Like veggie burgers and topiary dinosaurs, seafood can provide common ground between those who do and don't eat red meat. Bridge diet-based differences with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of seafood and drinks at King Crab Tavern and Seafood Grill.
King Crab has amply fed fish-craving Chicagoans for more than 30 years and was recently featured on Check Please! with its seafood-stacked menu. Succulent juices from entrees of crab-stuffed shrimp ($22.95) and fresh sea scallops ($26.95) can be sopped up by sides of potato, teriyaki-splashed vegetables, or super-absorbent dish towels for later use. The oyster po boy ($8.95) puts a molluskular twist on an ample baguette. A wide selection of on-tap beers behind the wooden bar pairs well with the fried, steamed, and blackened fare, and flat-screen TVs make it easy to keep up on NBA, NHL, and NFL games without flagging down every passerby holding a smart phone. Wait staff, happy to share the finer points of disassembling shellfish, scuttle between tables amid the seaside scenes that brighten the walls of a cozy dining room.
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, IL 60614