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Holy Mackerel

113 South Main Street, Elizabeth, IL 61028
815.858.3636
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Ranked #1 of 7 restaurants in Elizabeth
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Feb 17, 2014
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This place is awsome! Outstanding service and excellent menu! The food was very well prepared and delicious! You should call in for resevervations since seating is limited and people traffic high. Do your loved one a favor and treat them to this experience!

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Homer Glen Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Fresh and homemade. Quality is quite high for this little outpost in tiny Elizabeth. Not to be missed and never has been since we first tried it is the seafood tacos appetizer. My husband and I split it, and while expensive, it is filled with high quality seafood. Filets are very tender and desserts are freshly made. We have been... More

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Stockton, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The restaurant has a limited menu but everything is fresh and very well prepared. Drink list is limited as well. Overall, a great eating place.

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Sebring, Florida, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is an old church converted to a restaurant. The food selection was good and the service was great as well. When we received our crab cake appetizers...it was all up hill from there. We thought the food was excellent! We did have reservations...may be good if you can call ahead as the did get very busy. However, it seemed... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Went on Sunday before Memorial Day, early, but without a reservation and they were able to seat 5 of us right away. Reservations recommended, tho. Such a unique place, in a small very old church. Croissants and scones instead of dinner rolls, nice touch. Interior was a little cold (literally!) It was a cold rainy day and it didn't feel... More

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Chicago
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4 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We rent homes in the Galena Territory at least a couple of times a year and are always looking for good restaurants in the area. Galena is quite crowded at times so we were happy to disover this little gem of a restaurant in Elizabeth. It is located in an old church and has a lot of charm. A reservation... More

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Lanark, Illinois
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Adorable little space. There were probably only about 6 other tables with people at them and the background music was generally too quiet so overall it felt too quiet; I felt as though I had to practically whisper to my husband or everyone else in the restaurant would hear me. Decent Pinot Noir by the glass. Hubby ordered the pork... More

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Cedar Rapids, IA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

The restaurant is in an old church and has been very nicely done. It is small, so I would recommend getting a reservation, especially on the weekends. Their website bills them as a steak and seafood restaurant. There were six of us dining with them , and we all had seafood. The service was good, the breads were wonderful (homemade),... More

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