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Dancing Marlin

20590 S La Grange Rd, Frankfort, IL 60423-1302
+1 815-464-6646
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“tapas” (27 reviews)
“sliders” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20590 S La Grange Rd, Frankfort, IL 60423-1302
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a little bit of an excursion for us, since we live 40 minutes away. But it was worth every mile and traffic jam. We decided to go for oyster happy hour and we loved it. Excellent BC oysters, followed by small plates of...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent food, great service. We have eaten here several times now and it’s consistently very good.

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a Birthday celebration for a group of 60. Mary Ann Wall was the hostess coordinator of the event. We had a Sunday Brunch served family style and it was absolutely delicious. Wonderful courses served family style. They were interesting twists on traditional items....More

Thank William B
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Went last night upon my sisters recommendation and she was spot on. Arrived about 9pm and were seated immediately , service was best I've had in a while . Our server was Brittany and she was knowledgeable ,attentive and entertaining. Food was quite good fast...More

Thank backman1021
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

A whole new way to enjoy a meal out..We went out to dinner last night with family it was our first time at the Dancing Marlin but not our last. Food was served "tapas" style,small shareable plates which was perfect for our group.Many interesting choices...More

Thank expo102
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is beautiful. Our waitress was wonderful. We went for brunch. We got the biscuit platter. I rather had Pillsbury biscuits. They were flat and not cooked right. We had make your own Bloody Marys. Can’t go wrong with that since you’re making it...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed July 21, 2018

Tapas like dishes made for sharing. Always tasty and some very original and delicious dishes. The dining area is very noisy (always seen it very busy), and the outdoor seating area is great ! Sun-kissed dishes, decent drinks and you're all set for a good...More

Thank Christophe G
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Dined for dinner on a Sunday outdoors. Nice deco on slightly covered patio. Service is good. Server guided us with how much to order. Salmon and chicken tacos were very good. Shrimp and grits tasty as well. Portions are small for sharing. Calamari and fried...More

Thank LThomas1301
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

The food was good and service was OK. The drinks and cocktails were great. The decor and mood of the place is fantastic and a nice place to talk with a friend or do business.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Good food with plenty of options that range from fish to steak. Outdoor seating overlooks parking lots or review would have been 5 stars. The scallops are fantastic, the Korean tacos phenomenal and the shrimp will have me coming back for more. The staff is...More

Thank Stevenhoff
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Questions & Answers
Linda W
August 12, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from MarlinTeam | Property representative |
Hello Linda, Dancing Marlin does feature an "All-You-Can-Eat" option called our "Breakfast & Brunch to Share" which includes unlimited breakfast sausage & bacon, scrambled eggs, buttermilk pancakes , biscuits & gravy, pork... More
August 20, 2015|
Response from Maitaiguy101 | Property representative |
Yes! Brand new for this year!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $30
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20590 S La Grange Rd, Frankfort, IL 60423-1302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Frankfort
  • Phone Number: +1 815-464-6646
  • E-mail
The Dancing Marlin is an American small plates restaurant, featuring fresh seafood, inventive & creative dishes, all meant to be shared. We feature 18 wines on tap, 8 hand crafted cocktails on tap & a full bar. Enjoy the area's best Sunday Brunch!
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