Shaw's Crab House

Shaw's Crab House

Shaw’s Crab House

21 East Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60611

When you think of seafood, Shaw’s Crab House is one of the first names that comes to mind. The lobster roll at this near north side restaurant is delicious. The roll itself is delicious, but the amount of lobster is amazing as well. If the lobster roll isn’t enough for you enjoy 25¢ oysters on the last Monday of every month for the rest of the year (3pm-6pm in the oyster bar), in celebration of Shaw’s 25th Anniversary!

Devon Seafood Grill

39 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Located just 2 blocks from Michigan Ave (and no where near New England), the Devon Seafood Grill has a lobster crab that will have you yearning back to the days of grabbing one in Beantown. While this may not be the official lobster roll, it is going to be one of the closest in the area, appearing on the appetizer menu.

The Fishguy Market

4423 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630

The closest lobster roll that you are going to get, in similarity to the east coast, is going to be the one you pick up from The Fishguy Market on Elston in Chicago. It is listed on Chicago Sun-Times columnist Pat Bruno’s Honor Roll of Great Sandwiches. So now you don’t have to travel all the way to New England for a great lobster roll. Remember, please allow for advanced notice (next day) as this sandwich uses freshly cooked Maine lobster.

Glenn’s Diner

1820 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613

If you want a Lobster Roll that brings you back to the east coast, this Montrose Avenue diner gives you its best shot and succeeds. The “Lobster Roll That Ate Montrose Ave has it all: cool lobster salad, warm French bread, mayo, red onions, celery, chopped lobster and the menu states: “talk to me after the first bite…uh…yea, real lobster. That says enough to me.