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Carter's Fish Market

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Fish & Chips, Seafood
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1900 South Grand Ave, Springfield, IL 62703
2175252571
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Take-Out Only Great Fish Sandwich

You would never stop here without knowing how good the fish sandwich is. This is just a little "stand" outside of a fish market. It's not far off I-55/I-72. Just take the South Grand exit and go west less than a mile. If you phone your order in, it will be waiting for you and you won't have to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Chuckospringpatch
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Springfield, IL
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  • Local cuisine
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Springfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You would never stop here without knowing how good the fish sandwich is. This is just a little "stand" outside of a fish market. It's not far off I-55/I-72. Just take the South Grand exit and go west less than a mile. If you phone your order in, it will be waiting for you and you won't have to wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stopped in for some fish on our way home from a short trip. I ordered walleye and my wife ordered catfish. We also each got one side. WE DIDNT EVEN FINISH HALF! Order one fish and two sides to share and that will be plenty for two. There is only one picnic table outside...no other seating. Most people take... More 

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Fishers, Indiana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It's good takeout food. They usually have fried catfish or walleye deep fried. They also sell locally caught fresh fish at a amazing price. No place to sit and eat. This is not a very safe area. So would be careful in night

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Auburn, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Don't let the little wooden take out shack with the line standing in front of it scare you off. This is some of the best fish in Springfield. You will leave with a paper bag full of fish and fries.I think they are still only open in the later part of the week, and when they run out of fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Saw Carter's shack and tried it at the urging of people waiting in line. Fish was fried almost greaseless with Cajun style spices. Sweet corn dumplings and fried okra right on the money. One order more than enough for two hearty eaters for about 10 bucks. Quite amazing. Went to a park to eat it.

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

THE best fried fish in Springfield. Fresh and seasoned to perfection, the catfish and walleye baskets are great. Enough fish for 3 sandwiches at a good price. Only problem is there is not a west side location. C-A-R-T-E-R-S!!!

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Springfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I moved from the east coast and was spoiled on the freshness of fish and seafood in general. Since living in the midwest, I avoid it all together since most experiences are less than par. Someone gave me a catfish sandwich from Carters and I about died of happiness. I don't know what they do to their fish, but it's... More 

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Springfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

Great central Illinois fish served perfectly with a great price and fast service. Carters you are a staple for fish in Springfield so please dont stop at least for another 20 years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

I am a local and enjoy carters often. You just cannot find a better fast fish basket here in Springfield

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1900 South Grand Ave, Springfield, IL 62703
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 2175252571

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Fish & Chips, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?