Guide to Seafood During Lake County Restaurant Week 2022

Thar she blows.

In Lake County, we have a nautical appetite. Maybe it’s because many of us fish for sport in over 75 lakes that Lake County has to offer. Or it’s just because seafood is absolutely delicious, healthy and nourishing.

Many eateries are participating in Lake County Restaurant Week that specialize in fish, shellfish and more.

In this blog, forget everything you TROUT you REELY knew about everyFINgle seafood PLAICE. You have the OP-PERCH-TUNA-ty to ex-SALMON and experience all of the aquatic bites you’ve been HERRING about with this guide of eats from down under (we promise we’re not FISHING for compliments with these SARDINELY excEELent seafood puns).

Don’t look port because these dining options provide the starboard way to feast on seafood for Lake County Restaurant Rally. Just under a week left in the foodie, favorite event! Let’s get a little Vitamin seafood.

Lindy’s Landing in Wauconda 

Seafood Entrée

  • Salmon Salad: Blackened salmon, baby greens, feta cheese, beets, radishes, corn, pistachios, red onion and basil vinaigrette.

The Shanty South in Wadsworth

Seafood Entrée

  • Texas Red Fish: Served with Italian beef egg rolss or brisket sliders, and for dessert a double chocolate cake or key lime pie.

The Shanty in Wadsworth

Seafood Entrée

  • Mediterranean-style Barramundi: Served with roasted eggplant or wontons, and for dessert a double chocolate cake or key lime pie.

Jameson’s Charhouse in Vernon Hills


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Seafood Entrée

  • Cedar Planked Salmon: Finished with balsamic and a fennel-mushroom relish.
  • Pan-seared Seabass with Lemon and capers, served with rice pilaf.


Chatter Box of Long Grove

Seafood Entrée

  • Pan-seared Grouper Filet: Served with sauerkraut, melted swiss cheese and thousand island dressing

Wright’s Brew & Bistro inside Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

Seafood Entrée

  • Bourbon Glazed Salmon: Basmati rice, seasonal vegetable and candied pecan.

Fat Rosie’s Taco and Tequila Bar in Lincolnshire

Seafood Entrée

  • Camarones: Grilled shrimp, chipotle aioli, pickled red onion and arugula.

Mickey Finn’s Brewery in Libertyville

Seafood Entrée

  • Fish and Chips.

Main Street Social in Libertyville


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Seafood Entrée 

  • Char-grilled Salmon: Served with eggplant purée, pineapple-avocado salad and green harissa.

Harbor Kitchen + Tap in Libertyville

Seafood Entrée

  • Mini Salmon Cakes: Topped with mango salsa and topped with tartar sauce.

Dangela’s Dumplings in Libertyville

Seafood Entrées

  • Boiled or Pan-Seared Shrimp, Pork and Chinese Chives: Served with steamed broccoli, shredded potato, coleslaw or seaweed salad and a soft drink.
  • Boiled or Pan-Seared Shrimp, Sweet Corn & Chinese Chives: Served with steamed broccoli, shredded potato, coleslaw or seaweed salad and a soft drink.

Chrissoulas Restaurant in Libertyville

Seafood Entrée

  • Grilled Octopus: Served with olives, confit potato, wild greens and preserved lemon.

The Gallery Lake Forest

Seafood Entrée

  • Salmon: Quinoa, citrus, carrots and chimichurri.

Oaken Bistro + Bar at The Forester in Lake Forest

Seafood Entrée

  • Flash-fried Whole Rainbow Trout: Served with braised collard greens, creamy polenta and brown sugar bacon.

Francesca’s Intimo in Lake Forest

Seafood Entrée

  • Pesce Bianco Con Vongole: Roasted white fish with manilla clams, red and yellow peppers, escarole, garlic, white wine and capers.

Disotto Italian in Highwood

Seafood Entrée

  • Salmone: Served with amaro, pomegranate glaze, spinach, lentils and herb salad.

Seafood First Course

  • Steamed Mussels: Served with garlic, shallots, white wine, capers, spinach, fine herbs and ciabtta toast.

Bluegrass Restaurant Highland Park


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Seafood Entrées

  • Shrimp & Grits: Southern-style BBQ shrimp atop a creamy smoked cheddar grits with a sweet and spice pork belly candy. The winning dish at the 2014 Wagner Farms Baconfest.
  • Faroe Island Salmon: Served with a dill beurre blanc or BBQ sauce, green beans and white rice.

Parkway Grill at Marriott Suites in Deerfield

Seafood Entrée

  • Striped Sea Bass: Served with pan seared risotto, grilled asparagus, heirloom baby carrots and lemon beuree blanc.

Jaxx Bistro at Hyatt Regency Deerfield

Seafood Entrée

  • Surf and Turf: Grilled New York strip topped with zesty shrimp scampi and satuéed asparagus.

Seafood Appetizer

  • Crab Bisque: Rich and creamy with crab meat.

Cadwell’s Grille at Embassy Suites in Deerfield


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Seafood Entrée

  • Pan Seared Salmon: Seared salmon, walnut ratatouille and green pea purée.

Oliverii North in Antioch

Seafood Entrée

  • Pesco Bianco Limone: Filet of Lake Superior whitefish, baked in a white wine with lemon sauce, served with pasta.

Johnny’s Snack Shop in Antioch


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Seafood Entrée

  • Shrimp de Jonghe: Served with baked French onion soup, homemade bread pudding and bourbon sauce.

For more about seafood eateries participating in Lake County Restaurant Week, click here. To check in to win, continue here. To enter our Lake County Restaurant Week Photo Contest, click here.




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