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Stuffed Portabella
portabella mushrooms stuffed with sautéed sweet Italian sausage and provolone cheese
Flat Bread
Diced tomatoes, spinach, garlic, olive oil, and provolone cheese
Mackerel Cakes
Served‎ with a lemon caper mayo
Seafood Tacos
Shrimp,‎ crab, and lobster with an apricot cilantro aioli
Grilled chicken $11.95
Grilled salmon $12.95
Mackerel House Salad
Mixed‎ greens, red onions, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and garlic chips served with a cranberry citrus vinaigrette or creamy parmesan peppercorn
Entrees include:
Choice of soup or salad • sautéed fried new potatoes, baked potato, rice pilaf or holy macaroni and cheese • fresh veggies of the week
Roasted Canadian Walleye
W/‎ herbs and white wine
Baked or Grilled Pacific Salmon
W/‎ an olive relish
Sautéed Sea Scallops
W/ a white wine, olive oil, and garlic
Grilled Ahi Tuna
W/ fire roasted red bell pepper, garlic, and tomato puree
Garlic Sautéed Giant Prawns
W/ a curry saffron sauce and rice pilaf
Twin Lobster Tails
W/ drawn butter
Beef Tenderloin and Fresh Veggies
Red peppers, green peppers, red onions, and mushrooms
Beef Tenderloin and Gulf Shrimp
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All reviews scallops walleye steak mac and cheese soups charming restaurant unique setting excellent menu great experience church chef gwen yum
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This was my favorite restaurant anywhere, any time. His seafood appetizer was better than any. Chef Dan did an amazing job on ribeye and always had great fresh bread. His mesclun salad sides were incredible. Service was impeccable, thanks Gwen. I really miss

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Tim A
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This couldn't be a more unique setting (original church built in 1875) and by no-means very expansive. The fish (walleye/tuna) we ordered was truly excellent. The service followed suit.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Had a group of six on our first visit and really had no expectations or even knew much about this place. What a great surprise for all of us. Between the six of us we tried rack of lamb, tuna, scallops, steak and three apps....More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank winocpl
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

This was a very enjoyable experience! The restaurant is small and quaint, formerly a church. Probably has 8 - 10 tables. We made a reservation but this night it wasn’t too busy. The food we had was delicious ~ lamb shanks & mac and cheese,...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank lynneg335
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Knowing the chef and owner is seeking to retire, my husband and I are trying to increase our visits to this charming restaurant. Wonderful soups, freshly baked rolls, luscious seafood tacos, and always tasty entrees provide a gourmet experience in a small-town environment. If you...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank bubbles57
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Great atmosphere, attentive service, delicious scallops, steak and walleye. That said- I was surprised to see East Coast prices in a small Illinois town...

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank MCWC
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I rarely give a 5 star rating because nothing is perfect, but this place deserves it...starting with originality in running a restaurant with this name in a converted Presbyterian Church. The service was excellent. The food even better. We shared a salad (fresh greens with...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Too bad the chef wants to retire! You should go before he sells this charming restaurant. Situated in an old Presbyterian church, the atmosphere and food are both very good. My dining companion said that his pork with blackberry sauce was the best he's had...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Everyone loved the fresh fish. If you can share the beef tenderloin skewers with the table, then you will all be very pleased. 5 star food in a 3 star wrapper. Dine on the altar if you can.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank joeyacullo
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We went to Holy Mackerel for dinner with some friends and had a pleasant surprise. We had driven past this restaurant for about the last 15 years and never tried it before. Now we can hardly wait to go back. The menu was very good...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Jim25w644
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