Where to Get Local Seafood for Pickup or Delivery
Rhode Island fishermen are still landing and harvesting the freshest local fish, clams, oysters and lobsters, and you can still easily get your hands on the bounty of the sea.
With more people cooking at home, right now is a really good time for fresh local seafood. Rhode Island fishermen are still landing and harvesting the freshest local fish, clams, oysters and lobsters and you can still easily get your hands on the bounty of the sea. Many of the fish markets and fishermen are adapting business models in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are still open, offering social-distancing measures just like your local grocery stores, and others are offering curbside pickup and even home delivery. If you visit a market, they’ll be wearing masks, and they are requiring that you wear masks, too. Take a look at some of the options below, and be sure to help support our local fishermen and markets.
Customers can still get live lobsters by visiting family-owned Sakonnet Lobster Co.’s market daily in person, and now they have adapted to provide home delivery on Fridays and Saturdays only in Little Compton and Tiverton and curbside pickup in Portsmouth. The lobsters are harvested by local lobstermen who fish out of Sakonnet Harbor into the coastal waters of Rhode Island. The market has been delivering to homes on Fridays and Saturdays in the Little Compton and Tiverton areas, and they are also doing curbside pickup at the Park and Ride off Boyd’s Lane in Portsmouth. All home delivery and curbside pickup orders have a $30 minimum and a $5 delivery fee. Call ahead to purchase your lobsters at 401-635-4371. The Little Compton and Tiverton deliveries take place around 3 p.m. and pickups at the Park and Ride occur shortly thereafter. Follow Sakonnet Lobster Co. on Instagram at @sakonnetlobster for more information and the specific schedule for delivery and pickup. The market itself is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. 26 California Rd., Little Compton, 401-635-4371, sakonnetlobster.com
Customers can order fresh, local seafood online for curbside pickup at Fearless Fish Market in Providence Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Order seafood here. There’s a two-hour lead time for online orders, but you can also call ahead to place an order at 401-415-8905. Walk-up orders are also accepted, though the market is not allowing customers in the shop right now. Fearless Fish announces what it has in stock on its website and Facebook each day. 425 West Fountain St., Providence, 401-415-8905, fearlessfishmarket.com
Andrade’s Catch is open in Bristol, and the cash-only shop is helping local quahoggers continue to making a living by giving them a local place to sell their catch (check out C.J. Chivers’s amazing story about Andrade’s in the New York Times). All employees are masked up, and patrons must wear protective masks while visiting the business, too. Customers can order online in advance for quick pickup, and pay by cash when you arrive. If you want curbside pickup, just call the market with what you want to order and leave the cash payment in your trunk. Call ahead for day-of pickup at 401-253-4529. The business is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, shoppers will get a free pint of shucked quahog meat with a purchase of $24 or more. Andrade’s Catch, 186 Wood St., Bristol, 401-253-4529, andradescatchri.com/shop
The fish market is still open as well as the restaurant for takeout for cooked seafood. They are offering all kinds of great specials. Check out the Facebook page for daily prices and specials. Champlin’s is taking extra precautions and sanitation measures. Call the restaurant at 401-783-3152 to place an order in advance and they will get it ready for you to pickup. You can also order seafood to cook at home online. If you call when you arrive, they can also deliver your purchase to the parking lot. 256 Great Island Rd., Narragansett, 401-783-3152, champlins.com
Tony’s Seafood market is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and they are only allowing three people in the store at one time (please wear a face covering and keep social-distancing measures in check). They are offering call-ahead curbside pickup as well as delivery through the WhatsGood app for home delivery on Wednesdays and Fridays. Add fresh fish to your produce purchase and they will deliver it directly to your home. Sign up for the email newsletter to learn about weekly specials. 1365 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, Massachusetts, 508-336-6800, tonysfreshseafood.com/retail
The Local Catch is now delivering fresh, local seafood to homes three days a week in different parts of Rhode Island and Connecticut. Order on Monday for Thursday delivery in Providence, West Bay and Pawtuxet areas; Order on Tuesday for Friday delivery in Newport, all of Aquidneck Island and the East Bay; and order on Tuesday for Saturday delivery in Connecticut. Read the latest Local Catch newsletter and sign up by email for future updates. You can also pre-order and pre-pay for quick farmers market pickup. thelocalcatch.com
The Walrus and Carpenter Oyster Bar and Farmstand is now open at the Shack at Dutch Harbor in Jamestown, which was formerly a second location for Tallulah’s Taqueria. Walrus and Carpenter Oysters are selling shucked oysters, drinks and snacks to be enjoyed outdoors, and oysters for you to take out for home consumption. It’s open Friday through Sunday from noon to 5:45 p.m. Enjoy oysters straight from their ocean farms, including Walrus and Carpenter Originals from Ninigret Pond and Dutchies, farmed in Dutch Harbor.. walrusandcarpenteroysters.com
Narraganset Bay Lobsters is offering home delivery to select towns. They’ve added seafood options including fresh, organic Atlantic salmon, Block Island sea scallops, Point Judith fluke, scup, skate, monkfish and yellow tail sole, local cod and haddock, littlenecks, Rhode Island lobsters, calamari, stuffies and much more. The minimum order required is four pounds of seafood and delivery is free. Place your order here. All orders must be placed by 8 a.m. the day before next available delivery day. narragansettbaylobsters.com
Digger’s Catch in East Providence is still open, and the market sells local quahogs, littlenecks, steamers, lobsters, rock crabs and more. The owner is an original quahogger, so you know he’s got the right connections for the freshest local shellfish. 537 N Broadway, East Providence, 401-490-0740
For a more comprehensive list of seafood retailers, check out dem.ri.gov/riseafood/buy.php.