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Jun 14, 2010 10:30 AM

Lowcountry Cuisine

Does anyone know of any Chicago area restaurants that serve lowcountry cuisine?

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  1. I had never heard of this type of cuisine, so I looked it up and read the Wikipedia entry on it: It's a good read, not only outlining its geography and history but also listing typical dishes.

    Check out Big Jones, in Andersonville ( ). Big Jones calls its cuisine "Southern Coastal cuisine", and encompasses everything from traditional dishes from New Orleans like beignets etc, to other dishes from elsewhere in the Southern coastal areas. I bet they're the closest thing to lowcountry cuisine you'll find here.

    As another possibility, there are a lot of Cajun-Creole restaurants in the area - Heaven on Seven, Dixie Kitchen, etc (for a complete list see ). I realize these are not what you're looking for, but they may have one or more dishes on their menu that qualify.

    Big Jones
    5347 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60640

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    1. re: nsxtasy

      Davis Street Fish Market in Evanston used to serve lowcountry fried fish, shrimp, oysters, etc., but they have a new chef and I don't believe they do any more.

      In addition to Big Jones, I think Art Smith's restaurant Table 52 does lowcountry cuisine. His restaurant is a big favorite of both Oprah and the Obamas.

      Table fifty-two Restaurant
      52 West Elm Street, Chicago, IL 60610

      Big Jones
      5347 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60640