Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lawrence's Fisheries Recognized as One of Chicagoist's 8 Best 24-Hour Restaurants That Isn't a Diner

Lawrence's Fisheries (2120 S. Canal)
So we've written about this before, but still haven't been to Lawrence's Fisheries.  It's our goal to go sometime this year.

While it's debatable whether or not this is in the Sloop (we would say it's just outside of the Sloop), it's pretty close.  Anyway, Chicagoist says it's one of the 8th best 24-hour restaurant that's not a diner:
Lawrence’s Fisheries Calumet Fisheries gets most of the love and all of the James Beard recognition among local fish shacks. But they aren’t open 24 hours a day. When I’m feeling peckish after a night on the town and looking for something that will both sustain me and soak up any residual alcohol without leaving a place with grease in my hair and clothes, I head to this restaurant overlooking the south branch of the Chicago River where Pilsen, Chinatown and Brigeport intersect. Originally a commercial fishing venture specializing in smoked fish caught in Lake Michigan, Lawrence’s Fisheries now serves an array of fried fish, oysters, chicken, clam strips, frog legs and some of the best fried shrimp and catfish in Chicago. If you don’t want to partake in 3 a.m. carbo loading they also have boiled shrimp (one of their signatures) and salads that will set you straight before the sun rises and bores like a drill into your head. —Chuck Sudo 
 Lawrence’s Fisheries is located at 2120 S. Canal St.

The post also talks about two other 24 hour joints that are relatively close to the Sloop (Three Happiness and Jim's Original and Express Grill).

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