The Starboard Way To “Sea” Food This Restaurant Week

“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 and nourishing.

There is an array of eateries participating in Lake County Restaurant Week that specialize in fish, shellfish and more. This is an especially good option for those of you that refrain from meat-eating during Lent.

In this blog, forget everything you TROUT you REELY knew about everyFINgle Lake County Restaurant Week 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 Week. Let’s get a little Vitamin seafood.

Bailey’s Supper Club in Zion

$10 Lunch ($14-$16 value)

  • Fish & Chips with soup or salad and a fountain drink.

$30 Entree ($40 value)

  • Shrimp Scampi with bruschetta, mozzarella wedges, or Bailey’s wings appetizer and a drunken cherry brownie or cherry cobbler.

$40 Entrée ($55 value)

  • Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp & Scallops with shrimp cocktail or zucchini fritters appetizer and European or lemon tear drop cake.

Barnwood Located inside Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee

$69 Dinner for Two

  • Pan-Seared Walley (chorizo hash, lemon brown better) with appetizer, choice of soup or salad and dessert.

Beelow’s Steakhouse in Lake Zurich

$29.99 Dinner

  • Horseradish Tilapia with appetizers including seafood options calamari, Kelly’s shrimp and more and choice of dessert.

Big Bowl Chinese and Thai in Lincolnshire


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Three-course meal for $25.95

  • Shrimp & Pork Noodles entrée with the choice of appetizer and dessert.

Bluegrass Restaurant in Highland Park

$20 Lunch

  • Faroe Island Salmon (dill beurre blanc or BBQ sauce and white rice) with a choice of salad and dessert.
  • Shrimp and Grits (southern style BBQ shrimp atop creamy smoked cheddar grits with a sweet spice pork belly candy) with a choice of salad and dessert.

$40 Dinner

  • Shrimp and Grits (southern style BBQ shrimp atop creamy smoked cheddar grits with a sweet spice pork belly candy) with a choice of soup or a shot of gumbo, a salad and a dessert.
  • Louisiana Blackened Grouper (set atop a creamy corn and crawfish risotto and drizzled with lemon beurre blanc) with a choice of soup or a shot of gumbo, a salad and a dessert.

Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Zion

$13.95-$14.95 Special Offer on Fridays

  • All-You-Can-Eat Fish Fry with soup and salad bar.

Cadwell’s Grille Located inside Embassy Suites in Deerfield

$40 Per Couple Dinner Special

  • Blackened Atlantic Salmon (roasted corn tomato emulsion, spinach and roasted potato) with a choice of soup or salad and a dessert.

Chessie’s Restaurant in Barrington

$29 Prix Fixe, Three-Course Dinner Menu

  • Cedar Planked Salmon (filet roasted on a cedar plank with honey bourbon sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables).
  • Shrimp Palermo (sautéed gulf shrimp, ground sausage, herbs and spices in cream sauce over linguine).
  • Chef’s Fresh Catch (served sautéed or blackened).

$40 Prix Fixe, Four-Course Dinner Menu

  • Sweet Potato Crusted Salmon (filet, pineapple-papaya salsa and fresh vegetables).
  • Parmesan Crusted Tilapia (baked filet, parmesan bread crumbs, citrus cream sauce with rice pilaf and vegetables).
  • Shrimp Palermo (sautéed gulf shrimp, ground sausage, herbs and spices in cream sauce over linguine).
  • Chef’s Fresh Catch (served sautéed or blackened).

$24 Prix Fixe, Gluten-Free Menu

  • Tropical Ahi Tuna (fresh romaine and spring greens with medium-rare tuna, mango, avocado, tomatoes and onion topped with cilantro-ginger vinaigrette).
  • Strawberry Salmon (lightly grilled and served on baby spinach with strawberries, slivered almonds, red onions and poppy seed dressing).

$21 Prix Fixe, Lunch Menu

  • Chessie’s Grilled Crab (homemade salad, swiss cheese and sprouts served on grilled panini bread).

All of Chessie’s meals offer the choice of appetizer and dessert. In the prix-fixe four-course, the Barrington eatery offers appetizer seafood options like fried calamari, crab cake, broccoli crab bites and coconut shrimp.

Chrissoulas Restaurant in Libertyville

Four-Course Meal

  • Grilled Octopus (marinated potato and wild greens).

Disotto Italian in Highwood

$40 Prix-Fixe Menu including a glass of wine

  • Pan-Seared Salmon (seasonal vegetables, herb, lemon olive oil) with choice of bruschetta, salad and dessert.

Disotto also offers a Salmon Tartar option for the second course. 

Dover Straits in Mundelein


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$10 off Lunch and $15 off Dinner

Most Popular Items

  • North Australian Lobster Tail 
  • Jumbo Alaskan King Crab Legs
  • Captain’s Combo (lobster tail and shrimp)
  • Bouillabaisse Marseillaise (shrimp, scallops, mussels, calamari and littleneck clams).

Francesca’s Intimo in Lake Forest

$30 Three-course Dinner

  • Swordfish con Pepronata (sautéed green beans and peperonata).

There is also a Salmon Tartare seafood option for an appetizer.

$20 Three-course Lunch

  • Pesce Mia Notte (roasted whitefish, oven-dried tomato, roasted artichokes, capers, lemon and brown butter, finished with balsamic glaze).

Half Day Brewing Co. in Lincolnshire

Three-Course Menu

  • Chef’s Choice Fish of the Day

Jaxx Bistro inside Hyatt Regency Deerfield

$37 Three-Course Meal

  • Linguini Roberto (jumbo shrimp, roma tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and parmesan cheese).
  • Grilled Salmon (tomato relish, green beans, baby carrots and roasted potatoes).

Both seafood dishes come with an appetizer and choice of dessert. 

Jimmy’s Charhouse in Libertyville

$40 Three-Course Meal

  • Char-broiled Red Salmon (topped with a lemon-butter sauce).

Jimmy’s has a seafood option appetizer of fried calamari.

Karma Pub Located inside DoubleTree Mundelein

$24 Sampler Platters for Two

  • Fish & Chips (battered perch with French fries and tartar sauce).

Lakeside Restaurant inside Illinois Beach Hotel in Zion$32 Four-Course Meal

  • Miso Salmon (salmon filet served over a bed of lentils, broccolini, peppers and onions topped with miso sauce). The seafood cuisine comes with an appetizer of your choice, wedge salad and a dessert.

Light the Lamp Brewery in Grayslake

  • Fish Fry (on Fridays).

Lindy’s Landing Restaurant & Marina in Wauconda


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  • Appetizers: Bacon-Wrapped Scallops (spicy mayo/lemon wedge).
  • Entrée: Bourbon Glazed BBQ Salmon (fresh Atlantic salmon served with basmati rice and asparagus).
  • Entée: Pan Seared Scallops (cilantro lime rice and lemon butter sauce/crab crust).

Magnolia Café & Bakery Located inside Lambs Farm in Libertyville

$10 Meals

  • Cod Bites (fresh fish bites served with fries and coleslaw) served with homemade soup and dessert.

Main Street Social in Libertyville


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$44 Four-Course Dinner

  • Salmon

Course one offers Gulf Shrimp as an appetizer.

$24 Three-Course Weekend Brunch (Weekends Only)

  • Lobster Roll

Miramar Bistro in Highwood

$44.50 Three-Course Meal

  • Roasted Salmon (mushrooms with horseradish sauce).

Park Street Craft Kitchen & Bar in Mundelein

Three-Course Meal

  • Parmesan Crumbed Mahi Mahi (panko, herb and parmesan-crusted fillet with carrots tourne and creamy garlic mash).

The Parkway Grill Located inside Marriott Chicago Deerfield



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LCRW Prix Fixe Menu

  • Appetizer: Cilantro and Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna (shredded Napa cabbage, carrots, red pepper slaw with strawberry vinaigrette topped with crispy rice noodles).

Ron Onesti’s Club 210 of Highwood

$20 Four-Course Meal

  • Premium Codfish Sandwich (Tangy tartar, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun served with sidewinder fries).

Scotty’s on Sheridan and Scotty’s on 21 in Highwood and Vernon Hills

$25 Three-Course Meal

  • Francisco’s Salmon.

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The Shanty in Wadsworth

$35 Dinner or $68 Dinner Per Couple

  • Roasted Red Snapper Veracruz (Gulf red snapper fillet roasted with tomato, extra virgin olive oil, mixed olives, garlic, onion, golden raisins and oregano served with choice of side).

Three Embers Wood Fired Specialties Located inside Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

Three-Course Dinner

  • Seared Stone Bass (mussel, marble potato and fennel broth).

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub in Gurnee

  • Fish and Chips (hand-floured, Icelandic cod, fries, coleslaw, fresh tartar and lemon).

Wildfire Steak Chops & Seafood in Lincolnshire

$48 Dinner

  • Fresh Fish of the Day.
  • Cedar-Planked Salmon.

The menu includes soup or salad, dessert and choice of coffee, ice tea or pop.

$24 Lunch

  • Open-Faced Mediterranean Salmon Sandwich.

The menu includes soup or salad, dessert and choice of coffee, ice tea or pop.

Zin GastroPub in Lake Zurich

For The Love of Mushrooms Menu

  • Wild Caught Catfish (pan-roasted catfish filet with dill butter, served with sautéed mushrooms and fingerling mashed potatoes).

For more delectable eats during Lake County Restaurant Week, click here. To view more about the starboard way to “sea” food during Restaurant Week, continue here.

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