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Diners' Choice: Seafood restaurants in Chicago / Illinois

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Seafood cuisine in Chicago / Illinois? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab restaurant
4.9
4.9 (17055)
$50 and over
Seafood
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is the culmination of a partnership between Lettuce Entertain You and Joe's Stone Crab, the legendary seafood restaurant of Miami Beach. Joe's features an extensive selection of seafood, flown in fresh daily, to complement the world's finest Florida Stone Crab claws. Joe's also features signature prime steaks, hand-carved by master butchers such as our 24 oz. Bone-In Rib Eye. Matched with Joe's famous side dishes, dinner only gets better when capped with a slice of key lime pie.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Fantastic food and service. Stone crab is really special.
A photo of Hugo's Frog Bar & Chop House - Des Plaines restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2057)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Des Plaines
About the restaurant
"Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House opened its doors in February 1997 in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, next to sister restaurant Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse. Over 20 years after owners Hugo Ralli and Steve Lombardo set out to open the city's finest seafood restaurant, Hugo's continues to be the destination for premier east and west coast oysters, crudos, frog legs, lobster and seasonal fish and shellfish, in addition to Gibsons Prime Angus and Gibsons Grassfed Australian steaks. An extensive wine list, classic cocktail list and selection of impressive signature desserts accompany the menu of fresh seafood, steaks and chops. Hugo's seafood is delivered daily, earning The New York Times to praise "the fish could only be fresher if it swam in by itself.""
Top review
ThreeEllsvip
Dined 2 days ago
Peppercorn steak salad was much more peppery than normal. I love the salad but could only eat about half yesterday. Everything else was good as usual.
A photo of Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago restaurant
4.8
4.8 (13946)
$50 and over
Seafood
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
Shaw’s Crab House is a Chicago institution that boasts a selection of seafood with a longstanding commitment to offering top quality ingredients since 1984. Shaw’s sources daily catches flown in from coast-to-coast by working directly with fishermen and farmers. With an ethos of spotlighting ingredients first, Shaw’s menu features simple preparations executed to perfection to allow quality to take center stage.

The design – cast in a 1940’s style setting – has two dining rooms offering guests a dual experience between the more casual and lively Oyster Bar and the traditional white tablecloth Main Dining Room. The Main Dining Room possesses classic and sophisticated warmth, is adorned with red accents throughout the room and plush seating lends the ideal setting for celebratory dinners and events or a simple night on the town.

Reservations made for "Hightop" seating will be for our casual Oyster Bar and reservations made for "Standard" seating will be in our more formal "Dining Room"
Top review
TreyG
Dined 3 days ago
A fabulous dinner as always at Shaw's. It never disappoints. Consistently delicious
A photo of Ocean Prime - Chicago restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3264)
$50 and over
Seafood
Downtown / Loop
About the restaurant
Located on the second level of the LondonHouse building on the corner of Michigan & Wacker, Ocean Prime is a nationally acclaimed, dynamic seafood & steakhouse from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Ocean Prime delivers an elevated experience with exceptional
ambiance, a chef-curated menu, signature handcrafted cocktails, Wine Spectator honored wine list and genuine hospitality. Reservations are recommended.

Ocean Prime strives to provide an elegant, fine dining atmosphere. Our associates’ priority is to ensure your experience is memorable. We ask that our guests choose attire that is both polished and suited to our restaurant.
THANK YOU FOR NOT WEARING:
Clothing emitting excessive marijuana odor
Excessively revealing clothing or exposed undergarments
Clothing with offensive language or graphics
Admittance to Ocean Prime is at the discretion of management who reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who are inappropriately dressed.
Top review
Randyvip
Dined 4 days ago
Great meal, service was great, I highly recommend .
A photo of Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Rosemont restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2491)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Rosemont
About the restaurant
Located west of I-294 at the Balmoral exit in the new Pearl Entertainment District, Truluck’s Rosemont sits blocks from O’Hare Airport and Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, and close to sports and live entertainment venues. Indulge in Prime Seafood & Crab. Our chefs honor and elevate with superior ingredients, precise execution, and classic presentation. Truluck’s maintains an unwavering commitment to serving the highest quality, sustainable products that make sense for the plate, the palate, and the planet. We strive to serve only the best ingredients and are dedicated to serving exceptional seafood and fresh Florida Stone crab, from the traps to your table in less than 24 hours. Delight in the ocean’s finest seafood and crab, remarkable cocktails and wines, captivating ambience, live entertainment, and the service you deserve. Your table is waiting.
Top review
EricTvip
Dined 5 days ago
The live music is not as good as it used to be to be. But the food and our server was excellent
A photo of Lure Fishbar - Chicago restaurant
4.8
4.8 (209)
$50 and over
Seafood
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
Lure Fishbar is a seafood restaurant offering not only the freshest fish selections from around the world but also a complete raw bar with rotating oyster selection, and a world class sushi program.

Join us for the Happy Hour in our Bar & Lounge. No Reseravtions.

We look forward to hosting you!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
Great food. Great server. Great time. Highly recommend
A photo of RPM Seafood restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1124)
$50 and over
Seafood
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
Introducing RPM Seafood, a dramatic multi-level restaurant overlooking the iconic Chicago River featuring the truest expression of the world’s best fish and seafood.
The sister restaurant to RPM Steak and RPM Italian, it marks the third collaboration between partners RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and celebrity couple Giuliana & Bill Rancic.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Phucking amazing Phucking amazing Phucking amazing Phucking amazing !!!!
A photo of Vinny's Clam Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (414)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Tinley Park
About the restaurant
WHETHER IT'S DROWNING IN BUTTER OR GLAZED IN TOMATO SAUCE, UNCLE VINNY WANTS EVERY GUEST TO ENJOY OUR FAMILY RECIPES THE ITALIAN WAY: ONE HAND TO EAT, TWO HANDS TO SPEAK.
Top review
johnp
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food. Great service. Did not feel rushed and enjoyed our evening very much.
A photo of Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg restaurant
4.7
4.7 (7031)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Schaumburg
About the restaurant
Shaw's Crab House is Chicagoland's Premier Seafood Restaurant. Reservations made for "Bar" seating will be for our casual Oyster Bar, reservations made for "Standard" seating will be in our more formal Main Dining Room and reservations made for our "Outdoor" will be on our patio.
All reservations are limited to 2 hours of dining.
Shaw's Crab House offers a unique dining experience focusing on seasonal fresh seafood, made to order sushi and our signature Alaskan King Crab Legs. Our reputation relies on quality ingredients prepared in a straight forward style, with crisp, professional service.
Top review
Paul
Dined 3 days ago
It is amazing that Shaws is easily the most consistent excellent seafood restaurant I’ve been to for 40 years.
A photo of Devon Seafood + Steak - Oakbrook Terrace restaurant
4.7
4.7 (6104)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Oak Brook
About the restaurant
With an indulgent menu focused on superior quality seafood, Devon Seafood + Steak crafts its dishes with exacting standards & pampers its guests in a comfortable atmosphere. Featuring a generous cellar selection, an oyster bar & creative cuisine, Devon delivers culinary excellence at a surprising value. Open for dinner.
Top review
SandyE
Dined 2 days ago
I love Devon! They have a great happy hour menu, and daily specials. Hard to choose between-and then there’s the prix fix menu. Always great service and a wonderful atmosphere!
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