When you deal in wholesale, there's an almost irresistible temptation to move stuff on the side, whether that means selling speakers out of the back of a truck, or selling trucks out of the back of a much bigger truck. Turning that temptation into something delicious, Fish Corner.
(Legally) started by the brother-owners of a fish wholesaler shipping Caribbean and South American species to restos in NYC and Canada, the Corner's anchored by a glass freezer displaying whole fish as if they were pies; essentially, it's a low-cost market where they cook the goods for you, either to take home, or eat in an area that looks like a Formica-free Cuban cafe. Whole fish mainstays are deep-fried or baked yellowtail or red snapper (around $5/lb, up to five pounds), while filet and steak options include grouper, kingfish, mahi, and corvina from Chile, all served in-house with sides like plantains, rice or, if you're a wholesale wuss, salad. FC's also got seasonal stone crab claws, local lobster either grilled or baked, and whips up specials on a daily basis, e.g. grouper soup, fish stew creole, and on Saturdays, spiny lobster in creole sauce (if you're kosher, don't complain -- you should be at synagogue anyway)
FC stays open 7am to 7pm-ish (expanded hours to come), and bolsters their menu with bodega goods like traditional Cuban sandwiches, cafecitos & coladas, and a $3 breakfast special of two eggs, coffee, and toast -- so cheap, you'll immediately suspect someone sold yours off the back of a Denny's truck.