With access to the Pacific Ocean and an active fishing community, Orange County definitely doesn’t lack in availability of fresh seafood. Want to get your own to make at home instead of dining out? Here’s a list of seafood markets that offer pick up and/or delivery so you can bring the freshest, high-quality seafood to your family table.
4780 Bryson Street, Anaheim, CA 92807
Anderson Seafoods is a processing and distribution facility specializing in fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood, as well as entrees and specialty items. Shop their selection online and order to be delivered to your door.
Bear Flag Fish Company
Newport Peninsula: 3421 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Crystal Cove: 7972 Pacific Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92657
Huntington Beach: 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy. #124, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Hours: All locations open:
Sunday & Monday 11AM – 8PM
Tuesday – Saturday 11AM – 9PM
Bear Flag Fish Co. operates three restaurants and fish markets in Southern California. The high end markets bring in fresh local catch daily. Bear Flag practices sustainable fishing to support the interest of the environment. In addition to the markets and restaurants, they have their own processing and distribution facility in Costa Mesa.
Newport Beach: 2200 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663
Hours: 11AM – 9PM Daily
Tustin: 17260 E. 17th St., Tustin, CA 92780
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11AM – 8PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM – 9PM
The Crab Cooker Restaurant and Fish Market has two locations. They sell a variety of seafood options including fresh fish, shellfish, smoked fish, sauce, chowders, and more. Guests can also order anything off the restaurant menu from the market. Selection may vary daily based on availability.
Dory Fishing Fleet
Located next to the Newport Beach Pier
2111 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA
Wednesday – Friday 6:30AM – 5PM
Saturday & Sunday 5:30 AM until sold out
The historic Dory Fishing Fleet began in 1891 and is a registered historical landmark. It is the last coop of its kind in the US. Daily catch is here Wednesday through Sunday until they are sold out. They open at 6:30 AM Wednesday through Friday, and 5:30 AM Saturday and Sunday. Selection will vary based on catch of the day. Wednesday through Friday is fish only, Saturday is crab and seafood.
Fish House Market
7626 E Chapman Ave., Ste B, Orange
Hours: 8:30AM – 8PM Daily
The Fish House Market and Grill in Orange serves a variety of seafood dishes in the restaurant area and has a stocked case with fresh fish to purchase.
OC Wild Seafood
OC Wild Seafood offers a selection of fresh fish that is available to purchase. Orders must be placed online for delivery, or pre-orders can be placed online to be picked up at the following local Farmer’s Markets:
Dana Point Certified Farmers Market, 9 AM-1 PM
34111 La Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629
Orange Home Grown Certified Farmers Market, 9 AM-1 PM
303 W Palm Ave., Orange, CA 92866
Farmers’ Market on the Ranch in Rancho Mission Viejo, 1st Saturday of the month 9 AM-1 PM
2 Tierno, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA 92694
Great Park Farmers Market in Irvine, 10 AM-2 PM
6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618
Ladera Ranch Farmers Market, 9AM – 1PM
28275 Avendale Blvd., Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Ocean’s Yield Seafood Market
10537 Ellis Ave., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Monday – 10am-5pm
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday – 10am – 3pm
Ocean’s Yield Seafood Market offers a variety of high quality fresh seafood including oysters, lobster, crab, salmon and sashimi grade tuna. The privately-owned company is committed to sustainable seafood practices, and offering affordable prices to the community it serves.
Original Fish Co.
11061 Los Alamitos Blvd, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Hours: Daily 9AM – 9PM
The Original Fish Co.’s in-house Fish Market offers over 20 varieties of finfish and 10 varieties of shellfish that is hand-selected every day. In addition to the high-quality, fresh seafood, you can buy their award-winning clam chowder and other pre-packed products, desserts, fresh-baked sourdough, and much more.
100 N Bayside Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Off Bayshore Drive and PCH, behind a trailer park and next to the kayak rentals almost under the bridge
Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Mon. – Wed.)
Menu: Check their Instagram story daily
Family-owned Pearson’s Port Seafood Market is “Newport’s hidden gem” where those in the know, can find fresh, locally caught shrimp, lobster, crab, shellfish and fish. Locally caught live spot prawns and California spiny lobster are a couple of their specialties. Visitors can also find a few non-local fresh seafood, but most of it is local and freshly caught.
Pacific Ranch Market
7540 E Chapman Ave., Orange
Hours: Monday – Saturday 8AM – 9PM
Sunday 8AM – 8PM
Pacific Ranch Market is a family-owned market offering high-quality affordable products. Their seafood counter offers some of the finest fresh fish and shellfish and fresh sushi. This is a full, gourmet market, so you’ll also be able to pick up all your other essentials or stock up on fresh beef and fresh baked goods as well.
Santa Monica Seafood
154 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa
Market Hours: 9AM – 7PM Daily
Santa Monica Seafood Markets feature the largest selections of fresh fish, live shellfish, and frozen seafood in the Southwest. They also offer a variety of smoked seafood, caviar, seafood soups and salads, and imported specialty seafood items. There is also a café on-site, so you can order to-go items as well.
2180 Barranca Parkway, Irvine
Hours: 8AM – 9PM Daily
Seafood City is a supermarket chain with locations in California, Canada, Hawaii, Chicago, and more. The Irvine location offers a large selection of fresh quality fish and shellfish and other products at their seafood counter. The store also carries many international products.
Grocery Stores and Farmers Markets
Here are a few stores, outside of the regular grocery chains, that offer fresh seafood. Many local farmers markets also have vendors selling fresh fish. See our list of Farmers Markets in Orange County to find one near you.
9580 W Garden Grove Blvd. #300, Garden Grove, CA 92844
Buena Park – 5111 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621
Irvine – 2600 Alton Parkway, Irvine CA 92606
99 Ranch Market
Anaheim – 651 N. Euclid St., Anaheim CA 92801
Irvine – 5402 Walnut Ave., Irvine, CA 92604
Irvine – 15333 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92604
Saigon City Marketplace
15471 Brookhurst St., Westminster, CA 92683
15440 Beach Blvd. #123, Westminster, CA 92683
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Heidi Deal is the author of the Newcomers Handbook to Living In Los Angeles & Orange County, and a children’s book author specializing in history and human rights.