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Boston Fish Market

1225 E Forest Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1505
+1 847-296-1111
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“fresh seafood” (36 reviews)
“shrimp” (39 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1225 E Forest Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1505
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and I came here to celebrate my sister's birthday on a Thursday afternoon. The staff is great and the food is phenomenal. They have HUGE portions. We sat outside, there were plenty of seats inside and out. Ample parking. I will definitely come...More

Thank Kami1129
Reviewed 6 days ago

I love seafood and living here in the Midwest you can get some really good - but not "amazing" seafood. This place delivers on the amazing part. We make the 45 minute drive from downtown to this restaurant about 6-7 times a year. The seafood...More

Thank Mary Jo K
Reviewed 1 week ago

They sell seafood meals here but even better is the fresh seafood that they sell retail. The selection of top quality seafood is impressive. We ate lunch there. The only negative is ,no coffee. Not a huge problem for a place that sells wine with...More

Thank hippoguy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want fresh fish and do not mind picnic tables this is the place Fresh whole bronzini and snapper to die for Comes with hot cheesy bread Try the Village salad Crowded loud but the food is unbeatable $10 corkage for your own wine...More

Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place gets crazy busy on weekends so expect to wait in line for awhile. When you first walk-in, you place your order and pay. They also have a variety of fresh seafood for sale. Once you order, you'll get a number and you go...More

Thank Morris N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a 200 mile drive I was not excited about driving another hour to get to Boston Fish Market, but I am glad I did. It is definitely not gourmet, but FRESH fish, simply cooked and delicious. The servings are huge and made to share....More

Thank roseb830
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fresh seafood! Large portions. Easily can share. Great in the summer to sit outside and eat. BYOB.

Thank chicagotravler34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

market style seafood restaurant, with great fresh seafood. Probably best seafood restaurant in my view, BUT you need to accept: - not really restaurant setting, more like market, but comfortable. Closed early most night. Not for business setting, and not ideal for 1 or 2...More

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ve talked about going here for quite some time and GLAD we finally did We got there around 330 on a sat and there was already a line (Check out menu prior to going to help you through the process quicker, it can be...More

Thank ibwhte
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seafood galore! The menu is very extensive, so read carefully. Besides eating at the restaurant, you can purchase fresh seafood to prepare at home. Yes it is a little pricey but well worth it.

Thank lynnie1073
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James D
1 November 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
28 September 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
1 June 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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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