Around Town visits Hagen’s Fish Market

Hagen's Fish Market first started from the two Hagen brothers and their wives in 1946.

Around 1975, the second generation Hagen’s joined the family business and added their own magic touch to the store. The selection of fresh fish more than tripled as they saw an opportunity to bring in fresh fish directly from the East Coast several times per week. They also added some delicious new recipes which have become long-standing staples for customers, such as Charlene’s Crab Dip.

Today, two Hagen granddaughters are following in the family tradition, as they continue to operate one of the last surviving natural hardwood smokehouses in Chicago, and serve the finest seafood using guarded family recipes. Fresh fish is still brought in daily, cocktail shrimp are boiled fresh each morning, and shrimp and fish are breaded and fried for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

Hagen's Fish Market:
5635 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634

hagensfishmarket.com