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Lawrence's Fisheries

) #1,033 of 7,844 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ Seafood, American
2120 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60616-1529
+1 312-225-2113
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“frog legs” (4 reviews)
“shrimp” (25 reviews)
“ocean perch” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 am - 11:59 pmAll hours
Seafood, American
$$ - $$$
2120 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60616-1529
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this late night spot. Great food, always fresh and delicious. Great price. Best seafood spot in town. Better than goose island.

Thank lakesha c
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

Here for early lunch.Plenty of parking and nice view.On the clean side.10 minute wait.Side dish is separately priced at $3.75 and desert runs between $3-5.This is standard fried fish,popcorn dtyle shrimp,you know...as in a cheat day.Is not greasy though.Crispy cod nuggets and ocean perch comes...More

Thank boemiana
Reviewed May 24, 2017

I went to the 87th & Kedzie location. They just happened to have a sale on shrimps Tuesday and they were great. The service seem fast for us, it is very clean with about a dozen tables to eat in.

Thank phmasonb1
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Had a pound of the shrimp, pretty good. Can't wait to see what the rest of the menu has to offer. With open around the clock, you can easily stop anytime!

Thank Herminio G
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

This is the best of the old time seafood restaurants that were located along the chicago river. Fish was caught in Lake Michigan and sold in these former shanties along the river. No longer a shanty but still not downtown.. Lawrence carries shrimp, fish, frog...More

Thank jps819
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Great fried seafood with the specialty of the house being shrimp . Lawrence's has been on the corner of Canal and Cermak for what seems like forever. A facelift in the last few years has updated the decor but the food is still outstanding, and...More

Thank John M
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We went to Lawrence's to pick up something to snack on. We got shrimp and they were as usual Fantabulous!!! We also loved all of the new seating area outside. It's really nice. We will continue to enjoy the seafood there.

Thank Al G
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

I came here several Months ago for the 1st Time, despite being a Chicago Native(Dont Judge). I have to say, I was expecting much more. My experience started sour while making my order as I was told a ridiculous Total was due. When I reconfirmed...More

Thank Joeycapone23
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Every year when we visit, we usually visit Lawrence's after a full night of drinking and I always get a pound of shrimp. Soooooo darn good. And, when we have the time, we will stop by during the day for some lunch. We hope Lawrence's...More

Thank Badger_State_of_Mind
Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Shrimp is fantastic, perch is really good, jambalaya is amazing (but like 1000 degrees, let it cool). They've recently remodeled the outside and parking lot which gives it a more inviting, safe appeal. However, I'll stick to visiting during the day. Price is a little...More

Thank Kevin S
Chinatown may be one of Chicago’s smallest
neighborhoods geographically, but it's big on
character, colors, sights, sounds, and flavors. In
this South Side neighborhood, you’ll find authentic
Chinese restaurants dotting the length of Wentworth
Avenue. After a meal of dim sum, noodles, duck or
other tantalizing food specialties, satiate your
visual appetite with dozens of public art sculptures
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$5 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2120 S Canal St, Chicago, IL 60616-1529
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 312-225-2113
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Lawrence's has been serving the best shrimp, fish and chicken in Chicago since 1950. Right on the Chicago river, Lawrence's has a unique and beautiful view of the city. Come enjoy our signature family recipes for fried seafood that have kept loyal customers coming back for generations.
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