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Open
SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

Mon - Fri.   10:00 to 7:00
Saturdays   9:00 to 6:00
Sundays    10:00 to 5:00
- Fully Prepared -
Ready to Heat & Enjoy

International Influence

Cuban • Asian
Mediterranean

Gourmet Soups:
Bisques, Bouillabaisse, Cioppino, Chowders, Gazpacho, Gumbo, etc

Killer Cakes:
Crab, Salmon, & Shrimp!
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Salads - Made FRESH
Ready to Go
Great for LUNCH!

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Ceviche, Crayfish, Salmon, Shrimp, Awesome Tuna, etc

With 24 hrs Notice We Can Provide:
* Fish and Seafood's are delivered to us
6 days per week and cut to your specifications!*

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We would like to help you celebrate your BIRTHDAY.  How about a Crab Cake with Mustard Sauce Frosting?  You provide the candles.

  Come in and prove that it is your Birthday and we will give you a $5 discount on your purchase of $25 or more.

 

 

 

 

 

Located in Chicago on the shores of the inland sea,

providing the best selection of Fish and Seafood in the country!

GOT FISH? SUSTAINABLE FISH?

Welcome to Chicago's premier fish and seafood shop, the very BEST place for...


HEALTHY FRESH FISH
SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD
HOME MADE GOURMET FOOD

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(Closed New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas)

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2070 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, Il

773.404.3475

Monday thru Friday 10:00 until 7:00

Saturdays 9:00 until 6:00

Sundays 10:00 until 5:00

Terry and Dirk Fucik

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We all want to be happy, healthy and well fed, right? Here at Dirk's, we are always promoting the healthy aspects of fish and seafood and eating well.
Speaking of eating well, I want to introduce to you Natalie Canizares, my stepdaughter, who's time revolves around creating a healthy and balanced life. She has plenty of great ideas for well-being and feeling good about yourself. Plus I love her smoothies and other recipes for healthy eating.

Be sure to check out her website.


Visit
www.beautifullybalanceddiet.com to learn more about Natalie and BBD!


Natalie Canizares is an Institute of Integrative Nutrition Certified Health Coach and Wellness Expert.

She empowers people to eliminate bad habits, let go of limiting beliefs, create new actions, and holds you accountable to achieve results.

Her holistic approach gives you the tools and support to achieve long term success.

Email Natalie for Coaching at beautifullybalanceddiet@gmail.com.

Check out this great new PBS doucumentary!

"Your Inner Fish" premiering April 2014

Dirk's Fish had the honor of participating in the "fish portion" of this film.

Your Inner Fish

I learned quite a lot from Neil Shubin and connected to my own "inner fish"!

4/9/14

Watch Terry and Dirk on ABC Channel 7

talking fish, Lent and a great snapper recipe!

Cooking With Fish

3/8/2014

Take a bite out of Asian Carp!

Here is our latest video about Asian Carp filmed by the Diamond Network from Hong Kong, China. Cameron Zhang stopped by for a chat and demonstration of cooking carp burgers. There are some great interviews from the Shedd Aquarium too. Check it out!

Asian Carp Documentary playing in China

4/16/2014

We continue to promote the use of Asian carp as a viable food product and the BBC picked up on it. they stopped by the shop for a chat and a taste of a carp burger. I'm waiting for the thaw to start buying more Asian carp which we feature on the weekends. Unfortunatly, everything in the area rivers is under ice at present. Spring is coming soon, right?!

Chicago goes to war with Asian carp

Terry's Asian carp burger over Quinoa with Tomato Jalepeno Chuntey

If you haven't yet had the opportunity to try some, be sure to stop by the shop on a Saturday. Every Saturday between 12:00 and 3:00 we have our Big Green Egg fired up and are sampling all kinds of great fish and seafoods along with our marinades and assorted sides.

We are working with the Shedd Aquarium to bring awarness to the public about invasive species in the Great Lakes. Asian carp is a particularly big issue of which we can all take a bite of!

Asian Carp Video from Shedd Aquarium featuring Dirk on the Grill

 

Owners of the 2013 bragging rights to the title of the "Best Chowdah" in Chicago!

We won the "Fan Favorite" vote of about 250 attendees against some pretty tough competition for

Terry's Famous Alaskan King Crab Chowder!

(we call it king crack chowder, it's so addicting!)

We are trying to keep some in stock at the shop if you want to try some.

Nothing here but the real thing!

Are Chicago diners getting the fish they paid for?

 

Food Done Right!

We had the honor of being an "Editor's Pick in Tastemakers 2012

TakePart.com is announcing its TakePart Tastemakers, an inaugural list of 100 local shops from coast to coast that embody the spirit of the film Food, Inc. Eric Schlosser's documentary championed ways to change the current state of the food system--by eating local and sustainable and organic--and these shops are seen as leaders in their communities, responsible for spreading the good-tasting message of "Food Done Right."

TakePart.com gave us a sneak peek at 20 of the 100 shops on the list ahead of their 9 a.m. announcement of the full list. Ten shops each were chosen in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco, Seattle, and the Twin Cities.

Dirk's Fish on Tastemakers 2012 Chicago

 

Here is a video that was shot with two great gals, Megan and Tricia who do an online radio show www.nochefsallowed.com. They do like to buy our fish and wanted to do a show at Dirk's.

Here is the video...

No Chefs Allowed @ Dirk's Fish

Thanks to both Megan and Tricia for appreciating our fish and for the great fun we had filming!

See  you soon!

Check us out on Channel 7 with Steve Dolinsky

Now is the time for Nantucket Bay Scallops. There is no better tasting or sweeter scallop in the world. The best way to sample these "marshmallows of the ses" is to eat one raw! Recently, our friend Steve Dolinsky  stopped by the shop to sample a few.

Nantucket Bay Scallops and the Hungry Hound

 

You have to try the new Naked Cowboy oysters from Long Island!

We had a great time with the Naked Cowboy at Dirk's Fish, slurping oysters!

Chris and Dirk on the prowl in the Red River, Oklahoma.

Look out catfish, here we come!

Watch our friends Skipper and Jackson help us with the catch of a lifetime!

Dirk and Chris with four big blue catfish, awesome catch!

Thanks to all our friends in Oklahoma for their great hospitality and expertise!

 

Check us out on WLS Channel 7 with

Steve Dolinsky, The Hungry Hound

A New Season For Seafood Lovers

"Fish Markets of Chicago"

Love Smoked Fish?

Recommended by "The Hungry Hound"

Check out Steve Dolinsky, The Hungry Hound's comments:

Top 5 places to buy smoked fish in Chicago

FRESH "OMG" KING CRAB UPDATE

THE QUOTA HAS BEEN CAUGHT!

THE 2013 FRESH CRAB SEASON IS OVER!

We do have the same product frozen which is the next best thing!

Capt. Jonathan from "Time Bandit"

 


Dirk's Fish in Seattle

with crab boat "Arctic Sea" in the background

Dirk’s Fish and Gourmet Shop
Dirk’s might look like more of a market than a restaurant, but it’s one of the city’s premiere sources for sustainable seafood. Diners can come grab some amazing sushi, take a cooking class, and then pick up fish to make for dinner that night. Plus, Dirk is just so damn nice.
On the menu: Laughing Bird Shrimp, a sustainable farm-raised Caribbean white shrimp, simmered in Thai coconut basil sauce, served over jasmine rice with a side of tangy vinegar cucumber salad. 
Can’t make it to Chicago Gourmet? The shop hosts a weekly free grilling demo from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, and this weekend it will be dishing out exactly what it’s serving at the fest, along with a variety of other goodies, like salmon and tuna burgers. That Thai coconut basil simmering sauce is also always available in the shop, and it works well as a marinade too.



Chicago Gourmet- Bon Appetite logo
 
See you all there next year!

    

   

Chicago Gourmet

Suzie Q Fisheries local smoked whitefish

Check out what the Hungry Hound, Steve Dolinsky, has to say about smoked fish and Dirk's fish

Top 5 places to buy smoked fish in Chicago

If you need smoked fish of any sort, sturgeon to chubs to hand sliced salmon, just give us a call.

We also will build you a custom smoked fish tray for your Holiday entertaining.

Watch the video of WGN Ch. 9 - "Chicago's Best"

Chicago's Best - Sushi Rolls

Dirk, Ted, Terry

Check us out on YELP!

With an eye on your health ...

Only the freshest fish!
Fish and seafood are essential ingredients to a healthy diet. There are so many health attributes (Health Info) for all parts of your body that you would be remiss in not including the recommended 2 serving per week in your diet.

 


****FRESH KING CRAB LEGS****

"The Deadliest Catch"...

 

Dirk and a couple of friends from the "Arctic Sea"

  Fresh Alaskan King Crab

Direct to us from Dutch Harbor, Alaska

This is the crab you can see being caught on the Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch". 

We met these captains last year and were very impressed by their commitment to quality! They bust their butts (and freeze them too) to bring you the very best crab!

This king crab is the best of the year!

Live crab coming off the boat

 

On ice!

"The Deadliest Catch"

Bad Boys of the Bering Sea

Direct from Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

Fresh Red King Crab!

We are already looking forward to Novemberber 2012!

WARNING!!!

Once you try fresh there is no going back!

We always have fresh frozen red king crab

from Dutch Harbor, but the fresh will be here very soon!

FRESH ALASKAN RED KING CRAB!

Incredibly sweet!

The crab in hand is worth two in the sea and

the one on your plate is the best of all!

Crack King Crab

Great catch, Steve!

(The hat must have brought him luck!)

The ultimate sustainable fish,

Catch and Release!

 

SUSTAINABLE FISH ARE FOREVER

Check out our updated Sushi page

Dirk's Sushi

There is always a great selection of fresh fish and seafood at Dirk's but we do try to run out of product so that we can continually restock our fresh supplies. If you need something special or a quantity of a certain fish, please call us and we will hold or acquire what ever you may need.


New Online Calculator Clears Up Confusion Over Seafood and Health

HowMuchFish.com


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Best of Chicago > Food & Drink > Fishmonger

Reader’s Choice

Dirk’s Fish and Gourmet Shop

The nose knows: a quality retail fish shop should have a light scent of the sea. And stepping into Dirk’s is like taking a sunrise walk on a sandy beach with a firm-fleshed, red-gilled snapper in hand. Dirk Fucik has been mongering fish for 35 years, 5 under his own shingle, and in addition to an ocean’s worth of pristinely fresh seafood he and his knowledgeable staff offer prepared items including sushi,heat and eat fish dishes, salads, spreads, and on-the-spot crab and lobster steaming. Cooking tips, seasonal suggestions, and general goodwill abound, and every summer Saturday from noon to 3 PM Fucik sets up a charcoal grill for an impromptu cooking class and free sample session. Arrow 2070 N. Clybourn, 773-404-3475, dirksfish.com. —Gary Wiviott

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What ever your wish,

in the world of seafood and fish,

we will try to fulfill it

and it will be delish!

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If you can't find your favorite fish in your neighborhood, we can ship any of our quality fish, seafood or prepared items to anyone anywhere.

We ship next day air on Fedex

Free Saturday Sampler
Seafood Preparation Demonstrations and Sampling.
Every Saturday - 12 noon to 3 pm
We cook up some great ideas right here
at the store and show off our
Seafood Cookin' skills, our
Gourmet Sauces and
Marinades and, of course
The Finest Seafood in Chicago!
Come join us, ask questions, try
our stuff, and learn something! S
chedule
Come in to the shop for a look at what's cooking or at what just swam through our doors. We will have all of your old favorites and many new ones (soon to be favorites). If you would like to make a request, just ask. Look forward to seeing everyone!   - Dirk
Fish Happens Here!
 


Lunch Menu

Sushi Menu

Dine in or To Go!

Fresh Fish

Delivered Daily

Cut and Boned

To Your Specifications!

Live, in our tanks...

Live Dungeness Crab

from Washington

Live American Lobster

from Maine

 

Chicago's BEST

shrimp cocktail

Cooked daily and served with our

kicked up cocktail sauce

 

Fresh Seafood
Salads & Soups
&
Entree' Items
Prepared
FRESH
DAILY


Dirk's - for the
Sofishticated palate

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Our fresh hot soups are perfect
for warming your cockles
on a cold winter evening
or

anytime you want a quick and tasty meal.

Call us the day before and we will make the

soup of your choice, fresh .

20 varieties available.


 

 

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