Fish Bar

4.7
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16 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood

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About

Fish Bar is DMK Restaurants’ chef-driven fish shack celebrating the freshest sustainable fish and seafood available in Chicago, 736 miles from the sea. New England and New Orleans are the focus of 5-times James Beard nominated Chef Michael Kornick’s menu, including raw oysters (from east and west coasts), Satchmo Po’boys, Maine Lobster Rolls (as they should be), Gumbo, Seafood a la plancha (preserved lemon, caper, parsley, chili flake), and s’mores (yes, s’mores). Fish Bar serves craft beers and sea sippers in its nationally acclaimed space for interior design. During the Summer, enjoy Fish Bar’s outdoor patio for some of Lincoln Park and Lakeview’s best alfresco dining. Fish Bar was proudly featured on the Food Network’s Sandwich King for its legendary Crabby Patty and actively supports charities focused on clean water and sustainable fishing.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fish
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(773) 687-8177
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Kornick
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Private party facilities
For private events & memorable occasions, email events@dmkrestaurants.com.
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Cross street
Sheffield & Wellington Ave
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavors & service.

EF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. High price for the portions. Wish we got more.

ZB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Used to live in the area and would regularly pass this place never thinking twice about trying, often thinking it was another version of the Hampton Social. Had a random desire to try the place years later and I’m kicking myself for not giving them a shot sooner. Great food awesome service and even better ambience. Looking forward to the next time we experience this gem

PS when the only reservation is for bar seating don’t sweat it. Most of it is and you’ll be fine

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation that was honored in timely fashion. Gabby provided wonderful service, always attentive and ready to explain the menu. Planning another visit soon.

NL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't beat oyster happy hour at 8 pm!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Went here for national oyster day with my girlfriend and had a blast. Great oysters and great vibe inside

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good seafood shack in the middle of the city - recommend to go here with a small group of friends

LG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A fan restaurant with interesting dishes (on the expensive side).

PR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Fish Bar is fantastic. Consistently great food. The satchmo is a must!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, knowledgeable service & just a great place to eat

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the crab sandwich

A
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simple, yet thoughtful and refined dishes in a casual but comfortable setting. Not great for groups given the layout, but perfect for catching up with a friend (or two). If you are looking to impress skeptical New England-ers, this is the place.

ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent food and ambiance but very small, overpriced portions and drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid recommendations and food. Be sure to book a reservation ahead of time to avoid a wait!

MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Fish Bar. The quality of the food is great, the taste and seasoning make Fish Bar among one of the best casual seafood restaurants in Chicago.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

To start, they had no knowledge of this reservation. When I checked in, she told me they didn’t have a reservation, and when I showed her the Open Table reservation her comment was, “I didn’t know we were even on Open Table”. We did get the next available table. After waiting 15 minutes for our server to acknowledge us, we placed drink orders. We then waited 30 minutes for our drinks. No acknowledgment of the wait or checking in. When we placed food we waited another 20 minutes for food and one order never showed. When I finally got the attention of our server after eating our meals, I told him of my disappointment with the overall experience by saying “the food was good, but the over all experience was less then ideal and my friend never got her dinner. Can I please have our check?” to which his reply was “I’ll get the manager.” I didn’t want the manager, nor was I looking for anything other than our check to settle up so we could leave. The manager never showed and the server offered a half hearted apology as he handed us the check. Overall, I will not return and not recommend.