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Fisherman's Market

215 W. Kathleen Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID - (208) 664-4800
Posted By Michael Stern on 7/17/2014 7:01:00 AM
I'm not a sushi connoisseur, but those who know their edible raw fish tell me that the makizushi and nigirizushi at Fishermans' Market are first-rate. The customers who belly up to the sushi bar in this spacious, happy seafood market and restaurant certainly seem to enjoy themselves, downing piece after piece. And when I do decide I need to sample the Market's "North Idaho Roll," made with salmon, scallions, avocado, and cucumber (delicious!), the able chefs take care of me with none of the hauteur that one sometimes encounters at sushi bars. I also really like the California roll, made with real crab rather than surimi.

For those whose seafood taste is more traditional, that is, those who prefer it cooked, the Fisherman's Market is also a winner. Most of what is served here is handsomely displayed on ice in glass cases for people to purchase by the pound and take home to cook: mahi-mahi, Alaskan cod, halibut, salmon, shrimp, oysters, scallops, and calamari. They all are available as the "fish" part of a fish & chips platter. Halibut and chips, at $12.95 for two pieces or $15.95 for four, is the most expensive item on the menu other than crab Louis, which is $19.95. But it's worth the premium price, falling into big, creamy flakes when you cut through the well-seasoned breading. (Grilled fish and chips also is available.) The chips to go with fish are excellent freshly-cut French fries. One of the fun things about any of the fried items on the menu is that you get to choose tartar sauces from a roster of eight. I love the Cabo (jalapeno and lime) and the Cap'n Dick's (horseradish and cocktail sauce). Also available: rasta (jerk spices), Sicilian, Tokyo, Bombay, Cajun, and Traditional.

Other menu items of interest on the Fisherman's Market dine-in menu include oyster and catfish po' boys, seafood salads, coconut-crusted snapper, shrimp or fish tacos, a fresh Dungeness crab sandwich, steamed clams, and raw ahi tuna salad.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Top of the line among fish and chips choices is halibut, here shown with Cap'n Dicks tartar sauce on the left and Cabo (jalapeno-lime) on the right, cole slaw in the center.
"Top of the line among fish and chips choices is halibut, here shown with Cap'n Dicks tartar sauce on the left and Cabo (jalapeno-lime) on the right, cole slaw in the center."
Michael Stern





Shrimp tacos include shredded cabbage, cilantro, salsa, and cojita cheese, plus a drizzle of jalapeno cream.
"Shrimp tacos include shredded cabbage, cilantro, salsa, and cojita cheese, plus a drizzle of jalapeno cream."
Michael Stern


In this big, airy space, the raw fish are on the right, the order counter on the left.
"In this big, airy space, the raw fish are on the right, the order counter on the left."
Michael Stern


Crabcakes are crisp on the outside, moist within. They are only gently seasoned and therefore welcome one of the kitchen's interesting tartar sauces.
"Crabcakes are crisp on the outside, moist within. They are only gently seasoned and therefore welcome one of the kitchen's interesting tartar sauces."
Michael Stern


We were clued in to the Fisherman's Market by a tipster who described it as a 'taste of the Pike Place Market.' It may lack the visual charm of Seattle, but its seafood is beyond reproach.
"We were clued in to the Fisherman's Market by a tipster who described it as a 'taste of the Pike Place Market.' It may lack the visual charm of Seattle, but its seafood is beyond reproach."
Michael Stern


Cream-white halibut is fish 'n' chips at its finest.
"Cream-white halibut is fish 'n' chips at its finest."
Michael Stern



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