Tin Fish

★★★★☆
  • 18201 Harlem Ave

    Tinley Park, IL 60477

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  • 708-532-0200

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Let me start by including the fact that i've been eating at Tin Fish for about 3 years, and about 20 times in the past 8 months alone, taking a look back at my varied experiences there , I am questioning why I return over and over with

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★★★★★

Let me start by including the fact that i've been eating at Tin Fish for about 3 years, and about 20 times in the past 8 months alone, taking a look back at my varied experiences there , I am questioning why I return over and over with

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A gem of a restaurant tucked right there in Tinley Park. Their fish is fresh. We've been there 4 times and it just keeps getting better. This is not your normal strip mall restaurant. Very upscale for the area....and they deliver - in quality, quantity, and service.

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★★★★☆

A gem of a restaurant tucked right there in Tinley Park. Their fish is fresh. We've been there 4 times and it just keeps getting better. This is not your normal strip mall restaurant. Very upscale for the area....and they deliver - in quality, quantity, and service.

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We were tourists from NYC in for a wedding and were looking for a local place to eat. Since we were in the mood for seafood decided to try this place instead of chain restaurant for lunch. We were pleasantly surprised. The food as great and the staff was helpful explaining about some of the local catch. Prices were reasonable for a lunch menu and decor was fun.

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We were tourists from NYC in for a wedding and were looking for a local place to eat. Since we were in the mood for seafood decided to try this place instead of chain restaurant for lunch. We were pleasantly surprised. The food as great and the staff was helpful explaining about some of the local catch. Prices were reasonable for a lunch menu and decor was fun.

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Was visiting my folks ont in the south suburbs for my dads birthday and took them to Tin Fish. This is as good a restaurant as any I've been to in the city. Cape scallops were to die for and the skate wing with roasted tomatoes and rice crust melted in my mouth. My dad loved the clam chowder and they even had fresh alaskan king crab legs...WOW! Very fair prices in the city it would have been way more. Janice took great care of us she was very professional only downer was I wish they had esspresso. I may be seeing alo more of my parents now that I know about this place!

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★★★★★

Was visiting my folks ont in the south suburbs for my dads birthday and took them to Tin Fish. This is as good a restaurant as any I've been to in the city. Cape scallops were to die for and the skate wing with roasted tomatoes and rice crust melted in my mouth. My dad loved the clam chowder and they even had fresh alaskan king crab legs...WOW! Very fair prices in the city it would have been way more. Janice took great care of us she was very professional only downer was I wish they had esspresso. I may be seeing alo more of my parents now that I know about this place!

Pros: Great service, very fresh seafood, nice atmostphere

Cons: No esspresso

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The food was good. We ate dinner at the bar and the bartender was too pushy, too much of a "salesperson". We left feeling robbed. It ruined our dining experience. We haven't been back since. It's too bad because we enjoyed the food.

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★★★☆☆

The food was good. We ate dinner at the bar and the bartender was too pushy, too much of a "salesperson". We left feeling robbed. It ruined our dining experience. We haven't been back since. It's too bad because we enjoyed the food.

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Love this Place Fish is so fresh it melts in your mouth! Great Martinis, Excellent Service, the wait staff was right on the money with recommendation and portions were fantastic. I recommend this the Tin Fish in Tinley Park . Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Love this Place Fish is so fresh it melts in your mouth! Great Martinis, Excellent Service, the wait staff was right on the money with recommendation and portions were fantastic. I recommend this the Tin Fish in Tinley Park . Highly recommended.

Pros: Excellent Food, Excellent Service, Excellent Location

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I dine at Tin Fish frequently, and have (almost) always have good luck. The fish is super fresh and I don't mind paying a little more for quality. Service is solid and believe it or not, the busboys are noticably sharp. The wine list is full of bargains if you know what to look for or ask for help. I'm not sure what to make of the other bad reviews here. I guess we're looking for different things.

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★★★★★

I dine at Tin Fish frequently, and have (almost) always have good luck. The fish is super fresh and I don't mind paying a little more for quality. Service is solid and believe it or not, the busboys are noticably sharp. The wine list is full of bargains if you know what to look for or ask for help. I'm not sure what to make of the other bad reviews here. I guess we're looking for different things.

Pros: freshness, service, wine list

Cons: some tight seating

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My husband ate fish for the first time in Hawaii and came home and was willing to give Tin Fish a try. Delicious entree's and a great atmosphere. The prices can get a bit high, though.

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★★★★☆

My husband ate fish for the first time in Hawaii and came home and was willing to give Tin Fish a try. Delicious entree's and a great atmosphere. The prices can get a bit high, though.

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As stated before, this restaurant is well placed in a stripmall outside of downtown... because if it were in town, they would be out of business. Slightly high prices for very average (but well dressed) food, slow service, with an excellent atmosphere.

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As stated before, this restaurant is well placed in a stripmall outside of downtown... because if it were in town, they would be out of business. Slightly high prices for very average (but well dressed) food, slow service, with an excellent atmosphere.

Pros: Ambiance, Clean

Cons: Slow service

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Dined here Oct. 2004. Had heard a lot about it and was quite happy with it. The service was outstanding and the menu was intriguing with the mix and match concept. Both my husband and I had the Sea Bass each prepared differently. Both excellent! The spicy shrimp and fresh oysters were very good. Liked that you could choose between east coast or west coast oysters. Server was knowledgeable and new exactly where each was coming from. Consider the specials...outstanding!

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★★★★☆

Dined here Oct. 2004. Had heard a lot about it and was quite happy with it. The service was outstanding and the menu was intriguing with the mix and match concept. Both my husband and I had the Sea Bass each prepared differently. Both excellent! The spicy shrimp and fresh oysters were very good. Liked that you could choose between east coast or west coast oysters. Server was knowledgeable and new exactly where each was coming from. Consider the specials...outstanding!

Pros: Valet parking, Great Mai Tai!, Attentive servers

Cons: , A little pricey, Some tables too close

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The prices were way too high for what you received. My husband ordered a fresh fish of the day, and that was ALL that came on his plate. Not even a garnish. It was so salty we had to send it back for a different piece of fish and the waiter actually had the audacity to say he tried the fish and it was too salty -- like we had lied or something. I would never come here again.

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The prices were way too high for what you received. My husband ordered a fresh fish of the day, and that was ALL that came on his plate. Not even a garnish. It was so salty we had to send it back for a different piece of fish and the waiter actually had the audacity to say he tried the fish and it was too salty -- like we had lied or something. I would never come here again.

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...because this restaurant would not survive in the city. After reading several stellar reviews, we made reservations on a recent Saturday night. We showed up about 20 minutes early and informed the hostess team we wanted to have a drink in the bar and would be ready to eat when our table was ready. 5 minutes before our reservation, we again informed the team of our presence. 45 minutes later we were finally seated with no excuse other than "we're really busy." It wasn't worth the wait. Mediocre food. Horrible service. People (and restaurants) are defined by how they respond to adversity and in this case, Tin Fish didn't even try. If you live in Tinley Park , your options are limited to Applebee's and Tin Fish... But if you want decent seafood (AND service) in the suburbs you're better off heading north to Davis St Fishmarket.

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★★☆☆☆

...because this restaurant would not survive in the city. After reading several stellar reviews, we made reservations on a recent Saturday night. We showed up about 20 minutes early and informed the hostess team we wanted to have a drink in the bar and would be ready to eat when our table was ready. 5 minutes before our reservation, we again informed the team of our presence. 45 minutes later we were finally seated with no excuse other than "we're really busy." It wasn't worth the wait. Mediocre food. Horrible service. People (and restaurants) are defined by how they respond to adversity and in this case, Tin Fish didn't even try. If you live in Tinley Park , your options are limited to Applebee's and Tin Fish... But if you want decent seafood (AND service) in the suburbs you're better off heading north to Davis St Fishmarket.

Pros: Free Valet Parking, Moderate Pricing

Cons: Horrible Service, Extremely Loud

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Clams on the half shell were big & fresh, but I can't stop thinking about the Buffalo Shrimp. If nothing else, go for the Buffalo Shrimp. It's not what you're thinking... not deep fried at all. I can't explain it, you just have to try it!!! Great variety of seafood. Definitely worth the trip 'cause there's nothing like it in the city.

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★★★★★

Clams on the half shell were big & fresh, but I can't stop thinking about the Buffalo Shrimp. If nothing else, go for the Buffalo Shrimp. It's not what you're thinking... not deep fried at all. I can't explain it, you just have to try it!!! Great variety of seafood. Definitely worth the trip 'cause there's nothing like it in the city.

Pros: Free Valet parking, Excellent Value

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Oysters on the 1/2 were the best I've had in the Midwest. On a Friday night they were out of Salmon, so I had to choose an alternative, Tuna I recall, done perfectly to order. My wifes New York Strip was done perfectly to order and was almost fork tender with perfect tase and texture. Key Lime pie for desert was key lime. Plenty of wait staff, extremely courteos and attentive. Wine list adequate but nothing to write home about. Hemingwayish decor.

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★★★★★

Oysters on the 1/2 were the best I've had in the Midwest. On a Friday night they were out of Salmon, so I had to choose an alternative, Tuna I recall, done perfectly to order. My wifes New York Strip was done perfectly to order and was almost fork tender with perfect tase and texture. Key Lime pie for desert was key lime. Plenty of wait staff, extremely courteos and attentive. Wine list adequate but nothing to write home about. Hemingwayish decor.

Pros: fresh, fresh, fish, free valet parking, wait staff

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I was less impressed than most by the service and the food @ Tin Fish. I thought the scallops could have been firmer, and the server...well was amatuerish at best. Although, maybe the lack of table vigilance may have been due to the fact that it was New Years Eve. It also was a bit loud inside and didn't promote good conversation. Oustanding raw oysters though.

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★★★☆☆

I was less impressed than most by the service and the food @ Tin Fish. I thought the scallops could have been firmer, and the server...well was amatuerish at best. Although, maybe the lack of table vigilance may have been due to the fact that it was New Years Eve. It also was a bit loud inside and didn't promote good conversation. Oustanding raw oysters though.

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chef colin turner has done it again!! freshest fish you will find. do not be deceived or confused by the store front/strip mall facade. excellent presentation and an extensive, affordable wine list. great decor with attentive, knowledgable service. a gem in the southern suburbs. well worth the drive.

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★★★★★

chef colin turner has done it again!! freshest fish you will find. do not be deceived or confused by the store front/strip mall facade. excellent presentation and an extensive, affordable wine list. great decor with attentive, knowledgable service. a gem in the southern suburbs. well worth the drive.

Pros: experience staff, "value for the money", spacious

Cons: distance to travel

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I had one of the greatest dining eperiences here! I was surprised to find such a cool place so far from the city. I was told to give it a try and sure enough, the seafood here rivals any I have had in the city and the actual space would fit in anywhere downtown. You have a "create your own" option as the menu is broken down to several different types of fish with a mix and match sides- all which complement each fish in a different way. Very unique. A wonderful addition to suburban dining.

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★★★★★

I had one of the greatest dining eperiences here! I was surprised to find such a cool place so far from the city. I was told to give it a try and sure enough, the seafood here rivals any I have had in the city and the actual space would fit in anywhere downtown. You have a "create your own" option as the menu is broken down to several different types of fish with a mix and match sides- all which complement each fish in a different way. Very unique. A wonderful addition to suburban dining.

Pros: reasonably priced, unique menu

Cons: bad sound system

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I was there on October 19th. I had the roasted red snapper. Which was the best fish I have ever had and the thai chile sauce that accompanied it was just perfect. My friens had the swirdfish and also loved it. The Buffalo shrimp are a great appetizer. Cant wait to go back

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★★★★★

I was there on October 19th. I had the roasted red snapper. Which was the best fish I have ever had and the thai chile sauce that accompanied it was just perfect. My friens had the swirdfish and also loved it. The Buffalo shrimp are a great appetizer. Cant wait to go back

Pros: Reasonable

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Tin Fish is a bona fide culinary asset to suburban dining---and the dining scene as a whole. Colin Turner and Curtis Wierbicki know restaurants and also know how to put together an exciting menu of design-your-own seafood delights. The…

 

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