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: 8475172722
  • Hours of Operation:
    Main Dining Room:

    Lunch:

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

    Dinner:

    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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg reviews from OpenTable diners
294 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (178)fit for foodies (109)good for groups (100)great for brunch (76)romantic (64)great for lunch (59)notable wine list (55)neighborhood gem (43)kid-friendly (29)vibrant bar scene (26)hot spot (19)late-night find (16)great for outdoor dining (8)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    JoeRodriguezVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great place for couples, great wine list and food is always great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best seafood/oyster bar period
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had 12 oysters, 2 of each kind, and they were very fresh and delicious. Lobster roll is amazing, but really miss the waffle fries (that were to die for) that used to be served with them. Bread basket has gotten really weak. Go figure, the best oyster bar and seafood restaurant in America is in Chicago.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor quality, nonexistent service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Unfortunately I took a client to lunch and the waiter barely showed up, never checked on us, really bad service. Moreover the trout was awful and I love fish! Not one good thing about the experience at this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Asian tuna tacos were a hit! Perfectly seared sense crusted tuna with complimentary condiments. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a power lunch
    MitchVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great venue to host a business lunch from valet parking to great sea food and tables you don't have to shout across to be heard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I've eaten dinner at Shaw's, but never Sunday Brunch. Truly enjoyed the taste of the food and great variety available. I would recommend the Sunday Brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar Food and Service
    Aqua
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A favorite dining place for our family as well as with my husband. Best Crab ever. Excellent food, quality and selections. Au-gratin Potatoes a must. Save room for delicious dessert like their signature Raspberry Pie. Attentive Service. Appreciate fine dining with linen table cloth and napkins.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place to celebrate
    Bobbie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Shaws is our place to celebrate special occasions--especially for me; I'm a crab lover.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shaws Bday Dinner 8/23/14
    Bozzer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very disappointed in our dining inexpert. Our waitress was lovely but the bus help rushed you like they were herding in the next group. They were lifting each course up either at your last bite or with food still to be consumed. Specifically specified it was my husbands birthday and there was no acknowledgement. I know that you do this because I saw another table celebrating. This was a crazy rushed dinner. In and out within 1 hour rather than a memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was just ok
    Bklady
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Four of us went to the Saturday night buffet. The service was very good, the amounts were ample, but none of the food tasted outstanding. I was hoping for $59 a person something would have tasted above average.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Fish tacos we extremely spicy. Place is not what is was a few years ago
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday brunch
    perfectevening
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum Yum
    Yumyum
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Brunch
    dennisjan
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food and service were outstanding, as always! Very much enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Shaw's!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good despite mistakes...
    foodbabeVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it use to be
    Aguy
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little extra.
    James
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The service was great!!! Couldn't have been taken care of any better. Ambiance is excellent!! Food was fine but skimpy on amount.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Menu is somewhat limited and meals are ala carte. So it's kind of pricey. Overall, it's an okay restaurant, but nothing great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the price anymore
    love2dine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricing!
    waryck
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 97th birthday party
    Peggy631
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday brunch
    Regina64
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best buffett I've ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shaw's is Sensational
    Margo
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Seafood Brunch!
    NickyB
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wxcellent
    SamZ
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great seafood. Great service. Went with a group of girlfriends. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The qaulity of Fresh
    dinediva
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Anniversary to Us
    Faith1106VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not satisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • appetizers only...:-)
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprisingly awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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!
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  • Service really off!
    HaywireVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • another great brunch
    SweetWillie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Some terrific oyster on the half shell offerings. Bloody Marys were delicious. Lox are amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for celebrating!
    LoveSeafood
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate