Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago

4.7
12207 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Big and Bustling, Shaw's Crab House stands as a monument to fish and seafood. Besides the usual popular dishes, Shaw's management team is passionate about presenting treats such as king salmon, Alaskan king crab, and nantucket bay scallops during their short seasons.

Thank you for choosing us for your dinner reservation. We kindly ask that you wear your mask when not seated at the table or interacting with our staff as much as possible. Reservations made for "Bar" seating will be for our casual Oyster Bar and reservations made for "Standard" seating will be in our more formal "Dining Room"
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Experiences

  • Saturday & Sunday Brunch - 10:30AM-1:30PM

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Brunch Experience is served 10:30AM-1:30PM Saturdays and Sundays. Shaw’s iconic Weekend Brunch received it’s fame due to its variety of brunch specialties, an incredibly fresh raw bar, and steamed crab legs. Shaw’s is is proud to introduce a new way to experience the indulgent Weekend Brunch. In lieu of a buffet, the Shaw’s team has built a four-course brunch delivered right to your table inclusive of all your favorite items especially the steamed crab legs for $55 per person (plus tax). Reservations required and seating's are limited to 2 hours per table. Selecting this experience indicates you are joining us for our brunch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 12207 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipStan
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class, as always!

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JackieZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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Lolac
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From sushi to oysters to fried fish and beyond - everything is fresh, delicious and served hot.

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RachaelC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, hardworking and attentive staff. Food and drinks are amazing. A little on the pricy side but worth it. Highly recommend if you're looking for great seafood and a good time!!

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Ursela
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nico is amazing server she is very sharp and on point and personal! We would come back just to see her! She made the experience very special!

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DaveA
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary at Shaw’s with brunch which was a great experience all around. Food, service and ambiance was great! Fawn, our server, was super attentive and friendly! I’d highly recommend their brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wife’s birthday. Enjoyed

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GarlandH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The entire experience was very average. I think they are making it successfully because they are a Chicago landmark. Definitely nothing special about the food or it’s “diner” presentation. The bill was definitely more than I thought it would be considering what we received at the table and the waiter definitely had more important things to do than to insure we had a memorable experience.

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BenoitTrow
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was superb, from the Host seating us at a lovely table, to the pleasant and convivial Lauren who added to our experience throughout!

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CorieH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, my drink was delicious, food was excellent.

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AmyS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I used to come here often as a downtown office worker. Loved it then. Like it now. Same ambience with lackadaisical service. Had to ask for my waiter to come to the table to bring us cocktails while we waited for our party to complete. Hostess didn't leave enough menus for the # of people on the reservation. Didn't care for being called "Sweetheart" by my server. Food is still great.

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vipBrianN
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Chicago after many years and made the great decision to dine at Shaw’s. We love the old school ambiance of the place and the food was excellent. One thing that people may not know is Shaw’s has some of the best sushi in town. The tuna nigiri is like butter. Our server Eduardo was extremely attentive and a pleasure to dine with. Shaw’s has not missed a beat after all these years. Just an outstanding experience.

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jebolker
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Shaw’s! The oysters were outstanding, the staff was so kind and fun to chat with and all the food we had was wonderful. We’ll definitely be back! A must for seafood lovers!

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vipFoodieSanDiego
London
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Crab leg was delicious and perfectly prepared, but no sides included at $99 for 1 pound. Oysters were snall and nothing special at $20 for six.. Seafood salad was tasty but saturated with dressing in slaw like texture at $36. My husband was surprised to be charged $25 for a bourbon drink when a whole bottle of this is $49..Excellent service by waiter of 30 years working there. Ambiance in the bar was comfotable and welcoming. We shared one meal, which was split for us, for $270. There was a surcharge added for using a credit card.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting. Had an outstanding server. Great food. Great attention. Oh and the desserts were amazing. What a gem.

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vipShawnD
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!

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vipTommy
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Perfect spot for our anniversary! Perfect on all levels!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Clam chowder excellent
Shaws crab platter - bland

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Won’t be the last.

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vipSuzieP
Portland
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server took excellent care of us and everything tasted amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is the best in Chicago

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LarryR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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Robbie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The server was great. I love the cocktails. I had a lobster roll and was disappointed. The crab cake had too much mayonnaise. The lobster bisque was good.

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DonZ
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food . Costly but worth it!

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MichaelH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The brunch is an amazing value. By the time the last desert course comes you are wondering how you’re gonna to be able to eat it. The bartenders were very attentive and overall had a great dining experience. The mussels, crab legs, bacon, and bread pudding were all outstanding!

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JessM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch! The service was fantastic and so was the food.

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vipOlgaB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis Efren in the Bar always exceptional friendly knowledgeable!

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CrystalR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best candied bacon, bread pudding,seafood! Go here for brunch!

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vipBringmethefoods
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing brunch!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews