The New England Seafood Company
3341 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
Nobody does Maine lobster, crab cakes and fried seafood platters
like New Englanders-and now Chicago can enjoy those treats as
easily as Bostonians by visiting The New England Seafood Company on
the North Side.
Part restaurant, part fish market, kids will marvel at the salt
water tanks filled with live lobsters and crabs while parents check
out the rows of fresh seafood like salmon, haddock, swordfish and
scallops. Our group tried the baked salmon with Dijon mustard and
brown sugar (delightful!), the fisherman's platter of fried seafood
with coleslaw, which was a deliciously gigantic portion, and the
pan-seared crab cakes with just the right amount of coating on
perfectly tasty crab meat. Not to be missed is the clam chowder and
Kids' choices include a haddock plate, and for landlubbers there
are hotdogs or a chicken finger plate with fries. And fish-n-chip
enthusiasts should visit on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for the
all-you-can-eat special all day for $10.95.
With only about 10 tables, there can be a wait so plan
accordingly. Also, if you're apt to have some wine or beer with
your fish, bring your own as the restaurant is BYOB. Many customers
choose to carry out or buy the fresh seafood offerings and cook
them at home.
With ocean smells and an authentic New England seafood ambiance,
you'll feel like you stepped into a quaint East Coast fishery
without even leaving the city.
Linda made it a goal to try out every kid-friendly venue in Chicago, which she chronicles in her Chicago Parent Good-to-Go column.
See more of Linda's stories here.
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