Feeling fishy? Here are 15 mighty independent seafood restaurants in Peoria sure to bring the sea to you

by Carrie Bradon | Dec. 1, 2017, 1:00pm |

Seafood is a well-loved delicacy in many parts of the world, including those with impressive culinary reputations such as France, Spain and Italy. It only makes sense then that the U.S., the world's largest melting pot, would also be home to some excellent seafood restaurants.

Seafood has been long praised for its many health benefits, including its rich levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, long known to be incredibly beneficial, and the Irish people even have legends about the wisdom and ability that they believed salmon to possess.

But whether you're looking for healthy fats, or the Salmon of Knowledge, no one can deny that seafood is tasty. Here are 15 mighty independent seafood restaurants in Peoria.

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Anchors Away
4100 W. Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 643-1878
A popular cajun/creole restaurant, this spot knows how to best prepare shrimp ... in a gumbo!

The Fish House
4919 N. University St., Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 691-9358
The Fish House not only cooks up delightful mains, such as their crab cakes, but also delicious dinner rolls.

Jonah's Seafood House
2601 N. Main St., East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 694-0946
Jonah's Seafood House is the perfect place to throw a birthday or anniversary celebration, sure, but it's also ideal for a date night out, as long as you're in the mood for delicious seafood.

East Port Galley Restaurant and Pub
2501 N. Main St., East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 694-6530
Though not a solely fish restaurant, customers are often surprised by how well East Port knows how to handle seafood.

Rumberger's Wings & More
3127 N. Prospect Road, Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 685-9464
Rumberger's is a dirty-spoon place where you're sure to get your fix if you're in the mood for shrimp or catfish!

El Zarape
911 N. Western Ave., Peoria, IL 61605
(309) 495-9400
El Zarape is a rare gem in Peoria, dishing up authentic Mexican dishes, including fried fish fillet, served with beans, rice and tortillas.

Jonah's 2601 Oyster Bar
2601 N. Main St., East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 694-0946
Despite having reasonable prices, this fun restaurant will make you feel like you're living it up!

2 Chez
7815 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 691-2224
2 Chez is one of the best places to eat seafood expertly prepared in Peoria.

Edge by Chef Dustin Allen
4500 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
(309) 692-3343
Edge is a great spot to impress your next date, thanks to the chef and his preparations of salmon, halibut, oysters and much more!

PoBoys On Frostwood
6736 N. Frostwood Parkway, Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 839-2179
Another great gumbo and jambalaya spot in Peoria, PoBoys is a tasty and affordable option next time you're in the mood for seafood with a kick.

Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe
305 SW Water St., Peoria IL 61602
(309) 676-9668
Lots of seafood can be found on this restaurant's menu, whether you're wanting it to shine through as a main dish or be an accent on a sandwich.

Two25
225 NE Adams St., Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 282-7777
Two25 is fine dining at its best, and their menu is chocked full of seafood options, such as their seared scallops and sea bass, always fresh and always tasty.

Lariat Steakhouse & Grill
2232 W. Glen Ave., Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 691-4731
Lariat is a good option for the next time you're dining with a meat lover or a pescetarian.

Happy Fish Sushi
1200 W. Main St., Peoria, IL 61606
(309) 999-4008
Sushi is one of the freshest ways out there to prepare fish and Happy Fish is a tasty sushi bar in the heart of Peoria.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse
101 Holiday St., East Peoria, IL 61611
(309) 692-3887
This steakhouse cooks yummy shrimp skewers just as well as they prepare a New York strip.

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