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

Quality Crab & Oyster Bah

4.7
4.7
1778 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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

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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

What 1,778 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. j

    justcallmeafoodie

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome good and atmosphere!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With the restaurant closing we wanted to come in and have one final meal, so sad to see this staple shut down
  3. l

    lingc

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Corkage was great as was the service. The food was also good but just met expectations
  4. s

    skvasnicka

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Waitstaff always friendly and helpful Oyster selection always impressive Wine selections modest but great value
  5. RR

    RoccoR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a great and memorable experience, so sad that they are closing...
  6. DB

    DrewBrees

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place and it sucks so hard that they're closing.
  7. TM

    TraciM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came for my birthday! I had oysters for the first time and it was delicious! The crab legs were great! The ice cream and cake. It was all good. My waiter was a beautiful human and the experience was great!
  8. LB

    LeslieB

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!! Also, loved the “sippy” cup for my daughter!!
  9. t

    triciag

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I LOVE this restaurant so much and was so sad to hear in was closing. As soon as I heard, I booked a table for one last dinner. The food was fantastic, the service was amazing (thank you, Cody!), and the place was packed. Thanks for all the great meals. So sad to see you go!
  10. SF

    SFaraci

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was GREAT! We celebrated a birthday and will be back for more oysters, so fresh.
  11. MJ

    MamaJens

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The food was good. The king crab legs we ordered were not up to par. We've had so much better at other restaurants. Our main complaint is the waitress we had. She was not happy to serve us. She really made us feel unwelcome. We all agreed that we would not return.
  12. j

    josephf

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only one word-EXCELLENT
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Our server was terrible. She was pushy and wouldn’t leave us alone. We said we had been there many times but she insisted on telling us what we knew. She kept interrupting. The food was not good. I asked about shrimp tacos if they were spicy. And sauce on the side. She said not spicy but the sauce has to be on it. They were drowning in some red very spicy sauce. Totally inedible. My friends sea bass looked uncooked and awful. Had a funny taste.. she left most of it. Also all the prices are so much higher it’s really not worth it. The chef there is terrible. And that server was the worst. We won’t be going back. Is this a lettuce place? Really falling down on the job
  14. TB

    TomB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was very hit or miss. Ribs are horrible. Tough. Salmon was not fresh. But the Brussel sprouts and Mac and cheese were good.
  15. P

    Paige

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Seafood tower was amazing. Must try basement gin bar in addition. Amazing cocktails. Had a great time.
  16. S

    Samantha

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cute little spot with fresh raw oysters and seafood galore. I ordered the scallops and they melted in my mouth. Boyfriend ordered the seafood tacos and ate them all. Service was quick and prompt. We go here regularly when it's a special night or we haven't been out in a long time - only down side which I will not ding them on stars for because seafood is just expensive - is price. It was a $250 bill before tip, but they deserved it! We will continue to come back!
  17. s

    seanc

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the happy hour and 1/2 off cocktails with oyster deals and the garlic shrimp. Great place to stop by for snacks on way to pick up kids from day care.
  18. I

    Ivantheterrible

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour is great.
  19. SL

    StanL

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food, great value. Little hard to get to from downtown
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tastey, well priced and good ambiance for a casual seafood place in Chicago! Will dine there again!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this oysta bah!!! The cocktails are delicious & so are the oysters! I try to come at least once every time I’m in the city. It’s just, real good food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Both drinks and food are amazing
  23. s

    skvasnicka

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Oyster selection among other unusual dinner options
  24. LM

    LaMarioposaLibre

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    The aesthetic is pretty basic but the food is delicious and appreciate they have options for meat eaters. We had to keep looking for our server but she was nice.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and food was delicious. Quiet restaurant with East coast vibes. Would go back.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

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

    FranciscoS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

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

    AshaJ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    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
  29. TW

    TylerW

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    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.
  30. LM

    LatashaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    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.
  31. UA

    UlsenA

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

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

    RGIG

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!
  33. BL

    BLT65

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Poor service
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Small crab legs. Stringy meat.
  35. 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
  36. 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-
  37. 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
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

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

    Special

    Chicago

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Oysters and King Crab
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

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

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 4.7 stars by 1778 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats

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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