Shaw's Crab House - Chicago
This 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 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 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 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 AMShaw's is alway's a greatShaw's is alway's a great choice, and the atmosphere is old school.
However, the menu could have a few more seafood options.
Also, upon arrival at our reservation time, they pushed us into the bar, only to be paged for our table before everyone had their drinks. Awkward, and they would have gotten the cocktails anyway. They don't need to do this!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe perfect dateMy boyfriend and I came to Shaws for his birthday dinner. Since we are younger than the typical crowd at Shaws, I figured we would not be taken seriously and not get good service. However, I was entirely wrong! The service was outstanding and the food was as well. I would definitely recommend Shaws, and I know we will be back!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dinner Celebrating PromotionWe had a delicious dinner and experienced outstanding service at Shaw's. We started with the blackened calamari, it had a little kick to it and was prepared perfectly. I enjoyed the seafood gumbo and my son enjoyed the lobster bisque, both were delicious. I enjoyed the Ahi Tuna and my son dined on the jumbo lump crab cake, again perfection! Our waiter knew we were celebrating my son's recent promotion and brought us a key lime pie desert served on a plate that had Congratulations printed on it, a very nice touch! We look forward to our next visit at Shaw's5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe oysters were very good,The oysters were very good, also the Kingcrab legs.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good here,The food was very good here, especially the sushi, they had some different choices you won't find in a regular sushi restaurant. We had the crab and lobster plate and a combo of shrimp, scallops and crab cake. Both dishes were very good, however I wasn't too fussy on the crab cake I found it had a chewy texture. The service was outstanding. The restaurant was packed for a Thursday night which I thought was good sign.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a business lunchThe service is always top-notch and, at noon, the ambiance is perfect for a business discussion. I've always liked Shaw's, but I like them best at lunch.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest king crab ever!I always turn to Shaw's when I'm craving for king crab. They have THE best king crab you can find in hundreds of miles!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Mother's Day brunch.Excellent Mother's Day brunch. Attentive server. Consistent with high-end pricing.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMexpensive but funexcellent seafood, kind of pricey.
loved the ambiance, kind of an old fashioned, classy place.
Our waiter seemed to disappear for periods of time - had to wait quite a while just to pay the bill,
but it was Mother's Day, so quite busy.
would not take non-seafood lover there.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayGreat food, great service...way too crowded. I understand that the layout was changed to accomodate more people, which I understand, but the lines were a bit much. But we really did enjoy the food.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food for Mother's dayGreat food for Mother's day brunch. A little chaotic at first but the service was excellent.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMmmmm mmmmm SeafoodThis was my fifth or sixth time at Shaw's but the first time for their Brunch. My brother and I took our mom there for their Sunday Brunch to celebrate Mother's Day. My wonderful mom really enjoyed her self. The food was fantastic and delicious!! Their apple French toast was amazing!!! If I had any room left I would have gone up for seconds and thirds of the stuff. There was a wide variety of Shaw's cold and warm seafood dishes along with a meat carving station, waffle station, and make your own omelet complete with lobster. I would definitely good back for their brunch again!! Just make sure that you are ready to stand in line to get all the wonderful food!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayThis was only my second time eating at Shaw's and I was hesitant to go on such a busy day as Mother's Day. My first experience was not very good at all, but this time far exceeded expectations. We arrived 30 minutes earlier than our reservation but they accommodated us upon arrival, server was friendlier, wait staff was alert and speedy with water refills and table clean ups (from 6 year old's crumbs), and the food was amazing. Most of all my mother enjoyed herself, so I couldn't ask for more.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMi use open table to book ai use open table to book a mothers day brunch a shaws big mistake the screwed up big time online i asked specifically for a brunch reservation for Mothers Day open table said the earliest available time ope at shaws was 4pm so like a fool a booked. On Mothers Day with the whole family in tow i get to shaws and brunch is over they had booked me for a regular seat no brunch like i asked everyone was so dissapointed on shaws wonderful staff saved the experience if you want your occasion ruined by all means use open cesspool i mean open table yuck never ever again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our perennial favorites,One of our perennial favorites, whether sitting in the noisy bar area or the clubby restaurant side, the food never disappoints! Great place for fresh fish and a Chicago ambience!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a reservation for 08h45,Had a reservation for 08h45, place was crowded, got there a little earlier, enjoyed the atmosphere, and was sitting at 08h44 ! I was very well impressed with the punctuality! Food was excellent and Mr. Eric, the kind waiter made all the difference. Was dinning alone after a inter-continental flight, and never felt alone in that table.Very good oysters and wonderful crab!! finished with a steak and fries and that was the only thing that didn't impress me much, but who goes to a 'crab house' to finish with steak anyway? Will surely go back there when in Chicago!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner with FriendsThis was my first time at Shaw's located in the City. It was very busy. However out table was perfect and the service was great. My husband and I met friends there from out of town. They enjoyed the food and thought the service was surpurb as well.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood SeafoodWe both ordered the Fisherman's Platter and it was one of the best in Chicago. An abundance of seafood, fries and slaw. You cannot beat the prices compared to other seafood restaurants in downtown Chicago.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary dinnerService was best we ever have had - very attentive when needed, left alone when appropriate. Food was excellent. All in all, great evening out.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExpectations? Exceeded!I've been to Shaw's before and from that experience knew that the service and food quality are top-notch. But this experience was truly exceptional. The waitstaff was prompt and pleasant and the food was truly exceptional. My girlfriend had the crab legs, said they were the best she'd ever had. High praise indeed from someone whose favorite dish is crab legs and who has had crab legs at some of the finest restaurants in the U.S. She, as I, has high expectations as to food quality and freshness. I had the Club Room Combination (shrimp, scallops, filet mignonette) and we had a side of sautéed garlic spinach. My meal was perfectly prepared and out of this world. Definitely coming back and highly recommending Shaw's to all our friends.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGluten Free FineWhile outstanding for those with no dietary challenges as well, this restaurant has many amazing choices for being gluten free. The menu is clearly marked for those choices and our server put me at ease. This restaurant met all of our expectations for a wonderful dining experience.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT service, friendly people!We've been to the Oyster Bar adjoining Shaw's several times and thought we'd try the dining room. The service at both are great, but the service at the dining room was exceptional. Our every need was quickly attended to and we were treated like royalty. The food was delicious. My husband had the tuna steak and said it was the best he's ever had. We enjoyed the harvest salad and really liked the triple layer chocolate cake we finished with. I would definitely come back again when we're in the neighborhood. Cheers!!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great time...I have dined at Shaw's for the Sunday buffet for years now. I always enjoy myself. Great place for celebrations!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMShaw's Crab House is a greatShaw's Crab House is a great restaurant with great vibe. The oyster bar is a lively room where you can sit at the bar or at a pub table and get a quick bite and a great drink. The main room has that knd of "Sinatra" kind of flair, and the service is impeccible. everything on the menu is delicious. It is pricey, which is why going to Shaw's is a "special occassion only spot "for us .5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and serviceWe had our first wedding anniversary at Shaw's this past Saturday night and it was a perfect evening (with the exception of the loud bachelor party that was a couple of tables away from us, but they left eventually). The food was great and worth the price, Francisco was friendly and Chris was an excellent waiter. Both were very attentive and provided excellent service. Shaw's even provided us with a desert on the house for our annivesary. All I can say is THANK YOU and we will be trying out the brunch pretty soon!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food as alwaysI always recommend to make a reservation at Shaw's as you will wait quite a while if you don't. This restaurant has some of the best fresh seafood in Chicago. We ordered oysters to start and all were delicious. My fiance always gets the stone crab and I, King Crab. We did the same tonight and were not disappointed at all. We usually do not order dessert but the couple eating next to us recommended the Peppermint Ice Cream and it was the best thing we ate. I highly recommend that for a nice treat at the end of a great meal. The service is always very professional and they do everything they can to impress, especially on special occaisions.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb DinnerService was friendly and fast. Every need was anticipated and met by the staff. My husband had the best crab he has ever had in his life and we've dined on both coasts in Canada. I had a wonderful Red Snapper with an amazing red wine sauce. The shrimp cocktail appetizer was huge and reasonabley priced. The lobster bisque was divine. The raspberry pie was OK but the creme brulee was again the best my husband had ever had. Pricey but well worth it.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic seafoodI've been coming here for more than 30 years Han have never been disappointed. Great seafood.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcelente lugarNos encanto el lugar, la comida muy buena, las ostras de 10 y las manos de cangrejo a punto.
La pasta con langosta muy bien servida y deliciosa y la sopa la mejor. Lo recomendamos a un grupo de 10 o 15 personas que fuera al día siguiente y todos opinaron que el lugar muy bueno5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat brunch and great forGreat brunch and great for a nice event with the kids.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere and fantastic foodTook my mother here for a celebratory dinner on Saturday. Although we had reservations they told us that unfortunately they were running 30min behind on their reservations. Not a problem here, we grabbed a drink at the bar where I was quite impressed by their selection of single malt scotches. After a couple of those (we were celebrating after all) we were seated at a lovely table. The volume was on the loud side, but due to the wood paneling it was kept to a white noise so it was very easy to talk to my mother. Although seated close to other couples we didn't feel as though we were intruding on their conversations. The food was fantastic. The beef was a wonderful cut and the scallops were some of the sweetest I've tasted.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMShaw's continues to impressShaw's continues to impress with the food, old school ambiance, great service4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent fromService was excellent from the minute we walked in the door until we left. Although it waw a busy Saturday evening, the staff was extremely friendly, courteous, professional and energetic. We enjoyed the vibrant atomsphere. The food was excellent, my salomn was some of the best I have ever had anywhere. Oysters were delicious. Will try the crab legs next time...and we will definitely be back. Highly recommend Shaw's to everyone.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SeafoodExcellent fresh seafood and outstanding service. Crab Legs are the best around.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service & King CrabOrdered the Lobster cocktail to start, was delicious. We then split a Mediterranean Salad, which was wonderful. I was worried about the red onion, but they we almost pickled, so they did not bite. The King Crab was superb. Our server Jenna's advice was superb, from the wine choice to the amount of food to order. The piece of chocolate cake for my wife's birthday was perfect. Money well spent.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food with serviceExcellent food with service that makes you feel welcome.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingFantastic as always! A little pricey so only come here once a year or so but I have never had better scallops... the specialty cocktails are always inventive and delicious and the service and ambiance are charming and impeccable.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI usually get the lobster.I usually get the lobster. There is nothing better than steamed lobster. But this time I decided to get the French fried shrimp. It was yummy. But it came with french fried potatoes, which I didn't want given all the breading and fat with the shrimp. So I asked for 2 vegetables instead. That worked out perfectly. This restaurant, like most in Chicago, is too noisy for me. So we sat at a square table, on adjacent sides rather than across from each other. That way we could hear each other.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been going to Shaw'sWe've been going to Shaw's for years. The seafood is always delicious and the staff is always very friendly and kind. Love the place and will continue to patronize it!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMstill excellent after allstill excellent after all these years, if not a little pricey!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Shaw's to celebrateWe went to Shaw's to celebrate our anniversary. The food, service and ambience were excellent making for a fun and memorable experience. Would recommend highly.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Asian business guests.I was entertaining a Asian business group. We had a variety of seafood selections so all at the table could share. They enjoyed the dinner and the ambiance. Service was very good even on a busy night. Shaw's remains on my top 10 list for places to entertain my business guests.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM