If you’re feeling like you need some ocean comfort food here in Chicago, I suggest King Crab Tavern over by Lincoln Park—just steps away from Steppenwolf. They had a great diverse group of seafood on their menu, which makes the guppy in me jump for joy! Their garlic shrimp scampi is a great appetizer, along with some fried oysters. But nothing—and I mean NOTHING—compares to their crab cakes. They have different versions of it: stuffed in mushrooms or just a big ol’ giant patty of it. Whichever you prefer, you guys have to try the crabtastic flavor of it! They shared their trick for it: they use all of the leftover bits they get from cracking fresh crab legs and mash them all together to put in the cakes, so it tastes just pure seafood goodness.
Who says you can’t get great seafood by the lake?