Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Wellington; Red to Belmont(773) 687-8177 fishbarchicago.com41.936095 -87.653993 2956 N Sheffield Ave (between Oakdale and Wellington Aves) Lakeview, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $9
There are some “quirky” touches to David Morton and Michael Kornick’s fish shack (witness the cocktail called The Old Man and the Sea Tipper). But the menu is nothing if not straightforward. The fried items all have great flavor (like the fried onions with lemon and jalapeño), but sometimes they arrive soft instead of crisp. Likewise, the sweet and herby lobster roll can get a little chewy in parts. But the cheap beers, pie slices and items from the plancha (grill)? Simple, perfect and seriously good, respectively.