AC Foodie: Barbera’s Friendly Fish Market in Atlantic City

Why has Barbera Seafood in Atlantic City been in business for almost 100 years? Is it the smile & friendly banter from current owner; Dominic Alcaro? Maybe it’s his great fried flounder sandwiches? Maybe both?

Barbera Seafood. Atlantic City. 2243 Arctic Ave. (609) 345-0671

Just across from White House Subs & Formica Bakery, Barbera Seafood is an old-school fish market established back in 1919. Barbera is legendary in Atlantic City. High quality, fresh, eat in, take out & raw seafood. Free parking & outdoor seating too.

“Fresh” Owner is very nice. I can’t believe I never stopped here before. Flounder sandwich excellent. Good take out seafood too. I will most definitely be back.

“A MUST” Dominic was super friendly. Great fresh fish. Prepared well and a good price. Nothing fancy but clean, friendly and fantastic taste. A must do for an afternoon lunch.

“Phenomenal staff, FRESH seafood, great prices” Barbera’s Seafood is only a block from the outlet malls of AC. Free parking around back. The owner was just about the most engaging and personable person I met on the trip. I ordered a sea bass sandwich. It was ridiculously good.

Fried Seafood Goodness Looking for some good fried seafood? You need to come here. Orders takes about 5 minutes. They even have an outdoor patio to savor the food while it’s hot and fresh.

Hidden away on a quiet street, this no-frills fish market slings can’t-miss classics like fried seafood platters, crab cake sandwiches, clams on the half-shell, fish tacos, and even lobster tails, all of which you should probably take directly from the counter to their pleasant, little garden, and then take down immediately.