5 Fishmongers You Can Find in Dublin
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Top 5 Fishmongers You Can Find in Dublin

Ireland is known for its high-quality sea and land produce, making it one of the go-to countries for fresh seafood. 

Dublin in particular is famous for its prawns, oysters, and of course—fish. In fact, it’s home to several fishmongers who can supply you with the freshest fishes in the country!

Average Spend for a Trip to a Fishmonger in Dublin

The price varies based on availability, tides, and weather. But on average, a customer will spend a minimum of €10 per type of fish.

Top Fishmongers in the City of Dublin

We found the best fishmongers in the city of Dublin by considering these factors:

Quality and storage indicates if the fishes are freshly caught and how they’re stored or displayed to keep the freshness.
Pricing means the cost should match the quality and freshness of the fishes being sold. 
Variety means different types of fishes available for consumers.
Local reputation is very important because it’s an unofficial but reliable review of the locals in the area regarding the quality of fishes we can get from a particular store.

1. Connollys Fish Company

Connollys Fish Company
ADDRESS135 Rathmines Rd Upper, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06 E7W4, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +353 1 491 2863

OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Quality and storage★★★★★ (5/5)
Freshness      ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Storage practices      ★★★★★ (5/5)
Cleanliness of the area      ★★★★★ (5/5)
Pricing (Higher score = better value)★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Variety★★★★☆ (4/5)
Local reputation★★★★☆ (4/5)

Connollys Fish Company offers a wide range of local fish and seafood, which makes it one of the locals’ favourite to-go fish dealers. The shop is also known to sell only fresh produce so you’re guaranteed about the quality!

In addition to this, we also admire how Connollys is spotless-clean and has no rotten or weird smell. We also appreciate that the staff wears complete gear, which tells us of the sanitary practices of the store.

Speaking of staff, we love that they’re efficient in their service—always fast and accurate with the orders. They’re also very friendly and can explain anything you want related to the fish you’re buying.

We also love that the shop doesn’t only limit its products to fresh seafood and fish. In fact, it also sells frozen goods like crab cakes and fish cakes.

According to locals who frequently buy their fish and seafood from Connollys, the pricing is reasonable albeit a little inconsistent due to factors such as the weather or tides. Still, some customers might find the store pricier than most even with the quality.

We also recommend calling beforehand to reserve or ask for availability of the fish you want. It tends to get a little busy most especially after lunch time, and the fish or seafood you like might not be available after the busy hours.


  • No rotten smell
  • Clean
  • Staff wear complete gear
  • Quick and efficient service
  • Friendly  and knowledgeable staff
  • Offers a wide range of local fishes and seafood
  • Fish is always fresh
  • Sells homemade products like fish cakes


  • Gets busy after lunch
  • Can get pricey

Customer Reviews

Wide selection of fresh fish

Fabulous fish shop. Fantastic range of fresh fish. I buy my fish here every week. Always gorgeous and fresh. Staff are so professional, friendly and helpful. I highly recommend it. I love this shop — Suzanne Mulhall, Google Reviews

Great fish variety with clear labels

Great selection of fish, clear labelling of origin and whether it’s wild or farmed. Also sell home made fish cakes, prepared fish etc. Great advice offered if you ask too.— Samantha James Nesbitt, Google Reviews

2. Ray’s Catch Fishmonger

Ray's Catch Fishmonger
ADDRESSRosemount Shopping Centre, Marian Rd, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +353 1 495 2862

OPERATING HOURSTuesday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:45 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Quality and storage★★★★★ (5/5)
Freshness      ★★★★★ (5/5)
Storage practices      ★★★★★ (5/5)
Cleanliness of the area      ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Pricing (Higher score = better value)★★★★☆ (4/5)
Variety★★★★★ (5/5)
Local reputation★★★★☆ (4/5)

What we admire the most about Ray’s Catch Fishmonger is its consistency. Customers are always assured that the fish and seafood they’ll buy from the store is freshly caught and well-preserved.

We also really appreciate that the store is clean and organised. We can easily see the labels on the fishes and also the way they’re stored properly to preserve the freshness. 

Speaking of fishes, Ray’s Catch has an extensive selection of fish—some of them typical fishes while some are rare to find. We also love that the store offers homemade fish pies and fish cakes that taste really good! 

Another thing we appreciate is the customer service. The staff at Ray’s Catch are very helpful, most especially when you don’t know which fish to choose for a particular dish.

You only need to ask the staff around and they know everything about the variety of fish in there. They’ll also be able to recommend different recipes and how to cook the fish the right way.

There’s also plenty of stock! We appreciate that you don’t have to worry about running out of fish to buy.

Still, we recommend calling in advance to make sure the type of fish you need is available. There are weeks or days that get too busy, and you’ll find yourself fish-less if you don’t reserve in advance!


  • Extensive selection of fish
  • Products are consistently fresh
  • Offers homemade fish pies and cakes
  • Friendly staff who give advice on how best to cook fish
  • Customer-centric
  • Plenty of stock


  • Sometimes closes earlier than the scheduled closing time
  • Not kid-friendly

Customer Reviews

Customer-centric shop

Rays catch is a rare find, the staff are always very helpful, give them a day or so’s notice and they can get pretty much whatever you need. You could go to supervalue and pay a little less, but really the quality of the fish more than makes up for the little extra you pay here. Support your local fishmonger and fishermen!!— Paul Donnelly , Google Reviews

Fabulous shop with fresh fish and homemade fish pies and cakes

What a fabulous shop! Their fish is always fresh, with a great selection to choose from. A real cut above the sad prepackaged supermarket offerings we had to put up with in the past.  An added bonus is Ray’s home made fish pies and fish cakes.— Caragh Coote, Facebook Reviews

3. Fitzsimons Family Fishmongers

Fitzsimons Family Fishmongers
ADDRESS183A Kimmage Rd W, Kimmage, Dublin 12, D12 PK02, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +353 1 558 4512

OPERATING HOURSTuesday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Quality and storage★★★★★ (5/5)
Freshness      ★★★★★ (5/5)
Storage practices      ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Cleanliness of the area      ★★★★★ (5/5)
Pricing (Higher score = better value)★★★★☆ (4/5)
Variety★★★★☆ (4/5)
Local reputation★★★★★ (5/5)

What makes Fitzsimons Family Fishmongers stand out for us is that several Irish from other cities go to Dublin just to buy sea produce from this shop. This tells us a lot of things, most especially the quality of the store’s fish and seafood! 

It’s probably why according to loyal patrons, the shop can get very busy. So if you’re not an early bird, you’ll never be able to get the fish you actually want or need!

Another thing we love about Fitzsimons is that it has Friday deals! Customers flock to the shop because they get discounts on fish and seafood.

We also think the staff are worth commending as well. They’re very helpful and know a lot of things about all varieties of fish—so just ask them anything, including recipes, and they’ll be able to give you advice.

They’re pretty quick and efficient too. We love that they work like well-oiled machines most especially during peak hours—they rarely make mistakes in orders no matter how fast they serve the customers!

We also want to give Fitzsimons credit for making sure the premises are clean. This assures customers about the sanitary practices of the shop!

Just a little warning—call the store in advance to make sure it’s open. Sometimes Fitzsimons closes without prior notice, and it’s inconvenient to customers who specially go to the area just to buy its products!


  • Fresh and tasty fish and seafood
  • Good value for money
  • Fast and efficient service
  • Spotlessly clean premises
  • Huge selection of fish and seafood
  • Great deals on Fridays
  • Helpful staff who know a lot about fish
  • Sells small selection of sauces and vegetables


  • Sometimes closes without notice
  • Can get very busy

Customer Reviews

Good value for money

I bought salmon cutlets for Good Friday and I cannot recommend Fitzsimons enough, absolutely phenomenal. So fresh and tasty, really good value and amazing service! SHOP LOCAL— Ashling Hendrick, Facebook Reviews

Friendly staff who give tips preparation and cooking

This has to be the best Fishmonger in Dublin. Customers come from all over to buy beautiful fresh fish.There is also a small selection of prepared vegetables, sauces etc. Also recipe cards to help you cook your fish. Special mention for Andrea. She is always so helpful and in good form. It’s a real pleasure doing business with Fitzsimons Fishmongers.! — Olive Galbraith, Google Reviews

4. Kish Fish

Kish Fish
ADDRESS42 Bow St, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 X304, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +353 1 854 3900

OPERATING HOURSTuesday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Quality and storage★★★★☆ (4/5)
Freshness      ★★★★★ (5/5)
Storage practices      ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Cleanliness of the area      ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Pricing (Higher score = better value)★★★★★ (5/5)
Variety★★★★★ (5/5)
Local reputation★★★★★ (5/5)

What we love about Kish Fish is that everyone in Dublin seems to know about this fishmonger. You’ll find yourself hearing Kish Fish a lot when you ask where you can buy fresh fish and seafood!

Perhaps it’s because of the consistent quality Kish Fish offers. According to some loyal followers we’ve had the pleasure of chatting with, Kish Fish has been around for years and yet the products remain the same—always fresh!

The pricing is reasonable as well—paying extra for the quality isn’t a problem to a lot of customers. However, it can also be quite pricey for some who really have a limited budget.

Another thing we love about Kish Fish is that it’s very accessible—just a few minutes of walk from the market. We also appreciate how well-maintained and clean the place is, assuring us all of the sanitary quality of its products.

We think you’ll also love that the shop sells ready-to-cook products just in case you’re too lazy to cook. Just ask the super helpful staff and they’ll lead you to what you need!

Just a little tip—when the staff clean the fish for you, make sure you tell them to clean it thoroughly so you don’t have to when you get home. Sometimes they’re not very meticulous so you’ll have to do it on your own.

Also, if you can go earlier, do so. Kish Fish always runs out of stock because of the demand for its fish and seafood.


  • Consistent quality
  • Wide variety of fish and seafood
  • Super friendly staff
  • Store is very accessible
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Offers ready-to-cook products
  • Clean surroundings


  • Sometimes doesn’t properly clean the fish
  • Runs out of stock

Customer Reviews

Offers the freshest fish for sushi

We went to buy some fresh fish to make sushi and what can we tell the fish was so fresh and so tasty! The salmon was so buttery that we didn’t need to add any salt or soy sauce!! The tuna was also very juicy and we can tell they were fresh cut! They have very nice collection of hake, crab claws, squid, scallops and many other seafood  — Mansura Khan, Google Reviews

Consistent top-quality produce

Possibly one of the best fishmonger’s to get fresh fish in Dublin city centre, in my view. We’ve been going here regularly and we’ve bought monkfish, squid, mussels, scallops, salmon and octopus on different occasions and the quality of the seafood here has been consistently excellent. With such high quality ingredients, our seafood lunches & dinners were always tasty if we bought from Kish Fish. I only have positive things to say about Kish Fish in Smithfield, Dublin! — Jordan Kevin Magtaan, Google Reviews

5. Dorans on the Pier

Dorans on the Pier
ADDRESSDorans on the Pier, 7 W Pier, Howth, Co. Dublin, Ireland
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +353 1 839 2419

OPERATING HOURSTuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday - Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Quality and storage★★★★☆ (4/5)
Freshness      ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Storage practices      ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Cleanliness of the area      ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Pricing (Higher score = better value)★★★★☆ (4/5)
Variety★★★★☆ (4/5)
Local reputation★★★★☆ (4/5)

What makes Dorans on the Pier stand out to us—its new delivery service via seafood2go. We love the convenience of not needing to leave the house because your seafood and fish can be delivered straight to your doors!

And what we love about it—they’re delivered fresh. A lot of customers we talked to told us that other than the prompt delivery, they loved that the produce was fresh and of top quality.

Speaking of produce—Dorans on the Pier has a lot of options for seafood and fish. They probably have any type you might need so it’s definitely worth a visit.

We also love that the shop has what you call a catch of the day. Since fishermen catch different fishes every day, they have this displayed outside.

We also want to laud Dorans on the Pier for keeping the place clean. A clean surrounding also indicates the quality of the products because it means the store is mindful of how they store and keep their seafood and fish fresh.

If the catch of the day isn’t familiar to the customers, the staff graciously give tips on how to prepare them. They can even give advice on how to cook the seafood and fish in several ways!

Just a little warning—make sure you check your bag before you leave. Sometimes the staff don’t notice they don’t put all your orders in the bag, most especially during busy hours.


  • Clean place
  • Prompt home delivery via seafood2go
  • Products are always fresh
  • Great selection of fish
  • Staff gives tips about the catch of the day
  • Different types of fishes every day
  • Great value for money


  • Staff needs to be friendlier
  • Sometimes staff doesn’t put all orders in the bag

Customer Reviews

Amazing delivery service

Received home delivery from new service – Seafood2Go.ie – last week. Delighted with it. Fresh as if just taken out of the sea. Good value – I ordered box of white fish – and great service. If you like your fish here is a great opportunity to have it brought to you direct.— Anne O Neil, Google Reviews

Excellent value for money

Not sure why you would go to any other fishmonger in Howth. Dorans on the Pier has by far the best value and freshest fish out there. Just spent €13 this morning for one whole whiting, 2 whole seabass and a selection of prawns….you simply can’t beat that. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful. If you can’t get out to Howth and want some fresh fish get online and order it from this place….beats the supermarkets on price and selection every time!— Linda M, Yelp

FAQs About Fishmongers in Dublin

We hope our review helped you in your quest for fish dealers in Dublin–we assure you that these shops have the freshest fish and seafood in the city. But if you want to try how the fish actually tastes when cooked, check out the Best Fish and Chips in Dublin.