If the only seafood you know is Long John Silver or Red Lobster, you've really been missing out. Although those cheddar biscuits are pretty amazing.

Best Seafood Restaurants in the U.S.

Other than some menu items, one thing most of the highest-rated seafood restaurants have in common is that they are coastal. Whether it is the Atlantic or Pacific oceans, or the Gulf of Mexico.

For one of the best seafood restaurants to be in the Midwest is a really big accomplishment. It's a commitment to continually having the best and freshest seafood shipped a long way, every single day.

Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
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While there are many great seafood restaurants around the state, one was recently named Top in Illinois and one of the absolute Best Seafood Restuarants in the U.S., by mashed.com.

Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
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Shaw's Crab House at 21 E Hubbard St in Chicago

What started out as a small oyster bar in downtown Chicago in the mid-19080s has grown into the most loved and respected seafood restaurant in the city. According to theinfatuation.com,

Shaw’s is basically the seafood version of a steakhouse

Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
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In a city that loves its steakhouses, Shaw's has that same kind of appeal and many of the same classic steakhouse side dishes, too.

Oysters are flown in daily from both coasts.

Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
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Chicago's first oyster bar is waiting for you.

Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
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Can't visit the bar without ordering an oyster shooter.

Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
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Ask just about anyone in Chicago who serves the best lobster rolls and you'll Shaw's Crab House most often.

Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
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Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
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Shaw’s Crab House serves a variety of freshly shucked oysters, made-to-order sushi, and more than 40 seafood dishes including their signature Alaskan King Crab Legs.

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Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
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Besides those crab legs, Shaw's has a raspberry pie that must be ordered when you visit.

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Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
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Maybe you'd prefer the pie made famous in a part of the country where much of Shaw's fresh seafood is sourced, Florida.

Look at this slice of their Key Lime pie.

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Shaw's Crab House via Facebook
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Shaw's Crab House has two locations, the original on Hubbard St in downtown Chicago, and at 1900 E Higgins Rd in Schaumburg.

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