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About Oyster Bah

Oyster Bah, a Lincoln Park oyster bar and East Coast-inspired seafood restaurant is created in partnership with the team behind Shaw’s Crab House.

The menu will highlight all things fresh seafood with an influence that’s anchored mainly on the East Coast. Diners can expect a dynamic oyster program pulling from both East and West coasts, fish sourced from all over the world, and a solid mix of classic and unique seafood dishes like Stuffies, a stuffed clam dish baked with chorizo, Crispy One-Sided Snapper, which is garnished with Thai-inspired sauce, and even a mean Double Cheeseburger with fries. The wine list is structured to perfectly complement the seafood. Diners can also enjoy a small selections of cocktails riffing on some classic East libations.

On the lower level of the restaurant is Low Tide Lounge, a cozy basement bar serves food from the main floor and craft cocktails.

1962 North Halsted St.
1st Floor
Chicago, IL 60614
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Sun: 10:00am - 9:00pm

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

Fri: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Sat: 10:00am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Armitage

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 248-3000

Website:
http://oysterbah.com/

Parking Details:
Valet right outside our front door at 1962 N Halsted St. $14/ vehicle.

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.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, 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.

Oyster Bah Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (40)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Good for a Date (30)
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Fun (27)
Happy Hour (24)
Cozy (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Authentic (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Romantic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Business Meals (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and great service. Oyster selection was plentiful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Recently went for brunch and was very pleased. Fresh seafood and a great variety of brunch options. Drinks are always yummy! Our server let us know about their amazing happy hour- trying that next!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food but waitress were a bit slow

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The staff was great. They were nice enough to move us to a table upstairs upon request because we were celebrating my birthday and I wanted a slightly quieter yet still energetic environment.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Very relaxed atmosphere with great seafood. Definitely a more casual dining option for a group of friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

BEST seafood and atmosphere of a seafood restaurant I’ve had in Chicago!! Clam chowder, hush puppies, lobster roll, crispy chicken sandwich, crispy tacos... oh and the oysters! We all shared and it was all amazing. Highly recommend!! Also very yummy and fun cocktails and a great happy hour.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a great time at Oyster Bah! Food, drinks, and service is always great!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Love the food and the waiter we had was super awesome. Definitely coming back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

We visit Chicago every year and we make it a point to eat here, we love it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 13, 2018

So sad menu changed. Probably come here three times a month for the seafood salad which is no longer available. Very disappointed with the new changes.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Love the oysters!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I've been wanting to try this place for a while and I was not disappointed! All of the seafood tasted very fresh and each dish was flavorful. The cocktails were great too! I will say it seemed a little expensive for the atmosphere, but I guess you'll always pay a premium for good seafood when you live in the middle of the country. I will definitely be coming back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was amazing!!!! The garlic shrimp and mussels were bursting with flavor. The seafood pasta was ok and the lobster roll had too much mayo/green onion.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

The best variety of the freshest oysters we’ve had in the Midwest. Great relaxed vibe! Quick and friendly service. Overall had a great experience!
The only one thing I would change is add a few more varieties of wines by the glass:)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Really like the new menu. We tried a number of the new items, and they were delicious. We will return soon.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was great! May have been the best calamari I've had. Everything was cooked great. Casual atmosphere, but highly recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We went for restaurant week had everything from mussels, calamari, oysters to fish tacos and fish and chips, great fries. Everything was excellent. The peppermint ice cream with chocolate was a great surprise. Go!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

First time trying and we loved it ! Great staff , always making sure we were doing okay and delicious food !

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Scenic View, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was wonderful, waiter was great and drinks were really good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A most enjoyable evening at Oyster Bah! Despite it being Chicago Restaurant Week, our table was ready on time. Our server was attentive but never pushy. Appetizers were very good -- oysters were tasty, and fried calamari was large enough for two. Entree choices all met or exceeded expectations -- classic mussels, fried chicken, and linguine. French fries galore! Dessert was 50/50 -- the peppermint ice cream was okay, but the key lime pie was deelish. The Lettuce Entertainment touch was evident from start to finish. Predictably satisfying. We will return!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was nice. The food was what I expected, nothing special to write home about. Definitely felt like an expensive red lobster. Service was good. Decorations felt cheap which made the price point seem WAY higher than it should be. Just didn’t seem to match.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Awesome food, very reasonable prices, great family restaurant (very kid friendly), great staff, very casual dining. We loved it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and amazing service even when crowded

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, great deal! (groundhog day special, and restaurant week). I have been here many times. My favorite go to for a fun night with friends!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I hear Oyster Bah being advertised on the Steve Dahl podcast and have been thinking of trying it for a bit. Did not disappoint. Server was great. Let him know it was our first time there. Walked us through menu and recommended some favorites. Mostly we needed help selecting some Oysters. With servers help we chose 3 very different oysters (6 total) including a pair from Prince Edward Island. They were fantastic. Also ordered octopus, brussels sprouts, and stone crab legs from Florida. All delicious. Looking forward to going back and trying more of the entrees.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Madly in LOVE w/the keylime pie !!!!!!
Get your BBQ sauce on the side when ordering the ribs. It's a bit spicy !!!
Yummy mac & cheese, I asked them to refrain from adding panko.
If you're LUCKY enough to get Dion to serve you then your night just got EVEN better.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

As usual, Oyster Bah was perfect. Service is always great (we like to sit at the bar). Oysters are delicious and fresh and you can’t beat the half off prices during happy hour.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was great

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was good. The bowl of clam chowder was very tasty. THe seafood salad was a little disappointing due to less seafood than I expected. Went on restaurant week, so price was reasonable. It would have been nice to have some dessert.
Since it was groundhog day, they gave me a gift certificate for the value of my meal

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The shrimp appetizer and the crab cake sandwich were very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Lovely place! Been here 10 times and the oysters never disappoint.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

This has been one of our favorite spots since it opened. The environment is fun and chill and the food is fantastic. My fiance proposed to me here-- the staff and waiter were unbelievably kind and helped to set everything up. Not only did we get to have our favorite food at our favorite place, but we also got to celebrate a very special occasion in a personalized way!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were there for a birthday celebration during restaurant week. The restaurant week menu was an excellent value, and everyone was very satisfied with their food and waitservice. We will go back again soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

What a great place if you are looking for oysters. Great food and terrific service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My friends and I had an enjoyable dinner here last night. The place is nice for a casual night out. Service was great; not overbearing, but helpful and friendly. When we first arrived around 8:30 pm, the place was very lively and pretty loud. This was totally fine with us, but thought I should note. As the night went on it naturally quieted down. The music was a great treat, all songs played helped to create a pleasant atmosphere. The place could be cozy, but unfortunately we sat in a spot that was not. It was close the crowded entrance and bar. The four of us continually ordered food for the table to share. Our favorites were the Thai Red Curry Mussels and the oysters. They have a great cocktail list that appeals to a variety of tastes. I think it's a great place to snack on bites and enjoy cocktails, although they have plenty of entree options as well. I will definitely come back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Quick Bite, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food & a fun vibe!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a great meal at Oyster Bah for restaurant week. Waitress was great and knowledgeable, all in all a really good experience.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One of the best parts of our dining experience was our server, Jordan. She was knowledgeable, friendly, prompt, and I struck up a fun conversation with her.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was great, but the service was very poor. Waitress forgot our drinks orders twice and was very inattentive.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I came with a group of 6 for Restaurant Week. We ended up ordering off the regular menu and sharing a bunch of small plates. The oysters were amazing! In fact, they were so good we ended up ordering 3 dozen. My husband and I love oysters and these were the best we have ever had. The service was a bit slow but in their defense, it was a Friday night at 8:00 during Restaurant Week. We also had the Red Curry Thai Mussels, Whole Snapper and Brussels Sprouts. All of them were delicious. I am looking forward to going back for Happy Hour.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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