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According to the New York Times, there are “lots of reasons to eat fish.” Fish consumption increases heart health and reduces the chance of stroke, and fish is an excellent lower fat/higher protein option. Most importantly, perhaps, is that fish tastes good, and that good taste will be shown to maximum advantage at some Chicago restaurants.


Here are ten of Chicago’s best restaurants that serve healthy and undeniably delicious fish and seafood.


RPM Seafood is a waterfront restaurant, which seems appropriate for a place that’s been described as “a seafood lover’s dream.” It is.


Bar Mar from Jose Andres offers fish in the Spanish tradition, which means sometimes there’s jamon iberico involved.


Fish Bar is the place to go for classics – like lobster roll and oyster po’boy – done perfectly.


Big Star Mariscos from One Off Hospitality specializes in Mexican seafood, including means oysters, fish tacos, and whole fish done beautifully. Muy sabroso.




 Calumet Fisheries

Calumet Fisheries is a throwback to the small fish stores of old, with fantastic smoked options.


Goose Island Shrimp House is an unpretentious, no-frills fried shrimp shack, and it is wonderful.


Andros Taverna is one of Chicago’s finest Greek restaurants, which are always promising places to find excellent fish.


Cold Storage 


Cold Storage is the seafood-forward restaurant from the Boka Group, so you know it’s going to be very good.


Armitage Alehouse may not sound like a place for seafood, but there you can count on world-class fish and chips.


Bistronomic serves French bistro cuisine, and it doesn’t get more *bistro* than mussels and frites, here done in the classic preparation.

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