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"This New England-style seafood restaurant and raw bar offers a daily happy hour menu. Summery food options include sweet corn and jalapeño hush puppies with cilantro aioli and “sizzling” garlic shrimp (garlic butter, panko, grilled ciabatta)."

Eater Chicago

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"If you’re looking for a fun night with kids in tow, head for Oyster Bah. Their oyster happy hour features half-priced oysters for adults, while kids (12 and under) eat free. The kids’ menu contains good stuff, too, including New England clam chowder, fish and chips and, for the pickier kids, handmade chicken tenders and white-cheddar mac and cheese."

Food Network

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"It’s all about East Coast vibes, fresh seafood & homemade hot sauce at this Lincoln Park hot spot!"

WGN Chicago

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Our Team

Donny Farrell

Executive Chef

How long have you worked at QCOB?I was fortunate enough to be asked to be part of the opening team as a sous chef in December 2015.

Favorite song on the QCOB playlist?Curtis Mayfield- Diamond in the Back, every time I hear it all I can think about is sitting at the bar and eating ice cold oysters.

Favorite dish on the menu?The Seared Sea Scallops are my favorite dish on my menu right now. I love the brightness of the lime, richness of the butter, and sweetness from the corn compliments the scallops. It’s a really great bite.

Favorite drink?My favorite thing to drink at oyster is a Hendrick’s gin martini straight up and Rudy (our bartender) makes a mean one. It’s my favorite way to start a meal.

Christina Smith

Manager

How long have you worked at QCOB?Since the very beginning, when we could talk through the floors at each other over loud power tools and when we would build things out of construction boxes to create a visualization.

Favorite song on the QCOB playlist?I like when we get surprise visits from songs that don’t belong... oh Beyoncé single ladies are welcome to dine with us but not entertain us over the speakers.

Favorite dish on the menu?Baby Back Ribs

Favorite drink?Jolie Folle Rose, by the bottle :)

Jennifer Steadman

Manager

How long have you worked at QCOB?I have been with QCOB since April of 2018.

Favorite song on the QCOB playlist?My favorite song is "Brandy (You're a fine girl)" by Looking Glass - I embarrassingly sing along to it every time it comes on.

Favorite dish on the menu?King Crab Pappardelle

Favorite drink?I'll take an ice cold draft beer at the bar any night of the week!

Paige Pajakowski

Manager

How long have you worked at QCOB?I have been with QCOB since August of 2021.

Favorite song on the QCOB playlist?My favorite song is, "One of These Nights," by the Eagles. I cannot help but sing along every time it plays.

Favorite dish on the menu?You can never go wrong with the Miso Glazed Salmon.

Favorite drink?Espresso Martini!

Cristhian Sanchez-Hernandez

Kitchen Manager

How long have you worked at QCOB?I've worked at QCOB since before we officially opened. I started off working as a busser then a food runner and found myself with a love and an interest for the kitchen.

Favorite song on the QCOB playlist?Is It Any Wonder? By Durand Jones & The Indications

Favorite dish on the menu?Grilled Salmon

Favorite drink?I love our draft beer options!

Emily Smoker

Marketing Manager

How long have you worked at QCOB?I have worked at QCOB for 3 years & with the Lettuce Entertain You Company for 6!

Favorite song on the QCOB playlist?Oogum Boogum Song! By Brenton Wood. Impossible not to dance too. Also any and all Leon Bridges.

Favorite dish on the menu?The OG Seafood Roll

Favorite drink?The Starb’rd. Tequila & grapefruit...yes please!

Bill Nevruz

Executive Partner

How long have you worked at QCOB?I have been with Quality Crab & Oyster Bah since the very beginning, December 2015.

Favorite song on the QCOB playlist?My favorite song is "Stuck in the Middle With You", by the Stealer Wheel. It's from one of my favorite movies, Reservoir Dogs!

Favorite dish on the menu?Give me the Fried Chicken and Crab Legs combo, and make sure you give me plenty of Four Letter Hot Sauce too!

Favorite drink?There's nothing like an ice cold Miller High Life hanging at the bar on a game night.