King Crab

4.2
35 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Casual dining seafood restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
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(312) 280-8990
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Business Casual
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What 35 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.4
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A block up from Steppenwolf. There are both bar seatings (and bar offers, not available in dining room, such as happy hour deals and so on) and dining room seating. We chose the dining room, which was a bit quieter. Service was attentive and friendly. We loved the oysters Rockefeller, which had lots of spinach and reasonable amount of cheese with undercooked oysters (near raw -- good but ask for more done if you don't like raw oysters). Lots of choices in seafood, and a few non seafood. Catfish was good, soft shell crabs were excellent.

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

It was a nice experience for our first time trying seafood.

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was mediocre but service was good.

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DO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Place seemed small as we didn’t know there was a back room. Owner/manager was unfriendly and seemed to seat us at a bar table in small front area because we booked through open table . bar tables were crowded and wobbly.

Nonetheless. Service was great, waitress super friendly and Alaskan king crabs were delicious. Bill was over $100 for two - no appetizers, 1 glass wine. FYI

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ST
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

You cant really go wrong with the basics of steamed crab but there was nothing about it that made it special or delicious. No dipping sauces offered or garlic butter - it was just “ok”. Not super great but not at all bad. Cracking open crab is always fun & sloppy so great place to hang out or eat with a group.

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k
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were great! Food was great! and the service complimented it all from the beginning to the end! we will be back soon!

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LD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my friends birthday. The service staff was excellent, the food was awesome and ambiance was wonderful. Love this place. Thanks for making this celebration wonderful.

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LP
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The food was unimpressive and bland. There were cobwebs above our table and we were the only people in the restaurant for lunch. Not good signs! Nothing compelling for a return trip to this establishment.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food is just ok, very overpriced. $10 for crab stuffed mushroom caps, and only three mushroom caps on the plate, which actually was ok because the crab stuffing was dry and lacked flavor. There was nobody in the entire back dining area except us, and yet we asked for more pita chips at least four times and never got them until we pointed it out when the bill came. I won't go back.

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b
Chicago
88 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good, service a little slow, even on a Monday night. Crab Leg special was a good deal, food was quality. Others at the table had fish and crabcakes, everyone was happy. Our key lime pie for dessert was only OK.

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TH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for seafood

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was really fresh and worth it. The restaurant was rather small but quaint and comfortable. I will definitely return for a night out with someone special or the girls. Valet was polite and convenient as well.

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TM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent find for good quality seafood. Answered every question we posed to them and the food and service was excellent. Looks kind of small from the front, but a large seating area in the back. I would definitely go back.

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C
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A nice option for the neighborhood, especially before/after steppenwolf shows. Very reasonable prices. The options for non-seafood eaters is good too.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was ok! One of the waitresses was quite pushy and almost annoying but our waitress was very professional and Sweet.

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c
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute restaurant and good food

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L
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so happy when we were scrolling Open table to see that this restaurant had opened again. Jill was an amazing waitress and we enjoyed our meal so much!

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RO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Disappointing experience. Didn't even get to order as my wife was injured by an employee who showed no compassion.

Employees seemed unhappy almost angry and there was no manager on site.

Upon leaving the ladies room, she walked down the hallway to the main restaurant and the employee opened a door into her and injured her left shoulder. Made no apology and the vibe in the restaurant was all wrong. We left and found somewhere else that had customer first approach.

Terrible. Will never return.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I made reservations thinking it would be necessary however upon entering we realized on that Saturday evening it wasnt. Initially, we were going to sit on the enclosed patio however decided against it. The patio was a small tight confined space. My patio chair was unsteady when I prepared to sit down. We moved into the inside of the restaurant which was okay. I asked for a "Southern Hurricane" which is on thier drink menu but when I asked the wait staff she looked at me like I had two heads. I repeated it again 2x and she continued to look at me in a strange manner. My date then pointed the drink out on the menu and her response, "I'll see if they can make it". I had higher expectations but was slightly underwhelmed.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Will definitely be back the whole experience was just awesome!

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MJ
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fresh seafood cooked well. My wife and I enjoyed our date night at this location.

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DJ
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

A little over priced for the quality.

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C
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice on everything overall.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was great. The restaurant is so nice but I think they should chanage the signage outside to reflect how nice it is on inside (4 star for outside). I felt like I was at a seaside resort and the food was fantastic! Our kids love Alaskan King Crab and the prices and crab was great for Chicago!

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D
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad they've reopened! Great seafood menu, reasonably priced, nightly specials, oyster bar. We often eat here prior to Steppenwolf shows. We most recently enjoyed huge King Crab legs and delicious stuffed Swai. There's a nice little outdoor courtyard in back when the weather cooperates. The garlic pita chips are addicting.

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D
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Not worthwhile and not good food. They need to do things much better

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S
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the thickest and longest king crab legs I have seen in the lower 48 states. So delicious.

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k
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Quality food at a fair price. Wine selection could be expanded. Service was very good

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B
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The Alaskan King crab was good but not great. It was the same price as Joe's but not as good. The waiter smelled of cigarette smoke and the ambiance is kind of rustic. Nothing special in my opinion.

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MK
Chicago
81 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Four of us dined at King Crab on a Saturday night after seeing Spamilton. We were seated promptly in a very pretty dining room. The mussels and oysters were excellent, the two-pound crab special (my daughter insisted it was more than two pounds) was a great bargain and absolutely delicious, and the scallops and tuna were cooked to perfection! Service by Mike was very attentive - he was able to answer our questions even though he was still in training. The manager came by our table to make sure all was well, and then thanked us as we were leaving.

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s
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyed all aspects. from the friendly service to the tasty provided garlic pita bread, to the excellent entrees and good draft beer selection we enjoyed our meal.

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JD
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent seafood. The medium crab legs were sweet and perfectly cooked. The shrimp special on offer the night we went was great. Highly recommended!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After a 2 year absence, King Crab has returned to it's original Lincoln Park location. It's a wonderful place for excellently prepared, fresh seafood at an affordable price. So glad they have returned to the neighborhood!

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C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service, food was delicious as always. My favorite seafood restaurant.

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EF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They were only open 2 weeks in this new location when we dined there. Very friendly, hospitable staff. Still working out a few "kinks" but they tried very hard to please.
Food was delicious. Perfect spot for dinner before the Theater.

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