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Crab Cellar

4.8
4.8
102 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood

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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4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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95% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food!

  2. JW

    JenniferW

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was such an awesome experience, the food was great, our waiter was hilarious, and the drinks were on point. Excited to go back.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was so fun. Food and service was great!

  4. j

    jmjplays7

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. CG

    CocoaGiraffe

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was awesome!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  7. MR

    MannyR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    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.

  8. KV

    KhayyanV

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    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.

  9. SZ

    SaraZ

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just do it! I don't even really like crab legs, but the burgers and sides are fantastic! Literally one of the best burgers I've ever had - and this is saying something because I am a bit of a burger snob. The service was great, the place is really small and super cute. Drinks were awesome. All around a fantastic experience.

  10. YU

    YUMMY

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  11. JR

    JoanR

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!!!!

  12. MR

    MichaelR

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  13. PS

    PamelaS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  15. J

    Jacqueline

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleased. Well worth it.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  18. LP

    LuvPoints

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    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!

  19. EM

    EddyM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    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)

  20. NR

    NikitaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  21. C

    Chizh

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  22. f

    foodwinediydotcom

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  23. KS

    KatieS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  24. JT

    JT009

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  25. RF

    RebeccaF

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4

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

  26. BM

    BiancaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  27. JM

    JonnyM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  28. ML

    MauraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  29. CH

    CharlesH

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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.

  30. LG

    LGChicago

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  31. N

    Nicole

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  33. T

    Thom

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    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

  34. DB

    DerekB

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved everything about this place!

  35. DB

    DenaB

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very accommodating and super yummy!!!

  36. CB

    ConnieB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

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

  37. k

    kathleens

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5

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

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible value, and amazing quality + atmosphere!

  39. s

    stevenh

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    overall4food5service1ambience3

    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.

  40. KB

    KenyaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I really enjoy the food and the staff was great also

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Crab Cellar is rated 4.8 stars by 102 OpenTable diners

Not bookable

Online reservations at Crab Cellar can only be made directly on their website.

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