Shaw's Crab House - Chicago
great seafood and great serviceWonderful meal here. Of special note are the cocktails which were imaginative and festive. Also, I appreciated the fact that the "simply grlilled" haddock was precisely that - grilled - no butter or sauces which is what I requested. The roasted beets appetizer was also very good and unique. This is a pricey restaurant, but at least it delivers on what is promised!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMcrabby? not hereYou won't be crabby after dining here! Simply the BEST seafood anywhere. Plan a trip to Chicago to include a Sunday so you can enjoy an amazing all you can eat brunch.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Crab Legs in Town!If you are looking to satisfy your craving for crab, Shaw's is the place!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat spotA wonderful old-Chicago landmark seafood restaurant. Excellent food, beautiful old room.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed all aspects.Really enjoyed all aspects. Wonderful seafood, great service and a place I will definitely return.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMShaw's DeliversDay in Day out Shaw's is fun, good food and a great value. Complete menu...everything prepared properly. I would recommend Shaw's to anyone.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways wonderfulGreat fish and seafood. There is a reason this restaurant has been a favorite for years...very consistent. Service and food are always wonderful.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFor Seafood LoversGood fish and other dishes as well!
Have dined here many times and always great food.
Always crowded,make reservations if possible.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch of KingsThe freshest seafood I could ask for! Went with my parents who have high fish standards (coming from California) and could not have been more pleased. Pleasant service, great dishes, and happy customers all around. Definitely go for the sushi, too!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbThe atmosphere was great, the services excellent an friendly, and the food superb6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food is out of this world!I can tell shaw's has ine of the best seafood menu around chicago. besides the customer service is outstanding! great dinning experience!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you like seafood Shaws is it.I love shaws. There seafood is so very fresh . The service is very good. I especially love the pomegranate martini,I have gone all
Gone all over the city and none can copy the taste.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMJuanJuan was the name of our waiter. He was excellent. Juan divided our crab salad perfectly.
His explanation of the menus was perfect. We had a wonderful evening. Made
Better by Juan's attention to our comfort. Nice job. People line Juan are what makes
Us return to Shaw's again and again.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMShaw's Outstanding ExperienceI made reservations, we were sitted right away. Our sever, Chris was so knowledgeable and helpful. I dined with my 13 yr old daughter everyone there is so nice. We celebrated my daughter's birthday and at the end of our dinner Chris bought to our table a slice of cake with a candle. What a great way to end a wonderful evening. The food was awesome. We had the Alaskan crab legs and the sushi. I will definitely be back!!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery happy anniversaryIt was a special occasion and the restaurant did not let us down. The food was great and the service was exceptional.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Seafood OptionsShaw's has a wide variety of seafood options, each done to perfection. Well worth the time.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood, spotty serviceSecond time dining at Shaw's. First time could not have been better. Great food, phenomenal service (one of the better waitresses I've ever had). This time the food was still excellent, but our server would visit other tables next to us 3-4x before bringing us our food/and or checking on drinks. I would recommend this location, but the service needs work given the menu price range.
Menu items can be pricey, but the food is great and the neighborhood reflects that price range.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsI only get to dine here on average once a year. Always solid and the food and service are outstanding.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAn institutionShaw's has been around for a long time and, every time we go there, the restaurant is always packed. We have eaten at Shaw's many times. It is our go-to restaurant every time we come to Chicago (5-6 times/yr). We are always impressed by the consistent quality of the food and the professionalism of the service. We especially love the oyster sampler. For oyster lovers, this is a must. The fish list is small but always fresh, with seasonal varieties featured, and always prepared perfectly. That is why we always keep coming back, despite the variety of excellent restaurants in Chicago.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingI have been to Shaw's many times and I am always impressed with the food and service. Unmatched by many restaurants. This visit was for a birthday and again it was a wonderfully memorable event. I would highly recommend Shaw's.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service and food!Our food choices were great, waiter was great! If we return to chicago we will go back for sure!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLobster RollRecently Chicago Magazine had an article on Chicago's "best" lobster rolls. We have already visited two of them, finding both experiences barely adequate. We decided to return to Shaw's Crab House after a hiatus of several years after we did some research and found that they, too, serve this delicacy. Of the three spots visited so far, Shaw's has the best lobster roll by far, and for some reason they were not mentioned in the magazine article - a serious omission for those of us who equate lobster roll with a celestial experience.
By the way, if you ever visit Plattsburgh, NY, you'll find an even better lobster roll at Mainely Lobster, where the regional locals enjoy very plain fare, well-served. The lobster is always fresh.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGo for brunch!We have been here for brunch a couple of times and have always enjoyed ourselves. The food is great with lots of typical brunch items to choose from. We loved the bacon and the seafood choices. Everyone left full and happy. Our service was good but we did have to remind our server several times for things. Last time our server was much better so if this place could work on anything it would be a more consistent wait staff. (Our table had an automatic tip of $70 which was fine just wished we had the server from our last experience.) Great for groups, we will be back with ours.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, nice atmosphereVery good food, nice atmosphere ,great service but all a bit overpriced.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the service wereThe food and the service were terrific as always. We had to wait 30 minutes from our reservation time to be seated. Shaw's has some of the best fresh fish in town.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Chicago Must-goShaw's never fails to deliver a very good dining experience. I try to get here at least once while visiting Chicago -- if only just for the oyster sampler. Always an excellent choice of seafood, and steaks are great!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA favorite....Shaw's is one of our favorite places to visit in Chicago! You can count on delicious food consistently, a wonderful ambience and consistently great service!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food and AmbienceGreat evening for my three out of town guests. Food was very good. The only downside was that our waiter must have been very busy at the end of the meal. Took a very long time to order the desserts and especially long to get the check - I had to ask the bus boy to process the check with my credit card.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMShaw's Crab HouseThe restaurant was under a bridge in a dark area which felt uncomfortable, but ended up a perfect spot. The interior was wood paneled and felt like I stepped back in time. The service was perfect - attentive without being overly so; the food was very well prepared and delicious. I had never had Wall Eye before and found it to be flavorful and done to perfection.My dining partner enjoyed the haddock done so it was just flaky and not dry. Prices were commensurate with the place, service, and quality of the food.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat seafood, great steakGreat seafoods and steaks. Friendly service also. Totally acceptable price.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingSome of the best seafood I've had mainland. Everything was prepared well, our waiter was outstanding, cocktails were great... a wonderful dining experience.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good serviceOn a recent trip to Chicago we dined at Shaw's. The place is huge but the service was personal. Great waiter. Loved the Caesar Salad, complete with anchovies. Went with our waiter's recommendation on a fish and was not sorry. Very pleasant evening with good food.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood restauurant in AmericaI have dined at many great seafood restaurants in my life but I always tingle when I go to Chicago because I know I'm going to get the best. From the oysters to desert it is a dining experience that does not compare elsewhere. It is really nice and unique these days to experience a place where the professionals from management on down to the wait staff, truly care about you and put forth the effort to make you feel special.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOld SchoolA wonderful old school experience. The service was great (thanks, Chris), the atmosphere took me back to the "good old days", and the food was fantastic. I'll travel to Chicago again to enjoy this dining treat!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMfresh seafoodMy table order sushi and oysters for appetizers and it was delicious and fresh. The sushi was probably the best sushi I ever had. The food and service was great. I would eat here again. I’m from the south and where I’m from seafood is highly seasoned with different spices so I thought the crab cake was a little bit bland but overall the food was really good.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!Shaw's Crab House offered an excellent array of seafood and other options, along with an extensive wine list. Our entrees were impeccably prepared, and the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive to our needs. Make reservations early for popular dining times.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMShaw's never disappointsGreat food and the Shaws team did a great job taking care of our group. Seafood was excellent, as good as we get in Seattle and when we are visiting Chicago, we will always find time to enjoy a meal at Shaw's5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful seafood experience,Wonderful seafood experience, especially for out - of - town guests who want to enjoy a great Chicago staple. Shaw's always delivers on great food and a nice, quality environment.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Seafood!!!!I thoroughly enjoyed the fish dishes. The calamari appetizer was exceptional. Will definitely return.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMchaleureuse experienceUn restaurant typique avec une délicieuse cuisine variée. Le service était chaleureux. On nous a même proposé de partager certains plats. Excellent poisson. Assez bruyant.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food!!The food and service is outstanding, one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago!! Will definitely be going back!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatThe food is amazing. The service is amazing. They also have live music in the oyster bar which I did not know but it was great. We had a group of 10 that they easily fit in which was really great.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the place to visitThis is the place to visit in Chicago always great food,service etc.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday BrunchShaw's Sunday brunch is one not to miss! From crab legs to sushi, carving station and sweet table with cotton candy. Yum Yum! Definitely will go again.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding fish and seafood.Outstanding fish and seafood. So much to choose from. Will return.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Brunch in Chicago.......and always professional service! Best management staff in Chicago I think.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful evening.We had a family group of 8 in our party, and our evening was wonderful. Erik, our server, was unflappable despite a full dining room. He gave us great service, and the food was delicious.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a home runSome friends were in from out of town and decided on Shaw's. We have dined at Shaw's probably 25 times in the past two years and it is always a home run with the home team as well as the visitors.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Business Dinner SiteAll the positives of Shaw's are already listed in these reviews. What amazes me is the consistency of the kitchen. I've been eating at Shaw's for 5 years and it always seem that the preparation is the same. Well done - again!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen you walk into Shaw's,When you walk into Shaw's, it's like stepping back in time. Fantastic décor and ambiance. I ate at the Oyster Bar which does not take reservations. The bar staff were extremely friendly and the service was incredible. The raw oysters (half price during happy hour) were a treat. The yellowfin tuna ordered for dinner was cooked to perfection and I like my fish rare. Great wine selection and great dinner menu. I was by myself but everyone was so friendly I was never by myself. Will definitely go back next time I'm in Chicago.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM