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Lobster/Crab/Shrimp Rolls- low-key...

trinyc May 25, 2012 01:47 PM

Looking for something low-key, casual and deilcious...like Luke's Lobster or Pearl Oyster Bar in NYC.
Any suggestions?

  1. nsxtasy May 25, 2012 08:28 PM

    GT Fish & Oyster. www.gtoyster.com

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    1. re: nsxtasy
      nsxtasy May 26, 2012 02:21 PM

      Another place that has that kind of thing is Fish Bar, in Lakeview on the North Side. www.fishbarchicago.com Disclaimer: I haven't been to Fish Bar. GT Fish, which I recommended above, is in River North (downtown). I've been to GT Fish several times and loved it each time. Their seafood is very fresh, and I love their small plates approach.

      1. re: nsxtasy
        grimaldi May 29, 2012 08:15 PM

        As nsxtasy said, the closest thing to Luke's Lobster in Chicago is Fish Bar regarding size and look. It's definitely a bus/train/cab ride from downtown so maybe not worth the hike. Their lobster roll is good and the seafood decent, but rather overpriced. I've been to GT as well, and while nice, it is even more overpriced for the portion sizes. The best lobster roll in Chicago is at Shaw's Oyster Bar. I've had every major roll in the city and Shaw's wins hands-down. Plus their menu has every conceivable seafood item and relatively good prices. It's also located downtown so easy to get to. Damn, you got me dreaming about Luke's right now.

        1. re: grimaldi
          trinyc1979 May 30, 2012 04:08 PM

          thanks for your input! i've been dreaming of luke's for weeks....it's terrible. It was our friday ritual last summer!

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