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 – 5 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 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 –

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everybody!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everybody!

Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. Those of us with even a wee touch of Irish blood can act like we just...

A ”Cure” For A Long, Cold Winter!

A ”Cure” For A Long, Cold Winter!

One of the greatest appetizer ideas of all time has been around for a long, long time. Scandinavian fishermen in...

Hake: Unsung Hero

Hake: Unsung Hero

A great fish that most people outside of New England have never heard of is Hake. It's not that there aren't enough of them—the North Atlantic stocks are plentiful and sustainable. They fit the profile of a white, delicate, sweet fish that Americans traditionally love. They are also usually sold at a great price compared to it's more famous cousins like cod, haddock and even pollack.

What’s for Dinner? Just Wing it! (Skate wing that is)

What’s for Dinner? Just Wing it! (Skate wing that is)

Here’s another underutilized treasure for ya—skate! When we first started selling it back in the ’80s, most skate was used for lobster bait,...


“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

Bernie’s Fabulous Chowder of the Day………… $5.45  $7.95pt  $14.95qt

Shrimp Gazpacho (summer only)……….. $6.95

Fish & Chips……….. $10.95
Beer-battered, North Atlantic pollack with our hand-cut fries 

Fried Jumbo Shrimp……….. $12.95
Beer-battered wild gulf shrimp served with our cocktail sauce

Pan Seared Sea Scallops……….. $14.95
In brown butter sauce

Monahan’s Atlantic Salmon Burgers……….. $7.95
Served on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion & our mustard-dill sauce

Salmon (or Bluefish) Teriyaki………… $11.95
Atlantic salmon, served with rice and Monahan’s tasty teriyaki sauce, sprinkled with black sesame seeds and scallions

Fried Calamari………… $10.95
Narragansett squid served with Monahan’s Thai peanut sauce

Shrimp Rémoulade………… $9.95
Wild gulf shrimp in our zesty remoulade sauce on a bed of lettuce

Shrimp Rémoulade Sandwich………… $9.95

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……….. $13.95 (6 shrimp)
Served with lemon & cocktail sauce

Single Order Hand-cut Fries…….. $3.30

Cajun Fries…….. $3.50

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………… $2.00

Roasted Seasonal Veggies……….. $1.95

Basmati Rice………… $1.50

Market Slaw……….. $1.50

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……….. $8.95
Atlantic Salmon with a mustard dill sauce

Tilapia San Remo……….. $7.95
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

Bluefish (or Salmon) Teriyaki……….. $10.95
Atlantic Bluefish, rice with our tasty teriyaki sauce, sprinkled with black sesame seeds and scallions

Sole Grenobloise……….. $11.95
With a caper, lemon parmesan sauce

Add spinach or rice to any Ready or New Wave Cuisine…….. $1.95

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.”