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King Crab House, Chicago, IL

King Crab House

4.6
4.6
541 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
WE ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FOR INDOOR DINE-IN, PATIO, ALSO CARRY OUT AND DELIVERY ARE AVAILABLE. Please make your reservation on Open Table or call us directly . We are featuring a wide variety of seafood specials for all occasions with the most reasonable price. The specials are available for dine-in, carry out and delivery. For pick up please call the restaurant at (312)280-8990, and for delivery, order through Doordash, Grubhub, UBEREAT. Check our website at: www.kingcrabchicago.com for more details.

Settled back into its original Lincoln Park location, King Crab Chicago is a seafood staple in the city that is known for offering some of the most delicious seafood around. The restaurant also offers a handful of steaks and pastas in a lively, casual setting with a full service-bar, and high definition TV's for watching local sports games. Chicago's OLDEST Crab House! Serving Chicago More than 30 Years.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 280-8990

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Cy Sadaka

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    We Are Located On Halsted And Willow.

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking Available Thursday Through Saturday after 5:30pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Experiences

  • Oyster Bar Specials

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a variety of different bar specials only available in the front dining room and the bar. Specials include 65 cent wings, 85 cent oysters, 95 cent shrimp, $7.95 mussels order, $11.95 spicy shrimp order, and $2.95 hamburgers. Two alcoholic drinks must be ordered per person for special pricing. Not valid with other specials, discounts, online coupons, or any other promotions.
  • SEASON SPECIALS

    Multiple dates available
    Our $79.95 specials includes three courses. Choose a starter, a main course and dessert with a complimentary bottle of red or white wine, or choose our $55 three course dinner. We also offer two pounds king crab legs for $ 69.95 with two sides. Join us for these limited time great value offers! Please check our website for details of each specials.

Offers

  • Steppenwolf Theater Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM,Mon - Fri - 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM,Sat - 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    Join us before or after your show at the Steppenwolf Menu and choose from a variety of different discounted drinks, appetizers, and entrees. Or order off of the regular menu and get 15 percent off. Proof of ticket required and not valid with any other promotions or coupons.

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What 541 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    Seafood

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  1. M

    Makeisha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the dinner for my Birthday and will return.
  2. D

    Deedee

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Casually cozy and friendly spot. Dinner specials with great sides and fabulous crab choices!! Server CARA was extra specially caring and overseeing our selections!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as usual!
  4. DA

    DerrickA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was friendly food was excellent. Enjoyed the Crab Legs and Salmon Burger
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! The food and service were amazing. Such a gem.
  6. SM

    SteveM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinl service was very good and reasonably priced.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Was informed in advance that the card machine is not working but it would by 7:00 p.m.. It still didn't and had to pay cash.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always great!
  9. TS

    TSumm

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Erin, our server, was extraordinary.
  10. n

    null

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Some items are a little overpriced but overall good value as well. Servers have always been very friendly.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Listen this place is outstanding, location is calm and quiet I’ll be here every time I visit Chicago
  12. v

    vivanina

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Yummy seafood and overall great value for the amount of food
  13. NY

    NYE2016

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Value
  14. SB

    SylvieB

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The "king crab legs" are old, frozen, and very dry. Not even worth it at B1G1 free!
  15. CB

    ChristopherB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service. Great food. Great price. Great location. Definitely recommend.
  16. MC

    MeganC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was great and you get a lot of food for a reasonable price. I would definitely recommend the crabs legs.
  17. NB

    NathanB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great value for what you get would go back again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great local restaurant
  19. VC

    VonColeman

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food Was Excellent. From Appetizers To Drinks. Will Return.
  20. JZ

    JohnZ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good oysters better price!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I visited for my girlfriend’s birthday. The food was good! We enjoyed everything we tried. However, I did indicate that it was my girlfriend’s birthday on the reservation. In the past when I’ve done so, the restaurant has brought out a dessert for the occasion. King Crab House did not and it was a bit of a disappointment. I would have paid for one if they’d have remembered that I indicated on the reservation that it was a special occasion. The service at the end was a bit lacking and it took a bit to check out but service during the meal was good. Overall, I will likely visit King Crab House again in the future but not for a special occasion.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner at the King Crab House. Our server was very friendly, attentive and quick with service to our table. We both had the 3 course summer special. We had calamari and shrimp cocktail as appetizers and there was plenty to share with each other. For our main course we had the seafood boil bag. The meal was served with 1/2 lbs of medium king crab which wasn’t specified on the menu. However, our portions were big enough for us to have leftovers.
  23. GF

    GlobalFoodie

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Cozy and friendly oyster bar and seafood house with great prices! Everything you need and none of what you don’t for a casual seafood experience - no fuss no muss. Local gem.
  24. A

    Angelica

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time in and we absolutely loved it! The food was incredible and the service was excellent. Our waitress was always checking in on us, was so kind, funny, and patient with my Mom who can sometime be a little chatty. And the food… The food was incredible! The crab sandwiches and crab leg special was more than enough food for two. We left with our bellies full and hearts happy. Definitely looking forward to bringing more friends and family here!
  25. SD

    SlawekD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best king in Chicago Fresh
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent the food was perfect staff was exceptional. I will surely come back!!
  27. p

    phyllisl

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We always enjoy our visits there. the prawns are simply delicious.
  28. RF

    RickF

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food4service2ambience5
    I love this place, a local chicago owned restaurant that is a true representation of our hospitality. They have an incredible menu. The best prices I’ve seen from any seafood restaurant. I had some service issues but the owners were so attentive that our experience was first class!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    -Had the summer menu w/bottle of wine. -Did research on the bottle of wine and the cost was $2.74 lol -Tiny crab legs (so small couldn’t use the jaw crab leg cracker tool)
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is Great and Customer Services was Outstanding.
  31. M

    Marco

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time here. Service was top notch. Food was delicious and fresh. We will definitely be back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date with wife…Great !!!
  33. MK

    MelissaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best place in Chicago to get King Crab and a Mai Tai! You get so much food for the cost and the service is always top notch!
  34. LS

    LataviaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very friendly and great service. Price a lil high then what I thought it should be but I would recommend
  35. ML

    MauiLibby

    Hawaii

    218 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    218 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our wonderful first dining experience at The King Crab House. A pleasant restaurant with good food, including perfectly prepared calamari, lobster, crab and oysters. We enjoyed the company of our lovely server Bella who was so courteous and efficient. We most definitely will go there again!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Quality of food was horrible, pricing was not worth what was ordered.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience4
    My boyfriend and I were in town for a taste of Chicago and found this place. Everything was extremely good in terms of the service but the food was a little bland. They ended up giving me the wrong sauce which was extremely spicy and I asked for the butter garlic. They brought the right sauce out but at that point the sauce was already all into my seafood so it was extremely spicy. Then there was a table that came in after us and the young ladies were really loud but the actual restaurant was really good vibe.
  38. H

    Harlem10039

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. A very warm greeting upon our arrival and our server was amazing, very attentive and offered great recommendations. Needless to say the food was great and the portion size was a good value for the money spent.
  39. JF

    JudgeFairly

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent meals. We sat on the patio which was very nice. Served promptly. Crab was very good and plentiful. Shrimp was too! Waitress was good . Got to theater on time because of the good service.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Seafood lacking in seasoning. Not sure if it’s just a matter of local taste preference but the clarified butter just tasted wrong. Everyone in the surrounding tables seemed okay with it so I suppose it’s just the way the Midwest does seafood? Our server was great though, really appreciated her.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

King Crab House does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. King Crab House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 280-8990.

King Crab House is rated 4.6 stars by 541 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for King Crab House

1816 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614-5059

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We Are Located On Halsted And Willow.

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking Available Thursday Through Saturday after 5:30pm.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Cy Sadaka

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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