A Fish Story…The History of Stuart’s Seafood Market
Follow the Fish
“Follow the fish to Stuart’s and you’ll get the catch of the day.” That’s how Stuart’s Seafood Market began. In the spring of 1955 Stuart Vorpahl, Sr. and his sons Billy and Stuart Jr. built a packing station to send their shipments to the Fulton Fish Market. Locals and tourists alike began following the fleet of pickup trucks towing their boats to the booming enterprise. The demand was so great they just had to open their doors to the public, establishing the oldest continuously operated seafood market on the East End.
The tradition continues today under the stewardship of proprietors Charlotte Klein Sasso and Bruce Sasso- now into their second successful decade at Stuart's. Charlotte and Bruce bring a wealth of seafood industry experience to Stuart’s as well as a passion for good food. Stuart’s Seafood Market is a leading wholesale distributor to restaurants and other seafood markets throughout the Hamptons. Stuart’s also continues to send fresh local fish to the New Fulton Market at Hunts Point.
Catch of the Day
Stuart’s Seafood Market sells the finest local catch including flounder, fluke, bluefish, tuna, swordfish, scallops and striped bass. East End baymen harvest our shellfish daily from clean, state-certified waters. You can also find such favorites as salmon, halibut, and premium quality shrimp. Our tanks are filled with lively lobsters of all sizes, but we specialize in the mighty jumbo lobster from the cold, clear waters of Nova Scotia. We will cook your lobsters to order in our state-of-the-art convection steamer which best captures their natural, sweet flavor. For an old-fashioned seaside treat, try a Clambake To Go, a ready-to-heat pot layered with lobsters, steamers, mussels, potatoes and corn on the cob. Need instant gratification? Order a Lobster Dinner To Go, complete with melted butter, served hot and ready to enjoy.
For the passionate cook, Stuart's offers essential and exotic ingredients including an extensive line of gluten free products. Charlotte enjoys stocking the pantry with a wide variety of specialty grains, oils, vinegars, and condiments to inspire your kitchen creativity. Our chowders and bisques, salads and sides are made daily. Our baked clams, lobster cakes and cedar- planked salmon inspire legions of fans. Don't forget to pick up some of Charlotte's Ginger Key Lime Marinade too. We feature local cheeses, breads, fresh fruit pies, key lime pies and much more. And if you don't see what you need, just ask! We prepare many special orders. Find out why "One stop at Stuart's makes every dinner special!"