Quality Crab & Oyster Bah

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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, Louisiana Crab Cake, 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. Looking for Happy Hour in Lincoln Park? Drop your anchor from 5 PM - 6 PM Monday – Thursday and 3 PM - 6 PM Friday – Sunday for half-off oysters, specialty drinks, and bar snacks.

Specials

Oyster Happy Hour & More!

We raise the bah at our daily happy hour. Enjoy select drinks and snacks half off on Monday – Thursday from 5-6PM and Friday – Sunday from 3-6PM.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 16, 2019

Ends: May 17, 2118

Availability: Sun 3:00PM-5:45PM
Mon-Thu 5:00PM-5:45PM
Fri-Sat 3:00PM-5:45PM

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GC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters, drinks and service were great! Awesome vibe and we can’t wait to come back

OT
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Happy Hour at Oyster Bah is outstanding. We had a half priced bottle of wine, a dozen oysters, aloha mussels and grilled shrimp as happy hour specials. For dinner I had the linguine special which included a lobster tail, and Laura had the chicken which she loves.

TM
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service! We will definitely be back.

n
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Initially when I booked my reservation, it gave me the option for high top seating or regular and so I chose high top, and added a note for upstairs. The first time my friend and I came to the restaurant it’s where we sat and had an absolutely fabulous time. When we were seated, it was at a booth downstairs and when I asked the hostess about getting the high top, she told me nothing else was available and there was nothing upstairs. I thought it was strange that the option was even given if it wasn’t going to be honored.

Aside from the seating we had an awesome time! Love the playlist that they have, and the food is amazing. The vibe is always a ton of fun.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really a great restaurant and the friendly customer service keeps me coming back.. the soft king crab legs are amazing!

SV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Come here for happy hour! For two people, we ordered 2 dozen oysters, the sizzling garlic shrimp, the fried chicken sandwich, and an order of fries with a liter of rose (all on the HH menu) to share. Total was less than $100- such a good deal!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love dining here! The staff is friendly and attentive and the food is amazing!!

c
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We had really been looking forward to trying this @lettuceentertainyou location. Some of our favorites from this restaurant group include @saranellos, @summerhousesm, @monamigabibistro, @di_pescara, @everest_chicago, and the now closed Tru. In fact, we used to always get oysters at Summer House, but they took them off the menu when Oyster Bah opened.

We sat down and our waiter suggested the house cocktail, the Cape Cod. It was light, refreshing, a perfect way to start our meal. We also chose a sampling of three oysters, which were exactly as we expect in Chicago in September.

Our next course that was recommended was Maryland Style Crab Dip. My other half commented that it tasted like they had simply gone to the service Deli at the local Jewel grocery store and warmed up a crab dip. Supremely disappointed. Every bite made me more disappointed.

We also ordered a shrimp cocktail. While the presentation was lacking, it was the best I've had in Chicago. Perfect with the last bits of our cocktail, we couldn't wait to be asked to order another,but weren't.

Our entrees arrived. My other half ordered the Mussels & Fries, which were prepared in a delicious, rich wine, fennel, butter sauce.

I ordered the crab legs and ribs. The crab was delicious, as were the ribs. Though the portion was a tab small, I'd assumed it was a half slab of ribs, but really more like a quarter. Also surprising was the side of slaw, while delicious, the ramekin of ketchup for fries was larger than the slaw.

Overall, disappointed in the experience. Not a great value, and service was OK. Possibly willing to go back for shrimp, mussels and oysters though.

MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy hour prices were amazing. Crab was delicious as were the oysters tho a bit on the pricy end. Happy hour favorites were the muscles, fries, oysters, and hush puppies. Ambiance was great, family friendly.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Was really looking forward to trying this place out finally. Ordered crab legs but they came to us luke warm at best. Melted butter was also very cold. Saw other guests who seemed to be overflow from crab cellar and all of their crab legs were steaming with heat visible from our table. They also were served melted butter that sat on top of small candles to ensure it was heated well. I’m not a crab legs snob but when you are paying $50 for one pound I’d expect a little better.

Also side note: clam chowder was delicious, however their appetizer of crab dip was extremely small serving and definitely not shareable. Gave only 2 pieces of bread, not sure how it’s considered appetizer.

RS
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit. Great service. Excellent menu options. Everything was great.

EK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as always!

JG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were outstanding! Loved the oysters!

S
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

Great variety of oysters offered from east and west coast and they were very fresh and delicious. My husband really enjoyed his clam chowder. We shared the crab cake appetizer and in retrospect I wish we hadn't because it was so delicious, I could not taste any filler, seemed like all crab meat. Oh, and the dipping sauce for the crab cake was phenomenal. For dinner I had the fish tacos which I thoroughly enjoyed and my husband has the linguine with shellfish which was excellent. We can not wait to return and try other offerings on the menu.

OT
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was my birthday (mentioned in the reservation, but not acknowledged by our server), and I wanted to come here because of their crab combinations dinner. I ordered the chicken and crab - delicious, and certainly ample enough. My daughter had salmon, and although she said it tasted good, the piece was small. and came with rice which she doesn't eat. Luckily, we shared an appetizer - grilled octopus, which was very good. I would like to go back and try the oysters which everyone around us had ordered.

LW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The selection of oysters was great. The remaining dishes were ho-hum. Clams/mussels in pasta were gritty, crab cakes were so so. Had kitchen snafus at beginning of meal that significantly delayed starters arriving. Overall 110 lunch for 2 w/o drinks.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, small portions with expected higher prices.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 3

The appetizers were bland. The pike was fresh but not seasoned and the crab cake also lacked seasoning. My wife ordered thebsalmkn which again was very very bland and dry. However, I ordered the seafood linguine which was outstanding. Fresh flavorful and perfectly cooked. Lobster was buttery shrimp tender mussels and calamari excellent. It was almost we were ordered from two different restaurants. We will give it another shot and hope the entire meal can live up to my dish.

KW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding..........Great..No other place you would rather eat.

m
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought the food was excellent overall and there was a nice selection. Great ambiance in that it was perfect background music and not too noisy. I will definitely be back!

CC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I are oyster snobs and by far, they are the best at this place. Not sure what it is but they just taste amazing. As well as the lobster! Our waitress was awesome!! She make a great recommendation and we ordered it again!

D
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We went to celebrate a birthday. The place is dark if you aren’t seated near the front. Oysters were good. The fish and chips were skimpy. My son ordered the fried rice special but it was no longer available. He opted for the fish tacos, which were just mediocre. I ordered the grilled octopus appetizer for my meal. It would have been good if it was not drenched in olive oil. Disappointing meal but the service was good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience will def go back!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best oysters in the city. Always a great experience here!

VC
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good, as well as the food. Flavors were very bland in both the garlic shrimp and crab dishes we ordered. Not a very big menu, but has the basic items. Not a place to go if you are looking for any veggie items.

H
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Went on a Wednesday night, not busy at all. Ordered a seafood tower (expensive but was for a birthday celebration). West coast oysters were old fishy tasting, shrimp was rubbery. Then we waited a long time for the crab legs order to come. At $47 they were small but tasty portion (1lb) however we were missing the cheesy bread on one order. When that finally came, we had already finished dessert. Disappointing for a lettuce restaurant. We are Gold lettuce members and will definitely not go back. There are other crab legs places that represent a better value.

s
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Soft shell crab was offered as an appetizer but not an entree. Talked to server and she made it happen for me. Delicious

BC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The Aloha Mussels are a must!

t
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive service, excellent oysters, all other food was also very good if not excellent. Upstairs dining area is a bit less frenetic than downstairs but the vibe downstairs is fun.

D
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

M
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, and vibe!

JA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was quite good and our server was great. I wished there was a bit broader menu with maybe one more fish selection besides crab, salmon and scallops. The crab legs were good but not cracked as much as we expected. By the time we could get them opened the last few were cold.

B
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Service. Nice selection of seafood and other items like fried chicken and ribs. Luv the combo of Crab legs and Ribs or Fried Chicken

Nice beer selection with oysters.

v
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The oysters on the half shell are so fresh. Their happy hour menu is awesome. Please try the sizzlin shrimp. The servers are very accommodating. I never have a bad time here and leave super full and satisfied.

NS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was good but the salmon was a tiny portion especially for over $20. Also, the oysters were tasty but also tiny.

Service was very good.

PB
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

d
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!!!!!

SB
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great happy hour prices and kids eat free! Service was on point and food came out quickly after ordering. Their oysters were super fresh ! Happy hour menu items are a must and definitely try the Poke. It is worth full price :) We will return soon!

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Happy hour oysters =great! Being given conflicting info on what’s included on the happy hour menu = not so great! The confusion over the bill after the couple I had dinner with specifically asked for separate checks = awful! Still not sure I wasn’t double charged as it’s showing up as a charge currently on my cc. 😳. My advice to LE is to update thus restaurant’s charge system. It took an extra 45 minutes of my sitting at the table alone, (long story) to get it sorted out and then had to come back into the restaurant when it seemed like it still wasn’t handled. Love the Oysters- Hate the hassle.

I
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was not the best. I ordered the fish and chips but the fries part of the fish was soggy and not crunchy. The chips/fries were not the classic thick cut fries and didn't seem to have seasoning. My girlfriend got the ribs that were dry and tough, not the fall off the bone experience that typically comes from ribs. I got the oysters which were excellent, but this was the only part of the meal that we enjoyed.

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