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Johnson's Door County Fish

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908 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4750
(630) 629-6520
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Wheaton, Illinois
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111 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I have heard of this restaurant and past it many times so it was time to stop and have lunch. I ordered Broiled Tilapia (4oz) with broccoli and cole slaw - which I would highly recommend BUT be aware that when you ordered anything broiled it will take at least 20 to 25 minutes longer than if you ordered fried.... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Broiled salmon was really tender and delicious, good steamed cauliflower and broccoli. Not sure if I was a fan of the macaroni - tasted like macaroni noodles in potato salad sauce. Hushpuppies were good. The boys seemed to find the jumbo shrimp really good but maybe a little too much batter. Environment was so so - pretty laid back feel.... More 

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Monmouth IL
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Johnson's is a small family run restaurant. If you like deep fried fish, this is a must go to eatery. The shrimp in a skewer is broiled with a scampi like seasoning, Hush puppies are excellent!

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Bangor ME
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366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We are probably not being fair to Johnson's as we arrived just before closing, and the broiled fish entrees were not available. The fried fish was okay but not exceptional; the cole slaw was among the best I have ever had. The restaurant is for sale as the owner is retiring.

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East Dundee, Illinois
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I must have passed this place 100 times and never saw it before - it blends into the side of the street but so worth the stop. Fish was excellent and our elderly aunts ate every single bite. Its not formal, very casual - order at the counter but they deliver to the table. The sides are pre-packaged (twice baked... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Door county atmosphere with great nostalgia. Best fried walleye and perch in the area. Truly reminiscent of the Wisconsin fish fry of ago. Service and people are a-one.

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Villa Park, Illinois
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lunch or dinner, the fish here is excellent. They have great shrimp and don't forget the brats. Nothing here will make your vegan friend happy, but, do you really care? The staff is always happy to see you walk in the door, I've actually walked in 5 minutes before closing and it wasn't a problem. The place is clean and... More 

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Think Johnson's Fish not Johnsonville Brats when you are looking for that special Wisconsin meal. We have been enjoying Johnson's since 1993 and believe still that this is the best perch and walleye around. Great spot to enjoy the best lake fish at a very reasonable price. Go to Johnson's!!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I must say I had my doubts with this place. I am very picky with fried seafood especially catfish and good places in these burbs are few and far between but I had a taste for it and decided to finally check it out. I am very happy I did. The place itself is pretty drab and rundown looking inside... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Good fried shrimp(think i'll order the lightly breaded and ask for the special cocktail sauce for a few cents more next time) ,good fried scallops, decent fried catfish. Liked the coleslaw(order 2 if you really like it with every bite as the portion is small) & good hushpuppies. I should have added fries to my meal as i was still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 908 E Roosevelt Rd, Lombard, IL 60148-4750
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lombard
  • Phone Number: (630) 629-6520

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?