Reader's Choice Best of Chicago 2008
Dirk’s once again won the popular vote from “Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago” in 2008!
“The nose knows: a quality retail fish shop should have a light scent of the sea. And stepping into Dirk’s is like taking a sunrise walk on a sandy beach with a firm-fleshed, Red Gill Snapper in hand. Dirk Fucik has been mongering fish for 35 years, 5 under his own shingle, and in addition to an ocean’s worth of pristine fresh seafood, he and his knowledgeable staff offer prepared items including sushi, house-smoked salmon, salads, spreads, and on-the-spot crab and lobster steaming. Cooking tips, seasonal suggestions, and general goodwill abound, and every summer Saturday from noon to 3 PM Fucik sets up a charcoal grill for an impromptu cooking class and free sample session” —Gary Wiviott