2019 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.

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Acadia

Contemporary, American, Seafood
Acadia
15/20
Ryan McCaskey delivers fine, seafood-driven plates at this Maine-inspired American in the South Loop. See More

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The Angry Crab
No Rating
West Rogers Park area BYOB for Cajun-style seafood sold by the whole pound. See More
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Benny's Chop House
13/20
In a city known for steak, Benny Siddu’s modern-day chophouse stays in line with the pack. 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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Catch 35
12/20
This haunt for pre-theater fare offers classic and creative seafood dishes. 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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A serene seafooder with Spanish leanings. See More
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