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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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We have eaten at this and other Shaw's many, many times. We haven't been to this one for over a year. It was a terrible experience. It took forever for us to get served; our waitress was devoting all her time to a large table of drunk guys next to us - probably thought she'd get a big tip. After an hour with a glass of wine and appetizers we had to physically stop her and ask if we could order dinner. She seemed annoyed. After another hour our cold, expensive food arrived. By the time we got our check we had spent 3 hours there. Hoping to rally, we decided to have a nightcap at the bar. Even though there were only 6 people in the bar, it took 15 minutes to order, and he was surly. We aren't picky, but we both said never again!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "After going many years to Shaws @ Woodfield, with great results it was such a disappointment to see it reach a new low in service. Four of us were out to celebrate a birthday and we unfortunately ended up w/ a distracted, inept, and lazy waiter. First he was very slow. Second he forgot two items we ordered, one of which was my favorite (Clam Chowder). And third, he didn't apologize or even seem to care about our "dining experience." He was more interested in chatting w/ fellow servers and wait staff."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Some terrific oyster on the half shell offerings. Bloody Marys were delicious. Lox are amazing."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We have been to the Shaw's brunch several times over the years and this year was the best! All the items on the buffet were well stocked and delicious. Our server was excellent and even brought over a chocolate cake for us to take home in honor of my husband's birthday! That was such a sweet gesture and the cake was one of the best chocolate cakes we ever had! Definitely recommend the brunch for special occasions!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "food was good & waiter was friendly - The noise level was high and the tables were too close for private conversation."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "My husband & I have been to shaws before and had a much better experience! I planned this as a surprise for my husband because he loved the restaurant from his corporate events there , however, we were not impressed this time. We were seated in the back where it seemed to be a family section. When seated I was in the corner facing another family! Uncomfortable! The server didn't seem to attenative to us! I was charged for the family 3 course but got the lobster plate just like the family style without the soup! My husbands shrimp was tough! We felt more like Shaws was a chain restaurant ! I also didn't receive the warm towel after eating my lobster! For the $$ I was very disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We went with $200 in Lettuce gift cards. The wait staff was wonderful and professional. We ordered the Halibut and the July Lobster boil. The Halibut was bland and tough. The lobster was almost surely cooked earlier and served reheated. The bill was over $200 for simply marginal food."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Wonderful food and excellent service. Got a little loud later in the Friday night dinner hour. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Wonderful bar atmosphere and fabulous seafood. But...the key lime pie is the BEST I have ever tasted and I am from FLORIDA!!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was good top notch meats love the king crab and oyster"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Lobster special was perfect and I am from family of Maine lobster fishermen."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The service was very good...the crab legs marvelous!! rather pricey as everything is ala carte.... not a lot of atmosphere....good wine list"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Awesome Alaskan Red King Crab Legs. Excellent Appetizers: Oysters Rockefeller and Artichoke Dip. Side Dishes enjoyed both styles of Potatoes. Fine Dining with Linens. Servers are Attentive, Fun and Entertaining. Making it a Relaxing and Delicious Experience. Table clearer efficiently removed used dishes. An Excellent Choice for Special Occasions or Anytime. Save room for savory desserts like Raspberry Pie."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Destination for great service and food. The Key Lime pie is extraordinary!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Brought my wife here for her 40th birthday. The service was excellent, down to the staff providing a nice quiet booth for seating. Ambiance is great - a throwback to 1920's-30's era establishments (love the murals upstairs as well). We ordered 4 sushi maki rolls that were quite good (soft shell crab, alaskan, eel and shrimp). It was well worth the trek out to Schaumburg."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My party this evening had a great time enjoying the new selections on the menu for summer, such as Ahi Tuna Tacos and Crabcake BLT!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Service was good but not memorable. Food tasted really good but was warm not hot. Everything was timely. I expected a little more from the server. She WAS busy and I understand that. I think I would not sit in the main dinning room again."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food was great, and the waitress was very competent. As long time patrons of Shaws, one of our better dining experiences."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed the annual Lobsterfest meal at Shaw's, which included fantastic lobster bisque, red bliss potatoes, corn on the cob, cole slaw, and dessert. The service was efficient and friendly, and we loved being able to linger without feeling rushed. Shaw's is always on my go-to list for good eating, and this visit was no exception!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It was our 22nd wedding anniversary and we usually go to the Shaw's downtown, but due to other commitments that day we chose to stay in the suburbs so it was our first visit to the Schaumburg location. Our waitservice was friendly and warm. We made friends with another couple also celebrating their anniversary sitting next to us! I was excited to see that soft shell crabs were still in season, so I ordered that and my husband had the King crab legs. Both were outstanding as was the wine we selected. We started with Oysters Rock, and creamed spinach is a must-have! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal at Shaw's and enjoyed the food and atmosphere. the service was good and the waiter was very friendly and helpful"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My wife and I visited to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was great as was the service. We'll definitely come more often."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great oysters very fresh and exellent sushi. The food is always excellent."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Service very attentive, food always dependably good."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "That evening was a reunion of three girlfriends, . It was a pleasant surrounding, the wait staff was excellent. Two of this dishes were asked to be altered as they did not want their fish blackened and a sauce from another fish dish used instead and that was not a problem. This was really a surprise as sometimes chef's do not like to alter from the menu so hats off to that. Would we come back? Absolutely! I'm starting to save up now."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great service, the food was exceptional and traditional."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food, service and atmosphere. Will return in the near future. Great seafood selection. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Our server Aaron was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious - always. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014