Calumet Fisheries

Review by: Marvin Nakashima

On the day before the Roadfood food trip to Chicago/Wisconsin, I venture via El and bus to this true Roadfood restaurant. For film fans of the movie, “The Blues Brothers”, the bridge scene where the brother’s car jumped over the drawbridge gap was filmed at this 95th St. bridge where Calumet Fisheries is located.

Like BBQ a smoked fish should have a deep smokey flavor. The sturgeon and shrimp sampled here met this criteria and more. The shop is a butcher counter in length, with a two car cutout for customers to park out front and concrete abutments if you want to eat al fresco around the shop. Cash only and bring a lot, since the smoked fish go for ca. $8-12/pound.

Interestingly, on bus ride back to the Chicago hotel on Saturday of Roadfood food trip, the film we saw was … “The Blues Brothers.”

Directions & Hours

10am - 9:45pm
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 9:45 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 9:45 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:45 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:45 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:45 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:45 PM

What To Eat

Fried Shrimp

Smoked Salmon

Fried Oysters

Fried Scallops



Calumet Fisheries Recipes


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