Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg
Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg

Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.shawscrabhouse.com/
  • Phone: (847) 517-2722
  • Hours of Operation:
    MAIN DINING ROOM

    LUNCH

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    DINNER

    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    BRUNCH

    Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    OYSTER BAR

    LUNCH

    Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    DINNER

    Sunday - Monday : 4:00pm - 9:00pm

    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm

    Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00 pm

    Every Day - Select Oysters 1/2 Price: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    BRUNCH

    Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Pete Balodimas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Planning a special event? Let us plan something special for you. We have several private options as well as the ability to come to you! Contact us today!
  • Private Party Facilities: There are both private & semi-private rooms available that can accommodate 8-150 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Juache 8475172722x
  • Entertainment: Shaw's Oyster Bar features Live Jazz & Blues Music on the Stage every Saturday night from 9:00pm until 12:00am and every Sunday afternoon from 10:30am until 1:30 pm! Check our website for more details www.shawscrabhouse.com
  • Special Events: Looking for a special way to spend your special day. Join us on Sundays for our Famous Brunch Buffet from 10:00am to 2:00pm featuring our Signature Cold Seafood Bar, Grand Hot Buffet & Sweets Table - Don't forget, kids 12 and under eat for free (2 children per adult please).

    Wanting to mix up your Friday and Sat nights? Join us in our upstairs dining room for our Grand Crab Buffet. We offer seasonal varieties of crab, a full buffet of signature items with a delectable dessert table to finish. Please call or visit our Grand Crab Buffet open table site for further details.

    Looking for something late night? Join us in the Oyster Bar for Live Music, a late night kitchen and hand shaken cocktails!

    For more information visit us online at www.shawscrabhouse.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt. 53 & Higgins
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is offered for $5. Services offered from 11:30-2 and for 5 to 9 pm.
A word from Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg
Shaw's Crab House is Chicagoland's Premier Seafood Restaurant. Reservations made on this page will be for our Main Dining Room.
Shaw's Main Dining Room offers a unique dining experience focusing on seasonally fresh seafood and white tablecloth service. Shaw's Oyster Bar offers the same full menu and specialty cocktails in a casual atmosphere. If you would like to dine in the Oyster Bar, walk-ins are welcome for lunch and dinner, seven days a week! Join us before or after your reservation in Tokio Pub, located next to Shaw's Oyster Bar. Tokio Pub features Sushi, Noodles and Items hot off the Robata Grill with Fusion Cocktails and a Pub Style Beer List.
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Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg reviews from OpenTable diners
275 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (154)fit for foodies (94)good for groups (87)great for brunch (70)romantic (56)great for lunch (56)notable wine list (48)neighborhood gem (36)kid-friendly (24)vibrant bar scene (24)hot spot (22)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Sunday Brunch
    Jase
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We have come to Shaw's multiple times for Brunch. The food and service have been great every time. We typically spend most of the time eating from the cold section and premium hot section, but not too much of the breakfast items. We also really enjoy the East coast oysters. I'm not a big waffle person in general, but for however they prepare their waffles and toppings, they are delicious. We've also had their mimosa's and bloody mary's, and they were outstanding. Can't say enough how great Shaw's is for their food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad service
    wilmcvVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have been to Shaw's downtown many times, and always found it to be busy, but the food is good and the service is usually efficient. When we went to Shaw's in Schaumberg for my wife's birthday, we expected a similar experience. We were seated at the smallest booth I've seen, with about an inch between our chest and the table. We waited quite a while before anyone asked about drinks, let alone took orders for food or appetizers. Someone brought two out of three appetizers, but the third didn't show up until they were starting to serve the main courses. Then, when we asked about it, the waiter delayed the main courses to bring out the missing appetizer. Meanwhile, the steaks were being overcooked. When we mentioned our concerns, the waiter became defensive, rather than apologizing. On the other hand, aside from overcooked steaks, the rest of the food was very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DiningdivaVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We loved the combination hot appetizer plate with popcorn shrimp, calamari, and mini crab cakes.The Nantucket scallops were so sweet and tender. If this is on the menu do not miss ordering these since they are limited by the season. Others in our party loved the haddock with spinach and capers. The mushroom medley was delicious and so savory. Our birthday girl was served a moist, dark, chocolate melt in your mouth gargantuan slice of cake four of us were able to share. This is a fun, bustling place with outstanding fish dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious food with amazing service
    gsssmanVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We went out to Shaw's for my dad's birthday celebration and were not disappointed. The seafood was spot-on and service was awesome. One member of the group didn't really care for seafood and ordered the chicken and was surprised at just how good it was. I can highly recommend this restaurant for the service, attention to detail, and quality of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Melt in your mouth
    outoftowners
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The scallops were melt in your mouth fantastic! Our server recdommended that we upgrade to a seasonal scallop instead of the regular one and it was absolutely delicious. Everything was! Service was excellent. Every bite was pure pleasure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I felt very "rushed along". We were still eating our appetizers when our entrees were served.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Seafood in Chicago
    LB777
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Hands down 5-star experience every time I have been to Shaw's, which is upwards of 10 times now in the 4 years I have lived in the area. I love raw oysters and their selection is by far the best, freshest and most hi-quality I have ever experienced inland. The servers are extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant. Wine selections are also really nice. Desserts are fantastic. Two words: Raspberry Pie. Can't miss. You will always have an excellent time and fabulous seafood at Shaw's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The Food was so awesome and the place was so cool also the sushi was good
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cta05VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Dined here for Sunday brunch for the first time; great experience with plenty of options for food--cold seafood, hot seafood, classic breakfast food, pasta, soup, carving station, etc. Major points for a huge and delicious dessert station!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad service
    Golfhawk
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Shaw's Crab House has excellent food. We enjoyed two different kinds of soups, the seafood pasta, chilled crab bites, and chocolate cake. The service was good for the first part of our meal from our waiter who appeared to be knowledgeable and helpful. It went bad from there. We were basically left to flag down our waiter for the rest of the meal after our entrees were served. The worst part is that we were just sitting there. No food, no drinks, just waiting to close out our meal. To make matters worse when we got the check it was someone else's check---are you kidding me?!? This was extremely careless! I would return but will have to think seriously about when. Based on the prices at this restaurant the service has to improve.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    GreatPlace
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Shaw's was a great place to celebrate our anniversary. Our server was very attentive. Very knowledgeable about all the items on the menu. Food was outstanding. Highly recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dee-lish
    eatout4fun
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Have never had less than an awesome dining experience here. Every bite of food is stellar. And the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great brunch
    ktdb
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We love coming to the brunch here @ shaws! This was our 3rd visit for our sons birthday & we had a great time. Food is always fresh & plentiful! We drive an hour & a half & it is worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent job!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My wife and I attended Sunday's brunch on 11/2/14. I had booked a reservation at 11:15 but we arrived early by an hour. The hostess was ready to seat us right away, and we were pleased that we did not have to wait! Although we have dined at Shaw's several times before, this was our first time experiencing brunch service there. Thankfully, our server did a great job explaining the layout of the brunch offerings and was checked in with us during the course of our meal to make sure everything was satisfactory and even took the time to check on the dessert items to make sure that there were no nuts used in their preparation since my wife has a nut allergy! Great food, great service - we will definitely come back! Worth every penny!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but...
    FishEater
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Went with friends to celebrate group member birthday. We always go in November, June, February and sometimes July as well. Always good but two probs this time. One, so very hot. Complained and put air conditioning on but it kept getting uncomfortably warm. Two, and this is the important one, they ran out of pots de creme before we were ready for dessert. It was pretty early too, not later than noon. So disappointed. Oh well, we will persevere but without pots de creme!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Crab, As Usual...
    JimzF
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Shaw's remains one of our favorites because the level of service, food quality and overall creativity of the menu remains the same (or better) for the last 20+ years - you just can't beat it for seafood. My wife and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary there Saturday night. Our second date was at Shaw's in the City and as many times as we have been there the food and experience are always stellar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    brojak847
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We dine at Shaw's about 6 times a year. The food is always fabulous! Our problem is that there is so many thing that we like on the menu, it is hard to decide.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    All dressed up for an hour dining "experience" had to find something else to do since we were in and out so fast.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Expensive for the quality of food
    Luvfood1
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Saw group of business people I am sure on companies credit cards
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • ChicagoVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Most of the time I sit in the Dining Room but the World Series was on so I sat in the bar. We had a ball and the bartender makes the BEST Cosmos think his name is Chris. We had a great time and whenever I am in the area I eat at Shaw's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch!
    SpindogVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This is a great place to celebrate an event with a wonderful brunch. We were there on a "kid" friendly day without kids, but with the amount of space and good accoustics....it was perfectly fine! The seafood is yummy, selections are abound and just make sure that you have plenty of room for the amount of food that you could eat! A great deal for a great amount of food with wonderful service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First mediocre experience here.
    UCFpisces
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    2 of the 3 shrimp in my combo were basically inedible and our server seemed off his game. Their kids menu is a true disappointment- better seafood selections for them at Red Lobster or Joe's
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great food and service
    PickieVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Shaw's is a regular stop for oysters and other fresh seafood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MplsMark
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I had never been to Shaw's before. The Oysters were particularly excellent. Very fresh. I had the Tuna as an entree, which was excellent as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Dinner
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The scallops and the au gratin potatoes were a major disappointment. The sauces and spices used to make both produced a veggie taste and overwhelmed the scallops. The au gratin potatoes were also weak in taste and texture. These two items I would never order again. My business guest was very surprised by this failure.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Begin
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The service was outstanding and the food was delicious..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The spread for the Sunday brunch was fantastic! Enjoyed the king crab legs and the highlight for me was the French toast! Best I ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • crabby and fishy experience
    Marketingpro
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great crab legs and I LOVE the pastrami lox - this is my favorite the buffet was filled to the brim with great big shrimp and...they congratulated us on our anniversary too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • my preants visit
    Hayley
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    United State America first time they loved this place thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went to Shaws to celebrate a special occasion, we mentioned this on our reservation, no mention of our special occasion at all not even thanking us to celebrate. Service was meh, never asked about our quality of food, we were asked twice "if we need anything else?" Not the quality of service I expected while spending $100 per person. Ordered the surf and turf, lobster tail was cold, must have had them precooked for Saturday night or cooked too early waiting on the filet, which it's not like it was cooked well done, it was medium rare. All in all, we would not recommend to a friend and we would rather spend our money elsewhere...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible!
    MamaOf3
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went here for our 10 year wedding anniversary. The service was outstanding (we never had an empty water glass) and the food incredible. I loved the ability to reserve a table online right from my Smart Phone. This was more than a dinner, it was an experience. The music just set the scene, playing Frank Sinatra and Glenn Miller. Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and drink
    Cfoodlover
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Dinner was first time at this location. Same good food as downtown location. Loved dessert sample most.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall experience
    Andreas
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    From start to end, all people were very friendly and the food and drinks were very good quality.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CG74
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Enjoyed seafood salad. Nice mixture of lobster, crab and shrimp. Ask for the menu with small desserts; it's always available.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So accommodating!
    PickyVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Oysters and crab cake for lunch. Perfect meal. Server was attentive and so nice. Wish you had steamers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Service
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Our service was horrible. Our server kept forgetting what she was supposed to bring to our table. We were not alone. She did the same thing to the table next to us. She said she had been off for a few days, so she was just getting into the "groove" of things again. We love the seafood at Shaw's, but will only think about carrying out from here next time--if at all. Very disappointed!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oyster Happy Hour
    SweetWillie
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    from 4-6 pm, oysters are 1/2 priced at Shaw's. A cup of their gumbo & a couple dozen oysters & I'm a very happy camper.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a good choice
    Rickslady
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Shaws never disappoints. We were ushered right to our table, our drinks came out perfect and our appetizers were delicious. The wine list has something for everyone. Our main courses were cooked to perfection and the server made sure the kitchen left the brussel sprouts off my husbands' scallops. We finished with a lovely cappuccino. Absolutely no complaints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    ImranVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Brought my parents for their anniversary. My dish, the halibut, was bland. I'd expect more for 39.00. Other than tha,t the meal and the experience was OK. Nothing to rave about.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Birthday Brunch!
    mealseekerVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went to Shaw's to celebrate two birthdays, and had a lovely time. In addition to the great food the brunch provides, probably one the greatest values for the price, we were also given special slices of birthday cake to take home. The service at Shaw's can't be beat, and for the Grand Seafood Buffet, they pull out all the stops. This is a can't-miss brunch experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate