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Chicago Oyster House, Chicago, IL

Chicago Oyster House

4.6
4.6
789 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
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.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 225-8833
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Catering
    Please email info@chicagooysterhouse.com
  • Private party facilities
    For big parties or private events, please email events@chicagooysterhouse.com
  • Neighborhood
    South Loop
  • Cross street
    Indiana Avenue and Cullerton Street
  • Parking details
    Very limited street parking. We suggest ride sharing (Uber, Lyft, or Taxi) due to parking limitation. Garage Parking is available at The Lex Parking Garage or McCormick Place Parking Garage (Both garages are located near Cermak & Indiana and are 1 traffic light south of the restaurant.)
  • Public transit
    CTA Bus #1, #3 or #4 stop at Michigan Avenue and Cullerton Street. Walk 1 block east on Cullerton Street to Indiana Avenue.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 789 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    Seafood

789 Reviews
  1. OGCBPRLS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    South loop gem! Birthday celebration 4 attendees, appetizers (calamari and crab cake) very good and tasty, calamari seasoned just right. Table hostess was very attentive, salmon blackened, scallops for the lady awesome , seafood boil tasty as well. Definitely a revisit.!!

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  2. MichaelS

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent and generous sushi rolls. Clam Chowder A+. Best poke this side of Hawaii.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have an excellent experience at Chicago Oyster House! The oysters were super fresh and delicious. Their spring rolls are the best we’ve ever had! My favorite is the tuna poke and my husband had the seafood pasta. The little key lime pie is the perfect ending to a great meal. All delicious! Our server, Becky, is simply the best!

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  4. HenryI

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place with better ambience. Food was deliver promptly and fantastic presentation. Fresh flavors and would recommend for any occasion.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a vibe and with great food! Drinks are expensive but the ambience and service make up for it.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and ambience.. the staff was courteous and friendly.. food quality was excellent.. a little pricey but worth it.. have been there several times and always enjoy going there.. Larry B

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good oysters. We had a great attentive server Betty.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not enough food selections and All a la carte ... add ons very mediocre

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  9. CarolK

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters were amazing!!! Service was outstanding!! Highly recommend!!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omg the oysters were absolutely delicious. My friend has the lamb chops and let’s just say I will be getting those when I return.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best spring rolls in the world! That’s after traveling to 33 countries.

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  12. Shanord

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Our server Natalie was so great! We love having dinner here. 

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  13. dine4fun

    Chicago

    86 reviews

    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was okay and our waitress was excellent. Food was very good except the prawns were a little rubbery. Thinking about it, it was my fault for not telling our waitress since I am sure she would have corrected my order.

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  14. Iggy

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Don’t eat here if you want an automatic 20% charge added to your bill. And it was just me! It’s that deal where they share it with the whole staff.
    Chicago Oyster HouseResponded on February 24, 2024
    Dear Mr. Schmidt, We are sad to hear you were not satisfied with your dining experience. Please note that before booking your reservation, our Service Charge Policy was posted on Open Table. There is also a sign posted at our main entrance (right by the hand sanitize) when you walk in as well as on our menu. As stated on the receipt, the 20% service charge will be applied to all party sizes. This service charge is distributed among all supporting staff to ensure you have a great dining experience. Although your experience was not what we anticipated, but on behalf of our team, we thank you for supporting a local small business.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food decent some stuff don’t match but it was good

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The lamb chops were good and the king crab legs & oysters were amazing, but I probably won’t be back here again. The crab legs were overpriced, our mixed drinks were not very good, and we had to wait for our reservation/table for almost 30+ minutes when we had arrived 20 minutes early. We also had our leftovers boxed, but after waiting 15 minutes for them, we just left. Also, no valet. Overall, a good experience, but likely won’t be back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice dinner. The service was great & the atmosphere was very welcoming. We enjoyed the experience

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  18. MisterE

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best oysters in Chicago. Great place. Good food and service. Becky is awesome.

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  19. Stephanie1

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was great. I was there for Valentine’s Day and it turned out for a great evening.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters was 0/10 Pork chops with garlic just poured on top 🤢 Mashed Potatoes with horseradish in it🤮 Bad experience over ALL😔 And this was our 1st Anniversary with the worst dinner EVER! We stopped and got a gyro on the way home! After spending $242🤦🏾‍♀️

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  21. ZuriP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    For the sea food boil my girlfriend didn't like the shrimp wasn't de vaned other then that definitely a great time

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it here. Always usually open to walk in or book reservations. Service always top tier. Food never comes out cold. Just top tier everything

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent meal at Chicago Iyster House! Beckie, our fave server, is so great and welcoming. Hubby had the dry aged pork chop and it was delicious. Oysters super fresh and so good. Their clam chowder is incredible! And my favorite dish is the tuna poke. So fresh and flavorful! We love this place and keep coming back because we have never had a bad meal or experience here!

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  24. YOLANDAN

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    No waiting, the restaurant had a Mello vibe to it. Warm welcome feel... the 3 course meal was great with a few different options. Only thing I didn't like was the entree is only a meat. Every side including bread had to be purchased separately. And the added service fee was $30 then also taxes.. add an extra $50 to our bill....Not including a tip... service fee tax and tip was another meal plus side with bread

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  25. MisterE

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good food especially the oysters. Beckie is an awesome server.

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  26. Jenn

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at the Chicago Oyster House was a treat to myself. Sometimes when you go out to dinner solo the staff treat you weird. I did not feel that way here. Jason took care of me, giving me recommendations, and making sure I had everything I needed. It was a perfect evening- will do again!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster was excellent and enjoyed the grilled oysters

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  28. Mariam

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Oysters and entrées (lobster and crab) were quite good. Key lime pie was delicious for dessert. The appetizers and side however did not match the level of the restaurant. Caesar salad was drenched in dressing with no other flavor. An entire bowl of gumbolaya is an odd choice to present during restaurant week, to follow oysters and precede a meat or seafood entrée. The $15 truffle fries were probably on the level of McDonald’s…again, not really on par for the rest of the restaurant vibe. Service was excellent, friendly and attentive but not overbearing.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The host and server were excellent. Everyone was friendly and our dinner was DELICIOUS!! I can’t wait to go back!

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  30. Ariana

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible! I don't know how I've missed this gem in the south loop all of these years. The food was amazing and so was our server Stephanie. We will be back ... next month actually haha! Loved it that much. Get the firecracker oysters!

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  31. Mike

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were great. The drinks could’ve been stronger, but they were definitely tasty! I will definitely be back!

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  32. Heather

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic as always! We go for the oysters but enjoy every course!!! Best clam chowder in town, and I grew up in New England!

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  33. MichelleD

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was the best. Food was great come to celebrate my 50th birthday with my sister. Will recommend and come back.

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  34. ICELYNN

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was spectacular and every single person we encountered was so kind. Our server, Becky, was fantastic and so attentive. Fresh seafood!

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  35. Chi1344

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding but the service outshone even the food! Parking is a challenge but you know that upfront from the website. Relatively small venue but tables are spaced far enough for privacy. Sides are huge, more than enough for 2 (or 4 in our instance). Seafood and steak were equally strong entrees - definitely will be there again!

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  36. tonic

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Last nights meal was perfect. I can’t stop thinking about it .

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  37. Soups

    Chicago

    73 reviews

    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time at Chicago Oyster House. We started with fried oyster, they were delicious. It was restaurant week, and it was a good value. We started with Caesar Salad. I had 1lb of crab legs and my husband had lamb chops. The lamb chops were the best we have had in a long time. Food was really delicious. We were pulled and took the desserts home. We haven't had the key lime pie or the cheesecake yet, but they both look great. We are excited to try Chicago Oyster House again

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  38. Charlie001

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The waitress was very attentive and gracious. Two mishaps worth mentioning: Could have gently reminded us that a certain desert would be extra, that it was not included in the Chicago restaurant week menu. Also, my vegetable came out earlier than my main course consequently, getting cold. Should have kept it warm in the kitchen until my main course was finished. Otherwise, the food was very good and will be returning in the future.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have an excellent experience at Oyster House. The oysters were delicious! The Tuna Poke is my favorite app and my husband loves the Spring Rolls. So good! Since it was a cold night, I had the Clam Chowder and it was truly the best I’ve ever had! All four of us really enjoyed our meals and our favorite server, Becky, always takes great care of us! Love the Chicago Oyster House!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the lamb chops the food and customer service was great

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chicago Oyster House using the Order Online button. Chicago Oyster House also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Chicago Oyster House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 225-8833.

Chicago Oyster House is rated 4.6 stars by 789 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chicago Oyster House

1933 S Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Indiana Avenue and Cullerton Street
  • Neighborhood
    South Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Very limited street parking. We suggest ride sharing (Uber, Lyft, or Taxi) due to parking limitation. Garage Parking is available at The Lex Parking Garage or McCormick Place Parking Garage (Both garages are located near Cermak & Indiana and are 1 traffic light south of the restaurant.)
  • Public transit
    CTA Bus #1, #3 or #4 stop at Michigan Avenue and Cullerton Street. Walk 1 block east on Cullerton Street to Indiana Avenue.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 225-8833
  • Catering
    Please email info@chicagooysterhouse.com
  • Private party facilities
    For big parties or private events, please email events@chicagooysterhouse.com
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