Thursday, June 19, 2014

New in Hyde Park: Keegan's Seafood

Attention fish-lovers: there's now an in-town branch of Keegan's Specialty Seafood Market on Hyde Park Square. Since the original store is way out east -- outside my orbit at least -- this new location gives us city folk a chance to partake of some excellent seafood, much of which isn't available anywhere else in the area.
In addition to giving us the best selection of high-quality seafood, Keegan's Hyde Park also serves lunch seven days a week and breakfast on Sundays.
Crabcakes @ Keegan's, photo from their website

I dropped in to grab some fish to cook at home -- and came away with fresh, never-frozen escolar, a real find -- and also picked up a to-go container of their daily soup special, summer gazpacho.
As soon as I can talk my friend or my husband into coming along, we'll be back for lunch.
Their lunch menu includes lobster roll (a good deal , at $12), clam chowder and lobster bisque, crabcakes and several other seafood-themed items.
To quote from their website:
Keegan's "brings the freshest, highest quality seafood from around the globe right here to the heart of Cincinnati. Owner Tom Keegan works directly with leading purveyors and carefully selects the finest fish and seafood available to be shipped in daily. Working directly with our sources ensures us...that we are providing our customers with the best and most nutritious seafood we can offer."
Also in the refrigerated cases: house-made sauces and dips, soups, and more items than I was able to take in.
The staff is very helpful in describing the unusual seafood in the case, and when I tried to buy more than a couple of days' worth of fresh fish, the man helping me discouraged me from doing so. Come back and get a fresh-that-day piece, he advised.
Very, very cool!
This Hyde Park Square shop opened early in May and are still trying to get the word out that they're up and running. So get on over there and check out the wide selection of excellent quality goodies! 

1 comment:

  1. Those crab cakes look yummy! I hope they’re more delicious than they looked, but I trust your word that they do, since you said they’re made of best-quality seafood from around the globe. I would love to try them out some time when I go to Cincinatti. Thanks for sharing, fellow fish lover!

    Chris Carpenter @ Domenico’s On the Wharf