Seafood Restaurants in Lincolnwood

45% Off Seafood Dinner at Mama Nena's Shrimp House

Mama Nena's Shrimp House

Back of the Yards

$19.96 $11

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Crispy shrimp and cod dinners are some of the fine choices on this menu of daily-caught fish specialties

Up to 50% Off Seafood and Steaks at Raw Bar

Raw Bar

Lakeview

$44 $22

Fresh, raw oysters pair with two cocktails; seafood such as blackened tiger shrimp sit alongside lamb shanks and charcoal chicken

Up to 52% Off Steaks and Seafood at Johnnie Blue

Johnnie Blue

Lincoln Square

$88 $46

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Juicy porterhouse steaks and wild-caught tilapia grilled over all-natural wood charcoal; bar stocked with Johnnie Walker and Chivas scotch

50% Off Seafood and Drinks at Chicago Oyster House

Chicago Oyster House

South Loop

$40 $20

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Shrimp tempura, seared Hawaiian ahi tuna, and lamb chops round out the fresh seafood and meaty menu

44% Off Seafood and Steaks at Jimmy's Island Grille

Jimmy's Island Grille

Westmont

$50 $28

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Rotating selection of jet-fresh seafood flown in from either coast and prime steaks served in a relaxing, island setting

Up to 41% Off Surf and Turf at Chinn's 34th Street Fishery

Chinn's 34th Street Fishery

Lisle

$105.90 $65

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Chefs sear filet mignon to pair with snow crab or lobster tail, as well as cocktails, craft beers, or glasses of wine

Half Off Food and Drinks at Waukegan Yacht Club

Waukegan Yacht Club

Waukegan

$20 $10

Waterfront dining with views of Lake Michigan Harbor; lunch and dinner fare includes burgers, steaks, salads, and fish n’ chips

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At the helm of Zagat's 2012 pick for Chicago's best seafood restaurant, Chef-owner Mark Grosz insists on serving seasonal, sustainable fish. And the lavish Evanston spot's wine cellar, stocked with nearly 900 selections, earns Wine Spectator Magazine's "Best of Award of Excellence" year after year.

505 Main St
Evanston,
IL
US

Fresh hickory wood burns daily to give this locally owned meatery's barbecue classics their signature smoky flavor. Ring dinner's bell with a first course of the soup of the day or a caesar salad topped with oven-baked croutons. Entrees make their entrée as platters of pulled chicken, North Carolina pulled pork, Texas brisket, or a combination of all three, or as half-slabs of baby-back, St. Louis, or Chicago-style ribs. Any burger or sandwich is also available for three-course eaters. Dinner finishers are rewarded with a fresh dessert that, like the slowest county-fair Ferris wheel ever, changes daily. Reservations are required, so call ahead or show up early to lick your table.

501 Davis St
Evanston,
IL
US

Tatami Restaurant's chefs whorl fresh fish, colorful veggies, and chewy rice into more than 60 types of sushi for in-house dining adventures and elegant catered meals. Diners graze on a bounty of traditional and fusion-inspired sushi combinations, many of which bear names evoking the city on the lake and its flavorful denizens, including the signature Kansaku roll, which shares its name with Tatami Restaurant's sister restaurant and salutes the eatery with shrimp tempura, freshwater eel, and a ribbon of cream cheese. The 10-piece Lake Shore Drive roll employs outrageous flavor tactics to upstage Chicago’s beach vistas, pulling out all the stops with a combination of yellowtail, cilantro, and spicy mayo. Diners craving a hot, hearty meal can savor traditional Japanese entrees such as chicken yaki soba or tofu katsu with sweet chili.

1859 Waukegan Rd
Glenview,
IL
US

It all started in 1946 when a Navy cook finished his tour of duty after World War II. He left his destroyer in the South Pacific and set sail for Chicago's South Side. There, he opened a carry-out fried-seafood joint and dubbed it Ship Shape Shrimp Shack, a name that was hard to say but easy to love, thanks to his signature fried-shrimp recipe. For 30 years, he continued delighting customers and living his dream, minus the part where he could fly, until 1976, when health issues forced him to close the restaurant. A few years later, a local truck driver and food-service veteran by the name of Frank took over, renaming the place Frank's Chicago Shrimp House. Under the Navy cook's tutelage, he learned everything there was to know about the shrimp and seafood business, and enjoyed the same success through the golden-fried shrimp and seafood of his predecessor. Today, his daughters are at the helm, keeping tradition alive and well at four locations throughout the Chicagoland area. At those restaurants, they fry up the classics and mix it up with frog legs and New Orleans–style fried shrimp, pairing the crispy morsels with classic sides such as hush puppies, cole slaw, and french fries.

5052 W. IRVING PARK ROAD
CHICAGO,
IL
US

Featured on one of Gayot’s Top 10 of 2012 lists, the seafood at Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House "could not be fresher or better cooked." In addition to steaks and chops from its sister restaurant, Gibson’s, Hugo’s menu showcases a spread of classically prepared familiars including oysters on the half shell, pan-seared scallops, and giant lobster tails joined by drawn butter. But the eatery’s signature dish is a different kind of aquatic creature: frog legs arrive at tables sautéed and soaked in garlic butter. Maritime decor complements the nautical morsels, from nostalgic photographs of lighthouses to miniature models of ships to barnacles on the eyebrows of every server.

3000 S River Rd
Des Plaines,
IL
US

Using all-natural meats, Amish free-range chicken, and produce from Midwestern farmers’ markets, Hemmingway's Bistro serves fresh, flavorful French fare in an attractive, white-tablecloth-laden dining room. Executive Chef Ala's fondness for melt-on-your-tongue seafood makes its mark on the menu—the restaurant imports fish from the East Coast daily. Satiate seafood cravings with the herb-crusted whitefish paired with caper butter ($18.95), or guzzle away at the Dijon salmon with a side of cream lentils ($21.95). The Classic ($36.95) stuffs grumbling stomachs with half a lobster, nine oysters, three shrimp, three clams, six mussels, and two crabs. Before the main course, showcase your magic skills by cutting the baked brie topped with apricot preserves ($11.95) in half with your saw-teeth. Vegetarians can fork in warm goat-cheese petite salad ($7.95) while carnivores sink their teeth into the roasted lamb rack paired with ratatouille ($26.95). Cleanse your esophagus with a glass of '99 Saint Clement syrah ($9 for a glass) or an '06 Campanile pinot grigio ($7 for a glass) from Hemmingway's stockpile of red and white wines.

211 N Oak Park Ave
Oak Park,
IL
US

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