Tom always has a smile and a joke when I stop in. I have been buying seafood from Rohr Fish since Fred and I were dating back in the early 80s. Then the shop was on Wabash, that location is now wholesale. Tom has been on Monroe Street for 23 years.
Seafood is the most expensive and perishable of products. You really need someone who knows and cares about quality. Tom knows and cares. I always check out the seafood counter at any grocery I go to. I have never encountered one with the consistency and quality I see at Rohr Fish.
Some of the burden of purchasing great fish lies with the consumer. Never buy anything that is less than beautiful. The flesh should be moist looking and have appropriate color. You can always ask to smell it. Fish should smell of the ocean, not fishy. When pressed the flesh should bounce back. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you are not satisfied with the knowledge of the person selling you the seafood look elsewhere.
We are lucky here in Toledo to have such a seafood institution available to us. When you stop in tell them Mary Pat says “Hi!”