Quality Crab & Oyster Bah

4.7
1536 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Quality Crab & Oyster Bah is a neighborhood crab house in the heart of Lincoln Park created by the team behind Shaw’s Crab House. The menu is centered around quality crab, fresh oysters and seafood flown in daily. This comfortable spot also offers much more than just seafood, like the Prime Burger, Fried Chicken and Baby Back Ribs. Cozy up in a booth or belly up to the bar and crack into the fan favorite Alaskan King Crab Combinations. Guests can enjoy generous portions of crab legs served with their choice of Chesapeake Fried Chicken, or mouth watering Baby Back Ribs. Don’t forget to try one of our signature dishes like the famous Seafood Roll, Sizzling Garlic Shrimp or New England Clam Chowder.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1536 people are saying
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IzykD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good. The only problem for me was that seafood sandwich was a smaller than how its advertised. I ate that thing in literally 3 bites. Otherwise the sandwich was tasty with chunky bits of seafood. Their seasoned fries were really salty though. Our waitress was very good and attentive and had no problem replacing my fries for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

King crab was not as steamy as I would have liked but was good. Phenomenal oysters and the garlic shrimp was amazing! Star’bd was tasty!

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Mariaa
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service. Oysters were great.

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EricaE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of oysters and drinks. Service was fantastic - can't wait to come back!

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kgunn
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for happy hour and the specials were great! Will definitely be back!

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Carol
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very tasty. We enjoyed the oysters, crab dinner and seafood roll. Our server Miguel made great recommendations and taught us a great way to open crab legs. We look forward to returning soon!

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Betty
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The food was just ok for the price, server was pushy.

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vipEricaS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We love Quality Crab we go there regularly. The oysters are always delicious which was the good. Unfortunately there's more bad than good. We have ordered the family meal for 2 multiple times. The last time we ordered it the cost was $109 for 2 people. This time was $139. We ordered anyway because the quality and amount of food is worth it. We confirmed it included 1lb crab each and our server said it did. I was shocked at the tiny serving of crab. We each got 2 very thin legs and 1 claw each. The claw was the smallest I've ever seen. I highly doubt we were given a pound but if it was even close it is because of all the shell. It was a much smaller portion than any of the times we've ordered the family meal in the past. Our broccoli & fries were cold. We didn't bother saying anything about the broccoli but did ask our server to re-fire the fries. She was reasonably apologetic but walked past us for the next 25 minutes without bringing the fries. At one point she was hanging out at the bar talking. Finally I caught her eye and asked if she could bring ketchup when the fries came out and she goes "oh, I totally forgot". We had a movie to get to and weren't able to enjoy them. We've ordered the family meal many times and always leave absolutely stuffed, with tons of leftovers. This time we had some leftovers but only because we had to catch the movie. We were still hungry and actually grabbed a snack after the movie. The server didn't have much to say about the oyster options so we had to figure it out vs other times where the server gives recommendations. The server who handled our drink orders (Tripthi) was very attentive. Our regular server (Lexi) was not. While she wasn't directly rude at any point, she did come across as distracted and not wanting to be there. We were there celebrating a new job and it ended up being quite the let down. Disappointed.

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vipFlorianB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had oysters and king crab. not cheap but very good. good service, good cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Great Service!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner! Fabulous as always

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MichaelP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was impressed, first time Customer with a Party of 6, we were all impressed wit the environment and food quality. Servers were all nice people...

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice. We celebrated a bday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic night! Amazing oysters, apps, dinner and wine!

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Nabi
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

we ordered the half king crab, half bbq rib meal and the seafood wedge salad. the amount of food in the crab/rib meal was nice, however the quality of the crab was not great. it was borderline too salty and the meat inside had clearly been steamed/boiled too long. the crab was slightly spongey and shriveled in texture. for an item that they claim as their specialty, I was disappointed. I love their wedge salad, but I also felt the amount of seafood and bacon in the salad was lackluster, especially when I'm paying $25 for a medium size salad.

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vipLaura
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh seafood and fun ambiance. Servers were great.

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GwenJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was cute. Pricey but what u expect for quality Alaskan king crab?

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vipKimE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We are regulars here, pre pandemic and loved it. Now the menu has been revised (for the good) along with all their popular dishes. Always good portions, good service, good music and good menu

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing experience. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

the crab legs were over way cooked and every other part of our meal came out luke warm at best.

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PattyK
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Oyster Bah! Always a pleasure. We used to live in this neighborhood, and come back specifically to go to Oyster Bah. True to its name, the seafood is always top quality. Great date night spot or good for groups.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall we had a great time at Quality Crab and Oyster Bar! The staff was very friendly (everyone- not just our waitress) and very attentive. The ambiance was super cute and very to theme, without over doing it. Our food was our least favorite part, it was good but didn’t quite match up to the price point in our opinion. But overall, we had a great time and enjoyed our experience! Definitely something worth trying!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, service and overall experience. Hats off to the staff.

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Alex
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh Crabs and Oysters.

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vipLaurieS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok, fries were all cold. One entree made wrong. For the price was not impressed with the quality of the food.

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AmyH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the scallops. They were amazing. Great service

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vipPeggyO
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. A fun energetic place for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant, and our service was excellent. Unfortunately, there was one blemish to our almost perfect evening. My partner and I were finishing up our dessert and enjoying conversation with one another when a random male server whom we had not interacted with the whole night reached over us to grab the flower off of our table. Still in a jovial mood and tone, I responded to this gesture saying, “wow, did you have to take our flower now?” He replied “Yes!” and walked away abruptly. We were a little stunned as the evening was quite lovely up until that point. We then looked around and noticed we were the last people in the restaurant with a bunch of tables that need “bussing”. We were just taken aback that the server went out of his way to do what he did. We expressed our sentiments to our server and she apologized. We didn’t want to have anything done per say. However, just wanted to make them aware that was not pleasant nor good customer service especially for a couple on a date night for the first time in months.

Sincerely,
Tone K.

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ViniciusG
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The place is nice, food was good.

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vipSarahG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff including Bill, the General Manager, were all amazing and very attentive! The food was awesome as well.

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good and not too pricey. I would recommend the oysters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipCindy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a nice Father's Day late lunch. Pricing seemed a little high and quality a little lower than my first experience there several years ago, but still good. Music was a little loud for the parents. Bring back the pure lobster roll!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was fair. Crab was cold and overdone. All of the sides were cold. For the price of the food I must wish it was cooked properly and served warm.

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GothGirlSummer
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was amazing. The cocktails we had were fantastic. The food was amazing (clam chowder, crab dip, trout and the oysters- it was my first time!). Couldn’t have asked for a better server, though I do wish I remembered his name to give him a shout out. Definitely will go back there the next time I’m in Chicago.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We were seated at a table in between an emergency stairwell and a serving station on the 2nd floor. We weren’t sure if this was a regular table location but we would not recommend keeping that table regularly because this was the worst table in the entire restaurant. You are seated directly next to a serving station. Our service was lackluster which is not normally the case. We’ve been to Oyster Bah probably 7-10 times in the past and it’s usually great! But we didn’t receive a single refill of water until the very end of the meal right before we got the check. It felt like we were stuck right in the middle of the place with no privacy at our table but also overlooked the entire night.

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DCmichlen
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not fresh seafood
Oysters tasted like they were shucked hours before

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AmenaS
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab dip=Amazing
Garlic shrimp = Amazing
Broccollini = Amazing
Stard tequila drink =B- (little less grapefruit)
Overall A plus!!
Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back. Sat on the sidewalk, fun….

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kristinrue
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5yr anniversary

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You can order delivery directly from Quality Crab & Oyster Bah using the Order Online button. Quality Crab & Oyster Bah also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Quality Crab & Oyster Bah also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 248-3000.

Quality Crab & Oyster Bah is rated 4.7 stars by 1536 OpenTable diners.

Quality Crab & Oyster Bah does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/.

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.