Oyster Bah

4.6
856 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
From Bay to Bah, Oyster Bah brings the quality of the coasts to the heart of Lincoln Park. As the sister restaurant to Shaw’s Crab House, we are tapping into our connections with purveyors all over the country to bring you the most exceptional seafood in the neighborhood. With seafood flown in every morning, the team creates signature dishes such as the Seafood Roll, Garlic Shrimp, Clam Chowder, and the Grilled Fish of the Day. Looking to get down for Happy Hour? Drop your anchor and stay a while for happy hour from 5-6 PM Monday–Thursday and 3-6 PM Friday–Sunday with $1.50 oysters and half-off special drinks and dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sun: 10:00am - 9:00pm

Mon - Thurs: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Fri: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Sat: 10:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(773) 248-3000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Oyster Bah can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Erin Juache: (866) 573-8715
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Armitage
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Parking details
Valet right outside our front door at 1962 N Halsted St. $14/ vehicle.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Want to join us for King Crab & Prime Burger Thursdays. Please make your reservations here -- https://www.opentable.com/r/low-tide-lounge-chicago?p=9&sd=2018-05-07%2019%3A00
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 856 People Are Saying
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Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christina and her team were extraordinary.

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t
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service good, food good but a bit bland (though the oysters were excellent). Too noisy for a group and challenging for two.

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JN
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!

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Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. When one wants to dine and not just eat this is the place.

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EB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service from our waiter!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were given the option upon arrival that we could wait for a table to open up or sit at a high top table right away which was nice. Our server was very knowledgeable about the oysters and gave us genuine recommendations that tasted great. Drinks were good, bang bang shrimp is always a must and that was good too. This is a great casual spot that is not quiet by any means, the tables are very close together and can get pretty loud around dinner time- nonetheless I enjoy coming here for something different in Lincoln park.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and Rosemary was a great server

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MF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Happy hour drinks were gross and the service was terrible. We had to remind them to bring our oysters and they completely forgot the garlic shrimp. The fish tacos were soggy and fell apart in my hands. Way too expensive for the quality of food and service. Not coming back

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BA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

outstanding service, fresh oysters daily, variety of options on the menu- and their famous coconut cake is a MUST HAVE

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MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Ryan, was excellent! He made great drink suggestions and was helpful answering questions that my daughter and I had regarding the menu.

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C
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour prices, delicious oysters, and good cocktails. Fun atmosphere and the service is inviting and helpful!

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DL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Just great oysters and fresh seafood. Good French chablis!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful brunch!

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p
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch! Best deal in town!!!

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KK
Nashville
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really liked the oysters and clam chowder then they outdid themselves with fish, tacos, mussels, lobster Mac n cheese and fried chicken! Highly recommended!

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X
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had the grilled calamari which was very tasty; my friend had thd fried oysters, which she enjoyed. Service was very good.

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LM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was perfect. But, the chilled lobster was rather rubbery.

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CE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice selection of fresh oysters I had never tasted before. Good cocktails, ceviche and poke were very fresh and well-seasoned

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Get the seafood roll!

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SS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date soot

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BD
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Ribs were terriific. Crab legs small. Louie salad small pieces of shrimp and crab meat. Not big pieces of shrimp and crab meat.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal here. Fresh seafood and good service. We sat upstairs which seemed to be quieter and more romantic then the downstairs which was nice. Would come back.

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JR
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Food poor and overpriced ... service ok but food was poor and overpriced.

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j
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was either too salty or bland. Not a value

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KL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We selected this based on the great reviews. We weren't disappointed, but it didn't live up to the raves. The food was good, but not outstanding. The oyster special of the day was okay, but we didn't care for the sauce that had already been added. The same with the mussels. The bread was good and warm. It was a cold day, and all the food came out cold, which we weren't expecting. We may go back for a second try, but there are other oyster bars that far exceed this experience.

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F
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem. Casual, fun, great menu and even better service. Their craft cocktails are well thought out and very refreshing. I liked the diversity of the menu with oysters and friend chicken and grilled artichokes. The atmosphere is a mixed crowd of all ages and just offering a great vibe.

Our waiter was so pleasant and really on his game.

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GE
Chicago
168 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific oysters, very good clam chowder and the jalapeño hush puppies were surprisingly good!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent and the layout of the restaurant was really well thought. Cozy without feeling squeezed in

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M
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The King Crab bites not worth $25 (small amount). The oysters and fried chicken were very good. Good service.

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J
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was even better. Delicious fresh oysters, the soup was wonderful and we could have easily shared a main dish. We loved it.

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BS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, affordable seafood place to go with friends, family, or on a date! Food was delicious! Highly recommend

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CS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I love this place. The food is always excellent, as is the wine, and the service is great. Oyster Bah is a great place to go.

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CD
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Oysters and other seafood. We had Oysters from East Coast, West Coast and Canada and it was fun tasting the differences. I had a bowl of clam chowder that was terrific. Others had the clams which were also great. We then headed to Jeni's for Ice Cream around the corner!!

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NC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and our server was very friendly and helpful with recommendations. The oyster menu was diverse and they were delicious! Seafood Roll was on point! Went back the following night for Alaskan King Crab and it was excellent. I just wish we had been there on Thursday when they feature Endless King Crab and Prime Burgers downstairs!

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JF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. They had a great happy hour deal on some wonderful choices.

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HB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great stop for a happy hour. The drinks were great too.

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MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good Happy Hour deals, and wonderful service!

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E
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Brunch at Oyster Bah is fun and creative - but very expensive. I would recommend skipping the brunch and just getting the entree if you want to save some $. The shrimp and grits were delicious, and the crab cake sandwich very good. We were not impressed with the drinks, and the deviled eggs were bland. The service was just ok - but the front seats near the window are great.

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DC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great brunch buffet with bottomless mimosas. I will be back!

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MP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious especially the seared tuna tacos. But the most outstanding feature was the service. Our server was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. She recommended the tacos to me.

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