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Chicago Oyster House, Chicago, IL
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Chicago Oyster House

4.3
4.3
649 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
When it comes to finding the best oyster restaurant in the country, look no further than Chicago Oyster House. Chicago Oyster House has been ranked among the top 21 oyster houses for the entire United States by The Daily Meal, and it continues to serve excellent food. The casual atmosphere and friendly staff make it a perfect spot to dine or catch up with friends, and the varied menu has plenty to offer.Diners at Chicago Oyster House can order entrees such as fresh oysters, sushi, sashimi, lobster tails, spring rolls and chicken fingers. There are also a number of different daily specials throughout the week, and guests are encouraged to check out the website to see what is coming up. Chicago Oyster House is also happy to host private meetings or parties, and those looking for such services are encouraged to call to discuss details.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 225-8833

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Catering

    Please email info@chicagooysterhouse.com

  • Private party facilities

    For big parties or private events, please email events@chicagooysterhouse.com

  • Neighborhood

    South Loop

  • Cross street

    Indiana Avenue and Cullerton Street

  • Parking details

    Very limited street parking. We suggest ride sharing (Uber, Lyft, or Taxi) due to parking limitation. Garage Parking is available at The Lex Parking Garage or McCormick Place Parking Garage (Both garages are located near Cermak & Indiana and are 1 traffic light south of the restaurant.)

  • Public transit

    CTA Bus #1, #3 or #4 stop at Michigan Avenue and Cullerton Street. Walk 1 block east on Cullerton Street to Indiana Avenue.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 649 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    Seafood

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  1. MS

    MellodyS

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Katie was a great Waitress. She was very attentive and had a great personality. The food was awesome as always!!
  2. LJ

    LisaJ

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had the Gumbolaya, pork chop with the largest asparagus stalks I've ever seen, and ended with key lime pie. Every bite was delicious. The pork chop and asparagus were cooked to perfection.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Sat us in bar area even though we had reservations. Entree took 1 1/2 hours. Food was cold when it arrived. Lamb chop ordered med rare came well done.
  4. DM

    DeniseM

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service1ambience5
    Nice ambience, in fact this is a real plus, We had the grilled prawns, oysters, grilled asparagus, Wasabi garlic mashed potatoes and New England Clam Chowder. The food was excellent. Even so, I thought it was overpriced. Service was disappointing. My impression is this person (Natalie) was trying but never asked how we were doing as diners and if we needed anything. The other wait staff was just as busy in my opinion and they were good at checking in with the guests.
  5. G

    Gabbi

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    I wasn’t satisfied with the quality of the food…The waitress was a lil aggressive and food tasted rushed.
  6. KH

    KimberlyH

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    I was one of the first people there. I had a reservation for one at the bar. I come here quite often and joke that it’s my “Cheers”. It got busy quickly and the staff was not prepared - I am presuming due to restaurant week. The bartender was amazing but so many people who didn’t have reservations were sent to the bar and were ordering drinks and dinner. Kitchen was super slow and my salmon came out over cooked but didn’t look like it ever touched a grill. I sent it back and they brought out the SAME apiece of salmon, piping hot, as if it had been microwaved. I obviously sent it back and the gentleman (guessing owner/manager) said oh, you wanted grilled with grill marks and I said yes, like it has been the last 2times I ordered. He did discount my meal but by that time I was over it - such a shame, compromising quality due to being underprepared for the rush….worst experience yet at one of my favorite places
  7. DB

    DrBeth

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Restaurant week, $59 per person. Upcharge for any vegetables with ala carte entree and upcharge for water choice. $17 for an old fashion, $26 for vegetables. The soup and pork chop and 7 oz lobster tail were delicious. The drink was small and the key lime pie was gritty, like it wasn't mixed well enough. Total $240 for 2 with mandatory 20% tip they added to the bill. Not worth it and this was my second attempt at the oyster house...I'm sorry, I'm not returning.
  8. NB

    NichelleB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant week menu was delicious! If you have the opportunity, I recommend you check it out.
  9. C

    Ceecee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply put this place is top tier for date night or girls night ......great food great service love it
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    They have a 20% surcharge, which we asked our waitress about. She told us they had that before Covid and could not be taken off. She didn’t mention that actually it does go to the servers as well as other employees. When we got the bill it showed whether or not we wanted to give an additional tip beyond the surcharge. That’s when we found out that the staff shares the surcharge. If we had known that from the beginning it would have been a much more enjoyable experience. Our server was very vague about how much the staff really gets from the surcharge. Food was great, the server was great, overall a good experience.
  11. ET

    ExquisiteTaste

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The ambiance was was very nice for a much needed date night. Our waitress was very nice and and attentive, however she did explain that they were short staffed which explained the delay in receiving our entrees. But overall I would visit again
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service and food. Will definitely dine here again.
  13. MF

    MarkitaF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. We came for restaurant week. I try to visit 6 restaurants participating every year and this time you all made the list and it was SO worth it.
  14. MC

    MayraC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Beckie was awesome! We were thoroughly happy with our dining experience.
  15. S

    Sheryl

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Would go again, we went for the restaurant week!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Bday celebration and restaurant week.
  17. MB

    MarciB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was great, overall. The food was very good, the service was great and the atmosphere was very nice. It was a little pricey but well worth it. I would definitely go back again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks! The food was amazing. Best tuna tartare I’ve ever had! Crab legs fresh and tasted amazing. Best oysters we’ve had. Couldn’t have cooked the steak better! Definitely will recommend to others :)
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Exceptional food. Cooked to perfection. I had scallops, broccolini, oysters and spinach. It all was delicious!
  20. KT

    KerriT

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was good but way overpriced. Calamari was like rubber bands, the snow crab shells had some empty/meatless parts. The staff was friendly but my water was always empty and there weren’t many other tables in the restaurant. They automatically add 20% to the bill, which is what I tip at a minimum anyway but there was little to no incentive for better service.
  21. SP

    SPI1

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent sushi. Found this by accident, and would recommend.
  22. ZZ

    ZsaZsaH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I enjoyed my date at the Chicago oyster house. The food was good especially the calamari, the drinks were worth the money spent and the waitress was very helpful/knowledgeable.
  23. TM

    TinaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The hostess was exceptionally helpful and nice. I forgot her name but our reservation was 1.7.23 @ 530pm. The food was ok. The drinks looked pretty but not much substance. The decor was pleasant. Our server was nice bu continued to press the lobster tails. I said this was tempting however, we had lobster tails for Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Eve. She argued that their lobster tails were different, etc. We ordered sushi rolls, The Pearl, The Bengal Tiger, a oysters on the half shell and spring rolls for our appetizers. All uninspired. My daughter's seafood pasta was better, flavorful. Also, our tip was added to our bill for our party of 3. When I questioned it, our waitress said it was something the restaurant does but could not explain it. She also stressed that she only gets half of that tip but any EXTRA or additions would go directly to her....hmmmm, a 35% tip? I was with my young adult children for a birthday celebration so, I went ahead and obliged. I can't see myself returning to this restaurant. Now I understand why my friends suggested other options when I mentioned where we were dining.....
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Wonderful food quality , fair prices!!
  25. BC

    BeeClark

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were seated promptly but waited over a half hour to order. Food took about a half hour or so to come to the table. They oysters were the star of the show. Lambchops were also good. However, food did not live up to the price tag. Would not visit again.
  26. G

    Gigi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The website provides good information on parking, pricing, and how they roll with gratuity so there are no surprises. The waitress was fantastic very attentive friendly and she had given us options on how to work the menu to get what we wanted at a more affordable rate. Water refills were plentiful with the other staff. The food was very good! The steak better than expected, lobster and crab legs fresh and cooked perfectly.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Yesterday’s experience was a total disappointment. We are regular guests at Chicago oyster house and we absolutely love the place. But yesterday’s experience was a disaster, an hour after we’ve placed our order, we were only served with appetizers. As always, We ordered our soup, oysters, edamame and sushi. 35 minutes after we placed our order we were served with oysters only. By that time we finished our drinks, but she never offered another one. We asked our server why is it taking so long for soup and edamame, she said that she didn’t want too many plates on our table and we have to finish oysters first, because soup always comes after oysters 😁 Well, we finished oysters in 5 minutes and were sitting with our plates empty. 20 minutes later we were served with a cup our soup. Finished our cup, still no edamame, had to remind our server that we still waiting on edamame. Finally got our edamame. But still no sushi. Once finished edamame, our server approached with “would you like to see a desert menu?” We mentioned our sushi and she didn’t answer anything. Then we said that we can not wait another hour for that roll and she said “ok”, never apologized or tried to make it work. 20% gratuity is included, so I guess she didn’t care much. We overheard other tables complaints too… It is very disappointing when such an amazing place’s reputation can be ruined by someone who doesn’t care about the customer much.
  28. TF

    TamikaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place to have a quiet romantic dinner. Get drinks
  29. KK

    KenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food....good service.....but so noisy when we first arrived hard to have a conversation without shouting. It got quieter as the night wore on.
  30. RC

    RickC

    Baja California

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Food was below average... very few customers in the restaurant
  31. DJ

    DawnJ

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food but downtown high prices. Beware. Beautiful restaurant. The grilled oysters were amazing. Every thing was delicious.
  32. CC

    CaldwellC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    I loved everything besides the fact that I put in the special details that it was me and my wife’s 10 year wedding anniversary and it wasn’t acknowledged at all by server or at front door when we came in
  33. P

    Pepper

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Crab appetizer had an ammonia smell. Notified the server. The crab legs in the boil were fine. Shrimp and Ousters were good. Drinks were small and expensive. Service was good. Aesthetically, it’s a nice place. Overall it was ok. Likely won’t return. Expect better than ok at this price point.
  34. PB

    PamelaB

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The directions for the parking permit were Not clear. I paid $25 to park vs $5 Also our Seafood Pasta was luke warm at best, not hot and we were there at 5 no excuse
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Very professional and little to no wait time!
  36. 2

    2picky

    Louisville

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and steaks done to perfection.
  37. SH

    SteveH

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Ceviche was amazing! Wonderful place for a quiet date night. Highly recommended.
  38. P

    Pinner

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The meaning of the word gratuity is something that is given voluntarily or beyond obligation as an appreciation. I do not appreciate being forced to pay 20% for a party of 3. If the service is good, I will tip 25% or even 30%, but I do not like to be forced into it. You want more money, be honest and simply raise the prices. I will not be back to this restaurant.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience during our visit to Chicago. The sea bass and prawn were delicious! The service was great! Whoever made the lemon drops knew how to make a good beverage! The only person who could use support is the hostess. She wasn’t very welcoming to anyone that I noticed. Robotic, enthused, and unwelcoming. Other than that, this is a great dinner environment and food!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chicago Oyster House using the Order Online button. Chicago Oyster House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Chicago Oyster House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 225-8833.

Chicago Oyster House is rated 4.3 stars by 649 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Chicago Oyster House

1933 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Indiana Avenue and Cullerton Street

  • Neighborhood

    South Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Very limited street parking. We suggest ride sharing (Uber, Lyft, or Taxi) due to parking limitation. Garage Parking is available at The Lex Parking Garage or McCormick Place Parking Garage (Both garages are located near Cermak & Indiana and are 1 traffic light south of the restaurant.)

  • Public transit

    CTA Bus #1, #3 or #4 stop at Michigan Avenue and Cullerton Street. Walk 1 block east on Cullerton Street to Indiana Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 225-8833

  • Catering

    Please email info@chicagooysterhouse.com

  • Private party facilities

    For big parties or private events, please email events@chicagooysterhouse.com

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