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Best Chicago Seafood Restaurants


Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the best seafood restaurants in Chicago.


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Acadia Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Acadia, Chicago, IL 1639 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
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Ryan McCaskey delivers fine, seafood-driven plates at this Maine-inspired American in the South Loop. More...

The Angry Crab Cajun
No Rating
Dining Room at The Angry Crab, Chicago, IL 5665 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60659

West Rogers Park area BYOB for Cajun-style seafood sold by the whole pound. More...

Bob Chinn's Crab House Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Bob Chinn 393 S. Milwaukee Ave.
Wheeling, IL 60090
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It’s all about the crab (okay, fresh seafood, too) at this perpetually packed north ’burb shack. More...

Catch 35 Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Catch 35, Chicago, IL Leo Burnett Building
35 W. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
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This haunt for pre-theater fare offers classic and creative seafood dishes. More...

Fish Bar Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Fish Bar, Chicago, IL 2956 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
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The DMK Burger Bar crew does it again, this time with approachable fresh catches. More...

GT Fish & Oyster Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at GT Fish & Oyster, Chicago, IL 531 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Boka Restaurant Group's Giuseppe Tentori brings oysters and fish up to date in a sleek, casual setting. More...

Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Hugo 1024 N. Rush St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Bustling seafood spot known for its namesake dish, plus fine steaks and fresh seafood. More...

Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Joe 60 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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This always-bustling Miami seafood transplant has its specialties down to a science. More...

mfk. Seafood
No Rating
Dining Room at mfk., Chicago, IL 432 W. Diversey Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60614
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A serene seafooder with Spanish leanings. More...

Portsmith Seafood
No Rating
Dining Room at Portsmith, Chicago, IL Dana Hotel & Spa
660 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654

Seafood concept in River North’s Dana Hotel & Spa. More...

Riva Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Riva, Chicago, IL Navy Pier
700 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Waterfront seafooder that’s an urbane respite amid tourist-ridden Navy Pier. More...

Tin Fish Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Tin Fish, Tinley Park, IL 18201 Harlem Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
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A fine fish house that rarely misses the mark and allows you to design your own dish. More...



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