The Fish Market has been a staple in the Alexandria dining scene since 1976. As an Alexandria native, the Fish Market is the place to be among my friends for happy hour and weekends, just like it was for my parents before me. It’s hard to think about the history of Old Town without the Fish Market…
If you’re looking to make the trek out to the Fish Market, it would be wise to come for happy hour and then stay for dinner. Fish Market’s happy hour oysters can’t be beat. On this occasion, I missed happy hour but dined in for dinner. Fish Market’s menu is pretty extensive, with plenty of options to choose from.
For the appetizer round, I ordered the Baby Kale Salad, Crab Stuffed Avocados, and Clam Chowder, which was a great representation. The baby kale salad, with pickled beets, roasted pistachios and miso dressing was fantastic. It was the perfect start to a great meal. The clam chowder was creamy and flavorful. My favorite of the three was the crab stuffed avocados. The crab was tossed in a nice dressing and topped with crumbled bacon, and the avocados were perfectly ripe. This is something I would definitely order again.
For the main course, I ordered the Blackened Salmon and the Seafood Jambalaya. Each diner has the option to order Fish Market’s fresh fish blackened or grilled. I opted for blackened, as I am particular fond of smoky flavors with my fish. The salmon was served with roasted potatoes and steamed asparagus, which added a nice sustenance to the dish. I especially enjoyed the Seafood Jambalaya, chock full of shrimp, scallops, Andouille sausage, and chicken. The multiple proteins made this dish extremely filling and flavorful.
If you ever find yourself in Old Town, Alexandria, the legendary Fish Market should be a part of your trip. With a multitude of gluten-free seafood options, the Fish Market will definitely be the next go-to for NOBREADers and gluten lovers.