2070 N. Clybourn Ave.    Chicago, IL. 60614                    773.404.3475
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Where are you located?

We are at 2070 N. Clybourn Ave. in Chicago. We are 2 blocks south of Webster St. and 2 blocks north of Armitage Ave., on the west side of Clybourn. We are directly across the street from the Treasure Island food store.    Contact Us

Why is your fish better than grocery store fish?

We order in small amounts daily from reputable suppliers who know our stringent standards. Some items come direct from the source. Most of our fish we buy whole and cut them to order. Dirk has had almost 30 years in the fish business and was one of the owners of Burhop’s Seafood for 12 years. Erik, Jerry and Chris also have years of experience in the fish biz. We know fish and love to cook it. You will never walk out of the store wondering how to cook your purchase.

How fresh is your fish?

Our fish comes in everyday, except Sundays. Depending on the variety it is usually 2 to 4 days out of the water. Most of our fish is cut when you need it. Our lobsters and crabs are flown in directly and are live when you take them home. Our multiple varieties of clams, mussels, and oysters are live and ready to eat. You will get at least a 2 day shelf life out of all our fish. Eat it sooner the better!

What makes fish sushi quality?

Only the highest quality fish, both fresh and frozen, is used for sushi,. Therefore this is the only kind of fish we carry. We will cut whole fish or loins to order to insure you the best quality. Various sushi quality fish is always available. Call ahead for more

Why does your shrimp taste better than grocery store shrimp?

To begin with, we carry a wild caught Gulf of Mexico shrimp. We think the flavor and texture of these shrimp are superior to most other shrimp, especially farmed varieties. Our shrimp are cooked here at the shop daily. We also have a great cocktail sauce to go with!   

Are there bones in my fish fillets?

If there are any bones in the fillets, we will carefully bone your fish by hand. Your fish will be bone free, no bones about it! Some cuts of fish have no bones at all. Some cuts of fish are even preferable bone in. Just let us know what you want

Do you prepare Party trays?
We make a variety of fish and seafood party trays and platters. We have a few standard trays, check our website for pictures. We will make up any tray you can think of, made with any combination of our products that you can think of, just let us know what you want to do.   More on Party Trays

Do you cook Fish-To-Go?

We do not cook or fry fish to go, but we do make a fresh hot soup daily. We have many salads, spreads, seafood cakes and cold soups available to go. Poached salmon fillets, ceviche, and boiled shrimp are also favorites. We also have many oven-ready fish preparations that you can go home with. Call us and tell us what you would like us to get ready for your convenience.    More on Fish to Go

Do you sell Gift Certificates?

Yes, we sell gift certificates for all occasions in all denominations. Gift certificates make great gifts for all your seafood lovers.  
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