Calumet Fisheries

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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. Continue reading

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.”

Dishes to try
Calumet Fisheries, Fried Shrimp (1/2 lb.)
Fried Shrimp (1/2 lb.)
Must-Try
Thick breading and not the least bit greasy, this is some fine fried shrimp.
Calumet Fisheries, Smoked Salmon (1 lb.)
Smoked Salmon (1 lb.)
Must-Try
The smoked salmon is infused with pepper and garlic, which only adds to the smoky flavor.
Calumet Fisheries, Fried Oysters (1/2 Lb.)
Fried Oysters (1/2 Lb.)
Must-Try
Deep fried oysters proved to be one of the most popular items with the group.
Calumet Fisheries, Fried Scallops (1/2 Order)
Fried Scallops (1/2 Order)
Must-Try
The scallops are sizeable and coated with the trademark crunchy coating.
Calumet Fisheries, Calimari
Calimari
Must-Try
A close-up of a lone ring of calamari shows the brittle crunch.
Smoked sturgeon
Smoked shrimp
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday10am - 9:45pm
Monday10am - 9:45pm
Tuesday10am - 9:45pm
Wednesday10am - 9:45pm
Thursday9am - 9:30pm
Friday9am - 9:45pm
Saturday9am - 9:45pm
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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