Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago

4.7
12062 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 12062 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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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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DawnE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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vipEnjoyeating
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had crab legs and they were delicious. The waiter was efficient but brusque. He rushed off too quickly. We weren’t even able to tell him we were celebrating a birthday. He wasn’t around much either.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Comida muy rica , es servicio es bueno

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was average at best for the price

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my friend's birthday & they really rolled out the red carpet for her!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience from the time we walked through the front door until my last sip of a 20yr Tawny Port wine I had for dessert! Thank you to all the staff who made out visit memorable! Will be back again.

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JohnD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our anniversary dinner was excellent and the staff made it even more special!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Salmon and Lobster tail w/ creamed spinach, lobster Mac n cheese and broccoli casserole. Everything was amazing

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Guapo
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Classic place, fantastic service and great food and drink. Highly recommend Shaw’s.
And, if you love oysters, then this is your place!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mauricio was amazing his Service was bar none!!!

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vipminnied
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

we had a very good dinner at shaw's. my only complaint was that we were rushed by the waiter. maybe he was just trying to be attentive, but he constantly came by asking if we were ready to order and then our entrees arrived just as we started our soup. luckily he sent them back and they were put under hot lights to keep warm - the plates were very hot when we got them.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in Chicago .I would never go anywhere else.

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vipJrd1
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We were very disappointed with the food. Each in the party ordered the walleye. It was very dry and tasteless and the mushrooms were over cooked. Our waiter had just started two days ago and for the most part did a nice job but did not come back to check on the meal after it delivered.and, there was no sign of a manager. I understand the current staffing issues at many restaurants but there is no excuse for overcooked food.

We have been to both of the Shaw’s restaurants and never had experiences this bad. My wife and I had an important guest with us, we were very embarrassed. Given the prices and this experience I am not sure we will risk it again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Server was great. The food was subpar. The lobster roll had no flavor. The lobster mac and cheese was terrible. The cheese sauce was not a good cheese. There were only 2 pieces lobster in the mac and cheese.

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ErikaM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food and drinks were even better.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I celebrated our birthday's. The food was amazing, our waiter was fantastic. I will definitely come back the next time I'm in town.

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rickster
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sat in the bar. Loud, but fun. Service was very good and the food was excellent.

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TARAD
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very great waitress and ambiance! Food was in point!

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IzzyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overpriced for a mini itty-bitty food samples. It was our first time there I wanted a better welcome experience, it was my husbands birthday and I didn’t feel any wow. Considering we paid $55 a person I expected better experience better hospitality better food. When I ordered a virgin Mary drink he pretty much poured a V8 fruit drink or vegetable drink and a cup what a piece of celery and gave it to me it was disgusting. The desert was so shameful bite-size I will not even present it to my neighbour especially paying $55 so sad. Highly not recommend.

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SandraP
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from the start to finish 👏

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JohnV
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and fresh loved it

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GVSTL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food and drink. Israeli Sauvignon blanc that was unusual and very good. Granddaughter ordered fish tacos and didn’t like the sauce but that was no big deal. We like going to Shaw’s when we are in Chicago but it’s probably not worthy of 5 stars. Solid 4 star and a great choice for good seafood.

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vipMrsSLB
Grand Rapids
90 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab legs. Great dinner with large portions of food.
Excellent service and staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time this evening. The food was on point and our server Nico made the experience that much better.

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vipLindaC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice indeed.

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vipJimdine
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sautéed perch! The oysters, though not “in season” were outstanding as well. Properly shucked and very cold. Choice of three east and three west coast types!

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OrlandoK
San Antonio
54 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting the restaurants .. their crab legs are outstanding . Fish haddock was also delicious .
We will definitely be back .

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vipMattyP
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and wonderful service!

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HectorG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Shaw's Crab House has always been my go to place for drinks and seafood. Whether you are at the Oyster Bar or Dinin