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Mar 3, 2010 07:36 AM

Oyster Bar?

Good Morning!

I am visiting a friend in Evanston this weekend and am hoping to take in the French Market and some other fun Chicago shopping. Is there a good casual oyster bar anyone can suggest?
Nothing fancy, just good fresh oysters at a counter or bar setting would be lovely.


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  1. In Evanston, Davis Street Fishmarket is the place to go. Mitchell's Fish Market in Glenview is a 15-20 minute drive and has a great oyster selection.

    If you're in the city, Shaw's in River North is best. Other good places in the city include Fulton's - Catch 35 - Hugo's -

    1. I would say Catch 35 - handy to the French Market.

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      1. re: loftlady

        All of nsxtasy's downtown recommendations are pretty close to each other.

        1. re: ferret

          Thanks everyone! We ended up at Shaw's and had a wonderful time at the oyster bar. Afterwards I went to peek at the dining room and a very kind staff person gave me a brief history of the building, a former paper warehouse for the Tribune. Very recommended!