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: 8475172722x
  • 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
269 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (151)fit for foodies (89)good for groups (87)great for brunch (67)romantic (60)great for lunch (57)notable wine list (47)neighborhood gem (38)vibrant bar scene (23)kid-friendly (22)hot spot (18)late-night find (10)great for outdoor dining (7)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Incredible!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    mealseeker
    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
  • Shaw's
    Deliciousdinner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We went for our anniversary. The staff was very nice and very attentive. We had the best crab legs as an appetizer. My husband loved his lobster. My lobster pasta could have used atad more lobster but was still good. The drinks were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was great, the service was great. My only complaint was the closeness to the next table. We were so close we started up a dinner conversation with the people at the next table. They were really nice people.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great birthday dinner
    Zobie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Shaw's sat the two of us in a 4-top banquette so that we had an intimate dinner from my husband's birthday. Food was great, service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive but delicious!
    fun4change
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious and service was always there when needed. There was a piece of shell in our crabcake though which was small to begin with for a 16$ app. Main course was great! Most disappointing part was that I put it was my girlfriends birthday on here in special instructions and I saw them celebrate several others. Yet he never did for us, really killed the finishing experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Service was very good with all involved very attentive. Dining room décor was also very nice. Crab cake with sauce and the ceasar's salad were excellent. Steak was done as requested and very tender. Both my wife's and my lobster were very tasty but seemed to be on the "soft" side.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My go-to place for special occasions. Always super service and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow what a brunch
    affordable
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had never been to Shaws before,but heard great things about the food and service.We went on a sunday for brunch and it was fantastic,everything was fresh hot and melt in your mouth good!!We will be back again and again and soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shaw's Brunch
    BAKA
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Shaw's Brunch is awesome! We have visited for brunch many times and are never disappointed. The variety of great seafood, breakfast items and dessert is fabulous and worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Decent, but disappointing. There are far better places at that price point.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Menu
    DChicago
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    One of the best seafood menus in the Chicago area. Always busy (a good sign). Lot of gluten-free options. Excellent food all choices. Service was first class, timely delivery of food and very accommodating. Have had two special occasions there. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server
    Bill
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our server as well as our hostess made a complex meeting a bit more relaxed and enjoyable. The food was outstanding and very well paced. I cannot say enough about how professional our server was...she was not hovering around the table and seemed to know when to stop by.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shaws Oyster Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We come here often and always eat in the Oyster Bar. It's a bit noisier than the main dining area but it's not stuffy and the wait staff is usually more alive. We had the sushi maki platter, tuna sashimi, gumbo soup, chopped salad and peach blueberry cobbler (which is seasonal). Everything was amazing as usual. I also tried a new Merlot they just got in, wish I could remember the name. It was more like a Cab, very delicious and smooth. Although the food was amazing, unfortunately, our waiter was slow that night! All that to say, you might pay a bit more, but the food is very consistent. Most places in the area have compromised quality and freshness, as well as raising their prices. You can't go wrong with Shaws.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    Lampert
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Shaw's is my favorite occasion restaurant. The food is always very good and I have always had great service. I highly recommend Shaw's for Sunday brunch (sumptuous!), lunch, and dinner, and it is a fabulous place for a special occasion meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Linda
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Unfortunately did not have a great experience. Wait staff was not very attentive. I had the Halibut and it was very over cooked. When asked if we were celebrating a special occasion my husband mentioned it was my birthday. While we noticed that some tables around us were receiving complimentary desserts for special occasions our waiter never offered us anything but a dessert menu (nothing complimentary) and the check. Not that we were expecting something but it might have been nice to have been acknowledged or offered.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shaws delivers
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    At Shaws you get very attentive service in a nice space with creative preparations. I just wish I didn't feel like you needed an expense account to afford it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed some great opportunities
    Duckfat
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was our first time xperience at Shaws. The oysters, calamari, scallops, and crab legs were phenomenal. The parts that were less than than expected were the side dishes. Au gratin potatoes were inedible and the creme brûlée wasnt set. It was our anniversary and was noted on our reservation, but the dessert failed to get to us. They ran it to us as we walked out. Was the service and food worth the $220 we spent for the two of us? Not so much. At this price point I would go elsewhere. The server was fantastic, but they are missing some wow factor opportunities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Sunday brunch at Shaw's
    Anne
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    A definite "must try" brunch. We hesitated with the $52.00 per person price, but it took just moments to realize it was worth every penny. There is a cold bar with large shrimp, sushi, oysters on the half shell, snow crab and other amazing items. Main dining room had some expected breakfast items but a luscious ingredient selection at the omelette station. Then Alaskan King crab legs, beef tenderloin, huge crispy fried shrimp, haddock, lobster pasta & an assortment of delicious sides & a superb lobster bisque & cheesy au gratin potatoes. All prepared perfectly. Leave room for the large delicious choice of mini desserts. Beverages are included. Don't wait for a special occasion- go to this brunch! Good & Service was A+.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar seating
    Dave
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Don't sit in the bar area. Service not as good and noisy. Bartender was our server.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yuko
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The hostess was very rude. We arrived before our reservation time and she told us to wait aside before table was ready. Then new customer came in and she escorted them before us. Our server is great and food was good as usual. We use your restaurant for business often but that hostess embarrassed us front of our client.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing time
    Joanne24
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This was mine an my husband first time. We decided to go there for our anniversary dinner. Everything was amazing, from the food to the service. Very pleased and will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hopefully not a trend
    justmeVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food was not as tasty as usual and the portions seemed somewhat smaller; I hope it's not a trend
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but loud
    BuffaloGroveDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was very good. Acoustics in the room we were in made it very loud. We could hear entire conversations from other tables.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    raviVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Sushi with Salmon, Lemon, and Shrimp is only done right here. Seafood salad was amazing and all around was great on food. Service was just ok, didn't feel it lived up to past visit a week previously for lunch.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wasn't impressed
    mike
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had to wait a long time for our entrees. I ordered Halibut and my girlfriend gad a lobster and crab combination. I was told they overcooked the first halibut. When they finally brought out the second, it appeared to be a half portion and it was overcooked as well. My girlfriend enjoyed her meal, so I didn't say anything. I most likely would not return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business lunch encounter
    mytakeoftheplateVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Tried Shaw's for a business lunch. All was OK, the food was interesting and tasteful. Not sure why we were seated next to another booth when the place never filled and our privacy was affected. I guess one must ask.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good seafood here
    patf
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    It was a lovely evening and we would have preferred sitting outside but the newly retarred parking lot was too smelly so we sat in. We have enjoyed Shaw's multiple times and this was no different-pleasant surroundings, attentive waiter, good food. We also appreciate the complimentary dessert when we are here for a special birthday or anniversary. We will be back for the Sunday brunch which is also good, or crabfest which is a real treat. Weeknights are pretty calm here so we prefer to come when it is quiet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bunnies94VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a lovely time despite some glitches with the food. Our soft shell crab was undercooked twice. However, our server rectified the situation and gave a choice of something else "on the house." The couple with us had a problem with their side order, which again, the server comped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SpartyBoilerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    been there several times. Always good experience. Had soft shell crabs, oysters, ahi tuna, and king crab legs, garlic mashed potatotes. Everything was excellent. Service good, a little slow but good pace. Will be back again. can't go wrong at Shaw's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shaw's is always great
    Margo
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Sunday Buffet is wonderful and so is Dean, who was our waiter again. We will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive but nice
    JBach
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We wanted to go to they buffet but was told it was by reservation only. We were unaware if this so we were not able to join the Buffett. Food if but but very pricey.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shaws Crab House
    Susan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very enjoyable time , excellent ambiance , food exceeded expectations. Expensive though worth it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not attentive
    ExpectGoodService
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Although my Open Table Reservation noted Anniversary it was not acknowledged by the hostess or waiter. I suspect the hostess did not note to waiter. We arrived at 4:30 Pm so the restaurant was not crowded. Many booths were open yet the hostess tried to seat us by the kitchen. Really! My wife requested a booth. There were still booths open when we left. The waiter was not very attentive. I had to ask for bread twice. The Food was great along with presentation. For the money I would not recommend this Shaw's location based on service and attitude of some associates. One waiter who cleared dishes between courses had a great attitude.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate