In 1950, our founder Lawrence Schweig opened his fish store at the bridge on Canal Street. Over the years, he & his sons developed unique recipes for delicious seafood products. Today Lawrence’s reputation for great food at great prices continues as our loyal customers bring their children & grandchildren here. As the third generation continues the tradition of our founder, the hallmarks of his vision remain unchanged: Quality, Value, Service.

Locations in the Chicagoland area:

  • Our Canal Street location (and our first Lawrence’s location) opened in 1950 
  • Our 87th Street Location opened in 2015
  • Our Westchester Location opened in 2016
  • Our newest addition to the Lawrence’s Fisheries family, Johnson’s Fish & Shrimp in Lombard

We work hard, but we like to have fun too. When you join the Lawrence’s team you become part of the family.

Lawrence’s offers many benefits including paid holidays, vacations, and insurance.

All employees get to purchase product at a discounted rate.

We believe in cross training everyone, so you will learn all aspects of the business. You’ll learn how to prep food, cook on the fryer, and ring on the register.

Lawrence’s is known for our shrimp, but it is the people that work here that really make us special. We have a great team of employees that work hard every day to provide excellent service along with unmatched quality. If you think you have what it takes to be a part of  the team, read on to discover more.


Lawrence’s vision is to be a lighthouse for good in the communities we serve by providing a respectful work environment and opportunities for our employees to support themselves and their families.


One major advantage of working at Lawrence’s is that we provide the opportunity to get full time work. Those who show their commitment to the company get put on a regular schedule working 35-40 hours every week. We also cross train all of our employees so you get experience working as a cook, cashier, and every other position we have. You can expect to see that type of variety throughout the course of your work week.