Chicago Oyster House

4.5
491 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 491 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the service and the food. We will come back.

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MichaelO
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Please be aware of their policy of charging 50% of the item if you are unsatisfied for any reason including quality.

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vipTumTum
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was very slow for the amount of patrons in the restaurant. It would have been helpful to have staff come by to let us know about delays. Price of food was quite expensive along with mandatory service charge of 20 percent. Quality of food was fine.

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RossR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great high-end restaurant with amazing staff and food. The oysters, Sushi, and prime rib were all spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rosie the bartender was perfect

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COSpackers
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A bit expensive per the quantity however. Would definitely visit again though!

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vipMorganluv
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great date night dinner spot for two or double date!

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JRAphysics
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. The menu is quite varied, so it is easy to pick out interesting items. My only quibble was that the waitress not very attentive (because she was also working at the bar) and we had to talk with other waitstaff about what we needed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Room temperature raw oysters, dysfunctional service and a tab for $300+…. We will never return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweetest Day

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing, the service was outstanding. The restaurant is smaller than expected but overall everything was excellent.

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vipKennM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The oysters were disappointing while the rest of the items (sushi, maki rolls, and calamari) was simply just ok.

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CharlotteP
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner at the Chicago Oysters House and the service was top notch! Highly recommend it.

TG
vipTampathaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was excellent, food was excellent, and service was Superb.

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LakishaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh oysters! Made reservations and was seated in reasonably time. I always enjoy my meals here!

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Alan
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server was friendly and professional. Our food was perfect... and I mean perfect. We had the NY Strip (medium) The wagyu (medium rare) and the lamb chops (med) and . All were cooked to perfection. I must admit that the wagyu was the most tender steak I've ever had. That said, I am more used to the flavor profile of a traditional American cut of beef and I prefer it. Still I'm glad to have experienced the wagyu. The star of the meal was the Lamb Chops and I highly, highly recommend them. The drinks were f'ing excellent, also.

NOW, this restaurant is a seafood house but my date was allergic to shellfish so, we decided to skip all fish and shellfish altogether.

FINDING PARKING WAS RIDICULOUS

OVERALL: highly recommend

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CrystalS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, I wish I could eat here everyday.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Oysters were very good here. So was the big eye tuna. Coworker got a steak and said it was over cooked. Good dinning experience

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MiriamB
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience was perfect from start to finish. Our waiter was so attentive and patient. Our waitress was equally attentive and patient. My food, scallops, steamed rice and sautéed broccolini. Every bite was perfect. It is honestly the best meal I have ever had. I am gluten free due to allergies and everything was carefully prepared. Definitely a must visit.

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MsMelRems
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters of all kinds, delicious steaks and lobster.

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DouglasS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chicago Oyster House is one of our favorites. Always enjoy it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

They have an automatic 20% gratuity for parties over 2 people. In my opinion this incentivizes poor service. Indeed we had horrible service with many mistakes and overcharges. The food took WAY TOO long.

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VinoMe
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I had the filet, it was not good or of high quality. Our server seemed overwhelmed and wasn’t attentive despite only having a couple tables. It was for our first wedding anniversary so it was very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The restaurant is small and it was hot. The food and service was excellent! The cocktails were not good. Destiny our waitress was awesome and accommodating.

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DEvan
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Such a great meal. Staff and service were excellent! Fresh seafood as good as you can get in the Midwest.

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DonS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was fairly good, salmon and chowder were excellent, but price for a couple drinks ($24) rediculous

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vipLonewolf09
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A high-class dining experience in a comfortable environment. The food and service do not disappoint!

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ShonieceB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was just ok. But it was overpriced for the quality received

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience! It was my birthday and I had the best service. The oysters and sushi were amazing!

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Seafoody
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service. Reasonably priced for the quality and being in the city. Well be back!

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SEBASTIANZ
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. We had some oysters, seafood pasta, sushi and

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a conference, was so good first time we went back again.. great meal great stafff

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Destiny was our waitress she was exceptional. Oyster were delicious and the grilled Calamari was tender and flavorful. Don’t leave without ordering the blueberry cheesecake with caramel and Godiva liquor

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The servers were excellent- oysters very good but sushi and rolls were very plain/ tasteless except for the tuna. The price of the sushi was almost twice what I generally pay at a very good sushi restaurant. I have eaten at several high end restaurant in Chicago and this was disappointing. Also the grey goose martini and bulleit manhattans tasted watered down.

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Clay
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was outstanding, will definitely be back...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food (l had incredible sea bass and my friend said the oysters were great) and our server was wonderful and very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Nothing special, typical everyday date night. Our server Becky I believe was the highlight of our night.

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Bubba
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food and service was exceptional. Restaurant not easily accessible due to no valet parking. Had to park 3 blocks away at McCormick Place parking garage to find parking. That would probably trump future dining with this establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was wonderful. My salmon teriyaki was perfect and my date sea bass was tasty. I do miss the steak teriyaki.

FAQs

Chicago Oyster House does offer 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 4.5 stars by 491 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.