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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
  • "Went to Shaws for my birthday and was not disappointed. The brunch was great. King Crab, shrimp, oysters, prime rib, lobster bisque, numerous breakfast items and all of it un limited. Was a little disappointed by the screaming children seated almost next to us. This venue is obviously not for them. There are many separate rooms which could be used for families. A little pricey."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We arrived a little early for our reservation...No problem. We were seated right away. The buffet was set up so nicely. Everything was hot and never ran low on any item. We enjoyed dining at Shaw's and plan to do it again in the near future"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Food and service were outstanding, as always! Very much enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Shaw's!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I love the amazing fish at Shaw's however it seems every third visit they get something terribly wrong. This time my soft shell crab was water logged (frozen?), not cleaned (oozed disgusting green gunk), and some parts were raw. I hold Shaw's to a high standard, so I expect better...."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Disappointed. The food is good, but not 'the best' as it once was. Pre dinner bread is gross at best. Soups/salads we had were bland. Once upon a time, their steaks were the best I have ever had, now I think my wife does a better job. Certainly not melt in your mouth heaven that got us addicted to Shaws. My crab cake just didn't seem to be the same either."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Expectations were high since this restaurant is part of the Lettuce Entertain You chain, but the reality was that the cold combination appetizer had no taste, the hot combination appetizer was skimpy in the items served, the salad order was overlooked and the Grouper was served in a sea of butter. The price charged doesn't equate to the level of food served. The saving grace was George our bus boy, for he was quite attentive."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The service was great!!! Couldn't have been taken care of any better. Ambiance is excellent!! Food was fine but skimpy on amount."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We arrived before our set reservation time and were happy to be seated earlier than expected. The crab legs were awesome, I enjoyed all of the seafood and other hot items I tried. Didn't like any of the cold bar food options. Was a bit disappointed with the dessert varieties and how in the open it is considering it's a high traffic area. Bathrooms are on the second level while the food is on the first level which is a bit inconvenient."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Menu is somewhat limited and meals are ala carte. So it's kind of pricey. Overall, it's an okay restaurant, but nothing great."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We used to love & frequent Shaws 7-8 years ago, before kids. We were excited to return Friday, for our 10th Anniversary. We were seated in the back "family" room, next to 2 loud tables with kids. Why are they putting adult couples with reservations there, when there are 20+ open tables in the main dining room? The prices have gone way up since we were here last & the food was a disappointment. Not wanting to pay $70 for crab, I ordered crab cakes & grilled shrimp dish for $36. The crab cake was 2" in diameter and was very bland. My husband got the grouper which was overcooked (although the sauce was good). We left feeling like we could have gone to Red Lobster for similar food and ambiance (of the back room), and saved over $100."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Our overall experience was GREAT! Food excellent, but we feel was WAY OVER PRICED! Would we go again?? By all means just need to save up enough to have an excellent meal!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Our staff team couldn't have done a better job at helping us with our celebrations. while setting up our table they took our table flowers right away so they could set the table around the flowers. Our waitress was so good with my friend who was hard of hearing. She made sure her birthday dessert was small and light so the birthday girl could finish the whole serving. The food was delicious and the sizes were perfect. Everyone at our table was so impressed with the quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. Your staff was very thorough. Lovely time and couldn't have felt more welcomed and appreciated. I always have the fried shrimp and just LOVE it. Thanks for being in my neighborhood!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was very attentive without being obsequious. A nice touch: when they found out it was my sister's birthday, they brought her a piece of cake with a candle and paid for her mimosa."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Brunch was excellent - as good as anything I ever ordered from their regular menu. Just couldnt say enough positive things about it."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Everything about Shaw's is good: honoring reservations and special requests and especially the food and service. We're looking to return time and time again."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We really enjoyed this seafood brunch! Quality over Quantity! They offered the typical, but great, breakfast items (waffles, thick-sliced sugar-cured bacon, etc.), but have a Oyster / Cold Shrimp bar and a Chef station for serving omelets, King Crab (!), lobster bisque, beef tenderloin, fried shrimp, haddock, mini-crab cakes, dessert table and more! Absolutely delicious and I will definitely return. Excellent service! Some may say pricey @ $52/person (kids 12 and under eat free), but again - Quality over Quantity!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great seafood. Great service. Went with a group of girlfriends. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We took young adults here for a special occasion and were very impressed with the quality of the seafood. As first time connoisseur, they were able to experience fine seafood dining which they enjoyed. The service was good, the food was fantastic"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Husband had twin lobster tails; I had surf & turf (6 oz. filet mignon and lobster tail). Garlic mashed potatoes and creamed spinach to round out the dinner. Husband thought his lobster tail was slightly under cooked -- ate one and sent the 2nd back for a couple more minutes. Everything else was delicious. The filet was probably the best I've ever had."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We go to Shaw's every year for a joint birthday celebration. This was our 6th year and unfortunately it didn't start out well. We encountered a very rude hostess who insisted we had reservations for 3, when we actually had 5. I had to produce our confirmation to prove it and she was still surly. She also did not accomodate our request for a booth, claiming we couldn't use a high chair with one. She ended up seating us right next to the server station, which was high-traffic. Fortunately manager Eric was very apologetic and accomodating, as was our server, Karen S. If it weren't for the added attention these two provided, we would not return."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We as b d had crab and steak My husband open the middle piece of crab took out the meat and bit into a hard ball The manager came over told us it was a bone. he took the crab off the bill church does $32 for the 6oz steak. And threw in a beer He Told us he was buying us dessert as well which was not removed from the bill. when we left the restaurant we researched and crabs do not have bones so we called the restaurant to verify what the hard object was they insisted that was bone cartilage since we're still on sure of what the object actually was my husband will never eat crab again nor will we return to Shaws"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "On this particular dinner visit we all had eaten too much for our lunch and decided to just go appetizers! Man did we make a great choice! Raw oysters and their mixed seafood medley that included oysters, shrimp, clams, calamari…absolutely fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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