Shaw's Crab House

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Seasonal seafood is flown in daily from the Atlantic, the Gulf and the Pacific Coast to this popular River North spot. Many of the restaurant's fish and seafood suppliers are pictured on the walls of Shaw's Oyster Bar, a New Orleans-themed oyster bar with old blues and torch recordings on the sound system. The Bar seats about 120; the main dining room, pricier and more formal, seats 250. Special attractions include "Oyster Hour" 4:30-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; winemaker dinners pairing seafood with wines; and the weeklong "Royster with the Oyster" festival in October. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday are music nights, with blues and jazz primarily, featuring local notables including Greg Rockingham, the eclectic Fabulous Fishheads and harp wizard Matt Skolar's band, A Cast of Thousands (music from 7-10 p.m.)