17 "Raw Bar" Restaurants in Chicago.
The Publican is a Medieval styled mecca of all things beer, pork, and oysters. If that’s not appealing, you can’t sit with us.
Excellent sushi in an unlikely spot. This tiny restaurant at the bottom of the Hilton hotel on Mies van der Rohe Way street is worth a trip for any real sushi fan.
Shaw’s is like the seafood version of a steakhouse. Come for a nicer dinner and order all the oyster, crab, and lobster.
Cold Storage is seafood bar attached to a steakhouse. Post up at the bar for oysters and other fresh fish.
Momotaro is like a Japanese Discovery Zone. You may need to sample the menu a bit, but hit your stride and it’s a great meal.
Hugo’s is a classic and fancy seafood spot, and the fish counterpart to Gibsons’ steaks.
Awesome shellfish in a basement dive bar complete with year-round Christmas lights. Go eat all the crab and drink all the beer.
Fisk & Co. is a very good seafood-focused restaurant in the Loop’s Hotel Monaco.
GT Fish & Oyster is ideal for those who like all the pleasures of the sea. Mandatory oysters to start.
Fish Bar is like the offspring of a New England fish shack that spent some time in New Orleans. Nothing wrong with that.
A poke bowl stand that's great for a quick meal inside the French Market.
Slurping Turtle is a respectable Japanese restaurant in River North. It's never going to be great, but you can count on it for certain situations in this part of town.
Expat is a small patio. Literally. There's no inside. But it's a worthy spot for small plates and people watching when it's nice outside.
Oyster Bah is a Chicago attempt at a New England seafood shack. It's solid, but not Maine.