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Shaw’s Grand Crab Buffet
Shaw’s Grand Crab Buffet

Shaw’s Grand Crab Buffet Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shawscrabhouse.com
  • Email: slahaie@leye.com
  • Phone: (847) 517-2722
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner:Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Comfort Food, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining rooms are available for groups of 10 up to 80.
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Juache (847) 517-2722
  • Entertainment: On Saturday nights, join us after the Grand Crab Buffet for live music in the Oyster Bar from 9:00 until midnight.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Higgins Rd and Rt. 53, I-290 and I-355
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have a parking lot located in the Streets of Woodfield, while also offering valet parking for five dollars.
A word from Shaw’s Grand Crab Buffet
Enjoy our Grand Crab Buffet in our upstairs dining room on Saturday evenings, where we offer seasonal varieties of Crab including Alaskan Golden King Crab, Washington Dungeness and Snow Crab. In addition to seasonal crab varieties, we feature a full buffet of our signature items. Begin your evening with hand shucked Oysters, Sushi, Specialty Salads and Shrimp Cocktail. Once your settled in, indulge yourself with Lobster Bisque, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, Jumbo Fried Shrimp, Chicken Parmesan, and seasonal side dishes. Just when you thought you were finished, you will come across our Chef who is ready to carve Roasted Beef Tenderloin and serve our Seasonal Crab just for you. Top it all off at our Sweets Table. Filled with miniature versions of our famous Key Lime, Raspberry & Pecan Pies, but don't be shy, pile your plate high with Specialty Cupcakes, Creme Brulee & more! Also available is a full bar featuring Signature Cocktails, local beer and a full wine list.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food and service was fabulous. 3 different choices of crab legs. Beef tenderloin was cooked perfect. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Excellent Price for all you desire Grand Crab Buffet. Many selections were included like Lobster Bisque and Pasta, several Salads, Oysters, and best of all three types of crab especially the Alaskan King Crab Legs. The Beef Tenderloin was the best I have ever had. Please do not miss the full line of Shaw's fabulous Desserts. Very complete with very attentive service. A most pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had the Crab Buffet, it was not worth the price at all. Limited selections, not enough crab, buffet looked like it was from a dated hotel. There was a hair on one of the buffet plates. Not a very nice night out, was expecting more quality."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Overall it was an ok experience. The food was nice but I think quality suffers at the sake of quantity. The sushi was really nice, the lobster bisque was excellent, but the snow crab and alaskan crab were just ok. The filet was below average and desserts I did like that things were cut in smaller portions so you can taste a bit of something to see if you like it and not feel wasteful in throwing out food. The spacing on the second floor was very,very cramped and not enough servers. Our server must of been waiting 9+ tables and getting a refill or any service like a bowl to put castaway shell pieces took too much time. She was very competent but serving so many tables by herself meant everyone had slow service. I would try it once."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Decent crab but nothing special. For the price, though, I can't complain."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The crab buffet was cancelled due to a leak. I was not made aware of this so proceeded to eat in the dining room. The crab buffet was priced at 59.00/person and the same items were on the menu at a much higher cost. The food is average at best and the price of the regular menu was very expensive. I would not go back to the restaurant...would only eat here if it was the buffet."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The first time was better. Everything was good but nothing stood out this time. You have lobster bisque, 3 types of sushi, 2 types of oysters, 2 types of shrimp, 2 types of lobster dishes, 3 types of crab and prime rib. Last time we went I thought there was like 8 types of crab which makes sense when you call it a crab buffet. . I know it's pricey but it's a small dining room which gives you a nicer experience, no lines to wait in, and the crab is much fresher..ie it's cooked in small batches so you don't get that rubbery crab like most buffets. So if you want all you can eat without sacrificing quality or fighting huge crowds..this is the place...and try their raspberry tarts..my favorote"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We wish we could have given this crab buffet 5 stars but when the main course - the crab - is overcooked and dry, its a little hard - everything else was great - just a little disappointing especially when you come for a special occasion - it was our anniversary and valentine's day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great service. Very friendly and helpful staff. First time to Grand Buffet and was very Impressed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have gone to Shaw's Sunday brunch several times now and they are consistently very good with their service and their food. There is a nice variety of food available to cater to different tastes. It is well worth the price for the amount and types of food offered. At the time we had a variety of crab claws & lobster along with other seafood dishes. The dessert table was great for all ages."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "This was my "birthday" dinner a week early! The staff was outstanding, they did everything to make it special for me (no reservations were available on my birthday due to parties.) The food was great, I loved the crab - all of it. I plan to return as soon as the weather is better (snow every weekend) Again, great staff!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "This is the third year I've taken my family and friends out for Christmas Eve buffet at Shaw's. This year the service was poor. We had to repeatedly flag down the waiter for coffee, ice tea or water. He would run through the dining room and not even look at the table. 20 or 30 minutes would go by and you would not even see him. The food was outstanding but the desserts were not good. As compared to last year, they cut the number of desserts and the quality was not present in most of them. For the amount of money spent, almost $500 bucks, there should be outstanding service and ALL the food should be top notch. Everyone had the same impression and we will probably go someplace else next year for Christmas Eve."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Enjoy the buffet at Shaw's. It was our second time attending and we brought our friends to celebrate our Anniversaries. They enjoyed it too. You should like to eat lots of seafood or it would not be worth the price. If that is something you enjoy, this is the place for you. Also had a wonderful gentleman carving at the beef station who helped to make our evening special."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "My wife and I have been going and bringing guests since Shaw's opened the buffet. Until recent the buffet has been treated like any other table at Shaws. The last two times service is much more like Denys. The assistant chefs attending the buffet and bus staff are great, the waitstaff, however, is either too busy, too disconnected or both. Drinks and checks are the only responsibility of the waitstaff and the last two visits didn't go well, this one in particular. It's great that a waitress can work well into maternity, assuming she can handle it or management is willing to augment her duties. This was NOT the case Saturday, I had to waive for drinks including coffee, which sat empty longer than full. It took 15 minutes to get a check."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Very disappointing after having enjoying it at a summer Sat. Nite. No lobster was served as it was last time And there were no clams. Service was just ok. Would not go back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Great food and exceptional service. Always a pleasure."
    Dined on 8/10/2013