Shaw's Crab House & Oyster Bar - Chicago
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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
West Coast Oysters
fresh fish, okra, fresh vegetables, steamed rice
Steamed Alaskan Red King Crab Legs
1 1/4 lbs. Served steamed, drawn butter
Food was cold and not pleasing.. service was sub par for the price point.. I never write bad reviews
Dinner with my adult children. Was excellent. Service was incredible and food was awesome.
I had a great experience at this restaurant. Food was great and service was wonderful. Will definitely go back!
Tilley and Fawn were outstanding servers! They both were very attentive and a real pleasure.
This is one of faves! Kind of a throw-back vibe that evokes a Mad Men era of three-martini lunches, but the food is amazing! As is the service. Will always try to include Shaws in our Chicago visits.
We had the most wonderful Thanksgiving celebration we have had in years while celebrating at Shaw's!
Amazing food and better service.
We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner with great seafood and filet mignon! Thank you very much!
Shaw's remains a classic go-to restaurant for celebrations, special occasions, and anytime you really want to impress someone. Our server was also very witty without intruding on our meal. Outstanding!
Wonderful dinner and loved the old school charm and ambience of Shaw’s.
Always reliable. Excellent food, very good service.
Wonderful family Thanksgiving dinner. We missed the buffet of past years, of course, but are glad Shaw's found a way to be open for Thanksgiving for somewhat safe indoor dining. The tables were spaced fairly well apart, but we really wish Shaw's would require vaccination for all staff and guests so we could feel as comfortable as possible to return for indoor dining this winter. We would be happy to pay more for that reassurance. (That's what all Chicago theaters are doing so their patrons are happy to return without fearing that every performance will be a covid super spreader event.)
Comfy seats in the bar for Thanksgiving. Intentionally we had early reservations cause they get super busy on holidays. We had lots of time and it was great. I was particularly glad to NOT see he buffet - we’ve enjoyed it many times and I’m sure we’ll do it again, but that’s not what I wanted.
We enjoyed Oysters Rockefeller -they were perfect! It’s been years since I had had them. Yum.
MUSTARD CHAR GLAZED COSTA RICAN MAHI-MAHI. Oh. My. Gosh. Yum!
Tip: if you’re celebrating something awesome, order a whole lobster and let them know how you want it. 1) Split for you or not? 2) Grilled or steamed? And plan for a leisurely meal.
It’s one of our regular spots for a couple reasons. We see the same staff & guests plus a smattering of tourists, nice vibe. The food is ALWAYS good and so are the drinks. And the ladies room is always clean. We love the Lettuce Entertain You restaurants, this is my fav.
I’m thinking about the Oysters Rockefeller!! Maybe we’ll need to make reservations for this week….
It was a truly wonderful experience. The staff was attentive, patient, and gave amazing service. The food was incredible.
Great service in the bar area! Delicious food and drink!
All the fish entrees were excellent. They were perfectly cooked and very flavorful.
The food is wonderful.
Our server, Niels was friendly and knowledgeable and attentive.
But it’s very expensive-save it for special occasions.
The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the desserts were amazing. Can’t wait to come back!
My roommate and I went this past Sunday. I use to love to go to this place for the Sunday Brunch buffet. They had some of the best in the city at a great price. But unfortunately (I’m sure due to COVID-19) they don’t serve the brunch buffet anymore. Even though the brunch menu is still available online to see. I’m still disappointed :/ Maybe it’ll come back in the near future.
THE best seafood in Chicago. We ate in the more casual oyster bar area, which we like more than the more formal side. Buzzing atmosphere, and great food and drinks. My wife’s order of King Crab was so huge, it looked like a monster from a Godzilla movie. I kind of pivoted from traditional shellfish order and went with a Lobster roll. OMG… I don’t know why I haven’t been ordering these all along. I want another already.
Do yourself a favor and start you meal with an oyster shooter. It’s a nice way to start the meal, and from a value standpoint it’s great because it’s a shot of Peppar vodka (Bloody Mary style) with an oyster in shell served on top. At $14 for the shooter, It’s priced the same as any drink, but it’s like you’re getting a free oyster. Brilliant.
Very good as always. Waiter, an older gentleman, had what I remember to be a detailed waiter.
A little noisy and hectic. But great food and quality.
Celebrating our wedding anniversary! One of our favorite Chicago restaurants. Food outstanding and service superb!
Our server Luis was amazing!
We love Shaws... the food, service and atmosphere is excellent. So fresh!
My husband took me here for my Birthday. The food was really good! And the service was great. The crab cakes were delicious! Will be going again when I'm in the Chi!
Top notch dining experience. Fantastic wine list; excellent service, delicious food (we had the stuffed flounder). I would go back in a heartbeat. If I wanted to be picky, the 2-top table is very small - ask for a 4-top so you will be more comfortable. Also the bread basket was lackluster.
Always reliable for food quality and service, Shaw’s boasts the city’s best selection of fresh fish, often prepared in interesting ways.
Absolutely delicious! Our server was very friendly and attentive. We’ll be back soon!
The food & service were AWESOME!!!