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Boston Fish Market

1225 E Forest Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1505
+1 847-296-1111
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fresh seafood” (47 reviews)
“shrimp” (46 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1225 E Forest Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1505
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great quality, not cheap, standing in line to order...BLOWS!!!....makes this a palce that you have to be in the mood to wait outside in line for.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank eatlocal1223456789
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I stopped here for lunch with a friend who told us about this place. We were quite impressed. We ordered a Greek salad, a Scottish salad with salmon, the fisherman grilled platter, and mussels w/wine sauce platter. It was enormous amount of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed 4 days ago

The original restaurant in Des Plaines has huge portions, large waitstaff and very casual atmosphere! The new location in Wheeling which just opened 2 weeks ago, still has many kinks to work out! At the Des Plaines location you wait in line to order and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lrsda
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We heard from a friend this place was excellent but not fancy and she was right!! It is a actual fish mark with a remarkable kitchen. When you walk in your eyes go to the fish cases and you see beautiful food. The fish is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank juliebfromindy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish was excellent. I had Cajun Salmon and my friend had the grouper. Both were perfectly cooked. However neither of us cared for the roasted vegetables or wild rice. It would have been nice to have some other choices. The service was ok -...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Flfoodiegirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been coming here for years and always satisfied. Great place for seafood. Huge menu with many options. Can’t go wrong no matter what you choose. You can pick up for takeout or they have patio with umbrella covered tables outside and in the cooler...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Spatium_Viatorem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is easily the best fish restaurant I’ve ever visited- the food is exceptional. Fresh fish from all over the world. The eating area is very informal, just basic long tables with benches which isn’t what I’m looking for in a restaurant but the food...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SweatySox
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very good, always fresh sea food...LOVE IT!!!. Always a lot of people. They have tables set outside in warm weather. Recommend it.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank NII1976
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

They give you your money's worth and then some!!!! We had the Tuna Dinner (enough for 3 or 4 hungry people)and soo very fresh and well prepared!!! We had A Shrimp Cocktail and Raw Oysters for Appetizers, DELICIOUS!!! AND if that wasn't enough, I ordered...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CB P
Reviewed 7 November 2018

fresh fish to go or prepared, no mater what you get, it will be quality. can be on the more expensive side but that's what you get for getting some of the best fish in town

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ryan s
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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 939shawnam | 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
Kids, Local cuisine, 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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