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King Crab House, Chicago, IL

King Crab House

4.6
4.6
563 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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

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What 563 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    King crab had clearly been frozen for a long time before preparation. Tasted okay but was kinda chewy.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! The oysters and the crab boil was 10/10. I would definitely go back and would recommend to anyone.
  3. ES

    ElizabethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food! First time eating there and all the seafood was great. Thankful for a tasty seafood fox in the middle of winter in the Midwest. :)
  4. RJ

    RJDB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service, drinks and our waitress Kara/Kira was amazing.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good beer, fabulous margaritas and wow, the lobster, crab and prawns were as we’d hoped, fantastic
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were at King Crab during restaurant week and on a Saturday. It was very busy but it was a great experience. When we arrived for our reservation there was a bit of a wait but the host was offering everyone champagne while we waited. Once we got seated everything was amazing. The service was great and food came out quickly. We will definitely be back!
  7. T

    Toast

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the place was slammed cause of restaurant week and many patrons taking their time. The hostess was great and the staff did a great job hustling. Despite the crowd the food and table service was timely and attentive. King Crab legs were sooo good and I recommend the potatoes. Key lime pie was very good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We got the family meal 2lbs King Crab with crab cakes. Overall, the place was okay. They gave us a good amount of crabs but they were pretty dried out. The crab cake sandwiches and fries were good. The service was excellent, didn’t want to make a fuss about the food as I was enjoying hanging and catching up with my BFF. I probably would not go again but the bar specials look tempting enough to think about it.
  9. JR

    JalonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed myself, I will be back again soon.
  10. AR

    ARIANA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. Our server was so endearing and thoughtful. The only thing I would recommend is more servers on the floor. Y’all just keep making that food so good and your servers sweet :)
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Great value. Will come back soon.
  12. JM

    JessicaM

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    service slow, food cold, menu overwhelming and confusing.
  13. N

    Natalie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Expect great crab at a place named King Crab House.
  14. r

    rfgnyc

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding and truly a Chicago institution! I wish I still lived in Chicago and could go more often. Cy is a fantastic guy!
  15. BS

    BeckyS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall I would say it’s a 7 or 8/10 dinner. I wouldn’t say it’s the most to die for dinner. The butter had a werid taste with your crab legs. It would of been nice if your king crab legs were pre cut like other restaurants do for you instead of fighting cutting them and the sharpness on the legs. I would say also these weren’t “ high quality crab legs”. If you go to like Papadeux and get crab legs you pull out some huge meaty pieces but with them you per say get less meat then you specials. But I know I opened legs with nothing in them. So I guess it’s all how you perceive it. I think if you fix some of these issues might make more of a difference on your dinning experience. I was shocked to go on a Saturday night and this place was not swamped. But after eating I kind of saw way because it wasn’t as killer as I thought it would be. The cheesecake was amazing.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    A very friendly, averment appetizer stuffed mushrooms was OK but the main course. All you can eat Snow clusters crab legs, not good at all. The first batch came out. You couldn’t even crack them open. The second batch they came out was too saltyI can’t explain what happened next but I took my wife for her birthday and we were very disappointed I have eaten crab legs all you can eat from different restaurants all over King crab they specialize in crab meat the experience there was not very good at all I Would not recommend anyone to order all you can eat crab legs it is not what you think for the price $80 a person is not worth it. The best experience was driving to the place from Indiana.
  17. K

    Khfg

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I don’t like leaving bad reviews but we didn’t have a great experience sadly. The king crab claws promoted to us ended up costing $150 but the price was not listed nor mentioned upfront, but everything crab related on the menu was half the price so I wasn’t expecting to see the bill be so high especially when they were offering buy 1 lb of crab legs for $79 get one free. 2 drinks and one plate of 3 large crab legs and 2 sides (handful of fries and 5-6 small red potatoes) ended up costing $209 for a quick dinner before a show. 18% gratuity is added automatically so it makes sense why the server would want to promote that dish. It felt like we got taken advantage of on the cost. $50/ leg is unreasonable especially when one was very overdone. We mentioned it and they said the staff member was new, but that was all. They were nice about it but didn’t make it right. We won’t be returning again.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing experience, can’t believe this gem is right in Chicago. Every was great from beginning to end
  19. M

    Makeisha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

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

    Deedee

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    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!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as usual!
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience1
    They seated us right by bathrooms and the food was cold! Totally not what we expected as well as way too pricey.
  26. 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is always great!
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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
  31. v

    vivanina

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

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

    NYE2016

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Value
  33. 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!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome presentation was everything
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great local restaurant
  39. VC

    VonColeman

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

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

    JohnZ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good oysters better price!

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 563 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 35 times today
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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