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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
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English first
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Good food in an old church that dates back to the 1800's. Though a little bit pricey and only open a few nights a week, this was a nice stop on our way to Galena. I thought the walleye was very tasty and presented well. The scallops were good, but getting only three for the price seemed overpriced. The service... More 

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Elizabeth, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Every entree we have tried was excellent, I especially like the "Salmon" and all of the chefs homemade soups!!! Our favorite place to celebrate a special occasion! "DAN" IS A GREAT CHEF!!!

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Delavan, WI
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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