Illinois is Home to One of America’s Best Seafood Restaurants
If the only seafood you know is Long John Silver or Red Lobster, you've really been missing out. Although those cheddar biscuits are pretty amazing.
Best Seafood Restaurants in the U.S.
Other than some menu items, one thing most of the highest-rated seafood restaurants have in common is that they are coastal. Whether it is the Atlantic or Pacific oceans, or the Gulf of Mexico.
For one of the best seafood restaurants to be in the Midwest is a really big accomplishment. It's a commitment to continually having the best and freshest seafood shipped a long way, every single day.
While there are many great seafood restaurants around the state, one was recently named tops in Illinois and one of the absolute Best Seafood Restuarants in the U.S., by mashed.com.
Shaw's Crab House at 21 E Hubbard St in Chicago
What started out as a small oyster bar in downtown Chicago in the mid-19080s has grown into the most loved and respected seafood restaurant in the city. According to theinfatuation.com,
Shaw’s is basically the seafood version of a steakhouse
In a city that loves its steakhouses, Shaw's has that same kind of appeal and with many of the same classic steakhouse side dishes, too.
Oysters flown in daily from both coasts.
Chicago's first oyster bar is waiting for you.
Can't visit the bar without ordering an oyster shooter.
Ask just about anyone in Chicago who serves the best lobster rolls and you'll Shaw's Crab House most often.
Shaw’s Crab House serves a variety of freshly shucked oysters, made to order sushi and more than 40 seafood dishes including their signature Alaskan King Crab Legs.
Besides those crab legs, Shaw's has a raspberry pie that must be ordered when you visit.
Maybe you'd prefer the pie made famous in a part of the country where much of Shaw's fresh seafood is sourced, Florida.
Look at this slice of their Key Lime pie.