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Fish Bar

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2956 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60657
+1 773-687-8177
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,781 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,783 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were persuaded to have lunch at Fish Bar because (1) it is located only 14 blocks from our condominium, (2) specializes in seafood, (3) seats only 30 people and (4) has all the trappings of a New England seaside pub. Located at 2956 North Sheffield in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, Fish Bar is a product of the... More 

Thank Taylor B
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place I would love to keep as a secret so it doesn't get even more crowded. This place has great seafood, drinks and staff. I have been here a dozen times and never anything bad to say about my experiences. Order the fried lemon and jalapeños to go with anything you order and you will not be sorry. Check... More 

Thank paulhS5814KN
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. I moved to Chicago a year ago and have been here around 10 times. Great fish with a southern twist in places. The blackened redfish is one of my favourite dishes anywhere. The staff are always knowledgeable and attentive. It has never let me down. I will continue to go back.

Thank Michaelaww
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Our first time here and we loved it and will be back Thursday was oyster day we had the Prince Edward Island oysters and ended up ordering an extra order after the first. Had hurricanes to drink 🍹 and ordered the crabbie patties, the fish sliders, and the calimari lemon combo. They where fantastic tasting. We will be back.

Thank Anthony V
Marlboro, New Jersey
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362 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Came here with friends. It's a small place with only three booths for 4 each. We had 5 and he sat on a stool. There is lots more bar seating. The menu is purely fish and not huge. I had blackened grouper and shrimp poppers. The others had calamari and oysters. And their main courses were octopus. These are all... More 

Thank Joanne L
Ottawa, Illinois
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141 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Good sandwiches, Excellent, friendly, and patient wait staff Good beer Quick service Nice atmosphere, didn't feel rushed

Thank Dandlit
Adelaide, Australia
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388 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Came on a recommendation and had some great fish tacos and some blackened catfish. They served us quickly and were very friendly, and the gumbo wasn't half bad either.

Thank hogiebear33
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is a fun, little spot for a date or small groups, with a patio during the warmer months. Amazing oysters and some yummy entree selections. Rotating beer options and well made cocktails. Friendly staff. I've visited a few times and always had a great experience.

Thank Andrew H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Casual and comfortable for a first-meeting. Modestly priced and some items shareable. Good enough food, not all that memorable.

Thank rrs26231621
Toronto, Canada
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We went to Fish Bar for dinner after an afternoon Cubs game when we were in Chicago. We actually wanted to go to DMK burgers next door but they were closed for renovations and we were starving so we stopped at Fish Bar. The oysters were great and everyone raved about their chicken, crab and other sandwiches. The salad with... More 

Thank DebbieFromToronto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2956 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60657
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-687-8177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?