The top-grossing seafood independents specialize in crab, lobster, sushi and more, serving hundreds of thousands of meals in 2017.
Bob Chinn’s Crab House
Top 100 Rank: 30
Location: Wheeling, Ill.
Average Check: $37
Meals Served: 483,111
On the Menu: Daily fish prepared one of eight ways: Steamed, chargrilled, blackened, beer-batter fried, sautéed with lemon, broiled, sautéed with caper, or stir fried with mushrooms, bok choy and asparagus
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