5 Best Seafood Spots in Chicago's Western Suburbs

Sometimes nothing hits the spot quite like a seafood dinner. If you're looking for the best seafood spots in Western Chicago, you're in the right place. Naperville and surrounding areas are ripe with legendary seafood restaurants. In fact, there are so many choices that it may seem a tad overwhelming.

Fear not because we're here to break down your top choices in the area. We're listing our top 5 picks for the most elite seafood restaurants in Chicagoland's western suburbs. It wasn't easy to choose only 5, but we've picked the best of the best.

So if you're ready to enjoy a buttery lobster meal or some crab cakes, don't wait to check out our list.

#5: Seasons 52

First on our list is the fantastic Seasons 52 restaurant in Oak Brook. It's a fresh seafood grill and wine bar that believes in seasonal cooking. As a result, they have a seasonal menu that varies highly. Total freshness is always their goal, and they knock it out of the park.

Their menu features vegan options, and they take reservations. The restaurant opens early at 11:00 AM, making it an ideal spot for lunch and dinner. Let's take a look at their seafood offerings on the menu.

The Seafood Menu

  • Lump crab cakes

  • Lump crab and shrimp-stuffed mushrooms

  • Ahi tuna tartare

  • Lobster bisque

  • Maui tuna crunch salad

  • Grilled sea scallops

  • Cedar plank-roasted salmon

  • Brick oven-roasted Chilean sea bass

  • Wood-grilled boneless rainbow trout

  • Wood-grilled Maine lobster tail

The restaurant makes use of some unique cooking techniques, such as wood grilling. They're also renowned for their award-winning wine list. If you find yourself in Oak Brook, you owe it to yourself to visit Seasons 52 for some seriously fresh fish.

#4: Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House

Not only do they have fantastic seafood, but they have a great name. Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House is an excellent spot for lunch, dinner, and private events. They have a meeting space with six rooms that can hold up to 2,000 people. It's an excellent spot for your next corporate meeting, and the food is delicious.

The menu features a tempting array of steaks, fish, frogs, and more. They have an extensive menu with some truly unique offerings. Let's take a peek at what they have to offer seafood-wise.

The Seafood Menu
  • Shrimp cocktail

  • Jumbo lump crab cake

  • Tuna ribbons

  • Firecracker shrimp

  • Sesame seared tuna

  • Crabmeat avocado

  • Alaskan red king crab cocktail

  • Calamari

  • Grilled salmon

  • Planked lake superior whitefish

  • Pan-seared Alaskan halibut

  • Alaskan red king crab legs

  • Australian lobster tail

That's quite a selection of fish, crab, lobster, and more. Stand-out entrees include their pan-seared Alaskan halibut. That's a fish that you won't find anywhere else in the area. They also have a nice bar with plenty of cocktails and wine options.

#3: Devon Seafood & Steak

This is a famous spot in Chicago's western suburbs. Lots of locals consider this restaurant to have the best seafood in town. They also feature intriguing options for surf and turf, such as their Lobster Mac. It's dinner only at this location, as they don't open their doors until 4:00 PM. Still, they make dinner so well that they don't need to serve any other meals.

The location also has an impressive wine cellar. In it, they have hundreds of aged wines that are guaranteed to impress. We recommend going with one of their white wines for your seafood dinner. Now let's take a look at their seafood offerings.

The Seafood Menu

  • Crab cakes

  • Lobster bisque

  • Lobster mac

  • Seafood mixed grill

  • Lobster rolls

  • Chipotle grilled shrimp

  • Seared scallops

  • Grilled salmon

In addition to their seafood, they also have some delicious desserts available. Their chocolate lava cake is a great way to cap off a delectable

#2. Atwater's Restaurant

Our choice for 2nd is the fantastic Atwater's Restaurant in Geneva. It's a high-end fine-dining spot with some gorgeous decor. You'll have an equally fun time soaking up the elegant atmosphere as you will eating. Don't worry; the food lives up to the hype. They feature a unique blend of seafood offerings that you won't find anywhere else. Their chefs are also top-notch, featuring classical training.

Atwater's is also unique in that they open their doors at 7:00 AM. You can eat at Atwater's for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That's another reason why they score so high on our list. Now let's dive into their menu.

The Seafood Menu

  • Maryland crab cakes

  • Blue Hawaiian prawns

  • Big island red snapper

  • Jail Island salmon

  • Much more

Their  Chilean Sea Bass  is something that you need to try once. They also have a delicious creme brulee that's the perfect way to finish off your meal. If you want to impress your special someone, then bring them to

#1. Parker's Restaurant & Bar

Finally, we have our pick for the best seafood restaurant in Chicago's western suburbs. Parker's Restaurant & Bar is the cream of the crop when it comes to fantastic seafood. They do everything from surf and turf to clam chowder and more. Everything that they do is cooked to perfection and is as fresh as it gets. Make sure to check out some of their excellent reviews on Google and Yelp. The people of Chicago have spoken, and they genuinely love this restaurant.

While they're only open for dinner, they do it better than anyone else. Their chefs take extra special care when preparing their menu, and it shows. Let's take a look at what they have to offer.

The Seafood Menu

  • Manila clam chowder

  • Colossal shrimp cocktail

  • Shrimp and lobster bisque

  • Cedar plank-roasted Lake Superior whitefish

  • Jumbo lump crab cakes

  • Charcoal-grilled Faroe Island salmon

  • Bouillabaise

  • Lobster roll

  • Shrimp fettuccine

  • Pan-seared sea scallops

  • Create your surf and turf

As you can see, they do it all when it comes to seafood. No matter what you're looking for, they've got it at Parker's Restaurant & Bar. They also have a renowned wine selection that's perfect to pair with your seafood meal.

In Conclusion

There you have our top 5 picks for the best seafood restaurants in Western Chicago. We hope this guide has given you an idea of where  to go the next time you're craving some seafood.

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