King Crab House

4.5
254 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
WE ARE OPEN FOR DINE-IN, IN OUR HEATED COVERED PATIO AND INDOOR HEATED OPEN WINDOW AREAS, ALSO CARRY OUT AND DELIVERY!!! 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 Caviar, 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.

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Sun 3:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 3:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

What 254 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was amazing. I was happy with the staff as they were helpful and got the food out quickly

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vipamandac
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I’ve walked by this place so many times over the years and finally decided to try it. When we got there it was packed and seemed like a very popular neighborhood spot as there were lots of families dining. They had partitions between tables, but they were packed full of people! A lot of staff working to help each other since they were busy but service was slow. There were 2 of us dining, 10oz filet ordered medium was very well done and maybe 6oz, small side portion (compared to their other meals that are massive portions). I got one of the crab/shrimp combos and the crab leg shells were so sharp I had to use a napkin to hold them to crack. While it wasn’t our favorite meal, it is clearly a neighborhood favorite and we wish them the best of luck.

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shrimplover
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great EXCEPT for parking. I drove around for more than 10 minutes trying to find somewhere to park. I found a spot more than 2 blocks away.

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shermink
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The food is amazing, the prices are reasonable, and the staff is so friendly. Highly recommend it.

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chyna133
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Date night. Service great. Nelson our server was wonderful. He tends the bar and the drinks were great. Jeff was a good host. The ambiance was okay. Hubby and I decided that we will be visiting more. Our go to spot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for my partner and I. Amazing customer service and excellent food.

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vipHourWaitWithReso
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I booked “outdoor dining” but there is no outdoor dining.

Food was delicious though, service was good, and prices were very reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a great time here, the food was amazing and the staff was on point with everything... I’ll definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From service to food to price everything was amazing!

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Beatag
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sweet, amazing King crab legs,very good coleslaw.Mushrooms stuffed with crabmeat to die for.Very good calamari.I'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

King Crab house is great seafood at a reasonable price. Our server, Nelson, was such a joy and really made my dad’s birthday special!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service ! The king crab is the best.

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MG53
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great value for amazing food. Service was a little slow and the kitchen focused more on carry out than restaurant orders. Great drinks and good conversation made the wait easy!

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ArlinC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was friendly and attentive, the ambiance was great, the food was ok but the price was reasonable.

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AndrewC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Definitely wasn’t enough for 2 people, but was good enough for the price.

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vipRyan
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nelson is great! 10/10 experience. Will be back.

JM
JacquelineM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting King Crab House. We traveled from Wisconsin because of the reviews. The food and service was great. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends celebrate birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was very delicious, i absolutely loved the king crab legs.

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NorbertB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for quality seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Took over an hour to get our food. Drinks were watered down. The food was bland. Probably never going there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything good

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arriving right at our reservation time, we were sat immediately. The wait staff greeted us and took our order, the 4lb King Crab Family meal, which was more than sufficient for our family of three! Enjoyed the space and experience and only saddened by the fact of the pandemic's affect on Chicago's restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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deborahr
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

It was a fight and police were everywhere and it got shut down. No apology no discounts just a mess.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food! Great price! A place to go back to.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food!! We ordered their steamed crabs which tasted SO fresh. I had dreams about the crabs because they were that good. Highly recommend and reasonably priced.

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Steph25
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The place is small, I had reserved for an indoor table and they only had the outside, if I wanted the inside I had to wait an extra 20 minutes. So in that sense the initial encounter was off. But the food was great and the outdoor seating wasn’t bad, not cold and spaced out enough.

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vipGeoffreyG
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent King Crab legs and oysters. two-for-one crab is a great deal.

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vipCamilleS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Service was a little hit or miss.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and an amazing deal of buy one get one crab legs. Our waitress was friendly and fast. Definitely will be back!!! Awesome experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Place Is Sooo Lovely I Took My Mom For Her Birthdayy! She absolutely loved it & almost cried everything i wished for & requested things & they made sure i was Serviced Very Well my family was very pleased. the MANAGER MIRTA is so respectful & Very sweet such a great Leader ! THE waitress ELVIRA is so beautiful & sweet she made sure everything was perfect never had to request for things she was on top of itt! absolutely pleased Will be BACK AGAIN! IF THERE PLEASE REQUEST THEM THEY WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice and cozy great atmosphere! Food was Decent.

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keith
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great Food at a reasonable price I would definitely recommend this to a friend

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We sat on the outside patio and they had heaters and it was decorated with lights and evergreens, was very cozy and warm. Food was awesome, we have crab leg dinner for 4 which is great value and it was delicious. Staff is very welcoming and they were working hard to make outdoor seating comfortable. We were very happy to support this business and hope they continue to do well during this time...

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely great time! It was so nice to get out and eat at such a classic place! The staff was outstanding, service was great and we will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner perfect

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The king crab ordered was over cooked. Half shell does a better job.

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You can order delivery directly from King Crab House using the Order Online button. King Crab House also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar 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 4.5 stars by 254 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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