Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago

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Seafood
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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vipDavid
Manchester
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Doesn’t seem as good as it used to be. Recent experience was just very average. Too many other great restaurants in Chicago

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vipkktaylor
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Fun to be back at the restaurant. They were very accommodating about seating us out doors, away from the sidewalk. The quality of the food is wonderful. But it’s not Hugo’s menu. It’s Gibsons which is very meat centric. I go to Hugo’s for the seafood and fish. I also find that Gibsons portions are huge! I can’t possible eat what they serve. I wish they had more appetizers and small dishes.

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DavidS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we arrived to the un-rushed ending of our Anniversary Dinner, the greeting, introductions of staff, and multiple servers were fabulous!

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vipFussy2aFault
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our favorite go to place

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vipmarisa
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood, cozy atmosphere. Such a incredible desserts list. Can’t wait for my next visit.

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Stuart
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and would highly recommend. My favourite place when I visit Chicago

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Hugo’s was great. The food is excellent and the service is excellent. Ron was our waiter and he was helpful and pleasant. The busters are equally helpful. This is our go to place when we want something a little special.

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AmberC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s truly an amazing place! To eat and enjoy yourself. The staff are all nice and helpful, especially Kyle! He’s very humorous and just full of life! Will definitely make your time enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. I was on a first date so it was just a little loud. Would definitely come back.

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Scooter
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time every visit! Food is great and service is phenominal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Great value!

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vipMike
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the experience. The prices are a bit steep...so value is not there. But, food and service are top notch,

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vipCarly
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was one of the best ever! He was very engaging and definitely has a gift for making people feel right at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Host was amazing. His friendliness and great mannerisms made us feel wonderful and well related to.
And the food was spectacular.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Asking for more bread 2 different waiters - waiting for it for more than 10min
Waited for the food (appetizers) for more than 10 min.
Asking for desert menu - never got it. After all we just asked for the check and left. Worst experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Kellen was top notch!! Our dining experience was perfect thanks to Kellen’s attentiveness, kindness & conversation!! Food was outstanding as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife loves to dine here when we are in town . Love the crab cakes and the service is spectacular !

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TimC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and efficient staff. Great atmosphere.

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andyp
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Kyle as our waiter and he was fantastic. I'd recommend asking for his station if you're thinking about going here. My wife and I have been here MANY times but we went with friends that had never been and they LOVED it. And....they loved Kyle. Kyle's attention was an phenomenal as his knowledge of the menu and recommendations. We will definitely ask for Kyle's station the next time we visit Hugo's.

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Rachel
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab legs are amazing and our server was wonderful.

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vipChristineB
Jacksonville
27 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab cake was huge, FULL of lump crab. Almost no filler. Delicious. Huge shareable sides. Also, delicious. Salmon was just ok. Filets were perfectly cooked. If you are a dessert person, they are to die for.

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Pumpkinruse
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and Service were quite satisfactory as usual.

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michaelg
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent “formal casual “ setting! Service staff is attentive and friendly. Our waitress Summer is the best. Our dinner was wonderful. Enjoyed our visit with the manager Ken S ! 5 Star dining experience.

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vipjbdmed
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

been there many times . this visit was a disappointment sliders were a little overdone as was my grassfed ribeye ( ordered medium rare ,got medium+ ) service was okay not great we were seated promptly, orders, taken in due time, after that didn't see much of our waiter. took our leftovers with us and ended up giving them to a street person

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BroderickW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and steaks and can't beat the location.

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vipmlrh100
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophia was our server and was excellent. The food is consistent and the service is always super.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for a birthday dinner. Food and service were excellent. You have to try the frog legs appetizer. The only downside was our table location was a bit cramped.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

They shoved us in the back room that was stale, freezing cold and empty. It was extremely rude and ruined our dinner. The manager was not helpful and didn't seem to care.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and Service were fantastic. Never Disappoints!

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vipKatieU
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hugo's is a delight every time! Best restaurant in the city.

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vipChicagoMac
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Crab cakes are the best in the city and Bob our server was great. Special treat to eat in the Winston Churchill office elevator! Always a a great way to go with Gibson’s or Hugos

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vipEmilyT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back here one day!! Highly recommend.

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MichaelW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Hugo's has great seafood, Huge-o desserts, great ambiance, and a great location.

It *can* be crowded, especially on holiday weekends.

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ElieH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crowds waiting for tables were intimidating, couldn't wedge ourselves into the bar for a pre-dinner drink, but they honored our 6:30 reservation right on time. The server was as friendly and helpful as could be and steered us well on choices. Great food: oysters with a delish vinaigrette, tuna and peppers for me, and creme brulee for dessert as good as it gets. More crowded and noisy than I usually like, yet it was also a mood-lifter to be surrounded by so many people enjoying a Saturday night out. Felt like a part of a collective good time.

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AndrewG
Chicago
8 reviews