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Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago

4.8
4.8
13067 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

11:30 PM


Booked 141 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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 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.

  • 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

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What 13,067 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Seafood

  • Chicago

    Seafood

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  1. AW

    AmberW

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The buffalo shrimp and crab cake were delicious. That’s it.
  2. CM

    CarrieM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meticulous service! Delicious food! Perfect setting to celebrate my daughter’s engagement!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent.
  4. CP

    CrystalP

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice !!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was amazing and food was delicious as always!
  6. SM

    SusanM

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything perfect!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would like to thank your entire staff. It was heartwarming to see the elegance of service once again, thank you very much.
  8. KM

    KaleyM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaw’s is amazing! Love coming here. Great food and awesome atmosphere. You cannot go wrong with this place!
  9. MM

    MoMi

    Chicago

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was awesome, and the waitstaff was very attentive
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went there for a birthday celebration and had a great time.
  11. MD

    MartyD

    Milwaukee

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Miss the Happy hour Oysters. Need to bring them back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate a birthday! It was a beautiful meal and the service was spectacular! Miguel was our waiter and he was great. Overall delicious food and we loved the atmosphere!
  13. MS

    MattS

    Chicago

    83 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I have been eating here for 30 years it seems and the place was always a little pricey. Now it’s ridiculous! Valet was $21, my salad at lunch was $37 - they actually cut the shrimp in half to make it look like you are getting 2 not 1!!! our total bill was over $130! Close for lunch and just be open for dinner. Very disappointed.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch with a great friend and this is one of our favorite places to dine. As usual they didn't disappoint. Not to mention I left my credit card there and called when I realized it and it was still there.
  15. j

    jiml

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Poor tonight
  16. SC

    ShannonC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had an amazing date night. Our waiter was great and gave awesome service.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Husband’s birthday. The chocolate ganache was wonderful. The king and yellow crab was good. He said his steak was seasoned so well, he needed no sauce. Was crowded and noisy, but good for business. We were so close we were talking about our courses with one neighboring couple. Then other people next to us were loud and obnoxious. Will recommend if you don’t mind $500 with tip. We will return. Service was great. 👍🏽
  18. m

    mariano

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaws is a great Chicago restaurant experience! The food was delicious and the service was great. We had such a good time.
  19. EV

    EVM2023

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant in every way. Food ambience and price.
  20. l

    luvbtown

    Chicago

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Fabulous food! Service from Kurt was outstanding! We had a lovely experience. The great seafood was anticipated, but the desserts blew us away!
  21. c

    civilwartraveller

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lauren was the best. Love the oysters rock. Coat check room is not run well
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal with superb service at Shaw’s Crab House and Oyster Bar. The ambiance in the restaurant was true “old world” Chicago; something that is greatly missed when living and dining in a different state. Our server, Marco, was attentive and his food recommendations were spot-on. All 4 of us felt our food was exceptional. I would highly recommend Shaw’s to anyone.
  23. BD

    BDay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible food and service. These days crab isn’t cheap but this was incredible
  24. CW

    ChristineW

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Birthday for my son
  25. S

    Shed

    Chicago

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect casual dinner in Oyster Bar. Lucky Line was a favorite of the oysters. Calamari was done perfectly. Everyone raved about the espresso martinis
  26. CM

    CharlotteM

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Shaw’s never disappoints!
  27. G

    Gabby

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Oysters were really good. We got a sushi roll and it didn’t blow me away. Very mediocre. Staff was super nice.
  28. LB

    LauraB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, feels elegant and energetic inside! The crab cake was excellent and if my house salad had a bit less dressing and Lobster Bisque had a bit less salt this would have been a home run! Great menu, I will be back to try more!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Mediocre at best. Not worth the higher prices. It’s a glorified red lobster…
  30. c

    chevre

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We often go to just get oysters and the lobster bisque ! Such a treat
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server was great stayed on top of all the things. I felt celebrated.
  32. AA

    AlexanderA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great price. What else can I say
  33. D

    Doris

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We have been many times to Shaw’s before, but on this visit the food quality was mediocre not the standard of old.
  34. RC

    RhondaC

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfectly, perfect. We loved our experience and the many options on the menu! And our server was awesome. Loved the Oyster Bar option as it best supported our oyster eating time at Shaw’s.
  35. RR

    RRR14

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Server had too many tables. Very slow at the end of dinner. Food was ok but not what you would expect for the cost.
  36. D

    Dwo127

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has a great time for or anniversary dinner!
  37. G

    Gonzo

    Chicago

    89 reviews

    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We checked in early and were seated shortly after. Our server explained the menu without going overboard, since he knew we had dined there before. The food was fresh and delicious. Our server also had a great sense of humor.
  38. BL

    BruleLaker

    Chicago

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our special celebration places, and once again it was excellent. Prices have gone up but what hasn't? Flounder and haddock entrees were superlative. Service was top-notch. Highly recommended.
  39. SK

    SamK

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. I will definitely be back
  40. A

    Aka3roses

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went to Shaw’s with my boyfriend to celebrate my birthday. We had Fawn as our server, and she was phenomenal. When requesting information about the wine, she found the sommelier, Dillon, who was extremely knowledgeable in his recommendation. Overall, both Fawn and Dillon’s welcoming attitudes made the experience one of the best I have ever had. I highly recommend both of them and the restaurant. The food was spectacular along with the wine, you couldn’t ask for a better dinner.

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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 13067 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 141 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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 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.

  • Private party contact

    Erin Juache: (312) 527-2722

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