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Captain Porky's

38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
+1 847-360-7460
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“fresh seafood” (7 reviews)
“ribs” (20 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

When driving 41 (to avoid tolls) we have always seen this place and finally we stopped. What a great experience! This small restaurant has some great BBQ and seafood. My husband had the oyster Po'boy the oyster we're just right (not rubbery of fishy tasting)!...More

Thank thetrippinmom
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Outstanding little smokehouse/restaurant in Wadsworth. You can get everything here. Never a bad meal. Dino and his staff are 2nd to none

Thank Rick H
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Passed this place for years and finally decided to stop in based on the numerous good reviews. Sorry I did. Over breaded floury tasting seafood. Soggy fries. BBQ dry and accompanied sauce strange tasting. $40 carry out for 2 dinners. If you desire really great...More

Thank momakoz
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Had lunch at CP and I had frog legs with the garlic redskin potatoes and coleslaw. I think the potatoes definitely could use more garlic. The seafood is fantastic and the open raw bar makes it very impressive. Not ready for seafood they have BBQ...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed August 21, 2017

This is a great little place to get a casual lunch or dinner. Very small place with only a couple of tables but great BBQ. The pulled pork is really good. They have their own sauce which you can get mild or spicy. My friends...More

Thank epsharon
Reviewed August 13, 2017

My husband and I checked this place out for lunch. He ordered clam strips which he had not eaten since he was a child. He enjoyed them and they tasted like he remembered. It was a fun trip down memory lane for him. I had...More

Thank Wendy C
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The food was great, it was not far at all, the food was fresh, hot and ready cooked to order and everything was great!

Thank keyonarivers1
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a very casual eatery where the raw fish is displayed in the front case. The food is served in styrofoam containers. The staff was friendly and willing to answer questions. We had the following: Shrimp and fried zucchini Walleye and fries Walleye and...More

Thank Terri W
Reviewed July 9, 2017

we thought we entered a pork joint but what a pleasant surprise to find such a huge selection of fresh fish and even more when it was grilled in a healthy way!

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Our buddy Mike brought us here for some great home cooked food. If you want healthy choices, this is your place. Order off the menu, or make stuff up as you go as our friend usually will. We were not displeased one bit. I highly...More

Thank Matt R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38995 N US Highway 41, Wadsworth, IL 60083-9652
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Wadsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 847-360-7460
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