Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago

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4398 reviews
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After years of searching far and wide for a location to open the follow-up restaurant to the highly successful Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, owners Hugo Ralli and Steve Lombardo found what they were looking for right under their noses. In February of 1997 they launched the seafood companion to the Chicago legend they had created with Gibsons and named it Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House. The restaurant is dedicated to the same principles as its predecessor, unbelievable portions, value and quality coupled with memorable service.

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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance, attentive service, and delicious food. You couldn't ask for more. Always a pleasure to meet friends and have dinner here

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JF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. The food is so fresh and the service is always top notch. Had a great waiter who made the meal even more enjoyable.

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always great.

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hugo’s is always our favorite spot for GREAT and DELICIOUS food. The service is always superb and our special request was honored. Can’t rave enough about this place. Thanks always for another wonderful evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. The crab cakes are the best I have ever had

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the service, food and atmosphere

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Outstanding food, especially seabass. Great service, who cares, ....unfortunatelly till the moment u pay. After that all this experience is gone:( pity, cause its really great restaurant

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RB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service. Sorry you were out the capital oysters though the Alaskan oysters were good.

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KW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a work team dinner and the food and service were impeccable.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dining companion and I both had the Clam Chowder and it was absolutely perfect! She had the Crab Cakes and Steak and I had the King Crab Leg. We both enjoyed immensely and can't recommend the restaurant enough. Service is impeccable.

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Hugo’s came very highly recommended by several friends in the area. Unfortunately my friends and I left disappointed. Service was so-so. They way over cook shrimp and then make excuses for why it’s so over cooked, saying that’s just how it comes out. They were burnt and more than charred so I sent the dish back for a replacement. This time the shrimp wasn’t charred, but still very over cooked. Instead of comping the overdone meal, they offered complimentary dessert. Dessert was probably the only good thing that came from this dining experience. The waiter also made a big deal about being out of oysters that we ordered for an appetizer but ended up running to their restaurant down the street just to fulfill our order. Whoop de do. There are many other restaurants in Chicago that offer much better food and service. If considering this for dining, look elsewhere!

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MM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took kids for their first time. They’re young foodies and loved it.

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FF
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service: just ask for Montrose or Art
Absolutely delicious food

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G
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come back to this restaurant time and again. It’s an old-fashioned steak and seafood house. The waiters and all the staff are friendly and attentive. There is a huge range of prices, and the portions are so large that we generally leave with dinner for the next night. Oh—and the food is delicious.

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KS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Many thanks to Art for a wonderful evening at Hugo’s!!

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TA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there several times. Wait staff is great. Atmosphere is great. Food is fantastic.

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time , service was great and food was delicious !!

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TW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Hugo's Frog Bar! The bagpipers on Saturday were a great touch.

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HV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

We had reservations but still had to wait 10 minutes to sit. Our waiter was disengaged. Said the fish fry was good, it was terrible. Mixed up the 2 steak dinners. No one came to the table to ask if everything was ok. Felt rushed. Crab cakes are still amazing but I won’t be back because of the (lack of) service. If you’re spending $265 on dinner the service should be outstanding. Very disappointed.

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner. Johnathan made the experience wonderful and management was even better! Love this place

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CC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere. Great seafood. Excellent service.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing King Crab legs that I’ve ever had. Ambiance is simply fabulous and the wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. This restaurant comes highly recommended.

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RJ
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Children on spring break and first time to Chicago

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L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and service!

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RJ
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday celebration! Hugo’s never disappoints. Thank you for a memorable night.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with family. Service and food are amazing !

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SH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious oysters. Sea bass was very good. The waiter was charismatic and delivered excellent service.

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o
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raul is an outstanding asset to your establishment. The food was outstanding.

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RK
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great to go to Hugo’s or Gibson’s when I am in Chicago! My colleague’s loved it!

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PS
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Love the vibe!

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Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite along with Gibsons and Lux Bar !!!!!!
Perfect always !!!!!!!!!!!

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MB
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Hugo's I go almost every time I get to Chicago. The fare is a bit anachronistic but always well prepared. The thing I really like about Hugo's is the service. Super professional and the best I've seen in the U.S. Always a great experience.

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M
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable

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RU
Nashville
24 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Been many times and it has been a great old school Chicago place with great food. This time the service was horrible. Waiter kept going missing and it took along time between courses. My wife's salmon was overcooked and had to be sent back. My steak was flavorless. The crabcake was one of the best I've had though. Need to get back to their previous level. Miss the piano player in the lounge. They had a horrible price ate party upstairs blaring rap music.

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TZ
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first time dining here and I was looking forward to checking out Hugo's Frog. Overall it was a great experience. We had to wait about 15 minutes for our table, however, not being in a rush we happily waited and were pleased with a lovely round table in the front window. The noise level was perfect and our waiter was enthusiastic and fun. The service was excellent and the proper time was allotted between cocktails, appetizers, salad, main and dessert. The only issue was that my daughter's salmon was overcooked and dry. A bit disappointing but overall we had so much food that it didn't make a big difference in our final experience. We did let the waiter know about the issue and he removed the item from our bill which was very nice. The crab cakes were delicious and my husband loved the tuna. Will return!

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TS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great old time Chicago fish-house feel. Located right next to its sister restaurant, Gibson’s. Really terrific food, service and local charm.

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M
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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F
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our first time at Hugo’s. Frog leg appetizer to start was delicious. Really enjoyed the king crab entree and the 7oz filet with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Each entree comes with a soup or salad to start which is a nice touch as well! Definitely going back soon.

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CM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and simply delicious!!

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FF
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’re there twice a week.
Montrose is the best waiter in the city.
The hostesses are delightful and the managers are attentive
All of Gibson’s restaurants deserve accolades

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