Posted in Illinois Food & Dining, Seafood & Steak November 30, 2015 by Laura These 10 Restaurants In Illinois Have The Best Seafood EVER Our “coast” is Lake Michigan, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have some great seafood. Here are some of the best spots in Illinois to get some awesome seafood! 1. Joe Fish Joe Fish/Facebook Joe Fish/Facebook Joe Fish is an upscale seafood restaurant in River North. The restaurant has an Italian flair, but also features modern American cuisine. Enjoy the whole branzino and chilean sea bass. 445 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654 2. Reel Club Reel Club/Facebook Reel Club/Facebook Reel Club specializes in sustainable seafood and environmentally-friendly fish. It is Michelin-recommended, with super-fresh fish and seafood like Alaskan king crab. 272 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523 3. Parkers' Restaurant and Bar Parkers' Restaurant and Bar/Facebook Parkers' Restaurant and Bar/Facebook Parkers' is a romantic place, complete with a fireplace and live music. You will taste the difference in the fresh seafood at Parkers', sourced from fishermen that the restaurant actually has relationships with. 1000 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515 4. The Shanty The Shanty/Facebook The Shanty/Facebook This wood-clad eatery serves up tons of seafood and steaks. From whiskey shrimp to flounder raspberry wellington, the dishes are innovative and scrumptious. 38985 US-41, Wadsworth, IL 60083 5. Goose Island Shrimp House Goose Island Shrimp House/Facebook Goose Island Shrimp House/Facebook Goose Island has been serving awesome shrimp in Chicago for the last 40 years. While they are considered a "dive," they've been a Chicago staple for decades. Other than shrimp, they have catfish, frog legs, and oysters. 1011 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60642 6. The Fish House The Fish House/Facebook The Fish House/Facebook For 39 years, the Fish House has all sorts of seafood offerings, from unique appetizers such as fried alligator and entrees like Halibut puffs. They also have a seafood market so you can bring some of their offerings to your next party. 4919 N University St, Peoria, IL 61614 7. Baxter's American Grille Baxter's American Grille/Facebook Baxter's American Grille/Facebook Baxter's is a beautiful restaurant in Bloomington, serving great mahi mahi and salmon. 3212 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704 8. Mangia Pasta Steak and Seafood Mangia/Facebook Mangia Pasta Steak and Seafood/Facebook Mangia is a quaint Italian joint that does steak and seafood. You'll love the calamari and shrimp scampi. 518 E Adams St, Springfield, IL 62701 9. Dover Straits Seafood House Dover Straits Seafood House/Facebook Dover Straits Seafood House/Facebook With a cool nautical theme, you will feel like you are eating under the sea. For 35 years, this restaurant owned and operated by seven Greek brothers has pleased guests with its awesome seafood. 890 US-45, Mundelein, IL 60060 10. Just Shrimp Just Shrimp/Facebook Just Shrimp/Facebook As you can gather from the name, this place does shrimp--and they do it well. But as you can see from the picture, they offer more than just shrimp--like this lobster roll. 15940 Harlem Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477 Where’s your fave place to get a nice seafood dinner? OnlyInYourState may earn compensation through affiliate links in this article.