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Holy Mackerel

113 South Main Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
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Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Elizabeth
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Delavan, WI
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Very nice with simple décor. Relatively small venue. Reservations required for seating before 8PM. Full cocktail service. Excellent salad served in well-chilled bowls. We enjoyed the Walleye & Beef/Shrimp Skewer. Both entrees top quality taste & presentation. Desserts were a wonderful surprise; an extensive unlisted choice of large portioned pies & cakes. Small wait staff were very efficient and friendly.... More

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Sterling Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Came on a Thursday night so it was not busy but we did not have the problem listed in the reviews of feeling we couldn't talk without everyone hearing because there was great background music. We started with the flatbread which was awesome the walleye was very good and my husband enjoyed his pork medallions and corn bread stuffing. We... More

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Frankfort, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Having driven by frequently and talked about going many times; finally we had dinner at Holy Mackerel. Our inaugural visit was with a group of ten who go out to dinner together frequently. We always like to try new places. The property is very small but capably handled our group. Upon arrival we were seated quickly and greeted by our... More

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Santa Barbara , California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Dan is absolutely a TOP SHELF Chef! I met him 5 years ago and he told me this was his dream, to have his own place. We visited the Midwest again this Summer and got to see Dan's dream had come true! We made reservations for 9 and they handled the meal perfectly. The food and service was outstanding, all... More

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rockford ,IL
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We dined with family members on a Sunday night. We were the only guests there. The atmosphere was nice, the server was very good, and it was fun to have the room to ourselves. The menu is varied, the prices were steep. My husband enjoyed a good steak. I had a dry "smothered" chicken breast. I asked for extra vegetables... More

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Arlington heightts
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What a terrific meal! Do not miss this restaurant! Food was great. Service was great. I loved that we were in a old church. Just an all around great meal!

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Elizabeth, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is one of our favorite local restaurants, when we want an evening out. We like the quaint, cozy restored-church, low-key ambience; and even though they have tablecloths and cloth napkins, you can feel comfortable in either casual or dress attire. Their menu is relatively small and changes infrequently, or they occasionally offer a feature item, but they have offerings... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Read about this place on tripadvisor, it did not disappoint! Everything was delicious, bread was home made, could not stop eating. They do not have a kids menu which is fine as my kids have a diverse palette . Anything you order will be yummy. Prices too are reasonable considering the portion size, but we are use to chicago dining... More

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I've reviewed this restaurant before and have eaten there 4 times since. I am not a soup fan and usually pass, but don't pass on the soups here! They are the best I've had! Had a cold cucumber soup in the summer that was outstanding and recently had a creamy salmon that was to die for! The food is consistently... More

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Lake Forest, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Start with the soup, they are all amazing! The steaks melt in your mouth and the seafood entrees are great as well. Very unique former church located in a cool village just minutes East of Galena.

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Additional Information about Holy Mackerel

Address: 113 South Main Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone Number: 815.858.3636
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elizabeth
Cuisine: Seafood

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