Our go-to spot for seafood, Shaw's Crab House is a Chicago classic. Choose from two seating experiences: the traditional white-tablecloth–equipped dining room or the lively oyster bar, where you'll find us sucking down bivalves, cracking open crab claws and dunking lobster tails in butter. The menu also includes a terrific lobster roll, bound up with the barest hint of mayo, and sushi and sashimi. Pair your seafood feast with a local beer or a classic martini, which goes perfectly with oysters.
Thanks to a primo location in the middle of the country, the best seafood restaurants in Chicago boast something for every taste (and budget). From pricey treats flown in from the coasts—like raw oysters and stone crab claws—to perch and cod fresh from Lake Michigan served crispy fried for a casual and comforting supper, these aquatic treasures are prepared daily by some of the best chefs in the biz. You can opt for some of the best sushi in Chicago or have your fish served in one of the best tacos in Chicago. No matter what type of clam or swordfish you're searching for, these seafood restaurants show that Chicago really deserves to be called the Third Coast.
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