Sanitary Fish & Marketplace

2468 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids
(616) 551-1637

Recent Reviews

David Hamstreet

1st class, good food,great people. HOST with the most!

Alex Sugarbaker

Sanitary Fish is a tiny hole-in-the-wall shop but don't let that fool you. The food they serve is delicious. They have several different kinds of fish with many different seasonings to add. I had the ocean perch basket with sea salt and pepper. I can't wait to return and try more fish/seasoning combinations.I also tried their crab cakes and hush puppies which were both excellent!

Michael Tunningley

Great king crab legs...and white fish.

Cindy Meister

First time going there, will definitely be going back. The food was awesome!!

Pamela Hassell Lyons

good ASF been a minute since I had them no regrets

GG63 GG63

Take out only. You can call and order ahead. I really liked their fried cod. Coating was light, golden and a little crispy but cooked long enough that the fish was done in the center. Decent prices. 1/2 lb for only $5. Very nice people running it. Will go again.


Great people. Excellent food.

Brian Sayre

Fantastic food, great menu!!! Friendly service. I would recommend to everyone.

Katy C.

First of all, don't let the name or visual appearance of Sanitary Fish put you off. You're doing yourself a disservice if you do! As others have mentioned, it's not much to look at, but inside you'll find a small fish counter and some of the freshest and tastiest fried seafood. Pick up some beer or a bottle of wine at the attached liquor store and you've got a delicious dinner! My boyfriend and I stopped in to Sanitary Fish and were welcomed by an employee who was super helpful. It was our first visit but I knew I wanted lake perch. We got a basket of fried shrimp and an order of jalapeno poppers as well. It took about 20 minutes but we went to Kingma's nearby to do a bit of shopping while we waited. Otherwise plan to call ahead or wait in your car as the place is tiny. Strictly to-go, no dining in here. The menu includes ocean perch, cod, catfish, lake perch, smelt, clams, shrimp, scallops, oysters, frog legs, chicken tenders, wings, gizzards, and a bunch of appetizers. You can get each item by the pound or half pound, or in a basket that comes with fries and choice of coleslaw or baked beans. They also offer 12 different types of seasoning that you can add to any item, which is really unique. I got cajun for my perch and seasoned salt for the fries. The food was hot and filled the car with the intoxicating scent of fried food while we drove home. The perch was perfectly fried, not over fried or greasy, and the cajun spices added a nice kick of flavor. The fries were not the best so I'd probably skip them next time. The shrimp were outstanding! Super crispy and juicy inside, perfectly cooked. These were the best fried shrimp I've ever had! The coleslaw was lacking so again I think next time I'll just go for a pound of whatever seafood I'm craving that day rather than the basket option. The jalapeno poppers were delicious as well! I can't wait to go back and try more items at Sanitary Fish.

Kyle Walters

Some of the best fried food I've had in a very long time!

Steve Johnson

Really good Clams and Lake Perch. Love the store made tartar sauce.

Dale Hayes

Good people, good food, good value

colin sheneman

Good luck placing a take out order. they don’t answer the phone

Linda Luznicky

Delicious fried fish, sides and wonderful friendly staff.Wish I could say the same for other patrons who were very rude when I came at scheduled time to pick up a to go order. Woman told me I was "in her space" when I simple went in to check on status of order. Waited 1/2 hour out in the cold because a couple people monopolized the small indoor waiting area the whole time.Granted it was Fri. eve in Lent, but wish there was another way to check on order or get your # and text when ready.

Michele Pierson

Best fish around! Always great food with excellent service. They are always extremely busy ? due to how great they are! We've been going there for years and we're more than 10 miles away. They've always treated us well. You won't be disappointed.

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