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. 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.”

What to Eat
Calumet Fisheries, Fried Shrimp
Fried Shrimp
Must-Try
Thick breading and not the least bit greasy, this is some fine fried shrimp.
Calumet Fisheries, Smoked Salmon
Smoked Salmon
Must-Try
The smoked salmon is infused with pepper and garlic, which only adds to the smoky flavor.
Calumet Fisheries, Fried Oysters
Fried Oysters
Must-Try
Deep fried oysters proved to be one of the most popular items with the group.
Calumet Fisheries, Fried Scallops
Fried Scallops
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.
Directions and Hours
Open Today
Sunday10 am - 9:45 pm
Monday10 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday10 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday10 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday9 am - 9:30 pm
Friday9 am - 9:45 pm
Saturday9 am - 9:45 pm
Information
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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