4 Standout Seafood Restaurants

Feeling more surf over turf? These concierge seafood favorites are sure to delight.

Shaw's Crab House
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Shaw’s Crab House

Sample a variety of both East and West Coast bivalves and crack open crab claws from the bar or in the more formal dining room. Don’t miss out on their Sunday brunch spread that includes lobster mac and cheese, hot and cold crab legs, caramelized bacon, decadent French toast, and a hearty meat-carving station.

CATCH 35

A Loop favorite and popular pre-theater dining destination whose vast menu features lots of seafood favorites prepared in a variety of culinary styles. Choose from the likes of Chilean sea bass, stir-fried shrimp and scallops, and grilled yellow n tuna. Live jazz is a treat in the bar every Tuesday through Saturday.

HUGO’S FROG BAR & FISH HOUSE

This nautical sibling to neighboring Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse serves up large portions of creative seafood dishes alongside classic sides. Favorites include the crabcakes, baked halibut with crabmeat stuffing, and, of course, frog legs.

RIVA CRAB HOUSE

Make sure to request a window seat so you can soak in the spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the skyline at this waterfront favorite on Navy Pier. The menu is extensive, especially when you figure in the “fresh sheet” of daily specials. Favorites include the Alaskan king crab legs and ahi tuna fillet.


Written By Amber Holst

Amber Holst is Vice President & Editorial Director at Concierge Preferred. A native Chicagoan, she’ll happily bend your ear about why Top Notch burgers are a must (as is an Original Rainbow Cone) and can often be found procuring milk candy in Chinatown after dim sum with her partner in crime or rooting on her beloved Green Bay Packers (yes, that’s right) at Will’s Northwoods Inn. Lover of cured meats, prosecco, and good old fashioned “slashies” she considers herself fortunate to be able to promote her hometown for a living. Fun fact? She can play the accordion.