About Tin Fish

A modern version of the 1940 seafood houses of the Atlantic shore, Tin Fish brings a family friendly sophisticated dinner house to the south suburbs of Chicago. Quality is always our first priority; all of our seafood is flown it in six days a week, always carefully inspected and only the highest quality is accepted. Menus are created daily with seasonal offerings from land and sea emphasizing seasonal ingredients for their superior taste and freshness. Our well-stocked wine cellar, selection of fine liquors, scotches and micro brewed beers perfectly compliment our menu. Stop in and see first-hand how Tin Fish brings the sea shore to Tinley Park.

18201 S. Harlem
Tinley Park, IL 60477
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm, Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(708) 532-0200

Website:
http://www.tinfishrestaurant.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tin Fish Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (27)
Casual (25)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
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Worth the Drive (21)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Business Meals (15)
Romantic (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Healthy (13)
Cozy (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Authentic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Fun (7)
Seasonal (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Local Ingredients (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Haven't been to Tin Fish in a while and took my wife This past weekend for her birthday. Their "go to" Buffalo shrimp appetizer was delicious. My cup of Gumbo was wonderful. Wife's fish dinner was very good, my steak had very little seasoning and was frankly rather bland. Potatoes and green beans were very good.

The service was outstanding and the restaurant overall very nice. Bottom line: Stick with the fish.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious. However, my husband and brother ate raw oysters and were sick all night. Wine list not too impressive and too expensive for the brands they offered. Ambiance was not the greatest either. Too warm, loud and overwhelmed with how tight the seating was. Will not be back for a while.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

All excellent! Terrific crab/ avacado appetizer. Appreciate ability to substitute the entree preps

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Tin Fish has been a family favorite since they opened in the late ‘90s. The specials are always terrific. We had the Nantucket Scallops late night and they were fantastic. They have a great Caesar salad and I love their Buffalo Shrimp. You can skip the seafood chain restaurants , this place is worth the drive to Tinley Park.

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·Dined 5 days ago

I ordered the white fish and it was good with good presentation. I thought is was a little expensive and that soup or salad should be included in the meal. Our table was too close to other tables and you can overhear other peoples conversations which was distracting.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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·Dined 5 days ago

Thirty minute wait for seven pm reservations. We were sat at 7:30

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Had not been there in a long time
Redesign is nice.
Not enough parking

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful, as always.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Tin Fish really surprised us. We have never heard of it before doing a google search for “crab legs” and saw they had 1000+ reviews. We decided to give it a try and we will definitely be back. Everything was excellent and very well priced.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Love the servers in the bar area. Always take great care of us!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The service rendered by our waitress was less than desirable. The evening took a wrong turn after I asked to change an appetizer. It had been less than 3 minutes from the time she had walked away and upon notification she went to "check" to see if the order could be changed. She swiftly returned to inform me that the meal had already been prepared. I was clear about not wanting the meal and she proceeded to instruct staff to bring the dish to our table. The ambiance was fair but it was rather cold. Our main course dishes were fair...we both ordered the Mississippi Catfish. The cornmeal crusted fish wasn't well seasoned however we both enjoyed the mashed potatoes and spinach.

I'm willing to give the restaurant another chance but I do hope that the service is better.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Are waiter, Ryan, was outstanding as usual . His knowledge of the menu and his over all professionalism made our evening totally enjoyable. Oh and the food was marvelous.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Tin Fish just never disappoints. It’s great every time we go.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

The food is good, but not good enough for what they're charging for it. The tables are very close together and it can be very loud. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good enough for us to ever go back either.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Tin Fish is a favorite of ours, they never disappoint! Very consistent in all aspects. We had our 25th anniversary here. 5 stars across the board!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Went here for Valentine's Day a yearly tradition. We had wonderful oysters on the half-shell, avocado salad and wonderful fish entrees. The only drawback was that although they are an an Open Table restaurant they would not accept my Open Table reward. Tacky.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Went there for Valentine’s Day. I go there about 6 times a year. I love the Chilean Sea Bass. I have had it in some of the best restaurants and the Tin Fish is my favorite

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

10 fish was amazing I would recommend it to anyone great service great food great place to eat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Our server was outstanding. They have great fish and the crab cakes were the best we ever had.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was good, waiter was slow but rest of staff attentive. The hostess seemed mad at the world! Other than that all good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I've always loved it. My husband does too now. Awesome!
In the dining room, the music could have been a little quiet. But that's about it.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Even we arrived early we were seated because or table was open... parson the pun. Meal was fabulous and service was top shelf. Can’t wait to go back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Love this restaurant. It's our go to for a guaranteed wonderful evening out as a couple or with friends. Tin Fish never disappoints. The French Martinis are terrific and the Buffalo Shrimp can't be beat. The desserts change often and are uncommon and delicious. Our server, Ryan, is the best we have ever had anywhere. Some items are a little higher priced, but so worth it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was mediocre at best and expensive; minimal accommodations in food selection (change in side dish) were not able to be accommodated by server.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

If you are looking for the freshest seafood, then Tin Fish is absolutely the only name that should come to mind. Fantastic wine list, incredible food and excellent professional high end service. We no longer cheat ourselves on a night out and have Tin Fish a must on our list.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was perfection. We really enjoyed our experience!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Place was dark, was seated by the wall, where the wait staff was coming and going. Place needs to revamp , found it to be old and outdated. Found that the waiter wanted to push the daily specials that were not really that good. The oysters were good, but the chilian sea bass topping was too sweet and underneath was just a jumble of veggies. I noticed that the waiter was asking everyone how their meal was but never asked me. It was a nice treat for my b-day but I would not make it a repeat.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I really enjoyed myself and dinner was good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Consistently excellent appetizers and entrees. Fish is fresh and well-prepared, and chef uses creative touches for good presentations and tasty meals. Service is top-notch, and servers are well-informed about menu items, sourcing of fish and values of wines.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Waitress started out slow but ended up being one of the best we’ve had there! Food was good too!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

They always have great food. They need to work on getting there reservations fixed. My wife and I waited 30 minute for a table even though we had a reservation. Last month we arrived with reservations and had to wait 40 minutes for our table. There was no room in the bar area to sit or stand so we had to wait outside. It was 10 degrees that evening so we waited in our car.
There should never be that many people waiting for a table even though they had a reservation.
I grew up with good Seafood and I really appreciate good Seafood and they have some of the best I have ever eaten. If the managers of Tin Fish read there reviews I hope they work on getting this fixed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Love, love the oysters here! The scallops were outstanding also!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Best fresh fish dining ever!!!! Love the garlic char Lake Superior whitefish!!!!!! Never disappointed with that fish and there's always an amazing side to enjoy with it!!! Great wait staff! Always friendly, knowledgeable, and professional!!! It's our go-to place for seafood!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were running late from the theater and I called to ask that our time be backed up and they were more than happy to move our reservation back.
Amanda was our server and she did an outstanding job.
The food was outstanding in presentation as well as taste.
We will be returning to Tin Fish in the future!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Have not been here in a couple years. I won’t let that happen again. Everything, and I mean everything was outstanding. Buffalo shrimp was the best I’ve had. Sea Bass had a sauce like you’ve never had. This place is one of the best. High quality seafood at a fair price. I don’t know how they could do anything better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Every time I've been at Tin Fish the food has always been awesome!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The meal was served out with good timing - we enjoyed eating a leaisurely paced meal & not feeling rushed. I had the Chilean Sea Bass which was cooked perfectly. I do like salt, but the sauce seemed to be over salted. Our waiter did an excellent job serving us.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food is always top notch and fresh fish options. Get the sea bass or anything on the special menu.
We had a reservation but had to wait an additional 45 minutes. The waitress did not seem very pleasant.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I got the fish tacos which were average however I had complete food envy over my boyfriend's Chilean Sea Bass. That was phenomenal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Food quality is poor. I ordered the halibut, and it was dry and flavorless. My husband had the catfish jambalaya style. The sauce overpowered the fish. It was terribly over-sauced. Restaurants do this when the quality of the fish is questionable. It’s not necessary to put sauces like this or to serve the fish blackened when you serve high-quality fish. My brother-in-law’s scampi with pasta was good, as well as our wedge salad.

Tags: Bar Seating
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