Highest-rated seafood restaurants in Chicago, according to Tripadvisor

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August 1, 2022
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Highest-rated seafood restaurants in Chicago, according to Tripadvisor

Seafood, once enjoyed only by Americans living on the coasts, is now available everywhere thanks to greatly improved transportation and storing technology. And Americans love seafood: Red Lobster, the casual dining chain, has hundreds of locations in 44 states and brought in $2.5 billion in sales in 2019. But Americans who love seafood seek it out in historic establishments and fine-dining restaurants as well as chains. Cooking styles and techniques vary across regions, many of which have their own specialized and beloved takes on seafood preparation, from boils to bakes to bisques.

To celebrate all things that travel from sea to dinner plates, Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated seafood restaurants in Chicago on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed.

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#30. Two Fish Crab Shack

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 641 E 47th St, Chicago, IL 60653-4225
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#29. Red Lobster

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (53 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5201 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60632
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#28. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (415 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 41 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2015
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#27. Lawrence's Fish & Shrimp

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (63 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2120 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60616-5431
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#26. Da Lobsta - River North

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (107 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 416 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654-4502
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#25. El Barco Mariscos

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (99 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Latin
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1035 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-3931
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#24. Cold Storage

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1000 W Fulton Market Within Swift & Sons, Chicago, IL 60607-1299
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#23. Portsmith

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 660 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654-3830
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#22. Brown Bag Seafood Co.

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (119 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 340 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
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#21. C Chicago

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (91 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 20 W Kinzie St At Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60654-6392
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#20. Chicago Oyster House Prime Seafood & Steaks

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (112 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1933 S Indiana Avnue McCormick Square, Chicago, IL 60616-1310
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#19. Fish Bar

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (91 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 2956 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL 60657
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#18. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (547 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-1474
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#17. Fisk & Co

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (139 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 225 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601
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#16. The Angry Crab

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (125 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 5665 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60659-4957
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#15. Lowcountry

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (60 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3343 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657-6615
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#14. Half Shell

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (127 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 676 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614-1511
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#13. Calumet Fisheries

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (95 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 3259 E 95th St, Chicago, IL 60617-5160
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#12. Glenn's Diner

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (195 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1008
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#11. Quality Crab & Oyster Bah

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (114 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 1962 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-5009
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#10. Luke's Lobster City Hall

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (119 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Seafood
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 134 N La Salle St, Chicago, IL 60602-1086
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#9. Ocean Cut

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (123 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 20 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654-6392
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#8. Truluck's Ocean's Finest Seafood and Crab

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (165 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 41 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611-2015
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#7. Ocean Prime

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (97 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 87 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601
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#6. Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,508 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1024 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-1208
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#5. Catch 35

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,204 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 35 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601-1723
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#4. GT Fish & Oyster

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (594 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, American
- Price: $$ - $$$
- Address: 531 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654-7113
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#3. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (947 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 521 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611
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#2. Shaw's Crab House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,276 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 21 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 60611-3512
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#1. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,377 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 60 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3533
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