There's something about food from the ocean and other bodies of water that people are drawn to. Perhaps it's the seemingly endless variety of delicacies or maybe it's the brininess of each bite that evokes images of sandy beaches and radiant skies. Equally, for chefs, there are waves of opportunities to create diverse and complex dishes. Sushi, a culinary genre in its own right, is not included in this map. It has its own guide.
Though Chicago is far from the East and West coasts, many places fly in fresh catch daily so the city is still home to some of best seafood restaurants in the country. Behold 20 of the city’s best options for oceanic delights from suburban Wheeling to 95th Street.
As of March 2, Chicago restaurants are permitted to serve customers indoors with a 50 percent maximum capacity per room, or 50 people — whichever is fewer. At the same time, despite winter weather, a number of Chicago restaurants continue to offer outdoor seating. Regardless, the state requires reservations for both indoor and outdoor dining. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More