Chicago Oyster House

4.5
415 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 415 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for Mother’s Day 2021 and it was amazing! The food was delicious! I had The Rockefeller and the Delaware Bay Oysters along with the lamb chops, wasabi mashed potato’s, Sautéed mushroom with sake, sauté baby spinach with garlic, also an oyster shooter with sake

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kikii
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS service and the food was delicious!! A little pricey but totally worth it, I will be back!!!!

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HassonG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and delicious! Colossal shrimp, Lobster tail, sautéed garlic spinach. The Mrs had Lamb chops. Service was great. Went on Saturday night before Mother’s Day. Almost forgot about the oysters entrees were so good: pricey but well worth it! First time, definitely will be back!

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kmarie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters and service was good

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FineDining
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service and the oysters were great. The only problem I had this time was with the seared tuna. It was very tough. Other than that, it was great.

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CalvinP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great. Food, service were excellent. Lil pricey but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I felt rushed although there were not many guests I felt rushed. The food was mediocre at best especially for the price. I will not be dining there again. The service was good though.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Great service.

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DANIELB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent with the exception of the garden salad which was average. We had both raw and grilled oysters for an appetizer. Both were great. My wife had the grilled prawns which were seasoned and grilled properly. I had the sushi deluxe dinner which was excellent- generous proportions of fish.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful from start to finish. Excellent service. Calm, relaxing atmosphere. Delicious food and drinks. Five stars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. Fun and different menu accommodates many different tastes.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The ambience was very nice quiet intimate the waiters and service with very good very Attentive And patient The food was OK fair I've had better however the seafood appetiser options are well priced their meat selection like the lamb chops are overpriced and were not that good had a very sweet taste to them not very well seasoned The entrees are little more bland so you would definitely need to extra season Nice selection of drinks from all levels Hi into low a little overpriced but reasonable for the South loop

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vipRodA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wife’s bday.

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NicholH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious!

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JohnB
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around Service was incredible food better

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DanielleH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I wanted CHAR GRILLED OYSTERS. The ones I had here ARE NOT THAT. Other than that, it was cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First off this

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DaChess
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I think the food was good. Blue Point Oysters were really small. Lobster wasn't that good, a little over cooked. Filet Mignon was excellent had it prepared medium rare. Drinks weren't that great and way over priced. The waitress was very good. Parking was an issue.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First date and he wasn’t bug on seafood

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LrnB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was wonderful. Would definitely recommend.

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DianaY
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday, it was awesome

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vipCrystalL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tried Chicago oyster house when they first opened, the food was excellent some construction was still taking place. Several years later decided to try it for restaurant week and very pleased with the renovations, the ambience and the food!

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vipScottT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff, keep up the great work!

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EbonyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very kind, food was fresh and delicious. 2nd time there will return.

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AndreaD
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, definitely will be going back! Thanks Chicago Restaurant week

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BriaSierra
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The staff was very attentive. Great value for your money during restaurant week.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious seafood! My brother and I stopped here for restaurant week and it was our first time. Definitely worth the stop and will have to try it out again soon! The ambiance is nice and great quality seafood.

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CassandraM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I love the relaxed feel of this place, but I don't think that we will be returning any time soon. The clam chowder was just ok. We got the tiger prawn shrimp and it wasn't as good as I was hoping it would be. There was really no flavor. The sautéed mushrooms were good and we used the dipping sauce from the shrimp shumai to add flavor to the shrimp. Service was ok but not as good as the service the first time we went.

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Sherry24
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our waitress was great Becky loved her personality. We went for restaurant week and what we picked wasn’t that great but will go back again because we have been there before and loved it. Their clam chowder soup is the bomb. We wanted to try something new but maybe should have stuck with what we know already.

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RiceBaby
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Classy little hidden restaurant. Honestly I was expecting a lot more. Reserved a table for two at 5:45 on Friday night. I came for the Restaurant Week pre fixe menu but I saw the oyster shooters on the main menu and ordered those. It was delicious and my mouth wanted more. The clam chowder was spot on. Not at all grainy but creamy and smooth and buttery and super delicious. For the price we paid I expected handmade shumai at least. Our entrees were the salmon and the surf and turf sushi. Both were just fine. The salmon was presented nicely and was cooked to a buttery flakey deliciousness. But it lacked pizzaz. Same with the sushi roll. I was allured to the idea of slices of steak atop a blue crab sushi roll. The meat was cooked perfectly medium rare, but also lacking flavor. It was just fine. I would come here again for ONLY the oysters and even then 1 oyster is around $3.50 and minimum orders are 6 oysters. Dessert was a key lime pie slice and a NY cheesecake slice. Felt like eating those assortment cake slices from the grocery store. I ordered the lychee martini (spot on! Delish and perfect lychee taste!) if I ever go back I’ll be ordering the oyster shooters, a clam chowder and two rounds of oysters and that’s it! Total bill was $270 (2x $55 dinner menu, 2x $18 martinis, 2x $6 oyster shooters, 20% service fee) I loved the appearance of the restaurant, the decorations were cool.

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vipCarmeliaW
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed everything. Only wished my blackened fish had more flavor, spice and less bland

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TabbyStew
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the start everything was great! The food, The drinks and the service! I can't wait to go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is very friendly and accommodating, especially Becky. They follow COVID protocols and we always feel safe going there. The oysters are the star of the show and they don’t disappoint.

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JuliaC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Wonderful!.

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chyna133
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beckie was the best. It seems as if she was the only waitress seeing to multiple tables. This was also a great restaurant to try oysters. I suggest the ICHI oysters. I would definitely visit again.

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DarlaS
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic! Ambiance was devine.

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NeserN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect placement and evening for a date night.

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vipCinthiaC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyed this little neighborhood gem. Very nice waitstaff and good food. Glad they have survived Covid. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive and helpful.

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IbrahimI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Oysters have no seasoning and are not good at all

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 415 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.