Oyster Bah

4.6
912 reviews
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Seafood
From Bay to Bah, Oyster Bah brings the quality of the coasts to the heart of Lincoln Park. As the sister restaurant to Shaw’s Crab House, we are tapping into our connections with purveyors all over the country to bring you the most exceptional seafood in the neighborhood. With seafood flown in every morning, the team creates signature dishes such as the Seafood Roll, Garlic Shrimp, Clam Chowder, and the Grilled Fish of the Day. Looking to get down for Happy Hour? Drop your anchor and stay a while for happy hour from 5-6 PM Monday–Thursday and 3-6 PM Friday–Sunday with $1.50 oysters and half-off special drinks and dishes.

Specials

Oyster Happy Hour & More!

We raise the bah at our daily happy hour. Enjoy select drinks and snacks half off on Monday – Thursday from 5-6PM and Friday – Sunday from 3-6PM.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 21, 2018

Ends: December 22, 2117

Availability: Sun 3:00PM-6:00PM
Mon-Thu 5:00PM-6:00PM
Fri-Sat 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 912 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We really enjoyed the oysters. They were fresh and delicious. Not an enumerous amount of food offerings like some other brunch places but that is not necessary when you have a few solid choices! And Service was excellent to boot!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Our server was a bit strange, but the food was good

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CD
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we had a great meal, and got some great suggestions on the oyster selections. Our server was wonderful!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding the atmosphere was great the cocktails were great. We were celebrating my birthday , our waiter was awesome.

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NB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is really good, nice fish , big diversity of oysters. Everything tastes yum

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cold seafood brunch! Get a lot of bang for your buck between the oysters and shrimp and other seafood offerings. Hard to say if shrimp were a touch over cooked or if it’s because we’re in the Midwest and it’s the middle of winter but I’d give them a 6/10. Everything else was 10/10. It was quiet since I was there around 10:30am but the restaurant can get loud. Next time I’d like to try one and of the hot item add-on items because they all looked amazing!

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s
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food is great but the service isn't. On both visits to Oyster Bah we had non-existent service and odd service. No server for 10-15 minutes until we asked, appetizers came out with entrees, and no server checked on us during the meal about drink refills, etc. I wish they'd get their act together since I love the food. The Hush puppies and fish and chips were great.

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MA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sea food!!! The king crab and mussels were amazing!!! Highly recommend it!!!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were seated at high-top table by window; perfect laidback setting for early dinner but “sides” seem to be an after-thought, and not well executed.

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CJ
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The upstairs area seems like “b squad” that’s where they stick all the kids and the wait staff seemed a little inexperienced. I recommend sitting downstairs where the action is.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place so much. Great for bringing the kiddos as well as having a solo night out with the girls. Delicious food and attentive staff!

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d
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place. Great food and service always and it’s always delicious and fresh. Had the Brussels sprout salad and salmon tonight.

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E
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great seafood buffet brunch! All of the food was nicely presented and was all very delicious. My waiter, Ryan, was very friendly and attentive. The hostess and other employees were very friendly. It's a very relaxed atmosphere. It was an excellent experience

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CN
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent oysters, drinks, and menu options. Perfect spot for a date.

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MO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were amazing. Our server, Jake was attentive but not overbearing. Food came out timely, hot and delishious. We will be back

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Waited 45 mins for our table even with a reservation

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DK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Cramped seating by the door though. Great service.

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J
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this place. Food is excellent. Cocktails are mixed perfectly. My only complaint is the price as this is never a cheap dinner.

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OT
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started off with a dozen oysters, followed by grilled shrimp and mussels. For entrees we had the fish & chips and spaghetti squash.

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KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always, delicious!! One of our favorite places to get oysters.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect New Year's Eve night with friends and kids. The staff was so great and the food was excellent.

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PS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was phenomenal. Although it was busy, server Jake was very attentive. Oysters was great! We wished we ordered more. Food and drink presentation was excellent and tasted as good as it looked! Great job!

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for a late dinner on a Sunday night and really enjoyed their offerings. Started with a fresh oyster assortment, went on to a cup of the Clam Chowder (excellent and meaty) and then finished with the Shellfish Linguine while my wife had the Lobster Roll Connecticut Style. We enjoyed every bite. Our server was excellent and really knew the menu and the items on the menu well.

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JH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in an authentic restaurant

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N
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for Sunday brunch instead of my normal dinner there. I did not choose to enjoy the buffet, rather the fried oyster meal, which was very good. There was an $18 bottomless mimosa deal, which would have been more enjoyed if our waiter wasn't the only one serving and could serve us in a timely manner. Other than that, the atmosphere was cozy as always and the food was enjoyable. They also make a mean mimosa!

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AF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Oysters were great but pricey. Had the mussels and fries, slaw and garlic shrimp which were so so. Cute décor and design and good service.

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G
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent choice of oysters, great happy hour pricing as well. Enjoyed the tuna tacos, ribs were very good as was the hamburger. Highly recommend the calamari and raw oysters. Good variety of cocktails and beer. We will be back.

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U
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great happy hour. My kids loved their first oysters, and the service was amazing! And who knew? They have amazing fried chicken!

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KC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such good food! Basically had to get rolled out of the restaurant I am so full! Can’t go wrong with this place. Nice and cozy that’s perfect for a get together or date night

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d
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here to celebrate the holidays with family. The service was outstanding and the food was great. I would definitely recommend the poke appetizer!

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BD
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. The ribs and tacos were excellent. The french fries very good. There is even a childrens menu and children eat free on Sunday. Some wine and drinks are half off before 6pm so people in our party liked that.

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YK
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I ordered expensive Alaskan Crab legs and expected them to be tasty; however, the meat was too salty and botched my expectations of this restaurant. I would not come there again and would not recommend it to a friend.

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N
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was good, our server was great though she was quite busy. I was given a birthday treat. We are repeat guests and will be back. We very much appreciate the happy hour being daily.

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SS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Great oyster selection including East and West Coasts. Located on Halsted. A LTEUE restaurant. Could expand main menu selections.

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MQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The only problem is the parking is lousy. Orher than that the overall was quite good

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HB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had high expectations, given Oyster Bah's association with Shaw's. We were not disappointed. We had a wonderful evening. The noise level was just right - energetic but we could actually talk to our friends across the table. The decor hit just the right note. The food was outstanding - a ton of oysters (the mignonette was unusual and very good), tuna tacos, BBQ salmon; we shared the coconut cake and key lime pie. I'm picky about my coconut cake and the Oyster Bah's is fabulous - trust me! Ditto the cole slaw, which I am equally picky about. The chef stopped by the table and chatted, which was a real treat. We loved being able to tell him how impressed we were. All five of us will be back!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

On several other occasions, Oyster Bah has been excellent-great oysters & seafood. This visit was a huge disappointment-we loved the idea of a raw bar brunch option, but in reality nearly everything included was mediocre, at best, & certainly not worth $32.95pp. The East Coast oysters were gritty & not very fresh, plus no mignonette sauce was served. The poke was minuscule & they were frequently out of it. The shrimp was not very tender or flavorful. Ceviche & smoked trout were okay. And I have had much better deviled eggs from the grocery store-filling was runny & tasteless. Really surprised how far this once excellent restaurant has fallen, or maybe it’s just the raw bar brunch?

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul was beyond excellent!

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S
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great oyster happy hour spot! I like that the oysters on special rotate. This past time, we really enjoyed the east coast happy hour oysters. Prices are reasonable, and bonus for happy hour. I've been several times and will be back!

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MJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ll be back for the best oysters we’ve had in the city! The oysters, seafood roll and wedge salad were delicious. There’s a great happy hour that includes some half price oysters!!

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