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Welcome to Anchors Away

Anchors Away is a seafood restaurant serving the best Cajun and Creole dishes made with the freshest ingredients daily. Seafood with an elegant flare and a taste of New Orleans cuisines.


Eboni Harris
This is a great hidden gem downtown Springfield. Locally owned and operated with great friendly and courteous customer service. The prices are great and the food is delicious. The catfish portions are very generous and the catfish is high quality American catfish, not Swai. The...
Avery Allen
1 word: phenomenal! Can't wait to go back for this yummy Cajun seafood delight! Prices were not bad either. We got 2 seafood entrees, one bottle of wine, and an appetizer for $88! I got the steam bag with snow crab legs, potatoes, and corn (highly recommend with the house...
Henri Wright
The food was absolutely amazing. If you ever stop in downtown Springfield for a meal, make sure this is the place you eat if you are hungry for good seafood
Etta A.
Found a gem here!!! Service was great from everyone, our server Jada was very friendly and helpful... my first time eating grits and it was a life changing...
Melaina C.
I ordered the blackened catfish for lunch, and it was out of this world! The fish was cooked perfectly so it was still so tender, soft, and moist. It had...
Christian Ritchie
The shrimp and grits... just perfect. I've never had grits so creamy, and the seasoning was bold, but not spicy. Also tried the gator bites, and the heading had tons of flavor! The folks behind the counter were super friendly and answered all of this beginner's questions with...
Your Food with Chef V
The food was so good! I had the Catfish tacos, and the slaw and aioli sauce that was on the tacos was sooo good! A perfect combination! My husband had the shrimp basket and the shrimp were a good size and he said they were very good! I walked in and placed my order and it was...
Gretchen Brandt
Freshest And yummiest Crawfish Etoufee since I had my late mother's in law 10 years ago. And the catfish po'boy was as good as Felix's in the French Quarter.Thank goodness.. finally a place in Peoria where I can get decent gumbo !!
Andrew Ngui
The deep fried oysters totally did not disappoint. They were piping hot. You open the box and the steam from the just cooked oysters was just flowing out. Crispy on the outside, soft and just cooked on the inside. Incredible. Mouthwatering, delicious