About Seafood at West Main

About Seafood at West Main

Welcome to Seafood at West Main.

We are a family-owned retail and wholesale business located in Charlottesville, Virginia. We offer world-class quality fresh fish, certified shellfish and a wide variety of seafood products. We utilize a tandem wholesale/retail business model that guarantees a quick turnaround of product.

We specialize in a wide variety of sashimi-quality fresh fish and authentic Japanese groceries. 

Our area's top chefs and countless local residents have trusted us with their seafood needs since 2001. We're conveniently located in the Main Street Market at 416 W. Main Street.

Our Mission

  • To provide the Charlottesville area access to the finest quality fresh and frozen seafood products available.
  • To offer personal, friendly service to each customer and guarantee total satisfaction with each transaction.
  • To strive to the highest standards in offering sustainably harvested wild-caught seafood and responsibly raised farmed and aquacultured seafood.

How We Achieve our Goals

  • We buy from small, family-owned operations that employ short-trip vessels so the fish don't spend several days in a cargo hold before reaching the dock.
  • We transport the fish in our own refrigerated trucks packed in ice. We thoroughly inspect and re-pack upon arrival. 
  • We break down and fillet the fish in-house, thereby cuting out the layover in a processing plant on the trip from the dock to our facility.
  • We utilize a tandem retail and wholesale business model which guarantees a quick turnaround of product.