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Diners' Choice: Seafood restaurants in Chicago

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Seafood cuisine in Chicago? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab restaurant
4.9
4.9 (17108)
$50 and over
Seafood
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is the culmination of a partnership between Lettuce Entertain You and Joe's Stone Crab, the legendary seafood restaurant of Miami Beach. Joe's features an extensive selection of seafood, flown in fresh daily, to complement the world's finest Florida Stone Crab claws. Joe's also features signature prime steaks, hand-carved by master butchers such as our 24 oz. Bone-In Rib Eye. Matched with Joe's famous side dishes, dinner only gets better when capped with a slice of key lime pie.
Top review
Nonevip
Dined 1 day ago
Joes is always great Service was really good Everything about the experience was great
A photo of Ocean Prime - Chicago restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3289)
$50 and over
Seafood
Downtown / Loop
About the restaurant
Located on the second level of the LondonHouse building on the corner of Michigan & Wacker, Ocean Prime is a nationally acclaimed, dynamic seafood & steakhouse from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Ocean Prime delivers an elevated experience with exceptional
ambiance, a chef-curated menu, signature handcrafted cocktails, Wine Spectator honored wine list and genuine hospitality. Reservations are recommended.

Ocean Prime strives to provide an elegant, fine dining atmosphere. Our associates’ priority is to ensure your experience is memorable. We ask that our guests choose attire that is both polished and suited to our restaurant.
THANK YOU FOR NOT WEARING:
Clothing emitting excessive marijuana odor
Excessively revealing clothing or exposed undergarments
Clothing with offensive language or graphics
Admittance to Ocean Prime is at the discretion of management who reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who are inappropriately dressed.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
We had a great meal and wonderful service for a birthday dinner. Our waitress attended to the children so beautifully.
A photo of Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago restaurant
4.8
4.8 (13987)
$50 and over
Seafood
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
Shaw’s Crab House is a Chicago institution that boasts a selection of seafood with a longstanding commitment to offering top quality ingredients since 1984. Shaw’s sources daily catches flown in from coast-to-coast by working directly with fishermen and farmers. With an ethos of spotlighting ingredients first, Shaw’s menu features simple preparations executed to perfection to allow quality to take center stage.

The design – cast in a 1940’s style setting – has two dining rooms offering guests a dual experience between the more casual and lively Oyster Bar and the traditional white tablecloth Main Dining Room. The Main Dining Room possesses classic and sophisticated warmth, is adorned with red accents throughout the room and plush seating lends the ideal setting for celebratory dinners and events or a simple night on the town.

Reservations made for "Hightop" seating will be for our casual Oyster Bar and reservations made for "Standard" seating will be in our more formal "Dining Room"

Top review
Richardvip
Dined 5 days ago
Always a great place for seafood. I try new things every time I visit and am never disappointed.
A photo of Lure Fishbar - Chicago restaurant
4.8
4.8 (210)
$50 and over
Seafood
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
Lure Fishbar is a seafood restaurant offering not only the freshest fish selections from around the world but also a complete raw bar with rotating oyster selection, and a world class sushi program.

Join us for the Happy Hour in our Bar & Lounge. No Reseravtions.

We look forward to hosting you!

Top review
MirandaB
Dined 6 days ago
This was a gem, clearly underrated. Had a fabulous meal, great service and outstanding ambiance!
A photo of RPM Seafood restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1194)
$50 and over
Seafood
River North (Chicago)
About the restaurant
Introducing RPM Seafood, a dramatic multi-level restaurant overlooking the iconic Chicago River featuring the truest expression of the world’s best fish and seafood.
The sister restaurant to RPM Steak and RPM Italian, it marks the third collaboration between partners RJ, Jerrod and Molly Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and celebrity couple Giuliana & Bill Rancic.

Top review
Foodievip
Dined 2 days ago
Food is outrageously delicious!! Ambiance is gorgeous. The vibe in the restaurant is so upbeat too. But once again going back to the Food, it probably is one of the best restaurants in Chicago hands-down 
A photo of Catch 35 - Chicago restaurant
4.7
4.7 (8907)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Downtown / Loop
About the restaurant
Located in Chicago's theatre district, Catch 35 is an iconic Chicago seafood restaurant featuring critically acclaimed live jazz musicians and a newly crafted menu highlighting fresh seafood from the coastal waters of the U.S. Fan favorites include pan roasted Chilean sea bass, Georges Bank scallop surf & turf, Atlantic salmon, braised beef short rib, and filet mignon. Live music available Tuesday – Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm, Friday 5:30pm-9:00pm, and Saturday 6:00pm-9:00pm. NEW Lunch specials available Monday thru Friday from 11:30am to 3:00pm featuring the $15.95 – Maine Lobster Roll –Lobster meat, celery, mayo, Old Bay, fries, New England style roll. NEW Bar menu includes Fried Nashville Chicken, Tuna Poke Nachos, Sriracha Buffalo Shrimp, and so much more. Happy Hour Specials: Oysters ½ Price and $4 off Bar Menu items every MONDAY – FRIDAY 3pm-6pm (In Bar & Patio Only). The Outdoor Café is open!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Great menu and food. Piano bar with live entertainment was excellent!
A photo of Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House - Chicago restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5223)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Gold Coast / Streeterville
About the restaurant
Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House opened its doors in February 1997 in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, next to sister restaurant Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse. Over 20 years after owners Hugo Ralli and Steve Lombardo set out to open the city's finest seafood restaurant, Hugo's continues to be the destination for premier east and west coast oysters, crudos, frog legs, lobster and seasonal fish and shellfish, in addition to Gibsons Prime Angus and Gibsons Grassfed Australian steaks. An extensive wine list, classic cocktail list and selection of impressive signature desserts accompany the menu of fresh seafood, steaks and chops. Hugo's seafood is delivered daily, earning The New York Times to praise "the fish could only be fresher if it swam in by itself."
Top review
TimothyBvip
Dined 2 days ago
Absolutely fantastic service, timely, very knowledgeable server food was excellent
A photo of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Chicago (Wacker Dr.) restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4226)
$30 and under
Seafood
Downtown / Loop
About the restaurant
Featuring seasonal seafood, tender steaks and signature oysters, our commitment to freshness is reflected in our daily changing menu. From our seasonal Wild Isles Salmon caught from the coast of Scotland's Shetland Islands, to our Hawaiian Seafood overnighted from the Honolulu Fish Auction, and Wild Pacific Northwest Salmon pulled from pristine river waters, our menu incorporates regional tastes, farm fresh products, and local and sustainably sourced ingredients wherever possible. With our exclusive line of signature oysters sourced from our own private oyster beds, as well as a fine selection of steaks, soups, salads and pasta dishes, McCormick & Schmick's appeals to the tastes of all diners. Our focus on the true spirit of hospitality only adds to our appeal, making us a popular destination on Veterans Day and Memorial Day, where we honor the military with free meals, as well as an ideal setting for private special occasions, date night and business functions.
Top review
BlakeSvip
Dined 6 days ago
Lots of choices for seafood (red fish was really good). Family friendly. Great service. Thanks
A photo of King Crab House restaurant
4.5
4.5 (717)
$30 and under
Seafood
Lincoln Park
About the restaurant
WE ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FOR INDOOR DINE-IN, PATIO, ALSO CARRY OUT AND DELIVERY ARE AVAILABLE. Please make your reservation on Open Table or call us directly . We are featuring a wide variety of seafood specials for all occasions with the most reasonable price. The specials are available for dine-in, carry out and delivery. For pick up please call the restaurant at (312)280-8990, and for delivery, order through Doordash, Grubhub, UBEREAT. Check our website at: www.kingcrabchicago.com for more details.

Settled back into its original Lincoln Park location, King Crab Chicago is a seafood staple in the city that is known for offering some of the most delicious seafood around. The restaurant also offers a handful of steaks and pastas in a lively, casual setting with a full service-bar, and high definition TV's for watching local sports games. Chicago's OLDEST Crab House! Serving Chicago More than 30 Years.

Top review
Luvitialianvip
Dined 2 days ago
We had the AYCE Snow Crabs and they were fantastic.
A photo of Chicago Oyster House restaurant
4.5
4.5 (805)
$50 and over
Seafood
South Loop
About the restaurant
When it comes to finding the best oyster restaurant in the country, look no further than Chicago Oyster House. Chicago Oyster House has been ranked among the top 21 oyster houses for the entire United States by The Daily Meal, and it continues to serve excellent food. The casual atmosphere and friendly staff make it a perfect spot to dine or catch up with friends, and the varied menu has plenty to offer.Diners at Chicago Oyster House can order entrees such as fresh oysters, sushi, sashimi, lobster tails, spring rolls and chicken fingers. There are also a number of different daily specials throughout the week, and guests are encouraged to check out the website to see what is coming up. Chicago Oyster House is also happy to host private meetings or parties, and those looking for such services are encouraged to call to discuss details.
Top review
EnricoP
Dined 5 days ago
The food was great & the staff was great my overall experience was 100
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