2020 Best Seafood Restaurants in Chicago Area

Best Fresh Fish & Shellfish in Chicago

The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Some, like raw bar oysters and clams, need nothing more than a sharp knife and skilled hand to unleash the briny seasonings of the sea.

Presented in alphabetical order, here are the top seafood restaurants in Chicago.

> Also, check out GAYOT's:
- Seafood Restaurants in other cities
- Best Wines for Pairing with Seafood
- Guide to Seafood.
 
The Angry Crab
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West Rogers Park area BYOB for Cajun-style seafood sold by the whole pound. See More
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Bob Chinn's Crab House
12/20
It’s all about the crab (okay, fresh seafood, too) at this perpetually packed north ’burb shack. See More
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Fish Bar
12/20
The DMK Burger Bar crew does it again, this time with approachable fresh catches. See More
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GT Fish & Oyster
14/20
Boka Restaurant Group's Giuseppe Tentori brings oysters and fish up to date in a sleek, casual setting. See More

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Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House
13/20
Bustling seafood spot known for its namesake dish, plus fine steaks and fresh seafood. See More

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Joe's Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab
13/20
This always-bustling Miami seafood transplant has its specialties down to a science. See More

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mfk.
No Rating
A serene seafooder with Spanish leanings. See More
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Nico Osteria
14/20
Thompson Chicago hot-spot featuring a seafood-centric, Italian-inspired menu and swanky bar and lounge next door. See More

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Oceanique
13/20
Seasonal, locally sourced produce and fresh catches from a decades-old North Shore fish house. See More

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Shaw's Crab House
13/20
Uptown meets downtown at this pristine River North seafood hub. See More

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