What You'll Get
The sea has much to teach us: its tides foretell the lunar cycle, its salt treats us to delicious shark jerky, and its colorful creatures prove that nature looks better in Blu-ray. Celebrate the big, salty puddle's sagacity with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh seafood at Gemini Fish Market in Issaquah.
Gemini Fish Market makes it its mission to offer the finest fresh, frozen, and live wild seafood the world over. Whenever possible, Gemini culls its nets from sustainable stocks to ensure healthier eaters, oceans, and trench-dwelling aquaghosts. Trawl the ice-packed display case stocked with fruits of the Northwest Pacific, including Alaskan halibut, black cod, and spot prawns. Thanks to Gemini's vast fishing network, you'll also find ahi tuna and hand-line-caught swordfish from Hawaii, lobsters from Maine, and astro-scallops from Neptune. Signature items made in-house include smoked wild king salmon ($25.99 per pound) and fresh smoked-halibut spread ($12.99 per pound). Eat your fish in patty form with fresh Dungeness crab cakes ($16.99 per pound), shrimp cakes ($9.99 per pound), and salmon burgers ($8.99 per pound).
Owner Jim Oswalt has worked in the seafood industry since age 16 and has the passion and know-how necessary for running a successful fish market and/or underwater casino. His family-operated market prides itself on a fun, friendly neighborhood atmosphere; Oswalt himself will often don a crab suit to become the B.F.C (big fat crab), scuttling through town come nightfall to give dreams to children. In addition to warm customer service, Gemini focuses on best-catch methods, monitoring the Marine Stewardship Council and the Monterey Bay Aquarium for the best places to source products.
Seafood prices can fluctuate.
- It is the culmination of many years working in every aspect of the industry. Oswalt is one of those people that knows people - including where to get the best catch. – Jake Lynch, Reporter
- The staff are very helpful and the quality is top shelf every time. You have to try the salmon spread or maybe a cup of clam chowder while shopping for some fish. – Wariens, CityVoter
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use in 1 visit. Tax not included. Not valid for discounted items or with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Gemini Fish Market
Kim and Jim Oswalt opened Gemini Fish Market to bring the finest fresh, frozen, and live fish and seafood to the tables of their neighbors. At a young age Jim was working in multiple segments of the seafood industry, ranging from commercial smoking to large-scale processing. His lifetime passion for seafood has afforded Gemini Fish Market certain connections, allowing them to procure fresh modern delicacies such as North Atlantic sea scallops, Maine lobster, and premium Hawaiian exotics such as hand-line caught swordfish. They have also enlisted the help of chef Dave Gipson to create specialties such as crab cakes, salmon burgers, and fresh dips and spreads.
Kim and Jim also focus on superior quality, sustainable fisheries, and best-catch methods, which they believe lead to healthier oceans and healthier customers. The passionate pair fills their website with free seafood facts and cooking and preparation tips, as well as recipes such as sea scallops over wilted spinach and Chef Dave’s fish tacos.