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Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago, Chicago, IL
Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago

4.8
4.8
13366 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. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 89 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 527-2722
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Arnulfo Tellez
  • Catering
    Private dining space with rooms with space for up to 12, up to 30, up to 80 and up to 150/400 for a full Oyster Bar or Main Dining Room buyout! Call 312-527-2722 and ask for Erin Juache.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining is available in rooms with space for up to 12, up to 30, up to 80. We also offer a complete buyout of our Oyster Bar (up to 150ppl) or Main Dining Room (up to 300ppl).
  • Private party contact
    Erin Juache: (312) 527-2722
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    State St.
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available for $19 per vehicle.
  • Public transit
    Grand - Red Line
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 13,366 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Seafood

  • Chicago

    Seafood

13,366 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date! Service was excellent and the food was delicious. Didn’t disappoint. Will be going back soon

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  2. MichaelB

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Tried and True Lettuce icon. Snowbirds on a short visit to our home in Chicago. We were lucky enough to get a snag a Saturday night reservation. We hadn't been to Shaw's since Covid. The service was impeccable, and the food was great. Selections from Sushi, fresh fish and Norwegian Crab legs, to Wagyu steaks....something for everyone in your party. I always know it's a 4+ star review when I start thinking about when we might return as we are departing. You never have to be concerned about any Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant. They hire the best, pay them well, and it is reflected in their attitude and service. The place was packed at 7:30!

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  3. TheresaM

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A true Chicago institution. I was there for an early Saturday dinner and was happy to see it was full of locals and visitors. The shrimp cocktail and combo platter are still outstanding. A nice (and rare) generous glass of wine. Shaw's always delivers a great meal in a classic atmosphere.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best experience I ever have I always like to come back with my wife

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time there & it was Fantastic. Food & Service was excellent !

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My server, blonde young lady. Sorry cant remember her name. She was wonderful. I was having dinner alone. And she was very prompt with everything. Every other staff from the busser to the host were wonderful as well.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service & food is consistently delicious! Ambience is such a great vibe!

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  8. TammyO

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food every from drinks to crab, steak, linguine was awesome

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  9. luv2dine

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shaws never disappoints. The food is great; drinks yummy; and the service exceptional. One of my repeated fav places to go!

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  10. JanJ

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for a Dariosch Wine Dinner, which was great. We loved the oysters to start with which had an interesting topping on them. The next course was lobster salad, then Mahi Mahi, followed by slices of ribeye steak. The wine pairing was good and well done. All of the wines were explained. I can't wait for the next wine dinner. They are fun and you meet a lot of nice wine people.

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  11. BarbaraW

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shaw's is my favorite restaurant. I love the selections. The food is delicious and the price is very fair. Service is extraordinary. I always go there on my birthday.

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  12. MarkC

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service in a classy atmosphere. Will definitely go back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time in a VERY LONG time coming back to Shaws. We loved the sushi and tuna crispy rice for our appetizers, very fresh and delicious! We ordered the Surf and Turf for our entree and the filet did not disappoint, prepared to perfection! The lobster mac and cheese was a great side dish, loaded with tons of lobster!However, the crab legs were very salty and didn’t taste good, we didn’t want to finish them. We told our waitress and she immediately told the manager. The manager immediately came to our table and sincerely apologized, she couldn’t of been any nicer. She took off the crab legs and offered to send us a fresh batch out, but we said another time. She sent dessert over. Now that’s what I call Great customer care!! We will go back and try the crab legs again 💜

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  14. Yummy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. The waitress was fast, quick and really nice.

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  15. ecopland88

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately, our food was not to the standard we were expecting. Plus, our grilled calamari spritzer was raw. Though, the service that we received during our meal was impeccable. Also, after reporting the raw calamari the following day, they sent us a $75 gift certificate to try eating there again but I don’t see that happening. It was a disappointing evening .

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  16. KimK

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always delightful. Clam chowder is our favorite dessert sampler

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  17. Amye

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Attentive service, delicious food, great atmosphere, but too noisy

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic oysters and seafood. Love the “old Chicago” feel of the place.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very packed with seating. Food was great as was service.

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  20. Rose

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful evening with a Branzino and brussels sprouts so good

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  21. TatianaO

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sublime!! Always our 1st choice on the first day that we get to Chicago! 🤩❤️😄💯

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  22. Downtownies

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our lunch was delicious and the service was on point. Very nice experience .

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    so good, went back for seconds ! the combination platter of Crab Legs and Filet Mignon was sublime !

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  24. Apache

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, food & atmosphere were top notch. Tilney is a fantastic server!! She took wonderful care of our group. Will ask for her to be our server next time I'm there for lunch. Thanks!

    1 person found this helpful

  25. StevenM

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a classic chicago lunch spot that always delivers!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente, la comida deliciosa y la atención impecable

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    although a bit pricey, the quality and quantity are fully worth it …

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  28. SteveH

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great very excellent food. Service was fantastic !

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, particularly the oysters. Went with someone who orders their steaks well done and it was possibly the only good well done steak I've ever had. Waiter was super nice and very helpful with suggestions. Worth going!

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  30. MockingshoE

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best in the city! From food, to atmosphere, star, everything. THE BEST.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rene was an AWESOME waiter, the food was amazing and the ambience was great!

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  32. BrettA

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, classic atmosphere, and food was top notch. Our server was excellent.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Has lost alot of its luster. Way too expensive for what it is. Service is mediocre at best.

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  34. BillS

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience with excellent seafood and service.

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  35. Chgo2002

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had 7:15 reservations and was seated shortly afterwards… food was delicious and we were served at a very comfortable and relaxed pace through each course.. will definitely go back!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My daughter’s leftovers were boxed for her and a lot of the seafood left over was not boxed with the food. My food was luke cool when we got it and the rice was straight up cold.

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  37. FrankD

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience again!! Always consistent at Shaws

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  38. Leester

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having come from a road trip that included Florida, the seafood I had at Shaws far exceeded any seafood I had down south by the coast.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Miguel was amazing! Great service food and atmosphere

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  40. LoRi

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Shaw’s is a great place for seafood! I came for a solo lunch and Josh was kind and courteous. The food was delicious and I will definitely be back to experience the main dining room.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago using the Order Online button. Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 527-2722.

Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago is rated 4.8 stars by 13366 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 89 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago

21 East Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    State St.
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking available for $19 per vehicle.
  • Public transit
    Grand - Red Line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Arnulfo Tellez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 527-2722
  • Catering
    Private dining space with rooms with space for up to 12, up to 30, up to 80 and up to 150/400 for a full Oyster Bar or Main Dining Room buyout! Call 312-527-2722 and ask for Erin Juache.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining is available in rooms with space for up to 12, up to 30, up to 80. We also offer a complete buyout of our Oyster Bar (up to 150ppl) or Main Dining Room (up to 300ppl).
  • Private party contact
    Erin Juache: (312) 527-2722
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