Oysters are said to be an aphrodisiac, much like a bottle of red wine or a powerful brain visibly pulsing beneath a skull. Start the evening off right with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Shrimp, Fish, and Chicken Specialties
An array of fried seafood specialties anchors the all-day menu, including large shrimp ($13.95 for a full order), ocean perch ($8.35), frog legs ($10.35 for a full order), and clam strips ($5.35 for a full order). All seafood options area available in half and full orders, alongside a helping of Lawrence’s Fisheries’ signature hot sauce or cocktail sauce. The staff stuffs sandwiches with cod and chicken, and salads are made-to-order every day.
Since it opened in a tiny dock space in 1950, Lawrence’s Fisheries has been plying the Chicago community with fresh seafood, including the best fried shrimp in the city, according to Chicago Magazine. The legacy started with founder Lawrence Schweig, whose commercial fishing operation on Lake Michigan reeled in fresh fish. Two generations later, the staff still uses family recipes and a signature breading process to churn out specialties such as fried large shrimp, frog legs, and bone-in catfish. Customers can get their fried fixings–as well as sandwiches and decadent desserts–24 hours a day. The counter spot retains its homey feel with picnic table seating and by serving its breaded bundles in white paper bags.