A Big Fish in a little marina

A Big Fish in a little marina

There are 20 comments on the Herald News story from Jan 9, 2009, titled A Big Fish in a little marina. In it, Herald News reports that:

Two hopeful entrepreneurs have invested their time and money remodeling an old restaurant that opened quietly New Year's Eve.

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River Rat

United States

#1 Jan 21, 2009
Been there, this is the old Harborside (Macies), food is reasonable.
Diamond Resident

United States

#2 Jan 28, 2009
Very good food, very nice people, and very clean. I will go back again. They have something on the menu that everyone would like.
Shorewood Resident


#3 Mar 24, 2009
Good Service - Good Waitress - BUT!!!- You should have a nautical theme (White tablecloths?? come on - don't try so hard.) We had seafood gumbo with no seafood in it and canned tomatoes - Caesar salad (looks like they wacked half of the romaine and threw it on the plate (uncut) with bottled Caesar dressing. Bluegill Sandwich (fish was great but not enough) and served on a cold bun - too much cornmeal breading on fish - Also the rolls were cold and the rice & beans with the Fish? were cold.- You'll get there - we will go again in a few months - just don't try so hard -
small town man

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Mar 24, 2009
i had the fish and chips, thoght it was great. the place is nice but the bathrooms are very gross. the need to spend a little less time ironing table cloths and more time painting and scrubing the bathroom, eewww. kinda turns off the dining mood. i thought the food was good price was decent nice veiw and freindly people. i would go back again
weekend fisherman

Chicago, IL

#5 Apr 4, 2009
tried it and loved it
great food ,great service,cool old building
i dont know what the guy is talking about with the bathrooms , the place was spotless when we were there .
Been There

Joliet, IL

#6 Apr 5, 2009
Bring back the old Joliet yacht club.
This place sucks.
Lynne and Bobby Pullman

United States

#7 May 23, 2009
Thought the food was pretty good, the guys who own the joint seemed genuine and confident. The place had atmosphere and my Bobby just loved the views.
Chester Merle

Channahon, IL

#8 Jun 2, 2009

Crest Hill, IL

#9 Jun 12, 2009
Been there twice. Both times the food was very, very good. Brought the kids & sat outside once, was impressed. Would definately go again. Try the Cuban sandwich, excellent.
Mayor DickFace Daley

Chicago, IL

#10 Jun 12, 2009
they wouldn't give me nothing for free.....pricks
Oatmeal for Brains

Memphis, TN

#11 Jun 12, 2009
Does anyone know why my 14" Zenith TV is not working, the screen is blank?

Did I miss something? Any one have any ideas?
City Worker

Chicago, IL

#12 Jun 15, 2009
I pissed in the sink so don't wash your hands, and shit in the waste paper basket, now the place smells like a mens room!

Livingston, AL

#13 Jun 29, 2009
I know the owner John M. I can vouch for his character, he definitely has a vision and is pouring every ounce of his time and energy to bring this place to its highest potential. He asked me and a friend to help work as bartenders for an outdoor party. we got comped food which was delicious and i even got a kiss from a lovely young female patron. I would definitely go back, either as a customer or to help out.

Heber City, UT

#14 Jul 18, 2009
Everything we've had to eat here has been excellent! The bartenders are great, as they put up with a lot of boaters getting off the river after a long day of "boating".
The shrimp appetizers are awesome, as are the fried pickles.
They usually have bands on Saturday nights, and we always have a blast.
Great job owners! We'll be back often!
Who Cares

Wilmington, IL

#15 Jan 14, 2017
This place is horrible
Well Well

Pomona, CA

#16 Jan 14, 2017
I ordered the chili relleno with two tamales and there was an old rotten tooth with gold on it in one of my tamales. The waiter didn't bother pouring the $hundred dollar bottle of wine and I ended up spilling it all over the table and floor. They didn't bother replacing the wine even though it was their fault. The water tasted like it had way to much lead in it. The bathroom had a roach laying on it's back with it's legs still moving. It was about two inches long, and there was a can of black flag in the corner, along with a used rubber. I'm never going back there ever. I give them only one star.*
captain donge

Wilmington, IL

#17 Jan 14, 2017
this place has definitely went into the toilet in recent years, i had a couple of bad experiences this past year and will not return

Wilmington, IL

#18 Dec 2, 2017
The place is a shit hole. They hate breast feeding mothers. Both owners are terrible people

Coal City, IL

#19 Dec 16, 2017
food was at best average . fries were burnt ......... way way way over priced

Lemont, IL

#20 Feb 15, 2018
best place near Wilmington, food is always top notch, service is always great, the person who talked about ordering tamales, etc. had no clue and had never been there. Such a shame that people feel like they have to lie and say bad things about others. Don't believe him.

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