Would we suggest that someone from Vancouver or Maine come here? Probably not. But if you’re near McCormick Place and need a dinner spot, consider Chicago Oyster House a valid option. They have a variety of decent oysters, along with things like crab legs, sushi, and steak in an upscale space. Get the fresh oysters, anything fried, and skip the sushi.
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14 Parish is a Caribbean restaurant in the South Loop that’s very close to McCormick Place.
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Two Lights Seafood & Oyster
Two Lights is a seafood-focused restaurant in Old Town that's good for drinks and a light bite.
Pearl Tavern is an oyster bar and restaurant in the Loop good for after-work drinks or a food.
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Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab
Joe’s is consistently one of the best steakhouses in town, and you shouldn’t even order steak. Stone crabs are where it’s at.
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.
Sushi-san is an upbeat restaurant in River North with high-quality sushi and tasty small plates.
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