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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 am - 7:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1225 E Forest Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1505
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Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank theSwurleys
Reviewed 5 days 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 elizabethf1221
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 13 September 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 2 September 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 floianp1
Reviewed 1 September 2018

I have been going to Boston fish since they opened.this is by far the best fish restaurant in all of Chicagoland in fact I have never been to a better fish restaurant in all my travels.Loui and Dino take a tremendous amount of pride in...More

1  Thank Earl S
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We have been there many times before they were featured on tv. Always delicious although prices were raised, still worth it.

Thank Paradise738339
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

If you want to have freshly caught seafood in town drive to the Boston Seafood Fish Market,it is all worth it.

Thank gingbes
Reviewed 28 August 2018

excellent food and the portions can be shared. can be a bit crowded on peak hours and spaces can be really tight but on a nice weather outside seating is the best!!!

Thank Ellen D
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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, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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