8 Hole-In-The-Wall Fried Fish Joints In Illinois Only The Locals Know About

If you just can’t wait for your local church or fire department to hold its annual fish fry, you can get one-of-a-kind, fresh fried fish in several towns throughout Illinois any time of year. Some of these hot spots have been part of Illinois history for generations, made popular by the locals who just can’t get enough.

Abandon fish sandwiches from fast-food restaurants and upgrade your next fish feast to a meal only a dive could supply.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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Have you tried any of these fish markets? Tell us about it in the comments section!