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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%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fresh seafood” (43 reviews)
“shrimp” (43 reviews)
“rice” (29 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1225 E Forest Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1505
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To find Boston Fish Market drive North on Mannheim/Lee Street just north of Oakton and turn right on a small street called Forest Avenue which is also the entrance to Aldi. Upon arrival we found parking after reading reviews about how busy this place can...More

Thank mpaine1985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They let the seafood speak for them.... very light batter on the French fried shrimp, subtle sauce on the pearl white halibut, huge chunks of lobster on the roll with very little sauce..... all Excellent! A beautiful evening to sit outside and pleasant staff. When...More

Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The raves are true. This is some of the freshest seafood in Chicago! It should be, they supply tons of it to other restaurants all over town. The grilled octopus was magical - yes - that good. Fried shrimp were enormous and very tasty. Fries...More

Thank Abenture
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place might as well be on a pier in Hawaii. Ridiculous fresh seafood. Huge orders. Def split stuff. Unassuming area, nothing to do around it but worth a destination ride. Casual, small indoor dining, lots of outdoor seating. LOBSTER ROLLS are probably the best...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderfully delicious and really fresh seafood lunch. Get a quart of the calm chowder to share. The garlic cheese bread was just right The portions are very generous and more than enough to share, family style. we will definitely be coming back...More

Thank edwL1361CE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple, clean, with good service and great seafood option for there or to take away. Great selection of fish to take home and cook.

Thank Jurgen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was introduced to Boston Fish Market by a friend. I am so surprised by the freshness of the seafood there and the amount of food with such a reasonable price. Almost everything (from fish to shrimp to oyster to lobster:..) tastes so good. A single...More

Thank james z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best fish markers I have seen. There is one in Seattle that is also quite amazing, but this one definitely is a great one. Thumbs up!

Thank Amy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to this great value seafood restaurant at least once a month. Every meal has been fantastic. The portions are huge and super fresh. It's a counter service. You order then find a seat. We have never been disappointed except when the line to...More

Thank canrubu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looking for a fantastic meal, try this place. Plenty of outdoor seating without the street traffic and pollution. Great food. No frills. Always a line of people. Don’t be discouraged. Well worth the wait.

Thank Mike C
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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, Highchairs 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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