Davis Street Fishmarket

★★★★☆
  • 501 Davis St

    Evanston, IL 60201

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  • 847-869-3474

About Davis Street Fishmarket

Hours
Lunch: Tue-Sun, 11am-4:30pm; Dinner: Mon-Thu, 4:30pm-10pm; Fri, Sat, 4:30pm-11pm; Sun, 4:30pm-9:30pm; (Bar is open 1 hour after closing every night

Food

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Ive not had a bad meal here yet. I absolutely love the clam chowder on a cold day. Tilapia, salmon, salmon Caesar literally some of the best food in Evanston. It always helps when the Chef makes a personal visit to your table to check if your specifications are to your liking!

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Ive not had a bad meal here yet. I absolutely love the clam chowder on a cold day. Tilapia, salmon, salmon Caesar literally some of the best food in Evanston. It always helps when the Chef makes a personal visit to your table to check if your specifications are to your liking!

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Davis Street Fishmarket is an awesome restaurant. I wish there was one in Chicago. However, it is worth the drive to Evanston to have dinner there.

Obviously seafood is not what Chicago is known for, so having a wonderful place like Davis

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Davis Street Fishmarket is an awesome restaurant. I wish there was one in Chicago. However, it is worth the drive to Evanston to have dinner there.

Obviously seafood is not what Chicago is known for, so having a wonderful place like Davis

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Great food and usually very good service. Their Clean Plate Club member program is also very rewarding. We visit their Evanston locations several times a year.

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Great food and usually very good service. Their Clean Plate Club member program is also very rewarding. We visit their Evanston locations several times a year.

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The restaurant was empty, yet crumbs and grease streaked the table. Somebody couldn't be bothered to clean up. Not a good first impression.

Davis Street Fishmarket is known for its fresh fish, but we were disappointed on all counts. An appetizer of New Bedford Clam Strips was three parts fried dough to one part clam. The Steamed Maine Whole Lobster was overcooked and a little tough, sweet but too chewy. The tin of drawn butter was dotted with mysterious unappetizing flecks.

Grilled Sea Scallops and Sea Bass were merely satisfactory. No special spices or touch of sea salt to enhance flavor -- just the same old drawn butter. The seafood itself was edible, but more Red-Lobster than fresh fish market.

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The restaurant was empty, yet crumbs and grease streaked the table. Somebody couldn't be bothered to clean up. Not a good first impression.

Davis Street Fishmarket is known for its fresh fish, but we were disappointed on all counts. An appetizer of New Bedford Clam Strips was three parts fried dough to one part clam. The Steamed Maine Whole Lobster was overcooked and a little tough, sweet but too chewy. The tin of drawn butter was dotted with mysterious unappetizing flecks.

Grilled Sea Scallops and Sea Bass were merely satisfactory. No special spices or touch of sea salt to enhance flavor -- just the same old drawn butter. The seafood itself was edible, but more Red-Lobster than fresh fish market.

Pros: Good bread

Cons: Fish is merely mediocre, Greasy tabletops

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Everything is great. The firecracker shrimps and blackened calamari appetizers are wonderful. We're very pleased with the main course as well (trout and grouper). We'll definitely go back again and again soon.

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★★★★★

Everything is great. The firecracker shrimps and blackened calamari appetizers are wonderful. We're very pleased with the main course as well (trout and grouper). We'll definitely go back again and again soon.

Pros: Great food, decent service

Cons: valet parking takes a long time

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Mediocre at best. Scallops were overdone, gumbo was bland, but the beer was cold and that saved the evening. Probably too much on the menu to really specialize in great tasting entres. It's probably a real treat for NU students, but for a more mature palate, this place is just average.

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★★★☆☆

Mediocre at best. Scallops were overdone, gumbo was bland, but the beer was cold and that saved the evening. Probably too much on the menu to really specialize in great tasting entres. It's probably a real treat for NU students, but for a more mature palate, this place is just average.

Pros: enthusiastic servers

Cons: chain rest. food

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This is my regular birthday dinner restaurant! I love going and sitting at the bar and eating the raw oysters! Mmmmm We go there a few times a year and everything is great! The tilapia stuffed with cornbread stuffing is the bomb!!!

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★★★★★

This is my regular birthday dinner restaurant! I love going and sitting at the bar and eating the raw oysters! Mmmmm We go there a few times a year and everything is great! The tilapia stuffed with cornbread stuffing is the bomb!!!

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I have heard a lot about this place so I decided to check it out one night. There's a very good selection of fresh seafoods. It can get a bit crowded, come at off times and there is plenty of room. They have live jazz and dixieland style bands here sometimes. Not far from Northwestern Univ. or the lakefront. Public transportation is down the street.

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★★★★☆

I have heard a lot about this place so I decided to check it out one night. There's a very good selection of fresh seafoods. It can get a bit crowded, come at off times and there is plenty of room. They have live jazz and dixieland style bands here sometimes. Not far from Northwestern Univ. or the lakefront. Public transportation is down the street.

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I have been here on several occassions for lunch, dinner etc. and overall it is pretty good (the food as well as the service). i don't ever remember the restaurant getting too crowded.
My friends call me a cake connoiseur and their Chocolate Drunk Cake.....is worth trying!

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★★★★☆

I have been here on several occassions for lunch, dinner etc. and overall it is pretty good (the food as well as the service). i don't ever remember the restaurant getting too crowded.
My friends call me a cake connoiseur and their Chocolate Drunk Cake.....is worth trying!

Cons: Parking

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fun casual atmosphere, good seafood with specials that change daily. gets a little noisy and seating gets a bit close when crowded.

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★★★★★

fun casual atmosphere, good seafood with specials that change daily. gets a little noisy and seating gets a bit close when crowded.

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the food at Davis Street Fishmarket is overall awsome resturant. The server did not seem to be on top of things. the ambience is so interesting and fun to look at. Not having a manger present to see how everything is going to me is very unprofessional. To me the great food makes up for some of cons of the resturant.

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★★★★★

the food at Davis Street Fishmarket is overall awsome resturant. The server did not seem to be on top of things. the ambience is so interesting and fun to look at. Not having a manger present to see how everything is going to me is very unprofessional. To me the great food makes up for some of cons of the resturant.

Pros: great food

Cons: bad service, not clean, no manager present

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Their soups are worth the visit alone. . . great oysters. . . friendly staff. . . relaxed seating in the oyster-bar area

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★★★★★

Their soups are worth the visit alone. . . great oysters. . . friendly staff. . . relaxed seating in the oyster-bar area

Pros: Casual dining, Great food, Friendly staff

Cons: n/a, n/a, n/a

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I went to check out the "Crab Bash" expecting a bait and switch menu - but was SO happy when they actually delivered what was promised. We had GREAT snow crab, and plenty of it - all at a price not to be found in the city. The appetizer of steamed mussles were great and garlic-y! My six year old son was well occupied with color-on menus, crayons and kid cups. I was surprised at how packed the place was on a Tuesday. I will be back soon to try the much hailed creole menu!!

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★★★★★

I went to check out the "Crab Bash" expecting a bait and switch menu - but was SO happy when they actually delivered what was promised. We had GREAT snow crab, and plenty of it - all at a price not to be found in the city. The appetizer of steamed mussles were great and garlic-y! My six year old son was well occupied with color-on menus, crayons and kid cups. I was surprised at how packed the place was on a Tuesday. I will be back soon to try the much hailed creole menu!!

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My family had dinner here last night. My wife had the tilapia - excellent. I took advantage of the $14.95 crab legs. I was surprised by the quality and the amount of crab I received for that price. It's really a great deal. The restaurant was kid friendly and the selection of seafood was unparalleled.

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★★★★★

My family had dinner here last night. My wife had the tilapia - excellent. I took advantage of the $14.95 crab legs. I was surprised by the quality and the amount of crab I received for that price. It's really a great deal. The restaurant was kid friendly and the selection of seafood was unparalleled.

Pros: value, quality

Cons: parking

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Some of the best cajun/Creole seafood I've had outside of Louisiana! The server was very attentive, gave honest suggestions, and was very friendly without being overbearing. I'd recommend this to anyone, especially those homesick for the South (like me!)

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★★★★★

Some of the best cajun/Creole seafood I've had outside of Louisiana! The server was very attentive, gave honest suggestions, and was very friendly without being overbearing. I'd recommend this to anyone, especially those homesick for the South (like me!)

Pros: Good atmosphere, Many menu options, Great service

Cons: Parking

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It's the only place I've found that has seafood that tastes as good as if your on the east or west coast.

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★★★★★

It's the only place I've found that has seafood that tastes as good as if your on the east or west coast.

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Fabulous seafood that is ALWAYS fresh. The service is great, too!

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★★★★★

Fabulous seafood that is ALWAYS fresh. The service is great, too!

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It doesn't get much fresher than this. Choose your catch from the refrigerated case, or sidle up to the raw bar. Whether you opt for Taiwanese barramundi or skate wing from Rhode Island, you can bet it won't be over the hill. Chances are,…

 

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