Crab Cellar

4.8
99 reviews
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$50 and over
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Wednesday - Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm
Friday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday: 5pm-10pm
Sunday: 4pm-8pm
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Phone number
(773) 248-1737
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Donny Farrell
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Private party facilities
Looking for a party of 7 or more? Please contact oysterbahparties@leye.com!
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Cross street
Armitage
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Parking details
Street parking is available on Halsted and Armitage. Valet is available for $14.
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so fun. Food and service was great!

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j
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! Super friendly and helpful service team. We had a 7 pm reservation and had to wait about 15 mins.

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CG
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely not a cheap dinner as in a casual let’s go out type of place but for the food quality, quantity (definitely quantity), and overall experience it was great! Cool very small spot with great staff and service.

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MR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Phenomenal dining experience. The food was top notch and well worth the price. Our server was very attentive to our needs and we thoroughly enjoyed all of the crab, lobster and sides they kept bringing. Will definitely come back to Crab Cellar again in the near future.

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Besides the Gay guy with pretty feather hairstyle telling me and our guests we could not move to another table that was for 4 people also and being to combative with him while other guests were watching was the down fall. Other than that we wanted the food and stayed but wont be back again.

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YU
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my birthday here! Everything was fantastic! Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. We had a blast. Such a great time. Totally recommend.

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JR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Crab Cellar with 3 friends - we love to try new restaurants and new food. It was absolutely fantastic!!!!!! Everyone was exceptional - bartenders, server, hostess. Food was amazing. I grew up on Cape Cod and the crab legs were to die for. Can not wait to go back. The burgers were incredible and the coconut cake is a must for all. Fantastic!!!!

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MR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
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 on January 18, 2019
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
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
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 on January 17, 2019
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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LP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We sat at the bar and it took awhile for the crab legs to come out. So much so, that as soon as our first batch came out, we immediately asked for another. The crab legs were also over-boiled. It seemed like the kitchen hadn’t dedicated enough of their operations to churn out crab legs to meet demand. We loved concept, but not well executed. Most likely will not return to Crab Cellar, although we love Oyster Bah!

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EM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

It was our 2nd time here and we waited almost 30 mins before he had anything to eat then the burger finally came then yep about another 30 mins and a small portion of crab came out not even decent crab at that, yep guested it again another long wait for another round of crab and yep terrible bucket of crab needless to say we were there 2 hours and only had a few rounds of crab but that last bucket we had was pretty good but it only took 2 hrs to finally get it but with the amount of food and quality we got not even close to being worth the price I felt like it was crab night at the sizzler (hipsters way before your time)

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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
34 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
14 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
2 reviews
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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