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Boston Fish Market

1225 E Forest Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1505
+1 847-296-1111
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (44 reviews)
“shrimp” (46 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1225 E Forest Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1505
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good, always fresh sea food...LOVE IT!!!. Always a lot of people. They have tables set outside in warm weather. Recommend it.

Thank NII1976
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They give you your money's worth and then some!!!! We had the Tuna Dinner (enough for 3 or 4 hungry people)and soo very fresh and well prepared!!! We had A Shrimp Cocktail and Raw Oysters for Appetizers, DELICIOUS!!! AND if that wasn't enough, I ordered...More

Thank CB P
Reviewed 1 week ago

fresh fish to go or prepared, no mater what you get, it will be quality. can be on the more expensive side but that's what you get for getting some of the best fish in town

Thank ryan s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard this was great and it was extremely busy the night we were there. A huge assortment of fish choices on the menu. Nice backyard seating on a fine summer night. But the seating is uncomfortable and the food preparation was so so. Wouldn't...More

Thank Travelathon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were sitting in the midst of a bunch of cornfields, about 2000 miles from any ocean, surrounded by a million suburban homes and we had an outlandishly fresh and gigantic (though admittedly expensive) seafood feast in…Des Plaines, Illinois. Yes, this actually happened. The down-to-earth...More

1  Thank theSwurleys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for a sporting event and decided to try this place on a Friday night. It is super casual. They have all different kinds of fish that you can get baked, broiled or fried. The whole fish meals are large and come...More

Thank 6huskersinmo
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Definitely the place in the area, to get a high quality seafood meal. The mahi-mahi is one of my favorites, a whole pound of fish grilled to prefection and a full plate of rice and grilled veggies included. If you like fries, some of the...More

Thank david s
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Boston Fish Market, located at 1225 East Forest Avenue in Des Plaines, Illinois, one of Chicago's northwest suburbs, isn't a traditional restaurant--you order and pay upfront, sit where you like, display a number at your table and wait for a server to deliver your food--but...More

2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed September 12, 2018

The differing perspectives in the many reviews on this ~ restaurant had me confused but after dining here for the first time, now they make sense. 1) there is a special way to queue-up in order to place an order in this restaurant 2) you...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Love coming back. Guaranteed fresh, succulent and very tasty cooked to perfection seafood. Ordered Cajun style Salmon and Stuffed Shrimps served with roasted vegetables and rice pilaf. You won't be disappointed. It's like a fastfood...you stand in line, paid and wait for your food being...More

Thank Rose_Harbor
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James D
November 1, 2017|
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Response from chrisrubly | Reviewed this property |
The night we were there the line was quite long because it was a Saturday at dinnertime but they went through the line and asked if anyone was there just for pick up and they moved them to a separate short line of what I... More
September 28, 2017|
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Response from Shawna M | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Makes a great gift, especially since it's near the airport for travelers.
Kathy G
June 1, 2017|
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Response from DadofAMT | Reviewed this property |
nope. But we went with friends and you can BYOB so we had wine in line while we waited!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1225 E Forest Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1505
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-296-1111
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