When asked what they miss most about the sea, retired sailors tend to dwell on the dinners of fresh fish, the easy-to-remember lyrics of drinking songs, and the tentacle massages from friendly octopuses. Bring back waves of fond memories with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of seafood and drinks at King Crab Tavern and Seafood Grill.
King Crab Tavern and Seafood Grill hauls in a hearty catch of crustaceans and fish to be broiled, grilled, blackened, or fried while pincers wrap around pint glasses at the nautical-themed sports bar. Even the staunchest of Ahabs might shed a salty tear of joy before an expansive menu of deep-sea favorites including dungeness crab (market price), clam and shrimp alfredo ($18.95), and fresh scallops in cognac cream sauce ($26.95). Norwegian salmon ($18.95) shed their scaly parkas for coats of rich champagne sauce, while the stuffed Hawaiian swai surfs on waves of zesty lemon caper sauce ($18.95).
Such sea candies pair exquisitely with the specialty drinks and draught beers served nightly at the sports bar. King Crab claims to be the oldest crab house in the city, backed by a 30-year history that has allowed it to accumulate pirate ghosts who change the flat-screen TVs to fishing shows when no one's watching.
King Crab Tavern and Seafood Grill
For more than 30 years, King Crab Tavern and Seafood Grill has served fresh crustaceans and cooked-to-order fish in a lively, nautically themed bar that was recently featured on Check Please!. Chefs well-versed in the finer points of crab cuisine heap plates with the menu's juicy Alaskan king–, dungeness-, and snow-crab legs alongside wedges of lemon and dipping sauces, and fishier catches can be broiled, grilled, blackened, fried, or banished from the bar at the diner's whim. Bartenders pour foam-crested brews and flaunt their mixological craft on aperitifs against the backdrop of the full bar's sports-tuned televisions. The barrage of flat-screens makes it easy to keep up on NBA, NHL, and NFL games without flagging down every passerby holding a smart phone.
1816 N Halsted St.
Chicago, Illinois 60614