Shedd’s Sustainable Seafood program has built a community of partners including local restaurants, retailers, seafood distributers and culinary schools that believe in Shedd’s sustainable seafood mission. They are helping us educate current and future food service professionals on critical seafood issues and increasing the availability of sustainable seafood in Chicago’s vibrant marketplace.

Interested in becoming a collaborator? Contact us.

Kendall College

Right Bite has partnered with the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts since 2007 to teach students the importance of sustainable seafood. Kendall College is a leader in culinary sustainability and its partnership with Right Bite is an extension of that commitment, providing opportunities for students to dive deep into sustainability issues and transfer their skills into practice as they take part in seafood cooking demonstrations at Shedd. 

Fortune Fish & Gourmet

Fortune Fish & Gourmet is a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified purveyor and a cofounding member of SeaPact, an alliance formed by six leading U.S. seafood distributers that are committed to making the seafood industry more sustainable and advancing the environmental responsibility of fisheries and aquaculture operations.

Peapod LLC

When shopping with Peapod, type “Shedd approved” into Peapod’s search field to be taken to a virtual grocery “aisle” featuring sustainable seafood products selected by the Right Bite team.

Dirk's Fish & Gourmet Shop

Dirk Fucik, owner of Dirk’s Fish & Gourmet Shop, is one of the friendliest fishmongers in Chicago. When you visit, ask Dirk about his Asian carp burgers and sausages—yum!


From the same team that brought us MK Restaurant and DMK Burger comes this cozy seafood joint in Lakeview.

Big Jones

In the mood for Southern cuisine? Check out Big Jones, where executive chef Paul Fehribach delights diners with domestic crawfish boudin fritters and more!

The Cape Cod Room

Opened in 1933, this classic Chicago restaurant located in the Drake Hotel provides an ocean-friendly menu in a classy and historic atmosphere.

Di Pescara

From traditional crab cakes to cedar-planked Lake Superior whitefish with espresso BBQ sauce, there is something for everyone to try at DiPescara.

Girl and the Goat

Top Chef Season 4 winner Stephanie Izard has received high praise and multiple awards for Girl and the Goat since opening in 2010, including “America’s Best New Restaurant” by Saveur magazine and “Best Chef: Great Lakes” by the James Beard Foundation.

Guaranteed Green restaurants

In February 2014 Shedd welcomed Green Chicago Restaurant Coalition (GCRC) Guaranteed Green restaurants and caterers  into the Right Bite program. Guaranteed Green food businesses are not only committed to environmental responsibility but have also undergone independent, third-party certification to verify their remarkable sustainability accomplishments.   Guaranteed Green businesses are committed to sourcing and serving sustainable seafood to a level that surpass the Right Bite partnership requirements and therefore have been warmly welcomed into the program.


The Right Bite team loves meeting friends at Luxbar for a cocktail, good conversation and macadamia-crusted tilapia. Mmm!

McCormick & Schmick's (Chestnut Street location)

With more than 80 restaurants around the country, McCormick and Schmick's is well known for being one of the nation’s top families of seafood restaurants.


Opened in 2000 by cousins and partners Carrie Nahabedian, executive chef, and Michael Nahabedian, restaurateur, NAHA is a great destination for an evening of sustainable seafood, indulgence and sophistication.


Zagat ranks Oceanique as the premier seafood restaurant in the Chicago area; lucky for us and our oceans, owner and executive chef Mark Grosz is just as passionate about healthy fisheries as he is about tasty entrees.

One North Kitchen & Bar

Chef Laura Piper’s strong commitment to sustainable seafood shines through on a menu of “refined yet approachable” contemporary American fare.

Park Grill

The Plaza at Park Grill is one of Chicago’s largest al fresco dining areas — we love noshing on the restaurant’s ale-steamed mussels while taking in the sights of Millennium Park.

Prairie Grass Cafe

Co-chefs and owners George Bumbaris and Sarah Stegner offer a wide range of responsibly sourced seafood at their restaurant Prairie Grass Cafe.

Shaw's Crab House (in Chicago and Schaumburg)

Shaw’s Crab House is Right Bite’s preferred spot for an evening of oysters and jazz. Ask your server to see Shaw’s sustainable seafood menu!

Soundings Café

Shedd’s Soundings Café proudly features daily sustainable seafood specials for aquarium guests. 

Trattoria No. 10

For sustainable seafood with an Italian twist, look no farther than Trattoria No. 10. The day boat scallops and Maine lobster ravioli are sure to delight!

Uncommon Ground (on North Clark Street and West Devon Avenue)

Uncommon Ground is a favorite hangout of the Right Bite team and was voted as the “Greenest Restaurant in America” in 2011.

FIG Catering

As a Guaranteed Green business, FIG Catering’s commitment to sustainability stretches far beyond sustainable seafood—from running an energy efficient kitchen, to practicing responsible waste management, to  engaging in community service. FIG joined the Right Bite team in 2014, and they have quickly become strong supporters of Shedd’s Great Lakes Action Days

Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab

A collaboration from the owners of the original Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami Beach and the Lettuce Entertain You Enterprise, Joe’s Seafood is one of the most popular seafood spots in Chicago. You may know Joe’s for their signature stone crab claws—just one of many sustainable seafood delights on the menu.

Standard Market (In Westmont and Naperville)

One of our newest partners, Standard Market, is a chef-driven specialty food retailer that features the highest quality fresh ingredients and market-prepared foods, including handpicked produce, expertly butchered meats, and gourmet seafood.

Blue Plate

Blue Plate catering is a truly Chicago-based catering company. It’s roots date back to 1983 when founder, Jim Horan, began serving deli sandwiches out of a van in Wrigleyville. Over time Blue Plate has evolved into a thriving catering business, a Guaranteed Green member with strong commitments to sustainable and seasonal food, and a new Right Bite partner as of 2014.

Reel Club

A Right Bite partner since 2010, Michelin-recommended Reel Club charms Oakbrook diners with its creative twists on classic sustainable seafood dishes.