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“Diamond in the Rough!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boston Fish Market

Boston Fish Market
1225 E Forest Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 296-1111
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Ranked #3 of 150 Restaurants in Des Plaines
Cuisines: Seafood
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Chicago, Illinois
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42 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Diamond in the Rough!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Well, this was a nice surprise indeed! Our friends brought us here for dinner, and although we live only minutes away, we had never heard of it. This is a fish market that cooks fish on the side. Or...some people could say, it's a restaurant that sells fish on the side. Either way you look at it, it's a win win for everyone that walks through the doors! The portions are huge, the fish was cooked perfectly, and the weather was perfect for the outdoor seating. It's not fancy, and it's a BYOB...really a great bang for the buck!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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“Totally amazing! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

On the back street local joint. Warehouse style served HUGE portions of excellent fresh fish. The Alaskan cod sandwich was amazing but Really Huge!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Off the beaten path, Authentic seafood market with high quality fish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

I stumbled upon this place and what a pleasant surprise! This is a seafood market that sells fish to locals but has a great kitchen serving up delicious, well prepared selections! I had the dinner meal which consisted of walleye, brown rice and roasted veggies. Huge portions at a reasonable price. If you are in the area, it's the only place to go. If you are out of the area, it's worth a drive. Did I mention they have outdoor seating? Come casual!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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“Extra Large Portions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Was here last Friday May 9th. Had the 1 lb Grouper grilled was fantastic. The huge portion of Grouper was accompanied by a more than generous portion of a wild rice mix that was very tasty. But also some of the most deliciously prepared extra large vegetable medleys I have ever eaten. I could have eaten those veggies all day. They border on orgasmic.OMG

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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“Freshest seafood at great prices!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The place is a fish market..... literally. There are tables set up in front of the coolers with more fresh fish that you could imagine! You order your food, pay for it and sit down and they bring the food to your table. Very relaxed! The bountiful amount of fish that you receive is amazing, and the price is in the budget!! You get your money's worth at this place. Can't wait to go back! It's definitely a neighborhood secret!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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