Chicago’s Best Oysters

While there may be an overwhelming variety of oysters, from Kumamotos to El Cardons, you can rest assured that anything from these spots are fresh and tasty.

Shaw’s Crab House

via Flickr user Daniel Krook

via Flickr user Daniel Krook

With a dedicated oyster bar and fresh sushi menu, it’s clear that Shaw’s Crab House takes seafood seriously. While the King Crab is their specialty, the Oyster Shooters and the Oyster Sampler give you a nice selection to try. They also have a bunch of awesome, local craft beer options, as well as a nice wine list.

You can find Shaw’s at 21 E Hubbard St.

Calumet Fisheries

via Flickr user yooperann

via Flickr user yooperann

Calumet Fisheries is a take-out seafood smokehouse, and we doubt you’ll be able to drive past before the smell of the smoked fish prompts you to pull over and start chowing down. Calumet made a splash on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations,” and received the America’s Classics Award from the James Beard Foundation. Needless to say, you don’t want to miss these oysters.

You can find Calumet at 3259 E 95th St

GT Fish & Oyster

via Flickr use leyla.a

via Flickr user leyla.a

Opened by a Michelin-starred chef, GT Fish & Oyster is a blend of modern and traditional with a rotating menu of small plates. This spot has the look of a sleek, chic yacht with some elements of an old-town fishing village. Everything here is tailored to the seafood experience, from the wine menu to the beer selection comprised of local picks to the specially-tailored cocktail list.

You can find GT Fish & Oyster at 531 N Wells St