Good morning to all of our beloved friends and clients and although I know it may sound sappy, I really need to Thank You all for your kindness and patience during this time.

Sincerely, you folks have been amazing under these very difficult circumstances, allowing us extra time to get your orders ready to constantly inquiring about the well being of the entire staff and their families. I speak for the entire staff when I say it has been a true honor taking care of you all and we are humbled by your support. Now I know some of you are ready to stab your "house-mates" with a sanitized seafood cocktail fork but please refrain from that sort of thing, those forks will not make them taste any better no matter how much lemon you squeeze on them.All kidding aside we have been overwhelmed by all of you who have shared their culinary creations with us. While I am always looking for a Silver Lining, I can confidently report that this crisis has made some of you, true Bad@$$ little chefs. So please keep your photos coming or feel free to tag us on Facebook @metroseafood or Instagram @funkyfishmonger...

Please keep them PG-13 or direct message me if they're salacious in nature. Well as long as we are all together I should share with you today's family friendly recipes that will surely make you drop the cocktail fork. They are as follows, Clam and Saffron Soup & Pan Fried Hake with a Shallot Wine Sauce, they are both super easy and the staff at Metro can hook you up with all of the ingredients you may need (unfortunately we cannot provide you with the wine required on both recipes, I drank it this morning...please don't judge me).

SOUP IS ON! We are still making more "The Soup of Human Kindness" This actual soup will be a Fresh Fish Chowder that we will prepare for all of our friends and clients to enjoy. The Chowder will be free of charge to all of you (note: please take some for those in need). Also, should you want to make a donation of $5 for a quart of this gorgeous elixir, 100% of the proceeds will go to our NJ State Police to help with the critical need of PPE for the men and women working tirelessly to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The equipment will be distributed to our essential medical and public safety personnel throughout the state. (NOTE THE FISH CHOWDER WILL BE READY BY 3:00 PM TODAY: PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL YOUR ORDER IN AND IF WE RUN OUT, WE WILL JUST MAKE MORE TOMORROW)

And should anyone be willing to donate equipment such as masks, gloves, and eye protection is asked to please email

In case some of you did not see our last couple of emails, please know that some of our procedures have changed to ensure the safety of us all, including limiting the number of clients allowed in the store at one time. The rest are as follows.

1 To all of our elderly clientele and those with immune deficiency issues who wish to enjoy fresh seafood, please know, that we will immediately be offering free home delivery (this will only apply to fresh fish and grocery items, sorry this does not apply to take-out). To participate in this just please call your order in with your credit card information and we will take care of the rest.

2 For those of you who would like, we will now be offering curbside delivery. Again, call in with your credit card information and when you arrive, please park your car. After that just call and let us know where you are in our parking lot and we will bring your fresh fish or take-out order directly to your car.

3 We know that along with the obvious health issues some of you might be finding yourself in severe financial crisis, due to layoffs during this time. Please do not hesitate to call the store or direct message us on Facebook or Instagram so we may provide a hot meal, free of charge, to those in need. This will be practiced with the utmost discretion maintaining complete privacy to all of those involved. You have plenty to worry about but we will have no one in our community go hungry tonight.

To all of our Beloved Friends and Clients South and West...You Can Experience Metropolitan Seafood At The Stockton Farmers Market Stockton NJ FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL OUR MAIN NUMBER TO ORDER SEAFOOD (908) 840-4332 to pick-up at the Market Along with our fresh fish selections we are delighted to announce Metropolitan Seafood will be offering (on Fridays Only) at the Stockton Market

Our Classic Fish And Chips As Well As Our Famous Grilled Fish Tacos, Rock Shrimp Tacos...AND $1 OYSTERS FROM 3-8 PM...THAT'S A BUCK A SHUCK! ALSO, METRO'S OWN LOBSTER ROLL WITH FRIES...Looks like it's here to stay

STOCKTON MARKET HOURS Friday 3:00 to 9:00 Saturday 9:00 to 4:00 Sunday 10:00 to 4:00