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Captain Porky's

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38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
+1 847-360-7460
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I need to get off my butt and open the same concept of restaurant in Waukesha. This place has so much that is so close to being so good, just misses on a few minor details that I am not getting paid to fix for them, but wish them nothing but the best and I stop every time I go... More 

Thank tkessler
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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2 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I always purchase the fresh seafood. Have had lunch a few times and always very good! They explain how to cook the seafood, and can tell you where every piece of fish they sell comes from. Live this place.

Thank flyinsaddle
Level Contributor
69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Captain Porky's is close to home and serves as my fried fish and shrimp go to. I have never tried the bar-b-que or any other fish or seafood selection. What I can tell you is the fried catfish fillets are always fried up to perfection. Lightly seasoned (so if you want spicy or heavily seasoned you'll have to add that... More 

Thank Kendra L
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Okay....I really can't believe that people say this is the best seafood place in Chicago! Are you kidding me? We have now tried the carry out three different times and each one was worse than before. This last Friday night my husband stopped for carry out on the way home from work. We ordered a ton of food so that... More 

1 Thank Carol1961_13
NE Illinois
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110 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Since my last review...I have been...in person...to Captain Porky's!! Oh...that smoking scent in the air! Had my head hanging out the car door when we pulled in!! Mmm!! LOVE that smell! Although, I don't care for their ribs...the smoked salmon is to die for!!! Mmm!! Great smokey taste! Took some to a party and it was demolished!! I also picked... More 

Thank JFLovestravel51
Marquette, Michigan
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We had lunch here. the food quality was exceptional, service was fast. the place has a good, down home feel. BBQ choices are excellent. Limited seating.

Thank William R
Waukegan, Illinois, United States
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food in this little shack is really delicious ! This restaurant is basically for seafood but there are other items on the menu that supplement the seafood . The main thing is that whatever you choose to eat will be succulent . Where ever you live , you will make plans to visit this establishment over and over .

Thank JC-n2-Cl
NE Illinois
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110 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have tried this place 2-3 times...only because we love ribs, but after the third try and declining food...we are officially done with this restaurant! The ribs are tough and not much meat on them...sides are not good either! I've personally never been to the restaurant to eat...my husband has always grabbed it on the way home from work...could have... More 

Thank JFLovestravel51
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Stopped at this place on the way back from Madison. It was the perfect low-hassle food stop for a road trip. So many choices of delicious smoked meats and fried seafood, it was hard to choose. I chose the Smelt with coleslaw, and my husband the crawfish tails and hush puppies. I can't believe how fast we shoveled that food... More 

Thank noxiousburrito
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had the Catfish, Crab Cakes, Alligator, Fried Shrimp and of course some bbq. ALL of it was wonderful. Everything ordered was first rate and delicious. My son picked it up and brought it back. We all shared our choices and single person was impressed. Next time I am in town I am most certainly ordering again and again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Wadsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 847-360-7460

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