If you've every been at one of the city's top restaurants, enjoying blackened mahi mahi or a grilled tilapia, chances are they bought it from Isaacson's. Lucky you, Isaacson's sells to the general public, in addition to chef-run kitchens. This wholesale supplier carries a large selection of fresh seafood and fish, most sold whole, though they will fillet it for you. Though not as cheap as some neighborhood markets, prices are reasonable.
Isaacon's draw is the variety: plenty of sushi grade fish and none of the norm selections. Want yellowtail? How about blue crab? Got it. The hours aren't exactly convenient for nine to fivers (its core market is the restaurant crowd, after all), but it's worth ducking out of the office early for this one. Just remember to wear comfortable shoes (there's plenty of fish juice swimming about) and be prepared to battle the crowds.
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Venita Griffin