Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
9538 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 Pacific salmon, fresh king crab, and smelt during their short seasons. Reservations made through Open Table will be for Shaw's Main Dining Room. If you would like to dine in the Oyster Bar, seating is on a first come first serve basis.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
LUNCH
Mon - Fri | 11:30am - 2pm
DINNER
Mon - Tues | 5:30pm - 9pm
Wed - Thu | 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday | 5pm - 11pm
Saturday | 4pm - 11pm
Sunday | 5pm - 9pm
BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday Brunch Buffet: 10:00am - 1:30pm
$65/adult, $15/kids 7-12, 6 & under eat for free.
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Phone number
(312) 527-2722
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Yves Roubaud
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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 Julie Szymanski
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Cross street
State St.
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Parking details
Valet $15 Lunch and Dinner
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Public transit
Grand - Red Line
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Special events & promotions
Serving Hotel-Style Sunday Brunch featuring classic breakfast fare, Chef prepared omelets & waffles and Shaw's specialties. Save room for the decadent sweet table! $65/adult, $15/kids 7-12, 6 & under eat for free.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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!

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago is hosting a Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet on Thanksgiving Day, November 22. The family-friendly buffet will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is priced at $75 per adult, and $15 for kids 12 and younger (exclusive of tax, gratuity).

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What 9538 People Are Saying
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FS
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Blues band in Oyster Bar was great. Noise from throwing dirty dishes into bins behind our table was louder than the music. Booth near bar.

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CJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Birthday
The food was delicious. The service outstanding! The only complaint was they sat us next to a large group who were quite loud. I found it funny after one of them ate 3 plates of crab legs, she then called the manager over to complain about the smell of the crab legs.

Overall great dining experience. As stated the service was awesome and the food excellent! Thanks for a great birthday celebration.

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TL
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the Sunday brunch, great selections

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HS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The King crab is delicious. The selection of food is perfect. My family always enjoys having brunch here as a treat.

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SP
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It’s ok. Some prices are way up high. The food is so so.

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L
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place to celebrate our Anniversary

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BF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. When back in Chicago, we will most definitely visit again.

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L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic seafood. Went there for my birthday with my wife. Great shellfish (as the name implies). We had oysters, which were served with a frozen mignonette that was amazing, a stone crab claw, a Caesar Salad with white anchovies, clam chowder, and my wife enjoyed the Acapulco Maki roll with tuna, masago, jalepeno, avocado, and cilantro. Fantastic. I had Surf and Surf. Lobster and red crab. Perfectly prepared, super high quality.

After the meal, the waiter (excellent waiter) plunks a chunk of Key Lime Pie on the table and says "Try a bite, if you don't likeit, we'll bring you something else". By the time he got back the pie was gone. Best Key Lime pie ever.

The service level, the execution, the ambience, the ingredient quality are all top notch. It's not cheap, but it shouldn't be. There is a reason they've been around forever. I can't believe it took me this long to try it out. I'll be back....

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NH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good. I have been a customer for years! Love that Andy's is right next door too!!

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M
Austin
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and great service. Seafood that can't be beat, but do pay attention to the wait-staffs suggestions.

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K
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent and fun. Today especially good because of the staff at our table William who was so cheerful and helpful that the lunch tasted even better than usual. Thanks to the general manager who was also cordial and kind

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KK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood. Proper wait staff, consistently good!

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JF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were exceptional. We will definitely be going back!

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OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We visit Shaw's often, brought my sister and 90 year old mother-unfortunately, we were sat in the side bar area which was nice in a big booth, but it was freezing the whole time from the windows with a draft. Not sure if the windows are just old or if just no heat in that area and if course it was chilly out that night. The food was good as usual, but this ended up ruining our experience. Our fault we did not say anything-next time will!! Still like Shaw's and would recommend

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Key West
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife just received good news about her Stage 4 Rare Renal Cell Kidney Cancer... she is beginning to improve and lymph nodes shrinking. It has been some tough months. Her faith in God and determination including immunotherapy are working.

We wanted to celebrate together w/Shaw’s. Since we moved to Florida two years ago, we are not able to drive over..., when we get to Chicago for meetings, family & business, we will be at Shaw’s. Pedro was the Best Server and my highest Compliments to Dillon Peterson, Manager of Shaw’s establishment. What a gentleman and a the kind gesture he did for my wife. I also had two of my managers experience their first dinner at Shaw’s. They were impressed.
Thank you!
Lawrence Boyts
VP Sales & Marketing
Digger Specialties, Inc.

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A
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my go to place to take friends who come to Chicago for business or pleasure. Never fails to impress!

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JB
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood in Chicago!

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KY
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My filet was cooked perfectly! Unfortunately my lobster tail was mushy. Staff quickly brought a replacement and checked back frequently to ensure it was to my satisfaction. I think it was a fluke, and the staff handled it beautifully. I do recommend.

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FC
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good, exceeded my expectation, the clam chowder and pecan pie were definitely the highlight. A tad pricy but i would say it totally worths it

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TF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

favorite place to eat while in Chicago! The best service and the best food! Thank you

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RS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my adult son to lunch for his birthday. Our server, Eric, was outstanding! Thanks for such great food and service!

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AV
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was excellent as I had remembered, I have not been to Shaw’s in about 8 years. The food was good but somehow not as good as I remembered. All of our dishes could have been warmer. Our oysters Rockefeller was warm, far from the bubbly cheese that I have received from other high end restaurants.

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P
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to restaurant when I’m in Chicago. Never miss a chance to go there.

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J
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La atención del mesero fue excelente así como las sugeeencias de comida

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall good but so loud we could nor carry on a conversation. Tables were very close together.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Shaw’s. I highly recommend going there for excellent seafood, steak and service!

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place to celebrate any event...

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SN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Similar to overpriced hotel food. Sloppy presentation. Bartenders who catered to their regulars. Brunch is worth it, dinner is not.

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I didn't expect Shaws to have crab cakes with french fries. I expected it to be more high-end. otherwise, the ambiance and taste of the food was great.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my mother’s birthday and had a wonderful time. The ambiance is wonderful and the food amazing! Their king crabs are so good!!!!!

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KK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Shaw’s! Amazing seafood! Love the service! Everyone is so nice and helpful and the bar side is my favorite

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OG
Minneapolis
44 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always come and are never disappointed. Nantucket scallops are the best, and are seasonal. The salads and seafood are amazing. Service is top notch.

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L
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shaw's NEVER disappoints!! We've eaten at Shaw's for over 25 years - from one of our first dates to now, when we ALWAYS take out-of-town guests here for a memorable meal. This time, Kirk, our waiter, directed us to THE BEST New Zealand salmon, done perfectly, as well as a host of terrific oysters. The roasted brussel sprouts were incredibly tasty, too. Even the enormous bowl of raspberries that I had for dessert was juicy and sweet - not a small accomplishment in November. ((We just don't understand why, after ALL these years, OUR pictures aren't up on the walls there!!) (Just kidding, Shaw's. Kind of.)

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TF
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Food was excellent and our waiter Lauren was superb. Will try to go back and sit at her table every night of our stay if possible. Will make Shaw’s a must do on every visit to Chicago. Thank you!!

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AL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their king crab legs are the best we've ever had. We fly to Chicago just to eat there for our anniversary!

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NG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is phenomenal!!!! Highly recommend!

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SR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shaw's crab house is our special occasion restaurant. We love celebrating at Shaw's brunch and their service is outstanding.

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p
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific service, delicious gumbo, nice salad and crab cake combo. It was a great lunch!

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A
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Went and sat in the bar side. Music was great and not too loud. Food was amazing, nearly the level i would expect from New England

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DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shaw ‘s Crab House is the place to be. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding and the atmosphere was wonderful. I will definitely be back.

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