The Harbor Fish Market Story

For over 30 years, Harbor Fish and the Alfiero family have been providing the highest quality seafood available. Through our retail store, and food service division, we service retail customers, fine restaurants and institutions. We also reach thousands of customers through our retail airfreight department, and national wholesale sales department. We are committed to providing the best quality product available and are committed to our customers, that they will be guaranteed satisfaction.

30 Years Of Commitment To Superior Fish And Seafood

waterfrontFounded in 1969 by Ben Alfiero Sr., Harbor Fish Market is still in its original location on the water in Portland's historic waterfront district. Ben along with his three sons, Nick, Ben and Mike, has forged a unique seafood company, with high quality product, strong customer relationships, with a wide, abundant array of product. The Alfieros have committed to high quality fish and seafood across the entire operation. The adage, "if the product is not fresh enough for us to take home and prepare, then we are not going to sell it, period," has been our philosophy in the operation for years. By committing to these extremes in quality, Harbor Fish Market has set itself apart from other seafood companies, with its unique combination of high quality, wide selection, unparalleled service and customer satisfaction. The family has developed a very special and unique place to shop along with being a fun place to visit.

Bring Your Camera

Harbor FishThe picturesque and historic storefront at 9 Custom House Wharf has served as a backdrop for national and international advertisements, and is the subject of countless paintings, photographs, and post cards. Inside the store you will find a fully viewable processing room and a full view specialty cut room. There is over 50 linear feet of display showcases, displaying top quality fish, seafood and thousands of pounds of lobsters for your dining delight. Harbor Fish consistently wins local readers polls and "best of" contests. The retail store is a stop for local shoppers, visitors and a destination for tour groups and schools.

If you would like to experience a seafood extravaganza and a fun, unique food shopping experience, please stop by our seafood market for a visit or call for a shipment to be delivered to your door.

Beyond having the best fish in town, they are without a doubt one of the nicest family run businesses in the city of Portland. The seafood that they sell is unparalleled and the service is impeccable. It begins with the owners and it trickles right down to the clerks behind the display cases to the person at the cash register, and to the delivery drivers. In this busy age that we live in, competition is high and others may feel they offer a good product but, it is a true pleasure to be a patron of a business that offers not only the product but, something that seems hard to come by these days, commitment to the customer.

- Laura & Bob Butler
Rachel's L'Osteria
496 Woodford Street
Portland, Maine