Oyster Bah

4.6
779 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sun: 10:00am - 9:00pm

Mon - Thurs: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Fri: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Sat: 10:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 248-3000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Armitage
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Parking details
Valet right outside our front door at 1962 N Halsted St. $14/ vehicle.
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Public transit
Two blocks east of the Armitage Brown Line stop and just across the street from the #8 Halsted Bus stop at the Armitage stop.
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Special events & promotions
Want to join us for King Crab & Prime Burger Thursdays. Please make your reservations here -- https://www.opentable.com/r/low-tide-lounge-chicago?p=9&sd=2018-05-07%2019%3A00
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Oyster Bah can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 779 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service always! Have been here many times and will continue to go!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

First time brunching at the Bah. The fried oyster benedict was terrific!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent Oysters, fun menu with lots of out of the ordinary options. Fantastic Happy Hour Specials.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

The food was delicious, and the ambiance was very special. Unfortunately we were set next to a group of four women, who spoke very loudly.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

We love it there. Great seafood. Great music 60’s) love the seafood salad and half price oysters at happy hour.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The food was outstanding, the staff was friendly and helpful. Management stopped by to check in us, couldn’t ask for a nicer group of people.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants... Always a pleasure to attend. If you are a fan of seafood this is a must try

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We went here prior to going to see a play, and loved it! We were there in time for the happy hour specials and enjoyed every bite. It is a smaller place, so reservations are recommended, especially during happy hour.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Everyone working there was genuinely friendly. Had a great time!

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

A little confusing about the Thursday crab special which is only served in the lower level. You have to make a special reservation for the all you can eat Alaskan crab and the only other option is a burger. Given not everyone In the party wanted those two options we opted for upstairs and the regular menu which has crab (1lb) but not all you can eat. Great attentive smart service. Food was really good and coconut cake is a must! Cute old school charming atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Great for a date night! Awesome staff and delicious food.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Nice happy hour menu but oysters on special were a little disappointingly small. Pretty good seafood menu. High top seating in the window is great for people watching. Close enough to walk to Steppenwolf Theatre if you’re in good shape and adventurous (and weather permitting).

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Although my trout was superb we were
very disappointed in the menu choices. The reviews say it is a sister to Shaw’s—no way....

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

kitchen much improved from an earlier visit in June. Focous on the sea food main courses. Friendly service.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Horrible service by our waitress

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

good food friendly service very casual valet service

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Good food- fairly priced - as always.. great service

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Amazing! We ate (and drank) only what our server recommended and it was all fabulous.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great service, very mediocre food.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great new seafood spot, casual dining setting great quality seafood. My mom wanted fried oysters and they did it on the fly, very classy.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Great takes on seafood. Great selection of oysters. Fun place also.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Love the happy hour here! The staff was also fantastic

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

This is a great restaurant, a little pricey for the amount of food but it was all tasty!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

BANG BANG SHRIMP! How have we not had it yet? This is definitely our new favorite.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Our waiter was fabulous! We sat on the main floor and enjoyed the long, non rushed dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Food was excellent, service was fantastic. Visited on a Saturday, so the place was very packed and things took a bit of extra time (I'm sure the kitchen was slammed) - but everything we ordered was great (and we ordered a LOT, haha). Very casual, fun atmosphere. Wish they had a crab cake dish but loved the king crab legs and the garlic shrimp. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Best $1 oysters in the city!

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Nice decor, but the food is what would keep me coming back. Was there for happy hour, accidentally, but surprisingly few options were part of the HH deal, so in the end not much to get excited about. We shared grilled calamari - very good, but pricey. Also shared trout - very good, but came with only rice, so we ordered a side of broccoli (good but too oily). All in all, pricey for just a dinner out in the neighborhood.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food was fine but had to send couple dishes back to be cooked again

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Everything is great - drinks and food but oysters $3 a shell are a bit pricey. Would come again for sure.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food, great staff, and grrrrreat oysters.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great time for our families first time in Chicago. ❤️❤️❤️

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

I love Oyster Bah. I try to come here at least once a month. The food is always amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great food, great service at the bar counter! Oysters were fresh, drinks were good, happy hour was perfect! Recommend trying multiple types of oysters.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

East beach blonde oyster is phenomenal. Known for their seafood roll, a delicious and well sized meal.

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3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Mixed feelings on this place- Worst service in River North I've experienced. No explanation of menu or Spirit List. Forced ordering throughout the courses when it was a very important date and chose Oyster Bah for a particular reason. Oysters were amazingly fresh (thank god), the seafood platter was wonderful and well-balanced. the Sides were perfect for Slaw & Mac n' cheese However I don't believe I'll return due to the very Poor service. Server looked like he wanted to jump off a cliff, so bad he didn't even tell us his name.

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2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Fish was the only good dish. the 2 appetizers - sizzling shrimp and aloha mussels = were very disappointing. The clam chowder soup was actually mostly a potato soup with hardly any clams.
Noise level prevents any quite conversation.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We finished our food and will come back for dinner. More choices at that point.

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Wait staff inattentive. Tuna special was awful. Trout just barely ok. Not up to the usual Lettuce Entertain You standards. Would definitely not go back.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food and service was amazing, we will for sure be back!

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