinions and recommendations.

So this Monday, technically my first as editor here (I actually started over the weekend because of the storm), I thought I'd give it a try on the MV Patch Facebook page.

Here's what I asked:

"It's Lundi Gras, the day before Mardi Gras and so Lent begins Wednesday. Where are the best places on the Island to get fish on Friday? Eat-in, carry-out or raw to cook, please let me know your favorites for a story on MV Patch. Thanks! Louisa"

Here's what you said:

  • "I recently had a fish sandwich at the Ocean View that was really good!" (Jessica Townes) 
  • "Fish & chips @ the Newes."(John Robert Hill)
  • "Net Result!" (Will Hunter)
  • "Net Result, Larsen's, The Bite, Seafood Shanty." (Alicia Marotta Linihan) 
  • "Our favorites are Newes from America, Seafood Shanty, Overlook Tavern, and Offshore Ale Company." (Kimberly Fuson)

(Note: The Bite, Larsen's and Seafood Shanty are closed for the season; the Net Result reopens today with fresh fish and a limited menu of fish and chips on Fridays during Lent.)

  • Because I ate there yesterday, I'd have to add Menemsha Fish Market, where Stanley Larsen is serving fresh fish sandwiches, lobster rolls and more - check the market's Facebook page for the daily lunch specials.

Any other suggestions? Please tell us in the comments. 

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Tot Balay February 13, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Smoked bluefish pate is my downfall. I love the one they sell at the Edgartown Fish Market, just opposite Cannon Ball Park.

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