Monahan's Seafood Market | Fresh Whole Fish, Fillets, Shellfish, Recipes, Catering & Lunch Counter-Ann Arbor, Michigan


Retail Hours

Monday –  Friday:  8am – 7pm

Saturday: 7am – 5pm

Sunday: 10am – 3 pm

Lunch Hours

Monday – Saturday: 11am – 3pm

Sunday : bagels & lox 10am – 3pm




A: 407 N. Fifth Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104


“The fish market we wish was next door”


striped bass



Monahan’s Seafood Market has been in business for over 40 years now, but everyday we come to work acting like it’s our first day on the job.

Because we are small and independently owned, we can be innovators. We can be flexible. And we can offer a wider selection and more options than our competitors.

Not only do we have a bountiful case of fresh seafood daily, we can fillet whole fish in store or custom grind for holidays. We have an ever-expanding file of recipes in the store and here on our site. We also offer a full complement of made-to-order, easy-to-heat take-home gourmet meals. And if you come by our store at lunchtime, we’ll happily serve you the daily special or cook to order any item in our case.


– From Our Blog –

Springtime at Monahan’s Seafood

Springtime at Monahan’s Seafood

Written by Tommy It’s that time of year! Warmth in the air, lilacs in bloom, and some of our seasonal...

Harrison’s Whitefish Sandwich – Redux

Harrison’s Whitefish Sandwich – Redux

written by Jim Northern Michigan develops and inspires important writers with a bent toward the outdoors.  Amongst the best was...

SHOCKING New Species Discovery at Monahan’s: Seeing-Eye Oyster from Wellfleet!

SHOCKING New Species Discovery at Monahan’s: Seeing-Eye Oyster from Wellfleet!

Shucking oysters on this early April Friday morning I popped the top shell off a nice plump Wellfleet and I experienced a sight so frightening that my knees buckled...I called my wife who is a photographer and told her to get down to the market —FAST! Looking down on one of thousands of oysters I've shucked in my life, NEVER has one looked back up at me!

If a Doctor Seuss Fish Came to Life…

If a Doctor Seuss Fish Came to Life…

We've seen a lot of weird looking creatures over the years here at the market, Monkfish that look like Jabba the Hutt, 6 foot long pacific octopus, giant geoduck clams, monstrous toothy wolfish with a mouth full of molars, but my vote for the wildest looking fish has to go to the John Dory...


“Hands-down the best fish market I’ve ever been to.”




Our daily lunch special is announced every day via Twitter. Follow us there to stay up to date! 

LUNCH    Monday – Saturday: 11am – 3pm Curbside pickup & takeout available

Bernie’s Fabulous Chowder of the Day………… $5.95  $7.95pt  $14.95qt

Shrimp Gazpacho (summer only)……….. $6.95  $9.50pt  $18.95qt

Fish & Chips……….. $11.95
Beer-battered, North Atlantic pollack with our hand-cut fries 

Fried Jumbo Shrimp……….. $16.95
Beer-battered wild gulf shrimp served with our cocktail sauce

Pan Seared Sea Scallops……….. $25.95
In brown butter sauce

Monahan’s Atlantic Salmon Burgers……….. $9.95
Served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion & our mustard-dill sauce

Salmon Teriyaki………… $16.95
Atlantic salmon, served with rice and Monahan’s tasty teriyaki sauce, sprinkled with black sesame seeds and scallions

Fried Calamari………… $11.95
Narragansett squid served with Monahan’s Thai peanut sauce

Cajun Shrimp Salad………… $10.95
Wild gulf shrimp in our zesty remoulade sauce on a bed of lettuce

Cajun Shrimp Sandwich………… $11.95

Steamed Mussels or Cape Cod Littlenecks……….. Market Price
Steamed in white wine and garlic

Today’s Oysters – hand shucked……….. Market Price
Served on ice with lemon & cocktail sauce

Hand-peeled, fresh cooked Jumbo Wild Gulf shrimp……….. $16.95 (6 shrimp)
Served with lemon & cocktail sauce

Single Order Hand-cut Fries…….. $4.50

Cajun Fries…….. $4.70

Pick a Fresh Fish Fillet from the case……….. Market Price
We’ll cook it up and serve it with a sauce of your choice: tartar, grenobloise (caper sauce), rémoulade, teriyaki, san remo butter (sun-dried tomatoes, white wine, basil, chives), mustard-mayo, mustard-dill mayo, aioli (garlic mayo), or sweet & spicy thai. We can also blacken any fish.


Side of Fries with Entrée………… $3.00

Roasted Seasonal Veggies……….. $3.95

Basmati Rice………… $1.50

Market Slaw……….. $1.95

MONAHAN’S READY CUISINE Entrées to cook at home. Prepared by Monahan’s, cooked by you…we won’t tell if you won’t!

Entrées en Papillote
Bake and Serve- steamed in a parchment paper pouch


Monahan’s New Wave Cuisine
Fast & Fresh Microwave-Ready Entrées


Salmon……….. $15.50
Atlantic Salmon with a mustard dill sauce

Tilapia San Remo……….. $8.50
Costa Rican Tilapia with sundried tomatoes, basil, white wine, chives, butter and parmesan

Whitefish Grenobloise……….. $10.95
Lake Superior Whitefish with a caper, lemon parmesan sauce

Salmon Teriyaki……….. $16.95
Atlantic Bluefish, rice with our tasty teriyaki sauce, sprinkled with black sesame seeds and scallions

Sole Grenobloise……….. $13.95
With a caper, lemon parmesan sauce

Add basmati rice to any Ready or New Wave Cuisine…….. $1.50

See Recipes


“I adore this place. I come here at least once a week for lunch (usually more!).”

– OLIVIA S. – 


Procuring and preparing the finest quality seafood is more than a job, it’s a way of life!

Founder Mike Monahan can be found most days behind the counter of his Kerrytown shop offering tried and true recipes or dispensing advice on the best seafood to add to his bouillabaisse base. But on the rare occasion when he’s not there, you can likely find him fishing a local lake. For Mike, procuring and preparing the finest quality seafood is more than a job, it’s a way of life!



Ask a Monger. Have a question in regards to fish or our restaurant? Get in touch with us and we will get back to you as soon as we can! 


“A highly recommended place that’s worth any excuse to go.”