Pike Place market isn’t the only spot in Seattle to find good seafood.
Turns out, the Central District is home to some fish mongers who really know their product. After slinging fish at some of the most prominent markets in town, Sal Panelo decided to open his own place. The offerings at Seattle Fish Guys run the gamut from salmon and oysters to fresh uni and cioppino made from scratch.
The shop moved from Pike Place to the Central District in 2016, but Sal’s roots in the neighborhood run deep. When he was 14, he worked at his father’s tackle shop on Rainier Avenue, a business with its own storied history.
Next time you’re in the neighborhood stop by and say hi to Sal, Desiree, Ian, and the rest of the crew. Take a seat and enjoy fresh poke or pick up some black cod to prepare at home — just don’t forget to ask them the secret to cooking your own fish. The shop is open 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sundays.