Local Fish Stores - Chicagoland 2020

The old one got outdated, so I wanted to rebuild the thread. If I am missing anything, or if anything is wrong, please let me know and I will update it.

Hours may change seasonally. Sorry for all the Facebook links, I used recent activity on their Facebooks to determine if a fish store was still active or not.

AquaCave.com
27861 Irma Lee Cir
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Phone: (847) 775-0640
Hours:
Weekend - Closed
Mon-Fri - 9:00am - 5:30pm

Acuario Piscis
3040 W Cermak Rd
Chicago, IL
Phone: (708) 415-3246
Hours:
Sun - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mon-Sat - 9:00am - 7:00pm

Animal Krackers Pet Center
3309 West 115th Street
Merrionette Park, IL 60803
Phone: (708) 389-7248
Hours
M-F - 9:30am - 8:30pm
Sat - 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sun - 10:00am - 5:00pm


Aquatic World Chicago
2029 West Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 935-2028
Hours:
Sun - Closed
Mon - Closed
Tues - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Wed-Fri - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Sat - 10:00am - 5:00pm


AquaPros (Pro Reef Corals)
500 Pennsylvania Ave
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: (630) 793-9865
Hours:
Sun - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Mon - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Tues-Wed - Closed
Thurs-Fri - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Sat - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Aquarium Adventure - Bolingbrook
744 E Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook, IL
Phone: (630) 739-1128
Hours:
Sun - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Mon-Sat - 10:00am - 9:00pm

Aquarium Adventure - Hoffman Estates
11 Golf Ctr
Hoffman Estates, IL
Phone: (847) 490-9334
Hours:
Sun - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Mon-Sat - 10:00am - 9:00pm

Aquarium Obsessions
25232 Spring Creek Road
Washington, IL
Phone: (309) 966-0345
Hours:
Weekend - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Mon-Tues - Closed
Wed-Fri - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Aquatica
16649 Oak Park Ave, Ste C
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: (708) 633-7333
Hours:
Weekend - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Mon - Closed
Tues-Fri - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Aquatics Unlimited
3550 S 108th St
Greenfield, WI
Phone: (414) 543-2552
Hours:
Sun - 11:00am - 7:00pm
Mon-Fri - 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Aqua Visions
22176 Hillview Dr
Lake Barrington, IL
Phone: (224) 655-2984
Hours:
Weekend - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Mon - Closed
Tues/Thurs - 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed/Fri - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Best Fish
1335 N Dr Martin Luther King Dr
Milwaukee, WI
Phone: (414) 224-0486
Hours:
Sun - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon-Sat - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Beyond the Reef
205 W Golf Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60195
Phone: (847) 885-7333
Hours:
Sun - 10:30am - 5:00pm
Mon-Fri - 10:30am - 8:00pm
Sat - 10:30am - 7:00pm

Blue Line Coral
1238 W Ogden Ave
Naperville, IL
Phone: (630) 857-9166
Hours:
Weekend - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Mon-Tues - Closed
Wed-Thurs - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Fri - Closed

Chicagoland Aquariums
428 W Broadway
Bradley, IL 60915
Phone: (815) 304-5666
Hours:
Sun-Thurs - Closed
Fri - 11:00am - 8:00pm
Sat - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Chicago Fish and Coral Company (Chicago Reptile House)
14410 John Humphrey Dr
Orland Park, IL
Phone: (708) 403-1810
Hours:
Sun - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Mon-Fri - 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sat - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Coral Reef Pet Center
7723 W Lawrence Ave
Norridge, IL
Phone: (708) 456-0768
Hours:
Sun - 10:00am - 5:30pm
Mon-Fri - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sat - 9:30am - 5:30pm

Exotic Aquatics
9114 Virginia Rd Ste 108
Lake in the Hills, IL
Phone: (847) 854-6154
Hours:
Sun - Closed
Mon - 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tues - Closed
Wed - 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thurs - Closed
Fri - 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

The Fish Planet
839 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield, IL
Phone: (847) 945-4700
Hours:
Sun - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Mon-Tues - 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wed - 3:00pm - 7:0pm
Thurs-Fri - 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sat - 10:0am - 5:00pm

Frank's Pet Shop
905 E Main St
Streator, IL
Phone: (815) 672-1996
Hours:
Sun - Closed
Mon-Fri - 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sat - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Gingerbread Tropical Fish & Coral
4003 Plainfield Naperville Rd Ste 109
Naperville IL, 60564
Phone: (630) 857-9404
Hours:
Weekend - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Mon-Tues - Closed
Wed-Fri - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Golden Aquarium
1514 W 33rd St Ste J
Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 376-8355
Hours:
Weekend - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Mon-Fri - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Golden's Tropical World
8611 S Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 239-8809
Hours:
Sun - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Mon-Sat - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Hardy's Aquatics & Pets
11834 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 840-3420
Hours:
Sun-Mon - Closed
Tues-Fri - 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sat - 11:00am - 5:00pm

McHenry Pet Central
1259 N Green St
McHenry, IL
Phone: (815) 385-9570
Hours:
Weekend - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Mon-Fri - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Oak Park Natural Pet & Fish
23 N Harlem Ave
Oak Park, IL
Phone: (708) 660-9500
Hours:
Weekend - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Mon-Fri - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Ocean Blue Aquatics
297 S Aldine Ave
Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: (224) 227-7078
Hours:
Sun - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Mon-Tues - 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed - Closed
Thurs-Sat - 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Ocean Design Aquarium, Inc
7542 W Addison St
Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 625-3474
Hours:
Sun - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon-Wed - 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Thurs - Closed
Fri - 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Odd Lot Pet Shop
7671 S Harlem Ave
Bridgeview, IL
Phone (708) 598-4141
Hours:
Weekend - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Mon-Tues - 10:00am - 7:00pm
Wed - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thurs-Fri - 10:00am - 7:00pm

Old Orchard Aquarium
9235 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL
Phone: (847) 675-3474
Hours:
Sun - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon - 11:00am - 7:00pm
Tues-Fri - 11:00am - 8:00pm
Sat - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Old Town Aquarium
4018 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL
Phone: (312) 642-8763
Hours:
Weekend - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Park Pet Shop
10429 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60655
Phone: (773) 779-2011
Hours:
Sun - Closed
Mon-Fri - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sat - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Reef Geeks of Chicago
1950 Raymond Dr
Northbrook, IL
Phone: (847) 946-0208
Hours:
Sun - 11:30am - 6:00pm
Mon - Closed
Tues-Fri - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Sat - 11:30am - 8:00pm

Reef Plus
935 Oak St
North Aurora, IL 60542
Phone: (630) 906-7333
Hours:
Sun - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mon - Closed
Tues-Fri - 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Fri - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Rob's Aquatics
17135 S Harlem Ave
Tinley Park, IL
Phone: (708) 444-7627
Hours:
Weekend - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Mon - Closed
Tues-Fri - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Sea Escapes Inc
1950 Silver Glen Rd
South Elgin, IL
Phone: (847) 695-9441
Hours:
Sun - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Mon - 11:00am - 7:00pm
Tues-Fri - 11:00am - 8:00pm
Sat - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sea Schor Saltwater Environments
229 W Dundee Rd
Buffalo Grove, IL
Phone: (847) 808-8100
Hours:
Sun - Closed
Mon - By Appointment
Tues - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Wed - By Appointment
Thurs - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Fri - Closed
Sat - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Seven Seas Aquatic Life
1712 E Kensington Rd
Mount Prospect, IL
Phone: (224) 500-3242
Hours:
Sun - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Mon - Closed
Tues-Fri - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat - 11:00am - 8:00pm

Sho Tank Aquariums
433 N Lake St
Mundelein, IL
Phone: (847) 949-8265
Hours:
Weekend - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Mon - 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Tues - Closed
Wed - 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Thurs - Closed
Fri - 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Sho Tank Aquariums Kenosha
5731 75th St
Kenosha, WI
Phone: (224) 748-1033
Hours:
Weekend - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Mon-Tues - Closed
Wed-Fri - 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Tank it Easy
3700 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL
Phone: (312) 600-8265
Hours:
Weekend - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Mon-Fri - 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Tropi Quatics
337 S Main St
Lombard, IL
Phone: (630) 953-2696
Hours:
Weekend - 10:30am - 5:00pm
Mon-Fri - 11:00am - 8:00pm

Wojtek's Reef
Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 837-5104
Hours:
By Appointment
 
Last edited:

Comments

Thanks for the update. There are several lfs’s around that I have never visited but have to make time to check out now. 😀
If you do be sure to make a post about them on the site with a quick review. I've been thinking about adding details like if they specialize in corals, fish, dry goods, etc. So any extra information would be helpful for other members.
 
Reefwise could be added.

Re: Reefplus, you could add the “Ironfish” name for the awesome stands they build.

Nice list, good work.
 
Reefwise could be added.

Re: Reefplus, you could add the “Ironfish” name for the awesome stands they build.

Nice list, good work.
I didn't put Reefwise on due to their inactivity on Facebook. I know they are still open but from what I've heard they aren't the same way they used to be.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
I'm heading to the Northwest Suburbs(Roselle) for Christmas to visit family...are there any "can't miss" stores that I should visit? I had been to Reefwise a few years ago, but sounds like they are not what they used to be. Any help would be appreciated.
 
I'm heading to the Northwest Suburbs(Roselle) for Christmas to visit family...are there any "can't miss" stores that I should visit? I had been to Reefwise a few years ago, but sounds like they are not what they used to be. Any help would be appreciated.
Depending on where you are coming from, Blue Line Coral is a good store, and Beyond the Reef is pretty solid.
 
After recently visitng our daughter in college near Mundelein, since we were already that far north I was able to convince my wife we should go check out Sho Tank and man am I ever glad we did, what an impressive store, from their amazing exotic fish and coral selection, to their pricing, and welcoming staff this place has it all covered. If they weren't so far north I'd be in the store all the time, as it is I'm planning a return trip some time next week in-order to make good use of my Christmas cash!
 
After recently visitng our daughter in college near Mundelein, since we were already that far north I was able to convince my wife we should go check out Sho Tank and man am I ever glad we did, what an impressive store, from their amazing exotic fish and coral selection, to their pricing, and welcoming staff this place has it all covered. If they weren't so far north I'd be in the store all the time, as it is I'm planning a return trip some time next week in-order to make good use of my Christmas cash!
I haven't been up there myself actually. Maybe one day I'll make my way up there.
 
Duly noted.
So I was in reefwise couple weeks ago, empty!!! However, Mike, previous owner, said he had just sold and was staying on as a consultant. He said the store would back up to its high standards in the very near future.
I hope so. This place had some nice stuff
 
Top