Illinois March 15, 2019
The Most Massive Fish Fry In Illinois Serves Up 20 Different Types of Fish
The Midwest is known for Friday night fish fries, but there is a restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois that is doing it six nights a week. This massive fish fry is actually about all types of seafood in all its forms.
Specializing in about 20 different types of fish, this place has more seafood than you’ll know what to do with. Check it out:
Established in 1995, Boston Fish Market in northern Illinois is known for its wide variety of fish and other seafood that is fresh and cooked just about any way you like. It is also known as the Midwest's largest processors of salmon and whitefish at 200,000 lbs per week and 100,000 lbs per week respectively.
This incredible seafood restaurant has its own team of fishers that source supplies from all across the world.
You'll get to see the fresh seafood on display when you come inside. The dining room is bright, open, and simple with family-style seating. The place is packed on Fridays, so many choose to take their meals to-go.
The restaurant prides itself on being one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors of fresh and frozen seafood. If there is a type of fish you are looking for that isn't currently in stock, the people at Boston Fish Market will try to find it for you.
Now, let's talk about that massive fish fry. Just about any seafood sold here can be battered and fried. That includes the perch, whitefish, smelts, cod, grouper, catfish, snapper, and walleye.
Other fried delights include shrimp, scallops, oysters, lobster tail, and calamari.
You'll also find char broiled options. Additional fishes include salmon, of which there are many types, tilapia, mahi mahi, swordfish, halibut, tuna, flounder, blue marlin, rainbow trout, bronzini, orata, and even orange roughy.
Other seafood includes octopus, crab legs, crawfish, clams, and mussels.
Additional menu items include sandwiches, salads, soups, roasted vegetables, wild rice, fries, and coleslaw. This is the perfect place to go to taste all the seafood you've been dying to try.
Boston Fish Market is open Monday through Thursday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. as well as Friday and Saturday between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. A meal here is better than most served at seafood restaurants that are right on the beach.
Boston Fish Market is located at 1225 Forest Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60018, and you can learn more about it on its
website or Facebook page.
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