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

Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg Details

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


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


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

    Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Oyster Bar:

    Monday - 11:30 - 9:00pm,

    Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm,

    Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00 pm

    Live Music Friday and Saturday 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak, 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 (847) 517-2722
  • 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyed Shaw's Seafood Grand Buffet in Schaumburg on a recent (July, 2014) Sunday morning; if you love seafood, there's plenty to love here. There were three different kinds of oysters, spicy sushi, shrimp cocktail, lox and bagels, parmesan haddock, lobster and Brie pasta, fried jumbo shrimp, miniature crab cakes, snow crab, and king crab legs. For those who like more regular breakfast fare, there were scrambled eggs, sausage, exceptionally good thickly sliced bacon, eggs Benedict, potatoes au gratin, omelet station, waffle station, and beef tenderloin sliced to order. Everything we tried was excellent. Oh - and there's a dessert table too. It's a little pricey compared to most brunches, but the king crab legs alone were worth it!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We are very regular patrons of Shaws Crab House, love the food. However, we used our Rewards Card Points and a gift card for purchase and was told this could not be done (and the Server could get in trouble). This makes no sense. A Rewards Card holder should be able to use their points regardless of how one pays. Gift cards are gifts and are used as cash, why can't a regular patron get credit for frequenting the restaurant also???"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A brunch here is outstanding. The crab and shrimp are excellent. The service is great. The bacon is incredible. I will not hesitate to return for my birthday next year!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "No complaints here! Food and service are consistently good. Sunday brunch is a good time to enjoy the many food selections. Brunch can be a bit pricey but considering the consistent quality of experience, it was worthwhile."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "As usual the food and service was great. I had the swordfish and I have never swordfish so moist and delicious. I can't praise it enough. Others had the lobster tails and Maryland crab cake both were equally great. It was a great evening topped off by a mini 50th anniversary celebration for my sister and brother-in-law with a delicious chocolate cake. I can't wait to visit my sister again so we can go back to Shaw's ."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had 2 great experiences in the past, but was dissapointed this time for brunch. we came early but the eggs benedict was hard to cut and not enough hollandaise sauce. The macaroni with lobster sauce was dry and tasteless. There were no sliced red onions for the lox and bagels. This is important for a good sandwich. The beef tenderloin tasted livery around the edges. The fried shrimp were not good at all. The only thing I found excellent were the desserts. As a former Lettuce employee (Fritz that's it) the one thing I could always count on was consistency!! There is nothing better than a great brunch buffet But to me this was lacking."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Excellent meal - service was wonderful. Sushi rolls were fresh and delicious! Love this place!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had the halibut. It was like butter, delicious. Drinks were good and service excellent. Partner had scallops and felt they were a bit underdone but still good. Friends are huge oyster fans and loved theirs. This is a solid spot for seafood.....generally can't go wrong."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was to die for!! We ordered sushi, crab bites, a crab cake entree, and a swordfish entree. The food was perfectly prepared. Kristen was a wonderful server. We will definitely ask for her the next time we dine there. Great dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Both the food and the service were fantastic for this business luncheon. The food was amazing! The service rocked! It was nice touch when they recognized a birthday of one of the guests that was in our group. Great overall luncheon experience!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I like Shaw's Crab House because of its retro ambience. Lovely honey colored panelling in the dining room and a good selection of seafood make for a great lunch. I had the tuna sandwich and loved it. Deserts are reasnonably price and just the right serving size."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Our party of 9 had a great time at brunch. Food was awesome and waiter was top notch. Would come back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We eat at Shaw's often and are always satisfied with the fresh perfectly cooked seafood. The service is spot on."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Shaw's always has great seafood and the best oyster selection in the Midwest-wait staff always good at their job."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our server Aaron was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious - always. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Although our lunch selections were very good, the special occasion we were there for was not. The food came out in a timely manner but we had to ask another server to get our bill because we hadn't seen ours in over 25 minutes. We would have expected an occasional check-in every so often to see if we needed anything but after the food was served, we were unable to find our server. After asking someone else for the bill, the server did appear (somewhat reluctantly) with a slice of cake to celebrate our anniversary but at that point, we were ready to leave. And the waitress was not apologetic at all about the long time we were left without checking in. It was an anniversary that we will remember for the wrong reason."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "After honeymooning in Maine I wanted to recreate a similar culinary experience for our special day. I thought dining at Shaw's would be be a good venue though some reviewers made me a bit skeptical. The food was SUPERB! We were overwhelmed with all the choices knowing we could also order off the dinner menu. We decided to tread slowly by first ordering the lump crab cake. It was so fresh and sweet, definitely worth every $30 shared bite! The clams casino another wonderfully flavorful shared appetizer. We slowly determined we wanted more crab cake so opted for the Seafood Platter. Fresh scallops were SO delicious,not over cooked! The shrimp, crab cake,spinach with garlic (yum!) and salad all terrific. And chocolate cake, the PERFECT ending!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I ordered a crab cake as an appetizer. It had great flavor but was really mushy also the crab was too ground up. I ordered a combo meal for dinner-the scallops were the best part although they were bite-size and there were three of them; the three shrimp I received were cooked correctly but again extremely small, bite-size and then I received a 6 ounce filet that was very dry-no flavor and needed the béarnaise sauce. Very disappointing for $59!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My daughter selected Shaws as the place for her sweet 16 birthday dinner I took advantage of the prompt from Open table and ordered flowers, that awaited us as we were seated Service was good, food was outstanding. Shaw's doesn't disappoint."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We've gone to Shaw's the last several years for our anniversary, and just love it there. The seafood is absolutely delicious, and the servers are always top notch."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Another great meal at Shaw's. The place is an old favorite of ours that we hadn't visited since my wife was diagnosed with Celiac disease. The menu was clearly marked with its extensive gluten-free selections, and the waitstaff was very considerate and aware of our special dietary needs. The food was outstanding, the service was prompt and courteous."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "If you go to Shaw's for nothing else, go for the oyster sampler 6 different raw oysters from around the world all on one plate. You may want to wait to order the rest of your meal until you go through these. They are so satisfying! I personally wished that the server had paid a little more attention to the information that was provided to him from Open Table."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "When checking in at the podium, a very young lady found our reservations. She said we were the first to arrive in our party but we asked to be seated and send our friends to the table. After 45 min., unable to reach our friends by phone, we became concerned. we checked at the desk. No, they did not arrive. Finally we reached them by phone and they had. arrived ten minutes after we did and had been placed in a booth in different dining room. They were told They were the first to arrive and were seated elsewhere. we had wasted forty five minutes because of a young, irresponsible hostess. We asked to speak to a manager who covered for her by saying there were two of the same number booths in each dining ! Highly unbelievable."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It was my first time here and we came for brunch. It was memorable and we will come back for sure. Service was right on pace and attentive."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Came here for the oysters & soft shell crabs--everything was excellent. Love coming here because fish is always perfect, service is excellent and bottles of wine are reasonable. Will be back again soon. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The prices make this a special occasion place for us. The service was excellent and the food superb."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food was very good and server knew the different food options for us to select. Even when we were not sure of the difference, we were able to get a couple samples to make a decision. It was a fantastic experience all around."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Went to celebrate wife's 80th. Perfect. Great service, fine food, and happy and helpful staff including our waiter and our bus person. Topped by a surprise TREAT. Thanks"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I was in the Main Dining Room of Shaw's and had the pleasure of being served by their server Jimmy. I was in with 2 business associates and a new visitor to Shaw's. We were very well treated by Jimmy. He made awesome recommendations for side dishes given our dinner selections and he was professional, fun, engaging, and knowledgeable. It was a great experience and we had delicious food as always! Shaw's has earned yet another customer that will be returning!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Food and service (Steve) were excellent. Not inexpensive, but fish was of the highest quality."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "A return to Shaw's for the Sunday Brunch to confirm the spread's breadth and quality. And spread it is. One side offering chilled seafood, the smoked salmon is a must as well as plentiful oysters on the half shell. The other side with cooked, including eggs benedict, fresh fish of the day and the best-ever bacon, a crisp, maple-sweet surprise. At the end of the room, spicy lobster bisque, tender prime rib and all you can eat cracked crab legs. As if not enough, a wonderful spread of desserts, including the BEST peanut butter cookies and key lime tarts. The waitstaff was very pleasant, unobtrusive, but attentive to clearing the table. Brunch at Shaw's is a periodic experience, not every week or month, but several times a year. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Having left the city for the far Western 'burbs one of the voids is the lack of good seafood restaurants. Shaw's delivered with good, fresh seafood across the board. Service was professional, not someone's part-time employment. Some of the prices would make a Gold Coast resident think twice, but you pay for quality. Having said that, I could get Dirk's to fly in fresh, never frozen King Crab for cheaper than what I saw on the menu. I miss Dirk's and without knowing it, I missed Shaw's. I'll be back to both."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience at Shaws. Our server, Crystal, was by far one of the best servers we had ever had. She was extremely personable and went above and beyond all while being friendly and pleasant. The food was very well prepared, we really enjoyed our experience. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great info on different origins of oysters; tasty vinegar ice for topping. Recommended halibut was outstanding, but wish there was more. Our server was very knowledgeable and not pesky. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Shaws consistently has great food and service. The brunch is exceptional. Best in the Northwest suburbs."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The four of us each tried four different fish entrees and four rolls. Every one was delicious and beautifully presented. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The Chopped salad was fantastic! Loaded with yummy tasting seafood. (Loved the lobster). A cool gin and tonic was an added compliment to the salad . Dessert was scrumptious chocolate cake. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Restrooms were FILTHY! Great food and exceptional service."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The staff was great. They were very friendly and made helpful recommendations. One thing I wish you had on the brunch would be Clam Chowder soup."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "satisfied completely. prices are high as expected for fine dining restaurant, but worth it for a special occasion. staff are well trained and accommodating. a large building with several dining areas. our host requested a quiet area."
    Dined on 5/25/2014