With a family heritage that dates back to the original settlers of the North Fork, the owners of are nurturing a genuine part of history in our area while continuing a legacy to serve their customers the freshest seafood possible.
Over fifty years ago James Homan bought Braun Seafood, which, originally since 1928, stood as an oyster shack. With the help of the famous Peconic Bay scallop, Homan built a business that today, under the direction of his uncompromising son Ken Homan and along with a devoted, friendly, and knowledgable staff, has grown steadily into a high-demand seafood supplier, fish market, and take-out service.
Serving over 600 hundred restaurants — most of which are located throughout Suffolk County — Braun's boasts massive coolers, freezers, ice bins and tanks, all filled with the freshest possible catches of the day.
Braun's is clean and pleasing to all your senses – there's absolutely no fishy smell.
"That's what you should smell when you have fresh fish – nothing," said Ken Homan.
And what are the sacrifices you have to make to get things that fresh? Craig Jobes, fish market manager, explained that no matter how high the prices of seafood currently are, under no circumstance will he ever settle due to cost.
"We don't ever hesitate to get the best fish possible out there," Jobes said.
Some of this includes high-quality fish such as #1-grade tuna, Scottish salmon, and swordfish. Braun's also offers shrimp from Mexican waters that are completely without preservatives.
From local fisherman, customers can enjoy black sea bass, striped bass, and mako shark, to name a few. Blue Claw Crab is also available this year.
When visiting Braun's 2 Go, patrons enjoy the seaworthy decor, which includes an actual jaw bone from a massive blue whale, and also the friendly service of manager Cathy Blasko. She serves every customer graciously, whether in person or on the phone.
"Phone orders help us a lot because they can give customers a better idea of when their food will be ready," Blasko said. "This is especially important because all of our food is cooked to order."
The Lobster Bash is one of the current specials at Brauns. For only $26.95. you can devour a 1 1/4-pound lobster, clams, mussels, peel and eat shrimp, and yummy corn-on-the cob.
If you're making a special dinner for that special someone tonight and you want a sweet shortcut, stop by the market where shrimp can be peeled, cleaned and cooked for you.
And as always, all are welcome to enjoy a cool summer's day or warm summer's night picnicking under the tents outside the fish market.