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Quality Crab - Quality Crab & Oyster Bah, Chicago, IL

Quality Crab & Oyster Bah

4.6
4.6
1753 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

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Other options

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 3:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 248-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Donny Farrell

  • Catering

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Quality Crab & Oyster Bah can accommodate all of your special event needs. Email Erin at ejusche@leye.com

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Quality Crab & Oyster Bah can accommodate all of your special event needs. Email Erin at ejusche@leye.com

  • Private party contact

    Erin Juache: (866) 573-8715

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    Armitage

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The oysters were not good and it was expensive for the quality of food and drinks
  2. FS

    FranciscoS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant - always great food, and that cozy relax environment
  3. AJ

    AshaJ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The food was fantastic, I will say I loved it! It was our 1st time going and the food was amazing, we've been dying to go so that was not a let down. But the service was horrible, our waitress in particular. We came during the oyster happy hour (which the website said was till 4:30 but act ended at 4). We only had 2 min to order the oysters, so I ordered a dozen of the specialty promo ones and 3 of the other special oysters. And she walked away before I could order any classic but it was no big. When they came out they were dropped off and I noticed we were missing some. Then she couldn't count how many were missing it took her 4x and she was unsure of which were the other 3 specialty oysters and called them classic. She didn't tell us what was what so we could reorder the ones we likes. The she took my brother's order and started walking away without taking mine. I was getting frustrated at that point because we had also ordered food to go and while we were eating the to go order got dropped at the table (we were in a 2 person booth) she was so eager to move on. Then it took forever to get our check after out plates cleared we were just hanging out because she never came back to offer the check. We had to ask for it. I will say the guy clearing tables and offering water was amazing. He was on top of it. For this to be a sister restaurant of Shaws we just expected better service and it was frustrating. Not sure if we'd come back but would recommend for the food
  4. TW

    TylerW

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Due to it was $.50 oyster happy hour, the place was ridiculously packed and busy. Despite having a reservation at 3:30, they did not have a table ready for us and instead put us at a bar near the hostess, which was fine if it would have not taken 15 minutes to wait in line to be seated there, which only gave us 15 minutes for happy hour pricing. In addition, we were not the only ones with reservations that ended up not having a table. If it wasn’t for the limited time for the happy hour, it would have been fine, but we all set a reservations up on purpose. The employees in the kitchen and waiters were working their hearts out so they are not to blame for the situation, but the lack of the structure for the hostess staff to ensure that those who had reservations had their seats on time was unprofessional. The table times should have been limited and everyone should have been respectful with each other’s time. Unfortunately, despite the $.50 oysters deal, we will not be back as there are many good restaurants in Chicago and one bad experience is all it takes in this city.
  5. LM

    LatashaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    I had reservations at 3pm, didn’t get seated until 25 min later. It took long for food to come out, so I couldn’t take advantage of the special. Also the waiter wasn’t very attentive. I felt like I was Invisible.
  6. UA

    UlsenA

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a nice area of town
  7. RG

    RGIG

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  8. BL

    BLT65

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Poor service
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Small crab legs. Stringy meat.
  10. BS

    BoS86

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter! He suggested shared appetizers for the table that were all excellent. Was always ready with another cold beer and cocktail. Head chef came out to check on us and thanked us for coming in
  11. A

    Allie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    The lobster meal had the smallest amount of lobster for 54$. Half of the meat was covered in its digestive system green slime. They really should rethink the way the lobster is served-
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the circle table in the back to accommodate our big family and make easy sharing! Will be back
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was awesome and the food amazing!
  14. S

    Special

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Oysters and King Crab
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service! Our waitress was awesome! We will definitely return!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service
  17. GG

    GospaGang

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Terrible service, ignorant staff and sub par food.
  18. S

    Sassyredhead

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I used to love going to Oyster Bah before it became a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. I haven't been there since this happened and before the pandemic. I really thought the quality of the food went way down. Sad to say I probably won't be back. The staff, service and ambience was nice, but that's about it.
  19. S

    Snuffaluffagus

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is such a great casual restaurant. Food is excellent and the nautical theme is fun. They always have good music on. The staff is truly top notch. We have had Paul as a server a couple of times and really enjoyed it. We like to go down to Gin Commission afterwards too for a drink!
  20. d

    debv

    Chicago

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved the casual atmosphere of the restaurant. We sat at the bar and the service was great! The food was very good. We did not try the new gin bar downstairs but it looks very cool!
  21. M

    Molly

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food. Our server Francisco was very helpful! I will come back.
  22. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The only problem I would have was they have the garage door front on a 95 degree day. I prefer air conditioning but we knew what we were getting into. Best seafood I have had in Chicago, wonderful service and atmosphere.
  23. VC

    VitaminC

    West Palm Beach

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by Cody, he explained in detail the wine options, oysters, and menu items. Helped us make the best selections based off our preferences. Overall, made it a great experience. We love dining here! Food is excellent and music is fun. Kid Friendly as well. Our Son loves the shrimp & cheese burger. My Husband enjoyed his Fathers Day Dinner! I’m always happy not having to cook/clean!
  24. K

    Kiser

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    First time at the restaurant. Ambiance is not inviting. Servers were very nice but the service was slow. Took a long time for oysters to come to the table. We dine out all the time and this will not be a repeat for us. The oysters were flavorless and the $100 crab plate was served in a very unappealing way. I was very surprised that this is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant. Not recommending.
  25. JO

    JeffO

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very great, price reasonable for this sort of establishment, and the service team was super friendly and helpful. No pretensions and very welcoming
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great seafood!
  28. A

    Ambs

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Small menu, mediocre food, good waitress making everything better.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and tasty food
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The king crab legs were laughable
  31. DF

    DF312

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome for family! Everyone loved what we tried and service was fantastic!
  32. AK

    AmandaK

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    After the show at Steppenwolf
  33. K

    Kate

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Overpriced and mediocre. Honestly I think red lobster is better.
  34. S

    Shinkeochan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is my favorite place to go for our anniversary. Parking can be hard but it’s worth the walk. Service is fast and was so glad to see a gluten free menu. Not celiac safe but fine for gluten sensitive people.
  35. G

    Gigi

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Cocktail were excellent!! Service was excellent very helpful
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & food!!
  37. MS

    MattS

    Chicago

    77 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had the most amazing blue crab dip. The shrimp cocktail at 22$ was a unworthy. I had 1# of king crab claws. They were flavorless and overpriced at $96/#. 2 claws were missing meat section and was very disappointing. My friend had the salmon and loved it! Mac and cheese was dense and very flavorful.
  38. KF

    KarenF

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly enjoyable staff
  39. NN

    NomNomItalian

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seafood in the heart of the city! Pricey for lunch, but will definitely be back for happy hour. Brought our kiddo and they had a kids menu, sippy cup and side car of Goldfish, which was cute.
  40. AM

    AshleyM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service, quality food, would go again

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 1753 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 42 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Quality Crab & Oyster Bah

1962 North Halsted St., 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Armitage

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 3:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Donny Farrell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 248-3000

  • Catering

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Quality Crab & Oyster Bah can accommodate all of your special event needs. Email Erin at ejusche@leye.com

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Quality Crab & Oyster Bah can accommodate all of your special event needs. Email Erin at ejusche@leye.com

  • Private party contact

    Erin Juache: (866) 573-8715

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