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02/11/2012Provided by Citysearch -
if you like bone fragments & gristle in your cuts of meat, Seaway Marketplace is where you want to shop! I've always wondered what 1/4 inch thick porterhouse steaks would look like.Seaway caters to a certain type of clientelle,& pork brains are not exactly what I had in mind to feed my children.No wonder theres an obesity problem in the U.S.
06/21/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I checked this place out a couple weeks back, and was very excited to discover the most diverse, and amazing meat selection in Toledo. They have sooooo, much to look at plan time to look in the freezer, and fresh area.
They have just about every part of the pig, chicken, and cow you could ever want, House of Meats can not compete. You can get an entire package of chicken gizzard, liver, or hearts. You can get all kings of joints, and organ meat more than anywhere in this city. One of the other pluses is you can get bone in chuck roasts. Bone is the key to great stocks, and sauces so it's nice to know you can enhance a pot roast with extra flavor.
They also have rows, and rows of the standard grocery fair. The only down side is the produce section. It's not the worst I've seen, but it isn't as diverse as it could be. The produce is however always fresh, and the area is clean. The whole store is clean.
The dairy area is also a bit lacking. If I remember correctly they offer olyl one brand of yogurt, maybe two. The cheese selection isn't much to write home about either. You'll be able to get american slices, and the typical cheeses offered at most stores, but again there are only one or two brands so if you have a brand you like you might have to go elsewhere.
The main reason to come is for the meat. If you have been searching for a special cut, and or part, then this place will likely have it. Oh, and the prices are either in line with other stores or cheaper.
Just called Kroger, Meijer, Toledo Food Market and asked the price on bananas. They all gave the price. I called Seaway asked the price and was told we don't give prices over the phone! I said you must not need the business! You have no web site to advertise your specials like other stores, I don't get your sale paper delivered and I only live downtown Toledo, and you won't give prices over the phone! Guess you don't want my business and I'll comply! As I was hanging the phone up I heard some form of apology, but at that point an apology wouldn't have mattered. I'm contacting the Better Business Bureau also. I can see why the independent stores fold up! Bet if owner of Seaway knew about this some type of action would have been taken.
Fantastic Grocery store!! The employees are always friendly and helpful, and the manager (who seems to always be there) is always involved and making sure the place is clean and running smooth! Ive even seen him bagging groceries and helping people out to their cars with them! They have an excellent selection of seafood and their meat section is always well stocked and looks fantastic!! The butcher (who also seems to always be there) is almost always stocking and taking care of his section, no matter what time of day or night we go there! They almost always have a nice sale going on in their meat section, and even their regular meat prices are usually HALF the price of Krogers meats, especially T-Bones, Strips steaks, ribeyes, and pork! The store is trully a gem!!!
When some items are advertised in the weekly pamphlet left on your residence, please be aware you may not always get the item for the price advertised. For example, a good price on Maxwell House coffee results in that price being good only on the ones that are harder to sell, instead of the better-flavor ones. The best reason to visit the lot at Seaway is to grab some sliders at White Castle.