Crab Cellar

4.8
89 reviews
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Welcome to Chicago's only unlimited Alaskan King Crab & Prime Burger Experience! Located down the stairs at Oyster Bah in Lincoln Park, Crab Cellar is serving up the highest quality crab and prime burgers until you say, "when!"

Crab Cellar is open for dinner Wednesday – Sunday, and for just $59.95 plus tax (gratuity not included) enjoy endless King Crab and Prime Burgers. Add on your choice of sides like Mac & Cheese, Boardwalk Fries, and Jalapeño Hush Puppies. Wash it all down with bottomless seasonal Slushies and frosted Schooners of craft beer!

Please note, the price of the endless King Crab and Prime Burgers will increase to $69.95 per person plus tax (gratuity not included) on January 1, 2019.
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MR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. The crab is great, as expected. But the burger is even better and the hush puppies are off the chart. The space is intimate and fun without being too kitschy. Service was very friendly.

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PS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and if possible, it was even better this time! The crab is fantastic and the service the best. It’s a small restaurant and very friendly. The manager was fun and our server, Sarah, was great. Can’t wait to go again!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and food. You can not go wrong with the Crab Cellar.

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J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place will be back again.. the food is worth it!!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased. Well worth it.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cody was amazing. He was quick and friendly. Really enjoyed myself. I will be returning.

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NR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret......OMG! I've been twice in the past 3 months...our plan is to visit every other month.

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C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall good experience, unlimited crab and lobster are great. Service was good. But some of the lobsters were slightly undercooked.

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f
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband here for his birthday and he raves it as one of the best meals he's had...ever!

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KS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space, service and food! We were very happy with our experience :)

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JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All you can eat king crab legs and burgers. Don't need to say much more than that. Buuuut you can get all you can drink beer schooners too! Quaint low-key atmosphere in the basement of the Oyster Bah. Great experience.

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RF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food, service and ambiance were very nice, but some of the crab legs were dry.

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BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, but food isn’t the only amazing part. The service was some of the best I’ve had. Kind, attentive, respectful with great food and great atmosphere. You can’t ask for anything more.

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JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome! The service was amazing! I highly recommend this place!

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ML
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for NYE dinner with the all you can eat crab legs and filet! The food and service were both phenomenal!

Definitely worth trying the fries and mac and cheese for sides! And the butter rolls were amazing.

The staff mentioned this was their first time doing the filet, but it was so good, it felt like it was steakhouse quality.

Highly recommend!

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CH
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We come to Chicago 4-6 times each year, but came this time specifically for the Crab Cellar New Year's AYCE king crab and prime filet event (normally its prime burgers) and we were not disappointed.

The crab & filet were cooked perfectly from start to finish. And, as great as the food was, the staff was even better, making our experience perfect. We also enjoyed meeting and chatting with Mr. Nevruz during and after our meal, he surely made our time, in from Memphis, very special, and we thank you.

Crab Cellar is worth your visit. Be sure to alot yourself a few relaxing hours, relax, and enjoy this great establishment. You will not be disappointed.

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LG
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience! The burger and crab was delicious. Great service and atmosphere. Highly recommend this place!

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N
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard about this place from a friend, definitely worth it! Went on a special date night and we both loved it! 100% would recommend!

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OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you love crab this is the place for you. Burgers were very tasty as well. Great deal and fun with friends.

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T
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall a wonderful evening and good food.
The waiter we had seemed to forget about a little (we asked other waiters for beer / food).
Food was great and overall the 5 of us still spoke about it

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place!

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DB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating and super yummy!!!

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CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was very good. The Crab legs were not the freshest and a little over cooked, but the burger was to die for.

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k
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Killer house slushee, great sparklers by the glass, spectacular service and phenomenal food. A gem.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible value, and amazing quality + atmosphere!

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

I'm a big crab lover and this place definitely scratched my itch. My only knock was that we had the absolute worst server ever. For a while we thought we might be on candid camera because it was getting so comically bad. It took our server 4 tries to bring us a burger with American cheese only and no bun.....and after 4 tries, we still never got the right burger! True story. Service aside....it was a fun place with great food and I would probably come back.

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KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy the food and the staff was great also

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TC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time visiting the Crab Cellar. OMG WHAT AN AMAZING ESTABLISHMENT! I would recommend to any and everyone. Food, service and ambiance fantastic. If you love crab legs, this is the place for you! Simply awesome!

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C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fresh all-you-can-eat King Crab. Fun experience with the manager recognizing special occasions with prizes! Now you can individually decide on only unlimited crab or unlimited crab and lobster !!!! YUM!

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place was perfect. No waiting with reservations. Didn't feel rushed. Joe at the bar was very pleasant.

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LL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, food was great, service was on point. They kept the crab legs coming, glasses full and removed opened crab shells. I highly recommend. I made another reservation for this Friday night, less than a week from my first visit.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and staff. Rafael is the best. Everytime is a wonderful experience.

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LI
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was great except that we had to ask for a drink every time we needed a drink. Maybe not a huge issue except that we were sitting at the bar!!!! Seriously sat there for 15 minutes. He took our order and then never returned to get us drinks. Then when my drink was empty I once again had to ask for a drink.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughter birthday. Great. Will be back.

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E
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I came here on a recommendation and I'm not sure it was worth it. The crab legs were overcooked, I guess that's expected when it's all you can eat. I didn't like the fact that it was per person all you could eat but we could only get one burger at a time to be shared. The problem with that is we don't like our meat the same temperature. That was a huge disappointment to the both of us. We had broccoli for our sides and they were cold and "over" roasted.
The legs kept coming but we got less and less servings as time went on. They started with 4 at a time and then it went down to 2 at third go round. That meant a longer wait for the refill. The servers were awesome but I probably won't go back.

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RB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I had a great time. There were a couple of times when we had to wait for crab legs so I judged service a 4 instead of 5..wanted to do a 4.5 but that wasn't available. I would totally recommend the place. Also they had a cute way of engaging the crowd for birthdays you should check out.

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RH
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good ambiance - food formula is different and enjoyable. Good dry Chablis goes excellently with crab claws.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing, the staff went above and beyond to cater to the guests

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JP
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quaint experience. All you can eat crab legs and prime burgers, plus bottomless draft beer for an extra $18 in big goblet style glasses...... You can't go wrong.

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MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was great at first but then began to become extremely slow! We had to wait at least 25 minutes for a refill of crab. If you want to wait forever for your food, this place is for you! If you don’t, I would go elsewhere!

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