5 Best Seafood Places FOODIES Must Try in Chicago

Did you know that The US Department of Health recommends eating two servings of seafood a week? Fish are extremely rich in omega 3 fatty acids. This is considered “good fat” that can be great for your heart! Seafood is any form of sea life, including both freshwater and ocean creatures. Most popular dishes include fish, it can be fried, grilled, or boiled. While some people may not like seafood, others rave about it, in which category are you? King Crab legs are typically the most expensive seafood dish, and oysters are usually offered as happy hour in the restaurants. Did you know that the family of edible oysters, that we find on menus or on ice at the marina are not the oysters that supply pearls? The mothers of pearls are an all-together different family. The treasure kept within the oysters we eat is their flavor. Also a tip for the cook: Be sure to keep your oyster juice; it makes a radiant addition to sauces and soups, like clam chowder. The most popular sides that go perfectly with seafood are mashed potatoes, asparagus, green beans, and mushrooms. So, let’s see what are the best seafood places in Chicago. Oh, and if you decide to dip your toes in the water and try any of these restaurants let us know what you think!

1. Penumbra

3309 W Fullerton Ave Chicago, IL 60647

I dare you to find a better Seafood place than this one. The ambiance is romantic, beautiful and amazing and you would want to return here in a heartbeat! They have a bowl of complimentary potato soup. The most popular starter is a side of scallops in a savory creamy sauce, and the salmon is the most popular main dish, with crispy edges and perfectly cooked inside.

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2. Prime & Provisions

222 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60601

Prime & Provisions is one of the largest and most intimate private places in Chicago. With beautiful views of the Chicago River. They have customized menus, a private bar and business casual is our dress code. Also, there is a buffet available. Seafood tower is a must try dish.

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3. Maple & Ash

8 W Maple St Chicago, IL 60610

Maple & Ash is traditional steakhouse, but at the same time is mixing modern classic wood-fired steak dishes with a sumptuous seafood menu. This Restaurant is crafted by two-Michelin-star and they have a wine list named “one of the most outstanding in the world”. Special offerings for birthdays, so hurry up and make your memories unforgettable here.

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4. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

60 E Grand Ave Chicago, IL 60611

This restaurant is popular for a wide range of jet-fresh seafood, to complement their treasured. They have happy hour between 2-5pm. John Dory Fish is the most popular one, it is mild white fish in a beautiful browned butter.

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5. Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf

218 W Kinzie St Chicago, IL 60654

Bavette’s Bar & Boeuf is very popular with their seafood towers, richly flavorful ribeyes and classic side dishes. The ambiance is dark and cozy with a romantic mode atmosphere. Also, there’s like a secret lower floor which has fancier booths and a more classy ambiance. Make sure you make a reservation when you go there, they are always busy.

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