8 Seafood Restaurants That Will Make You Think Illinois Is Right By The Ocean

The closest thing we get to an ocean in Illinois is Lake Michigan, and with the nearest coast hundreds of miles away, the second best option is definitely one the these eight seafood restaurants. Oysters, fried fish, shrimp, lobster, and so much more can be found at these excellent eateries.

Some of these hot spots are even situated on the water, increasing the chances you’ll feel like you’re dining by the ocean. Check it out:

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/

For more like this, check out these eight fried fish joints in Illinois that locals love.

What other seafood restaurants make you feel like you’re on the coast? Share your favorites with us below in the comments.