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Restaurants, Seafood Lake View
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
 (Photograph: Nick Murway)
Photograph: Nick Murway
 (Photograph: Nick Murway)
Photograph: Nick Murway
 (Photograph: Nick Murway)
Photograph: Nick Murway


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This isn't your hoity-toity seafood restaurant—prepare to get your hands dirty at Lowcountry, with outposts in Lakeview and the South Loop. Steam-filled bags are stuffed with shrimp, snow crab legs, mussels other sea treasures and tossed with sauce and veggies. Thow in an order of honey butter jalapeno cornbread and fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese, and you've got yourself a proper feast.



Address: 3343 N Clark St
Price: $31 to $50
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Users say (3)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:2
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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We just so happened to show up here in the middle of happy hour (5-7pm). The drinks were half off at the bar, so despite wanting to sit at the tables, we sat at the bar. It was nice to sit there because the bartenders were fun to talk to and very helpful. The drinks were absolutely delicious. We decided to get king crab legs and mussels. In the king crab we put corn and potatoes. We did the everything seasoning for all of our items with level 3 heat. They use Thai chilis here, so I'm happy we didn't go with level 4. 

I loved the artwork and the decor. There actually is a sink in the middle of the restaurant to wash your hands because eating this food can get quite messy! 

Definitely recommend this place


Service- 5 Stars

Food- 3 Stars

When I walked into Lowcountry, it felt like I was walking into a trendier Joes Crab Shack. Picnic bench style seating, giant metal trays holding several steaming bags of boiled seafood, and several marine paraphernalia hanging from the ceiling.

The service was very good. The waitress was very attentive despite it being very busy, and she was a very friendly person.

The food, however, was just okay. Granted, I have only been here once, but the quality of the snow crab legs were so so. The sign of good quality crab legs is the clean snap of the shell when you're breaking it open. If the shell bends, tears off, and in turn shreds the meat inside, its not very fresh. Don't get me wrong, the flavor of the boils you get here is much better than Joe's Crab Shack, but the quality of the crab was like Red Lobster. I would, however, return and try another batch of crab. 

*I would stray away from the "Everything" style and stick to a single seasoning. The lemon did not go well at all with the cajun and garlic. Lemon and Garlic, and Cajun and Garlic would be fine, but I did not like all three together.*