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Boston Fish Market

1225 E Forest Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1505
+1 847-296-1111
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“fresh seafood” (43 reviews)
“shrimp” (44 reviews)
“rice” (28 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 via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious! Pricey yet worth every morsel! There is always food to take home - no way one person can consume a dish at one sitting! The wait staff are friendly, knowledgeable and very customer focused!

Thank 139artiem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hungry today? Well I hope so because you are about to be served a kings banquet. I have been here 50 plus times for lunch or dinner and never been disappointed. When first looking at some of the prices your first thought is holy s......More

Thank buddybelleplaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very fresh, enormous servings, very reasonably priced and BYOB!! Low-store front turned restaurant with outdoor seating. Get there early - long lines at prime time.

Thank michaelpeters307
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place.. also good to see the fish and seafood before choosing.. friendly staff... Lovely place to seat outside

Thank Neslihan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my future father in laws birthday. It was my first time. I’ve heard them rave about this place for three years. Let’s get started with the ordering process. It’s legit a HUGE line of people. I am sure they do this to...More

Thank Epiffier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

while this place sells fresh seafood to go it also cooks and serves a variety of seafood plates. we had a boiled seafood plater which has enough clams, shrimp calamares etc. for at least 2 and maybe 3 persons. It is humongous and very good....More

Thank GrandeSanJuan
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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 7 July 2018 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 6 July 2018 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 5 July 2018 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
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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, Local cuisine, Kids
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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