King Crab House

4.4
380 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
WE ACCEPT RESERVATIONS FOR INDOOR ABD OUTDOOR DINE-IN , 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 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 or order online through Chownow 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 380 people are saying
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4.5
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanaH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Not a good experience for the value. Ordered a combo of snow crabs legs and 1/2 slab of ribs. Substituted the snow that came with the ribs and struggled to eat both. Ribs were not good. King crab leg shells were soft. So over steamed. Waiter asked how the food was to which I answered … just okay. You could clearly see I only ate one leg and 1 1/2 ribs. Ordered a 1/2 Ib of snow to see if it would be better and so I’d not leave hungry. Did not receive any consideration of a discount on the bill. Won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time! Beautiful ambiance! Good Food!

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EmilyA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! My cup of water was refilled promptly about ten times. The food was absolutely amazing. We got mussels, clam shower, and shrimp and kind crab Louisiana style boil. Highly recommend!!

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EvelynF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service! Food is delicious.

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Natashya
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great deal on some good seafood! Would definitely return.

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vipSlau
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We made a reservation for outside but when we arrived they said there were no outdoor tables available. We expressed that we really wanted to sit outside and they made it happen. Thanks!

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NashubaH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was very good. However, the service was not. Our reservations were at 8pm and we did not get our food until 9:15 pm. We watched as everyone get their food, be checked upon, etc before we did (even people who was seated well after us). I truly hate to think that it was because of our race we did not get the same treatment. It was my boyfriend's birthday and we really love seafood. We both were looking forward to trying the delicious menu but the poor service truly soured the experience.

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RhondaF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! Love this place. Staff was attentive and personable.

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ChristieK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was quite delicious and there was plenty of it. I think the only thing that makes this restaurant less than 5 stars is the food presentation and ambiance - those items were just average. But of course delicious food is what makes us return and they had that pegged, so we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Fiance and I Loooved the restaurant. The food was amazing, the atmosphere was outstanding. The owners made sure we were fine and our server Katie was absolutely wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The crab wasn’t the most high quality but we really loved this place and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! We were visiting from out of town, I found this place via OpenTable so we weren’t sure what to expect. King Crab is the best “hole in the wall” type of place we could’ve dreamed of. The vibes were perfect, the food was outstanding & the service was top notch. Also it should be mentioned that this was the best and most affordable dinner we’ve ever had. We’re pretty sure we will be returning everytime we come back to Chicago. Could not recommend enough!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The snow crab were small and the server keep handling the water pitcher putting her hands where the water is poured out. So we didn’t feel comfortable drinking the glass of water that she prepared table side

Overall experience was awesome and I recommend the restaurant and food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat. Service was quick, and friendly. Food was delicious (had the king crab)! Would definitely eat here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. The service was outstanding

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ToneeaD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding service, outstanding food, great atmosphere, loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Found it via other people’s reviews and happy that we did. Great food and great restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great place to celebrate birthdays, the food was wonderful the waitresses and staff were great very attentive and making sure all was well. Definitely going to go back!

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Shell
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Jordan is wonderful and is such a pleasure. We will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Didn’t really do much to make us feel special on our anniversary, but I guess everything else was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Boyfriend and I came to Chicago for a much needed get away. I always look for great food or experiences. The food was great and I thoroughly enjoyed the music! I couldn’t stop singing. It was a beautiful experience!

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Niya
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal- Delicious food, very good service and a very inviting ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were great. Our server was prompt and attentive. I would definitely come again!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I had to chase my server all night. I had to get up for several items from the time I got there until I left.
This would’ve been okay if I wan at a family members house. By the time I left, I felt like a staff member

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Dxqmel
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. However, the crab legs had a distinctive fishy smell.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Unattentative, and flavorless

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had friends from Colorado in town and wanted seafood for dinner. Stayed with them in Lincoln Park, we live farther out in the suburbs, to be nearer downtown. First time dining here and everything was above expectations. Would absolutely return when in the area again. Thanks

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ChicagoBob
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a fan of King Crab since the 90's and every time I go, my friends and I have a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent, sat on the patio. But the crab legs were over steamed so it was difficult to get the meat out. Don't think we will go back.

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JohnS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great combos of excellent seafood. Spices enhanced seafood without overpowering. Good microbrews also complemented the seafood.

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vipEricB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great for a date or with kids for casual dining experience.

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vipRobertW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good number of great items on the menue Never had a bad meal there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was great until the crab/lobster bowl there was to much garlic and butter unable to hold .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the portions were big. The service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an overall amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVE this place! Drinks are good food is GREAT! This is our secret date spot! It was my husband’s birthday he definitely enjoyed his night. We love this spot

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AnthonyR
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was very good the fool was awesome the Abbey's was great the service was awesome the drinks were fair but overall great I missed the all you can eat king crab though

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great place.

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NissahD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friends and I wanted to have seafood for our Friday night outing and came across this restaraunt on open table. The food was really good except for the corn on the Cobb. It tasted like it was either spoiled or cooked in buttermilk. That was the least favorite from our meal. Other than that, the v drinks was good, appetizers, & the service.

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Lynn
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! The food was good. The service was attentive and speedy. It is a fairly intimate dining space but it wasn’t too loud. I could hear my date clearly but I could also tell everyone else was having a great time as well.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from King Crab House using the Order Online button. King Crab House also offers delivery in partnership with 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 4.4 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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