Carmel's Seafood Market

Carmel's Seafood Market, Darwin: Hours, Address, Carmel's Seafood Market Reviews: 4/5

Carmel's Seafood Market
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Speciality & Gift Shops
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Chloe
Shenzhen, China14 contributions
nobody there
Jan 2020
I was looking forward to some seafood and I drove by Carmel's Seafood market, but I found nobody there and I guess it was closed.
Written January 29, 2020
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Nodswollef
Wodonga, Australia319 contributions
YOU WON'T GET BETTER THAN THIS ANYWHERE.
Jul 2019
The Lady behind the counter is pleasant and friendly and very helpful. And the seafood product that she sells is excellent quality and well within the price range of such high quality. We were camped down on the Daly River, so had to travel a bit and she very obligingly put extra wrapping on our king prawns to keep them fresh. On arrival back at Daly the magnificent prawns were fresh and cold and the BEST prawns I have ever tasted. Washed down with a nice cold beer of course. I highly recommend this business for fresh tasty seafood. Do yourself a favour and try it out.
Written November 21, 2019
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jontywendy
Gold Coast, Australia23 contributions
Confusing name and location.
Sep 2018 • Couples
We were expecting to find a seafood market, with different vendors and specialities, but the address took us to the same place as Rachael's seafood restaurant where we'd eastern the previous day!
It's actually just a couple of fish counters and a boat display next the counter where Rachael takes her food orders! To further complicate the confusion, this is also known as Carmel's Seafood, although there's no sign outside mentioning this.
We bought some NT banana prawns and they were good, although clearly not straight off the trawler and though they were large prawns, definitely not banana sized.
Written September 5, 2018
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I do apologise for any confusion as I am in the transition of a name change for that sole reason from Darwin Fish Market which conjures up the image of that being similar to the Sydney Fish Market or Melbourne Markets. You are not the first person to relay this hence currently in the transitional stage of a name change to Carmel's Seafood Market to try and elevate this. Once the web page has been completed (app 2 weeks) this should rectify the problem, hopefully. All signage (exclude one) has already been changed; internally, on the front door and the two outside. The Bananas that you brought were U10 meaning 10 prawns to the pound, one of the biggest sizes that you can get for this species; magnification and sweet. I truly thank you for your invaluable feedback and appreciate, Please when you are in Darwin next we hope that you will come visit us again. And, of course, dine at Rachael's Seafood Shack (a separate business to mine - we are just under the one roof). Thank you again and have a fab day. Kindest regards Carmel
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leahhorrobin
Geelong, Australia1 contribution
Excellent
Aug 2018 • Couples
We are just visiting Darwin and ducked into the fish market to see if they had wild caught fish for sale. They had a great variety, very fresh and delicious baramundi, prawns and oysters that we selected. It was so delicious that I'm salivating at the thought!!😛 We have eaten their fish everyday since we've been to Darwin. Aside from the great seafood, the service and attitude of the staff was tops. In addition, we also had baramundi wings which we were unsure of how to cook and was offered great suggestions from the staff on their favourite way to cook and eat them.
Will be going back for sure!
Written August 22, 2018
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Margriet H
Darwin, Australia441 contributions
Oysters
Jul 2018 • Solo
I like to go on a cool day, to choose oyster and a handful of prawns. There are a few different types of prawn to choose from. Then, straight home and eat! Yum. Staff very friendly and seafood very fresh.
Written August 20, 2018
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Kay M
Brisbane, Australia246 contributions
Go somewhere else
May 2018 • Friends
Mum and I went for lunch and we came away saying it is the worst seafood market (just a shop) we have ever been to and worst fish and chips we have ever had! We had snapper and it was not cooked in the centre and I had trouble cutting mine! We returned our fish and they gave us another piece which was slightly better but not much! Chips were nice! Service was very slow to place an order and staff uncertain what was available! I had to remind the guy I was still waiting for my cappuccino! On the good side, the guy did go to a lot of trouble to make us up 2 individual meals as we ordered to share which was helpful! I don’t often write negative reviews but I felt this place warrants one! Don’t waste your money with this place! Make another choice!
Written May 18, 2018
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Totally understand: we are just a shop - that is why we are currently in the middle of a name change from Darwin Fish Market to Carmel's Seafood Market therefore less confusion when people are visiting and expecting similar to the likes of Sydney Fish Market. The cooking is done by a completely separate business to our's, we are just situated under the one roof.. Sorry for any inconvenience
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Catherine B
7 contributions
Not a market - just a shop
Feb 2018
Was disappointed when we arrived to find it was really just a shop. Was expecting more space, more seafood and more stalls.
Written March 4, 2018
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blackboys2015
Darwin, Australia124 contributions
Good Seafood
Dec 2017
Went there at xmass 2017 to buy some fresh seafood, was a fairly small set up but had lots of variety.
Was quite expensive so i didn't buy as much as i would usually.
Written February 5, 2018
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Margriet H
Darwin, Australia441 contributions
Oysters and prawns
Sep 2017 • Solo
Very fresh seafood and ice offered to get supplies home cold. The best tasting and reasonable price. I come here regularly, when I have the inclination to eat seafood. Bring a cooler bag or esky.
Written November 7, 2017
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akelly184
Melbourne, Australia214 contributions
need to buy in bulk
Oct 2017
Went to buy some prawns yesterday and they were around the same price as the supermarkets in town. We bought the 5kg box for $125 which worked out cheaper if you have time to eat that many. We had 7 people and a few days to enjoy them. They were delicious but when we looked on the box they had been caught and packed back in Feb this year, very disappointing when you would think that buying from the market they would be fresher than 8 months old. lesson learnt, check the date.
Written October 6, 2017
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