You buy, they fry – it’s worth a try

By Ian Perrotta

Just in time for the annual Lenten fish fry season, Hamtramck has a brand new business to supply all your seafood needs – Discount Fresh Fish.

After opening about three weeks ago, the upstart market has already gained quite a following among those looking to treat their palettes to a wide variety of oceanic offerings. On any given day, the store is stocked with over a dozen types of fresh fish, including Catfish, White Bass, Orange Roughy and Tilapia.

In addition to the assortment of fresh fish, the business also stocks an incredible selection of frozen seafood as well. Everything from crab legs to crab cakes, squid, shrimp and numerous types of fish is available – and all at a reasonable price.

The best part about Discount Fresh Fish? Everything that can be bought there can also be cooked – either in the fryer or oven – on the spot. Throw in a side order of french fries, cheese sticks or some hush puppies and you’ve got yourself a meal. And for those who aren’t fish fans, a number of chicken combos will surely suit your appetite.

Adnan “Eddie” Gobah, the owner of Discount Fresh Fish, says that he opened the market to help diversify Hamtramck’s businesses, which he hopes will in turn bring both people and additional types of commerce into the area. Moreover, he says he wanted to give people an opportunity to buy fresh seafood and to try new things.

“There isn’t anything else like this in the area,” said Gobah. “Besides – seafood is good for you.”

Discount Fresh Fish is located at the corner of Jos. Campau and Carpenter and is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. For more information visit or call (313) 365-1111.

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