Shaw’s Crab House
Look, bro, oysters are served raw, and basically all you need to achieve excellence in this category is fresh stock, a good range of options, and skillful shuckers. This year, there have been many new and worthy entrants in the oyster business, but it’s hard to compete with Shaw’s Crab House. Having attained the status of a Chicago dining institution, Shaw’s moves an incredible number of the little beasties every day. Their rotating roundup of a dozen fresh varieties, shucked by skilled hands, makes Shaw’s simply the most solid place to sample the best oysters this city has to offer.
21 E. Hubbard, 312.527.2722, shawscrabhouse.com
Audience Choice: Shaw’s Crab House
Best of Chicago 2014