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Dancing Marlin, Frankfort, IL

Dancing Marlin

4.7
4.7
3140 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Dancing Marlin is all about small plates, sharing & great wines and cocktails on tap! There also is a full bar. The menu has something for everyone with fresh seafood being a specialty. The culinary team has created a small plates menu that is both affordable and amazing! We feature a communal dining table for up to 14 guests and the suburbs most creative Sunday Brunch. Our bar features 16 wines on tap and 8 "made from scratch", crafted cocktails. The bar also features 30 craft beers in bottles and cans. The restaurant features (3) private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 120 guests. All of this is packaged up in a modern restaurant design, produced by award winning design team. Knauer Inc!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (815) 464-6646
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef JR and Chef Matt
  • Catering
    Hosting your special event at home, or at another venue? Have Dancing Marlin do your catering so you can enjoy the day too.
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate the big moments in life at Dancing Marlin. Located in Frankfort, Illinois, Dancing Marlin Restaurant has all of the essentials to host your next event. Our two-level restaurant provides the perfect setting for private dining and family or corporate group events.
  • Private party contact
    Maryann Wall: (312) 914-5553
  • Neighborhood
    Frankfort
  • Cross street
    206th & Lagrange Rd (next to Culvers, Lumes & Buffalo WW)
  • Parking details
    Plenty of free parking is available at the restaurant.
  • Entertainment
    Once a month we host a Dueling Piano party
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,140 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • South Suburbs

    Best Food

  • South Suburbs

    Best Service

  • South Suburbs

    Best Ambiance

  • South Suburbs

    Best Value

  • South Suburbs

    Good for groups

  • South Suburbs

    Healthy

  • South Suburbs

    Good for special occasions

  • South Suburbs

    American

  • South Suburbs

    Most Booked

3,140 Reviews
  1. MaryS

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food delicious, service excellent. Setting is definitely rather loud

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  2. AlanL

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love going to Dancing Marlin the food is always amazing and the staff is always on point friendly and quick. Dancing Marlin is the place to go.

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  3. CynthiaP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a lovely brunch with my friend. Delicious mimosas and the avocado toast was fantastic!

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  4. SierraE

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Dancing Marlin is an awesome place to go to try new things and have a total experience. We had so much fun with the delicious sharing plates and it was quiet enough to talk with friends, but bubbling enough to feel the positive vibes in the room. Highly recommended. Ask for Geoff as your server!

    1 person found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu selection was very good. The pork belly tacos had the perfect cook of crispy outside and tender inside pork. The oysters were so fresh, we felt like they had just been pulled out of the water. Our server, Jeff, was very attentive without being annoying. Definitely will be back.

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  6. THOMASM

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service and a great atmosphere . We love trying new things to eat. They also have a fantastic wine selection. This why we keep going back.

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  7. JamesJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I was very much looking forward to Easter Sunday with my family at your restaurant. I was especially looking forward to having lobster rolls. I personally spoke to one of your employee representatives to make sure lobster rolls were available on Easter Sunday and he assured me they were...they were not, the reason for my visit. WE left immediately and will never return. James jennings

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  8. RobertB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for Easter Brunch. Food was served cold and the Macaroni and cheese was Kraft. Chicken breast was cooked to the point it was dry and had marinera sauce on top as if that made it gourmet. All for a cool 357.00 dollars. The French Toast was great. I won't return.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience. Paige was our server for Easter brunch and she was great!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place! We are able to entry new items on each visit as they serve tapas style and enjoy the romantic yet energetic vibe of the dining room. Expect a bill of $100 or so plus tip but it’s worth it!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Dancing Marlin using the Order Online button. Dancing Marlin also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Dancing Marlin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (815) 464-6646.

Dancing Marlin is rated 4.7 stars by 3140 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Dancing Marlin

20590 S LaGrange Rd, Frankfort, IL 60423

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    206th & Lagrange Rd (next to Culvers, Lumes & Buffalo WW)
  • Neighborhood
    Frankfort
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Plenty of free parking is available at the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef JR and Chef Matt
  • Entertainment
    Once a month we host a Dueling Piano party
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (815) 464-6646
  • Catering
    Hosting your special event at home, or at another venue? Have Dancing Marlin do your catering so you can enjoy the day too.
  • Private party facilities
    Celebrate the big moments in life at Dancing Marlin. Located in Frankfort, Illinois, Dancing Marlin Restaurant has all of the essentials to host your next event. Our two-level restaurant provides the perfect setting for private dining and family or corporate group events.
  • Private party contact
    Maryann Wall: (312) 914-5553
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