Dirk's Fish & Gourmet Shop

★★★★☆
  • 2070 N Clybourn Ave

    Chicago, IL 60614

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  • 773-404-3475

About Dirk's Fish & Gourmet Shop

Hours
Sun 10am-5pm, Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm

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I think Dirk's offers the best fish in Chicago unfortunately, it is priced accordingly. However, when I want fresh crab legs or amazing Chilean sea bass I splurge and go to Dirk's. Oh also try the homemade clam chowder. Dirk's is delicious.

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I think Dirk's offers the best fish in Chicago unfortunately, it is priced accordingly. However, when I want fresh crab legs or amazing Chilean sea bass I splurge and go to Dirk's. Oh also try the homemade clam chowder. Dirk's is delicious.

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While on a tux rental adventure, I passed by Dirk's and didn't hesitate to try some fresh fish that they were barbequing in front of the store. Talk about a great advertising idea! The fish was delicious so inherently on the way back through I couldn?t pass it by. What I found inside this small retail store off Clybourn was an excellent array of seafood with a store full of what seemed to be ?regulars.?

When it was my turn to order, I was seemingly treated like the new kid at school. Strange ordering experience aside, I received some of the best oysters and crab legs that I've ever had in Chicago! It's worth noting - just tonight - I had some of the second best oysters and crab legs in Chicago at Half Shell off Diversey.

The difference between these two places besides Dirk?s seafood tasting just slightly better? Price! Amazingly, the price at Dirk's was about ? more than at Half Shell - A RESTAURANT. I found this a little weird, but, I'll DEFINITELY be visiting Dirk's again to get some more excellent seafood!

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While on a tux rental adventure, I passed by Dirk's and didn't hesitate to try some fresh fish that they were barbequing in front of the store. Talk about a great advertising idea! The fish was delicious so inherently on the way back through I couldn?t pass it by. What I found inside this small retail store off Clybourn was an excellent array of seafood with a store full of what seemed to be ?regulars.?

When it was my turn to order, I was seemingly treated like the new kid at school. Strange ordering experience aside, I received some of the best oysters and crab legs that I've ever had in Chicago! It's worth noting - just tonight - I had some of the second best oysters and crab legs in Chicago at Half Shell off Diversey.

The difference between these two places besides Dirk?s seafood tasting just slightly better? Price! Amazingly, the price at Dirk's was about ? more than at Half Shell - A RESTAURANT. I found this a little weird, but, I'll DEFINITELY be visiting Dirk's again to get some more excellent seafood!

Pros: The best seafood in Chicago - I've lived here 5 years and have seafood regularly

Cons: Sort of pricey and parking in the strip mall is an adventure because there's a Panera, Pier 1, Jamba Juice, Men's Warehouse, etc.

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Great selection of fresh fish and if they don't have what you want, they will get it for you!! And they have the best service that I have ever gotten ANYWHERE!!!

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Great selection of fresh fish and if they don't have what you want, they will get it for you!! And they have the best service that I have ever gotten ANYWHERE!!!

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For the best fish in town, Dirk's is the place. For the best meat, go to Paulina Market. Enough said.

Neither is cheap but the quality is unsurpassed - even by most restaurants in Chicago. If you want Jewel selection and prices, feel free to go there but I guarantee you're not getting the same thing. The only supermarket that can compare to Dirk's quality is Whole Foods but the prices are high there as well. You get what you pay for.

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For the best fish in town, Dirk's is the place. For the best meat, go to Paulina Market. Enough said.

Neither is cheap but the quality is unsurpassed - even by most restaurants in Chicago. If you want Jewel selection and prices, feel free to go there but I guarantee you're not getting the same thing. The only supermarket that can compare to Dirk's quality is Whole Foods but the prices are high there as well. You get what you pay for.

Pros: Fresh fish, Top quality, Great sauces, etc.

Cons: Expensive, Parking can be tough

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This is one of the best fish markets in Chicagoland. Though it's kinda pricey, but absolutely worth it. Here you can find the best sushi grade fish inlcuding tuna, red snapper etc. Expect to many different varities of exotic fishes as well. The place is very well maintained and it's almost hard to tell if it is a fish store at all!

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This is one of the best fish markets in Chicagoland. Though it's kinda pricey, but absolutely worth it. Here you can find the best sushi grade fish inlcuding tuna, red snapper etc. Expect to many different varities of exotic fishes as well. The place is very well maintained and it's almost hard to tell if it is a fish store at all!

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A nice fresh seafood shop. They have a pretty decent variety to choose from. The prices are okay, nothing to really go crazy over. But the nice thing about this store is that they have plenty of fresh vegetables and ingrediants to cook your seafood with. So you always know that your garaunteed a fresh meal when you shop here. One thing to keep in mind is that they do deliver, so you can use that service and not have to go thru the big hassle of having to find parking in the pretty crowded area this store is in.

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A nice fresh seafood shop. They have a pretty decent variety to choose from. The prices are okay, nothing to really go crazy over. But the nice thing about this store is that they have plenty of fresh vegetables and ingrediants to cook your seafood with. So you always know that your garaunteed a fresh meal when you shop here. One thing to keep in mind is that they do deliver, so you can use that service and not have to go thru the big hassle of having to find parking in the pretty crowded area this store is in.

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Perfect Quality (which you want in seafood) and always a good selection... Dirk himself will tell you what's just in that day. He'll even get you sushi grade tuna & more if you give him a couple of days' notice. Good seafood soups and nice seasonings selection to boot. Ask him for preparation suggestions... a good cook as well.

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Perfect Quality (which you want in seafood) and always a good selection... Dirk himself will tell you what's just in that day. He'll even get you sushi grade tuna & more if you give him a couple of days' notice. Good seafood soups and nice seasonings selection to boot. Ask him for preparation suggestions... a good cook as well.

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I stopped by Dirk's last weekend. I found the selection very limited and predominant pricing in the $20 p/lb range. It would be nice to see a fish market dominated by a large selection at prices equal to supermarkets. Why make an additional stop?

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I stopped by Dirk's last weekend. I found the selection very limited and predominant pricing in the $20 p/lb range. It would be nice to see a fish market dominated by a large selection at prices equal to supermarkets. Why make an additional stop?

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Live catches, gourmet foods and party platters keep devotees rushing back daily to this Lincoln Park fishmonger. Fresh staples include swordfish, sole, snapper, salmon, marlin, pike, claims, crab, lobster, scallops and…

 

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