Seafood Center

712 S Whitney Way #2506, Madison
(608) 274-5255

Recent Reviews

Lori H.

Great place for fresh seafood or a hot carry out to go. You can call ahead for pick up or order in person at the counter. They have a nice array of fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, etc. it's quite pricey. They also have a freezer full of frozen choice and a deli case with crab dip, salmon spread, egg rolls, crab cakes, smoked fish and more. A variety of fish and seafood are available for carry out. They are all deep fried and can be ordered with fries and a side of slaw. There is a daily catch of the day which consists of 4 different types of fish, fries and slaw. They also have a daily soup choice. My favorite meal is a cup of clam chowder and an order of clam strips with fries. They always have big meaty clams and the portion is generous. It's served with cocktail sauce. I always ask for tartar sauce for the fries which comes at a small charge. My husband usually orders the daily combo or perch. He said both are very good. To be fair, I originally gave them 4 stars but pulled one back as they open at 11:00am and never have their soup ready and available at that time. Very frustrating for customers.

Jason Carlisle

Stopped in for some sushi grade salmon and tuna. Ended up walking out with that, a crab cake, a lobster and shrimp cake, and 2 stuffed shrimp. Prices over all seemed really reasonable and service was great; very friendly and accommodating and answered all our questions. Cakes were OK, stuffed shrimp was phenomenal, and tuna was delicious and perfect; buttery smooth and no overpowering after taste. I was told salmon was also really good. Would highly recommend it, I know we will be going back. They also had a menu you can order off and they fix. Didn't try any of that, but again, we'll be going back and plan on trying some of those.

Mae Green

Single serve shrimp with fries, coleslaw and a crab cake were excellent!!! and enough to share. I even got my son some lump crab for a dish he wants to make! It brought back some great memories, they are still giving awesome customer service!!!

Trudy Brule

Got the catch of the day special and it was delicious. Each piece of fish was done to perfection a d the fries were seasoned just right. The fresh fish selection is amazing for a place so far from the ocean

Marc S.

I ordered a single fish and chips dinner. The cod was fresh and it was breaded and fried perfectly. The price is very reasonable for the quality and the location is super convenient for me to hit on my way home. I'll definitely be going back!

Ursula Weeks

I was so excited to try this place for lox . It looked good in the case, but it was not properly trimmed nor sliced. There was a lot of grayish/brown that should have been cut away, and the slices were too thick. Metcalf’s lox is so much better and less expensive. I was NOT impressed, and I won’t go back.

Melinda And Dave H.

We like this place and the food is always good/tasty. We like to stop for a quick fish fry on the way home once in a while and everything we get is good. Unfortunately it's a little far from my house and it's never as good buy the time you get home but we can't blame that on the seafood center! Everything we bought raw and cooked later for parties etc. has been amazing great flavor and very fresh


Excellent fresh, wild fish fillets and frozen salmon. Reasonable prices. Great selection. Shop there every week. SO glad they still have their own store (they used to operate the fish counter at Willy St Coop).

Tom Mish

It's been a covid while since we have had a chance to try out this hidden gem. We need to go here more. often for their fish fry. We tried their cod dinner. It was a steal at that price and the quality was. excellent. My wife loves the ffied.clam dinner as well. Well executed take-out!

Joe Puccio

Always a treat! Try the catch of the day or any cooked meal. The fresh or frozen choices are awesome! Always!

Lorie Goeser

Love their tasty daily soups!! So many delicious seafood options to take home and cook!

Steph Holt

BAD LOBSTER TAILSI purchased two lobster tails on 12/20/21 and prepared them on 12/21/21. I purchased two "large" tails. To my surprise, they were actually filled with water, frozen, then weighed. This is confirmed by the bad having approximately 3/4 cup of water in both bags. I decided to put that aside because it was Christmas and we will just have to settle for smaller tails this year. The package weight indicated that they were 1 pound tails, but after they deforested they were closer to 8oz tails. The first tail was delicious, only complaint is that I paid $54.00 for a small tail. However the second tail was so salty that it was completely inedible; again another $54.00 for something that I had to throw away. I have been eating lobster for 40+ years and have never come across a tail that was salted. I am wondering if they do this so they absorb more water, or as a preservator? Whatever the answer, I paid $108.00 for an 8oz tail. This was my mistake and lesson learned, but I can inform others not to make the same mistake. I know that there is a shortage of cold water tails, but this was unacceptable.

Willie Wilson

Good hot food. Prices are reasonable. Nice change of pace if you want something other than a burger for lunch. VERY friendly staff.

Connor B

New to area and was looking for fresh seafood that is not farm raised in places like Indonesia. I was looking for shrimp specifically and they had jumbo shrimp fresh from the Gulf of Mexico. Bottom-line, this is a great place for fresh seafood and filled with employees that seem to have a passion for the industry. Thanks!

Jessica Opila

Always LOVE the Seafood Center! It has the most amazing fresh product, fair prices, definitely worth it! The kitchen does an awesome job cooking the seafood as well. Everything is always perfectly cooked, onion rings are THE BEST! All who know me know that I don't care for onions at all, but these onion rings are something just exceptional...

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