By Lisa Shell
Are you looking for some fresh salmon to buy? Maybe a pound of fresh cracked crab leg meat to savor dipped in hot garlic butter? Do you ever search websites like the Foodnetwork, Allrecipes, or Pinterest and want to try a new way to cook fresh seafood? You are in luck because in Grays Harbor we have a variety of local seafood markets stocked up and ready to share. Bring fish home to the table from these six local seafood markets.
If oysters are on the menu then Brady’s Oysters is the place to be. Nestled along the pristine shores of Grays Harbor’s South Bay, Brady Engvall developed the suspended culture method of growing oysters. Brady started the business in 1970. Today, his children Korry Engvall and Kristi Engvall Ballo continue the tradition. The retail seafood market sells oysters, clams, crab, fish and more. The business is also home to the world famous Brady’s Oyster Feed: The annual fundraiser dedicated to clean water and jobs. The Brady’s Oyster sign proudly stands tall to advertise the location of the market. It’s also a monument that welcomes all to the “South Beach.”
3714 Oyster Place E.
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fishing buddies and friends since childhood, Larry Cowles and Kevin Marks team together to bring you the Seafood Connection. A shop that specializes in fresh seafood, bringing it from their boat to yours. At this market, boats pull right up to the dock and unload their fresh catch of the day to be sold in the market at Float 8. Now in season, you can find fresh Albacore Tuna, bottom fish, crab, prawns, salmon and shrimp. Read more about their entrepreneurial spirit and drive here.
Float 8 Slip G Westhaven Dr.
Westport, WA 98595
Summer Store Hours:
Open daily 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
A quick 5 mile drive from Hoquiam leads you to Lytle Seafoods Oyster Shack. Family owned since 1964, today Mike and Kathy Lytle run this fully stocked retail market where you can find fresh Pacific oysters, shucked oysters and other seafood. Lytle oysters are grown in some of the coolest waters on the coast.
1 Rock View Lane
Hoquiam, WA 98550
Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fresh seafood arrives daily and Breakwater stocks the case with choices like salmon, Quinault Blueback, Petrale Sole, rockfish, halibut, steelhead and more. You are sure to find just the right fish to take home. Everything from lobster to Lutefisk, Mahi, calamari and smelt bait is available fresh and frozen. Breakwater Seafood and Chowder House remains a one stop shop for anglers and chefs. Located in Aberdeen on the banks of the muddy Wishkah River, Breakwater is a convenient stop for locals and travelers alike. You can learn more about Breakwater Seafood and Chowder House here.
306 South F Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Colin and Dawn Coyne own and operate Mike’s Seafood in Ocean Shores. Mike’s proudly sells only wild caught fish to their customers. Salmon, swordfish, marlin, Mako, Ono and other exotic fish are available on a seasonal basis. Your vacation to Ocean Shores is made just a bit easier at this restaurant and seafood market because Mike’s also sells certified Angus beef, fresh mixed sauces and dips, vegetables, and baked bread. What’s new and fresh in the market changes with the season. Click here and watch as Mike teaches us how to fillet a salmon.
830 Point Brown Avenue
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
A world-class selection of solid packed canned tuna, salmon, crab and shrimp await you at this clean little market located in Westport’s Marina District. The hallmark of this business is their wide variety of specialty canned seafood. Offering, seafood, fish exchange and vacuum packing, Merino’s is a must for recreational anglers. You can find fresh smoked salmon, cooked whole crab, shrimp, and white fish, all offered daily in the cold case.
301 Harbor Avenue
Westport, WA 98547
For current hours of operation call 360-268-5009