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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” (34 reviews)
“shrimp” (38 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 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. What an incredible selection of seafood dishes. Overwhelming amount of choices all fresh and cooked to order. The place is a fish market with fresh fish available for purchase or have it prepared for you on the spot. The restaurant is cafeteria style with...More

Thank Bacinac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything I've had here is delicious. Please be aware that this place is quite popular & there will be a line & some wait times. Parking is always a bit of a hassle & we end up parking at the Aldi lot next door. As...More

Thank Latinhunny33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First this place is not well advertised and not easy to find. There is almost no place to park during the peak times. I walked in and was immediately impressed that this is a place i would like to get to know better. Fresh Fish...More

Thank gearphun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this is some of the best (if not THE BEST) seafood I've had in this area. This place is not known for its atmosphere. You stand in line to place your order with a cashier and are seated at long tables pushed together...More

Thank 19mrsm55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy the delicious seafood dinners served at the Boston Fish Market!!! 🐟🐠😊 The community seating arrangements are reminiscent of some of our European dining experiences.

Thank bigjohn174
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is delicious. My ONLY COMPLAINT is that a customer cannot substitute rice for fries in meals. I (and many people I know) do not eat fries......we pay pretty steep prices for the food and should be allowed to make that substitution.....at no...More

Thank Gaygay53
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Great service great food very delicious they way its prepared so many choices so much good stuff. Makes me sad I moved out of the neighborhood I want to go back now just thinking about their food lol now I am hungry.

Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Went in for the first time before 11am staff was very nice and accommodating our server was very informative we ordered a large variety of food for 3 people.We ordered mussels to start were very tasteless and flat but a huge order!The complimentary bread was...More

Thank maureen r
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is a casual restaurant: walk up to place your order and then you will be served at your table. You can see all the delicious fresh fish at the counter, which can also be purchased to take home. I've been several times: have either...More

Thank LLTrips
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Trip Advisor said this was the best place in the area and they got that right. Amazing assortment of fresh seafood. Simple atmosphere but awesome seafood with great service. Loved it.

Thank BigDaddy3859
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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
29 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
2 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 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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