Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago

4.7
12068 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 12068 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PhoenixDennis
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood and BEST service! All of our dinners were prepared and presented perfectly, and the service was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! My sorority sister and I truly enjoyed ourselves. I always love the service and experience when dining here.

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AnaMarieR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Would eat here again next time we are in town. Very casual atmosphere and really good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every June 13, for my birthday. We sadly had to miss last year due to COVID but being back this year at full capacity was such a treat. The staff is always amazing and makes every customer feel as though they are the only ones that are eating there. We will back next year to celebrate!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for a Birthday brunch. The food was good, but this is the third time I’ve been in four months. The brunch selection is good except for the broccoli dish. It’s always dry, and never flavorful. I would highly suggest changing the last course of the brunch to something other than Mac and cheese and broccoli

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vipChicagoguy
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Got the brunch buffet. Lots of food and great variety for a very reasonable price. Service was great. Would definitely recommend.

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KevinG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had several situations recently with restaurants becoming busier as Covid restrictions are relaxed. There have been issues with service and food quality. That was not the case at Shaw’s. We had by far the best meal we have had since the pandemic started, and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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DawnE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!

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vipEnjoyeating
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 5 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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BillF
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Shaw's has an old time ambiance and pace which we really enjoyed. Great menu and our selections were excellent . The service was friendly and efficient . We will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Comida muy rica , es servicio es bueno

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was average at best for the price

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Bobbi
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent meal at Shaw’s. We were seated promptly even though we arrived a tad early. The waiter was stupendous! Knowledgeable and friendly; plus he provided excellent service. The food was very good! My daughter ate a lobster which was fun and excellent, I had great soft shell crab and we had fabulous friend oysters and oysters Rockefeller.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
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 on June 9, 2021
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 on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mauricio was amazing his Service was bar none!!!

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vipminnied
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
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 on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJrd1
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
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 on June 6, 2021
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 on June 6, 2021
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