Shaw’s Crab House Oyster Fest is headed home. This year to mark its 29th annual celebration, Shaw’s is inviting guests inside its much beloved downtown Oyster Bar for a 10-day party from October 5th through the 15th. The 10-day party includes it all, from all day happy hours to dinners with award-winning oyster purveyors from around the country, special oyster dishes, and more.
Check out our calendar of events!
HAPPY HOUR DAILY
We’ve extended our happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to … ALL DAY! Enjoy half off one east coast and one west coast oyster from open to close in the Oyster Bar!
POP-UP HAPPY HOURS: 50 CENT OYSTERS
In addition to the Oyster Fest Happy Hour specials, we will be offering surprise .50 cent oyster hours throughout the week that will be announced exclusively on social media(@shellyfromshaws) and the Shaw’s mobile club.
Our famous slurp-off competitions will be taking place throughout the week. First round will take place at 6 p.m. on kickoff night, October 5. Or take your shot at the slurp-offs on Monday, October 9th, Tuesday, October 10, and Wednesday, October 11 at 6 p.m. The final will take place during the Grand Finale Event on October 15 with the winner taking away the title of Slurp-Off Winner and $1,000 in Shaw’s gift certificates.
Blues music will be happening every night of Oyster Fest from 7p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Oyster Bar. View the band line-up here.
SPECIAL OYSTER-CENTRIC MENU
We’ve created special dishes for Oyster Fest including Po’boys, Baked & Grilled Oysters, Pan Roast Oysters, and our house specialty Buffalo Oysters to celebrate the oyster throughout the Shaw’s 10-day party run!
OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS INCLUDE:
Thursday, October 5: Tap Party with Haymarket Brewery
We’re kicking off Oyster Fest with a tap party in collaboration with Haymarket Brewery. We’re celebrating their first ever tap release outside of their Chicago-based brewery with a brand new Shaw’s beer, Lemon Rye-sing Saison, that was made to pair perfectly with fresh oysters.
Saturday, October 7, Sunday, October 8, Saturday, October 14, and Sunday, October 15: Shaw’s Oyster Fest Brunch
As we move into the weekend, make a reservation for one of the restaurant’s fabulous Saturday or Sunday brunches. Many additional oyster offerings will be on the display at the Grand Shaw’s Buffet that has redefined brunch in Chicago.
Thursday, October 12: From Coast-to-Coast Dinner
Shaw’s and guest chef Leo Waldmeier, of the iconic Drake Hotel and Cape Cod Room, are welcoming oyster growers from each of the coasts to come together for the first ever Coast-to-Coast Dinner. This interactive, four-course dinner with wine pairings will feature Hama Hama, from Washington State- repping the west coast- and Island Creek, from Massachusetts- repping the east coast- along with Chef Waldmeier’s signature Bookbinder soup. The dinner is priced at $89 per guest (exclusive of tax & gratuity) and starts at 6:30 p.m. Buy your tickets here.
Sunday, October 15: Grand Finale
And you definitely don’t miss the Grand Finale Party on Sunday, October 15 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. This special ticketed event ($70 exclusive of tax & gratuity) features an over-the-top offering of classic Oyster Festival dishes, wine and beer favorites, specialty cocktails, an Oyster Roast in the Oyster Hall of Fame Room, live music from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and of course the oyster slurp-off finale! Tickets for the finale can be purchased here.
We look forward to celebrating the BEST Oyster Fest yet this year with you!