Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best seafood restaurant in Chicago?

Ask ChicagoNow: What is the best seafood restaurant in Chicago?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds. One thing that helps tie them all together? Chicago.

With so much collective experience with the city, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions about Chicago to the group.

What is the best seafood restaurant in Chicago?

“Fahlstrom’s Fresh Fish Market on Belmont, the best mussels, huge portions and easy to share. Also like Hugo’s, Shaw’s, Joe’s Stone Crab and Catch 35. Then there’s Bubba Gumps peel and eat shrimp sitting outside on a warm summer day–hard to beat.” — Carole Kuhrt Brewer, Show Me Chicago

“Lawrence’s Fish and Shrimp, 2120 S Canal. It’s Open 24 Hours a day! Tuesdays, buy one pound, get one 1/2 off.” — Stephanie Esposito, Chicago Rucks

“Hmm, I don’t know, but the fish tacos at handlebar are pretty damn good, is it a seafood restaurant? Not really, no, do they have damn good fish tacos? Yes really, yes.” — Brian Kremen, ConFIdences

“Boston Fish Market in Des Plaines.” — Judy Marcus, Opinionated Woman

“Goose Island Shrimp House at 1011 W Division. Cash only, carry out until 4am. Been there forever and gets crowded but worth the wait!” — Sabrina Nixon, Purple Reigns: How to Live a Full Life with Lupus

“mfk on Diversey by Sheridan. Their focus is seafood cooked the Basque way and it is delicious and as close to home as I have found here.” — Ana Martin Sagredo, Foreign Affairs: Children Edition

“Shout out to Glenn’s Diner under the Brown Line on Montrose in Ravenswood! Delectable seafood and excellent service!” — Angela Soriano, less than perfect

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