Quality Crab & Oyster Bah

4.8
1381 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
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 1381 people are saying
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TabithaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious and plentiful, waiter very nice, and helpful with our food selection. The quality of food is awesome, really enjoyed my first time there.

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ChrisS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the heaters. It was an overall good dining experience . Bummed that the oyster selection was only one type but still had a great meal. Love the fried chicken

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I brought my girl here for her birthday and we had an good first experience! The king crab, oysters, burgers and sides were all great. The only thing that took away from the experience was we were cold inside of the building. Due to COVID the vertical door was cracked at the top to keep ventilation. They did have heaters that provided some warmth but we would have enjoyed this experience much more if it wasn’t for that. Our server was extremely cool and very attentive. We will definitely be back when the restaurant reopens again!

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KelliD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 3rd time eating here and it just keeps getting better! The king crab legs are to die for! Our waiter/bartender was fantastic! It was nice to eat inside of a restaurant, which we haven't done since July. The tables were socially distanced, provided heated blankets, and heaters to ensure we were warm since we had to sit at the tables next to the door. It was comfortable and safe!

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vipdannym
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Year’s Day date- the food was excellent as always! The oysters were a good choice too considering it’s outdoors! They gave us heated blankets and tried to keep everyone as cozy as possible. Get the pasta and crab dish, to die for good!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came for an early dinner on NYE. Excellent food and service.

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kirstend
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and ambiance. Great little space!

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jmjplays7
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly service and as always the food was spot on. Since the front windows are open they offer warm blankets and heaters.

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vipEFred
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is hard to resist the Alaskan King Crab dinner. But there is sufficient variety to accommodate most tastes. The coconut cake is a guilty treat and impossible for us to not at least split the generous serving.

The efforts to comply with the current restrictions result in a keep-your-coat-on situation for some but that is minor compared to the great food and engaging service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was given great recommendations since it was our first time. Waiter did not steer us wrong on anything.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall good experience. Just wish my king crab legs for $50 didn’t come out like snow crab sizes. There was barely any meat in mine. Overall everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday and I was super nervous but our waiter was insanely nice, we felt safe and the food and drinks were amazing!

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vipmathew
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice people, great service and great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience here! We were worried about the outdoor dining but they have a partial indoor with open windows and then outdoor seating with heaters on and next to the tables which worked great. I honestly think the outdoor seating was warmer than inside 🤗 the heaters were high quality. They also provide blankets. They are doing a great job to accommodate the new outdoor restrictions. Definitely recommend and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service!

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SHAR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was blessed by Quality Crab the announcement of the winner of the 2020 presidential election/the Covid crisis.

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SPGMD
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rarely write a 2nd review, but this place is a gem! Please refer to my other review, but it is consistent food quality and service. A charming, casual ambience. The services is impeccable, educational (about their oyster selection), and enthusiastic. I will certainly be back!

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Evanstonworker
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. They maintained COVID protocols which made us comfortable eating indoors. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best Covid birthday dinner I could have asked for! Loved the bartender, Rudy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent ! That will be my go to place in Chicago !.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the crab dip!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone was so nice! Great wait staff! Awesome Oysters! Moist chicken! Will be back!

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KerenskyR
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and service and the price were good as well. I like the place and it’s very inviting

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vipOzzie2ChiTown
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic setting. Good service. Great drinks. They really go the extra mile to make their drinks fabulously. House-made mixes and fresh squeezed juices. Really made this experience over the top. Will look forward to going back soon.

We had the oysters that were fresh and yummy. The chowder was perfect. Crab was delicious. I really like the scissors that they brought with the crab. Made it super easy to access crab meat.

And the coconut cake was out of this world, and I don’t even like coconut.

Cheers!

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DavidC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great crab! They really took covid seriously as well. Felt safe.

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RheaT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was really nice and the seafood is really fresh

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vipSME14
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for our 17 yr old daughter. She loves crab! We have not eaten out in the city since Feb/20 and this was an awesome experience. Safe protocols wrt Covid. Extensive menu (including kids menu) and the crab is great. Fried chicken was awesome... sides were very good. We had coconut cake and ice cream for birthday dessert and neither showed up on the bill. Our server was excellent as was all the staff. I would go back in a heartbeat and recommend to all! Great dining experience.

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LucyG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Oysters and Tuna Poke were good, the rest of the meal not so much. The crab dinner was a huge disappointment, the salmon was as well, one of us had the wedge with the seafood, it was alright but had barely any dressing.

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RhondaT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome ! From the look of the place outdoors to the quaint interior , so inviting. Service was absolutely perfect . The food ..... OMG ! So delicious and fresh . Crab Cellar is downstairs so I’ll definitely be back

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vipFebe
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My best friend and I decided to check out this place for the first time. The service was great, but the food was just okay. I had crab legs and ribs. The ribs were flavored nicely, but the crab legs were a bit cold. My girlfriend order the king crab pappardelle and she thought it was not seasoned enough. For dessert, the peppermint ice was a hit and the banana coconut cake was delish. Overall, the experience was not horrible just not a place to race back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Was not impressed...and for a $320 bill for the 6 of us ugh. The crab legs were cold and the burger has this very strong blue cheese that I spit out into my napkin (TMI but that’s how bad it was).

Oysters were good. Kids liked it. Just not impressed by the decor or any of it. Money better spent elsewhere.

They gave me a free piece of cake and ice cream, I would have rather had a good burger.

And it was my bday so that sucked. Oh well.

CB
CelesteB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to eat here! This is a fun place for a date or a group. Great quality and value! I also love the Cape Cod cocktail to top it off.

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Cooper
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

It was just okay. I did enjoy the sizzling shrimp appetizer. The family meal for 2 did not satisfy my taste buds. The burger was horrible. The crab legs were just okay. You could tell they were boiled with no seasoning or anything added. The sides were very bland. Not worth if for the price.

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vipCPellegrino
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual Sunday Brunch with friends

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner with a breeze and watching people walk by. Chicken sandwich is a must have!

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chucks
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Was way more casual than anticipated waitress was borderline rude.. Food was good but not great. crab legs were soft and a little over cooked.

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KelliD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I am a seafood lover, but my husband is not and we were both very happy with our meals! It's not too often that you can get excellent seafood and non-seafood at the same restaurant. I had the seafood roll, which had lobster, crab, and shrimp and was very filling! My husband had the fried chicken dinner which was juicy and crispy as the same time! Our waiter, made excellent food and drink suggestion and was very helpful! We will definitely be back!

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vipdiamondeb
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and music and servers here. Tonight I skipped the fish and had their yummy ribs and chicken.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Everything was good. Oysters were sweet and delicious

EF
vipEFred
Chicago
94 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was well beyond my expectations. I knew it would be good - not my first time there.
Started with the Maryland crab dip. It was great.
The Alaskan King Crab Leg Dinner had a full pound of crab - delicious and as good as I have ever had.

For dessert, coconut cake. I'd had it before: My gourmet chef cousin has been known to buy a whole for a party. High praise, indeed.

Service was excellent.

Oh, yeah. I'll be back.

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 Caviar. 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 4.8 stars by 1381 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.