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Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL

Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg

4.6
4.6
6235 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Shaw's Crab House is Chicagoland's Premier Seafood Restaurant. Reservations made for "Bar" seating will be for our casual Oyster Bar, reservations made for "Standard" seating will be in our more formal Main Dining Room and reservations made for our "Outdoor" will be on our patio.
All reservations are limited to 2 hours of dining.
Shaw's Crab House offers a unique dining experience focusing on seasonal fresh seafood, made to order sushi and our signature Alaskan King Crab Legs. Our reputation relies on quality ingredients prepared in a straight forward style, with crisp, professional service.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:15 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:15 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (847) 517-2722

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Planning a special event? Let us plan something special for you. We have several private options as well as the ability to come to you! Contact us today!

  • Private party facilities

    Planning a special event? Let us plan something special for you! We have several private room options for groups of all sizes as well as the ability to come to you!

  • Private party contact

    Meghan Galvan: (855) 504-5369

  • Neighborhood

    Schaumburg

  • Cross street

    Rt. 53 & Higgins

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,235 people are saying

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Seafood

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Special Occasion

  • Northwest Suburbs

    Most Booked

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  1. JM

    JohnM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was disappointed that there were no red wines on the specials for Monday. Also was wondering how to check my points, it was not on my receipt. Thank You
  2. S

    Salty

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Food was decent and my filet mignon was slightly undercooked for my liking. The sea scallops were pretty small from what I usually get at other fine dining restaurants but they were pretty good. The lobster Mac and cheese was pretty dry without alot of lobster or cheese. The restaurant charges an extra 3% on your bill and you have to request to remove it. It’s at the bottom of the menu and can easily be missed. To be honest I am not sure why it was there to begin with. (I asked them to remove it)
  3. JC

    JulieC

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We went because we had a gift card.... I was disappointed that there was no Snow Crab on the menu...... our fish seemed overpriced.
  4. JF

    JonF

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Beware. Shaws puts a BS 3% service charge of your bill automatically. You need to ask for it to be removed.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shaw’s is ALWAYS Wonderful!! Freshest Seafood and absolutely Best service!!! They do it Right!
  6. JS

    JamesS

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with friends.
  7. BJ

    BjarneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was just right😀 Enjoyed everything - greeting, seating, food/drink and services. Will be back soon.
  8. DC

    DanC

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was very good; however, the food was pedestrian. Shrimp was over cooked and rubbery, snow crab pre-cracked but left some waste. Crab cake a bit on the bland side but prepared well. Fish and Chips were bland but again prepared well. For two people, $150 including tip for a $100-$110 meal.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Very nice outdoor atmosphere. Waiter very good and a nice birthday surprise was given.
  10. MP

    MikePell

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal in a genuine classic dinning room. All meals were outstanding and you can't go wrong with a steak or combination dinner if you are not in the mood for seafood. Definitely worth a visit.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    For the price of the food the value was awful. Not at all how Shaws use to be. The waiter truly didn’t seem to care about serving us, he seemed “put out”. The food itself was just ok. Not sure we will be going back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    OVERPRICED service was h
  13. KK

    KarinaeKarina

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food was delish and priced reasonably but I think the experience could have been much better. The booth was tight for 4 and we sat a long time before we were “watered” or a drink order was taken. The server never said his name and he was not friendly. He was rote and a bit arrogant. We have many choices of where to go and will probably pick another place next time. I think that a bit of staff training would go a long way to improve customer service. Go to Gibson’s and then compare. It is a world of difference!
  14. J

    Judros57

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary and had a great dinner. Our waiter was so good and brought us a plate with a special treat!
  15. L

    Luv2eat

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  16. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My mother and I went for girls night. Wonderful experience from the time we stepped in the door until we left. Fantastic wine list, still carry our favorite Sauvignon Blanc, sea food gumbo wonderful as well as New England clam chowder, chopped salads and stone crab claws. Service was excellent, some very good recommendations and friendly. Just enough attention. Highly recommend. We were there at 5:15….had a reservation for the bar, but wasn’t necessary…hope people enjoying this restaurant picks up to pre-Covid levels…
  17. AB

    AnaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious and great service. highly recommend and we will be back next time we are in town
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Seafood restaurant and the only thing they have is Cod. What a joke.
  19. KD

    KD13

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Quality of food was decent and restaurant staff were pleasant. Parmesan encrusted halibut and dessert platter were our fave items if the night.
  20. TM

    TimM

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We eat out often at all types of restaurants and while the overall experience was good the price for the food was not great. Appetizers and bread were pretty good, but the Crab cakes lacked flavor and a good amount of actual crabmeat. Additionally they were served warm as opposed to hot. Scallops and shrimp were good but not served hot as well. The Soft Shell Crab had a strange flavor and just didn’t hit the mark. The Lobster Mac & Cheese and the Brussel Sprouts were pretty good. The Strawberry Cobbler was terrible. It looked pretty good until the 1st bite. It was watery and did not taste very good. For the price paid, there are many other options I could have selected for a birthday dinner for my girlfriend. For that, I’m a bit disappointed. Definitely room for improvement.
  21. PF

    PauletteF

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and our Waiter Keith H. Was EXCELLENT!
  22. MB

    MeganB

    Charlotte

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Shaw’s was good but for $400 for 4 of us, not at the level I would hope. Service was excellent. Food was just ok … some items stood out but crab legs were dry and bisque was overcooked and had “turned”. Potatoes at gratin came out warm, not hot. Ambiance was nice.
  23. C

    Carrie

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I got the seafood platter which included everything I wanted to try in addition to the oyster app ordered. I was with a group and they ordered a surf and turf combo and I was able to sample their shrimp cocktail and salad as well. It was a birthday celebration so we received dessert as well. Decent portions, great value. Will definitely dine again!
  24. j

    johnnyp

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent. Love the Shaw's Salad and, of course, the oysters.
  25. JS

    JoyaS

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Server was EXCELLENT and very helpful. Menu indicated there would be a surcharge on my bill, but I could request it be removed. No reason for surcharge. Bill came with the surcharge listed, but the waiter couldn't tell me precisely what it was for - when I asked, he said it was NOT for him. He did, however, remove it. Food was fine but lots of shells in my crabcakes. I just think if you are going to impose a surcharge, you should make it clear what it's for. I'm guessing most people are too timid to ask about it or have it removed. I did add the surcharge amount to my waiter's tip.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a longtime fan of Shaw's, I say with great confidence that this is a restaurant which can always be depended upon for the best meal. They have also been at the forefront of health safety protocols, which is essential in our world today.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I went to Shaws for our Anniversary and it didn’t disappoint. The service was fantastic from the start. The host let us choose between table or booth which was nice. The ambiance was excellent and the music was very mellow which really gave us a nice intimate feeling. Our waiter was very attentive and asked all the right questions along with giving us guidance on the menu whenever we needed it. We started with oysters rockafeller for our appetizer. They were extremely fresh and flavorful. My only slight complaint was the portion. We got 4 rather small oysters and wished there were more. My girlfriend got the Filet Oscar and really enjoyed it. I had the new york strip with a side of garlic mashed potatoes. The temperature of the steak was perfect. The mashed potatoes were excellent. Our waiter brought us out a complimentary sundae for our anniversary which was very thoughtful. Overall this was a wonderful experience for our anniversary.
  28. EW

    EWJB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Overpriced for what you get. $40 for soft shell crab that would not feed a bird. Our mashed potatoes were ice cold and they were a little snarky about being asked to warm them up. I know this restaurant has a long history but seems like they are resting on that. To many other choices out there to go back. Our server was excellent
  29. i

    imartinc

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful birthday lunch. The first dining at the Patio. It was great to be outdoors. The service was exceptional, so attentive to make sure everything was to our liking and it was. The food was very good and overall a great experience.
  30. M

    Mike

    Chicago

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We returned to Shaw's after a terrible experience in 2021, which the manager called me personally to follow up with the rating I had left on Open Table. The food was excellent (which wasn't the problem in 2021) as was the service! Their steaks are always cooked and seasoned just right.
  31. SK

    SarahK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My husband and I had a very nice time at Shaws. For the most part the service was very nice. Everything was nice and the only thing I would comment on is that my water was not refilled at all during the dinner even after asking.
  32. RM

    ReginaldM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Maria is Awesome. Food was delicious 😋. They took great care of my wife and myself
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Went for our one year anniversary. Service was subpar. We only saw our server 3 times the whole hour and a half we were there. Much of our time was spent with plates in front of us just waiting for someone to let us leave.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Way too expensive for what it was
  35. F

    Foodie

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for our wedding anniversary and had an enjoyable dinner. The seafood salad was excellent and a nice entrée size portion. Had the yellowfin tuna and the tuna was cooked perfectly and the noodles and peanuts added a nice crunch. The seafood platter with scallops, shrimp, and crab cake was just okay because the crab cake was mushy and did not taste good. Overall very good selection of seafood.
  36. TF

    TFSS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were seated right away, the food was great, and the service was excellent.
  37. F

    Francie1

    Chicago

    123 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a most enjoyable birthday dinner celebration! The food was delicious. And we totally enjoyed our meal on the patio. We had a great server snd will definitely be returning..
  38. AM

    AllisonM

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for a birthday dinner, and everything was perfect! There were four of us so we were able to sample a few different things - sushi rolls as appetizers (spicy tuna and volcano, both very good), two of us got the combo platters where were very generous portions and delicious! My sons got the crab cake platter and lobster roll, both also outstanding and good value considering the quality. Sides were lobster mac and brussel sprouts, also both very well done. We ate on the patio which is rather small but the weather was really nice so I appreciated the option.
  39. LB

    LindaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent seafood restaurant Good value and service
  40. LL

    LoriL

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We loved most of the food. Our brussel sprouts were barely warm, however. And we went long spurts without a visit from our waiter. Disappointing for such a premier restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg using the Order Online button. Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 517-2722.

Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg is rated 4.6 stars by 6235 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg

1900 East Higgins Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rt. 53 & Higgins

  • Neighborhood

    Schaumburg

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:15 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:15 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (847) 517-2722

  • Catering

    Planning a special event? Let us plan something special for you. We have several private options as well as the ability to come to you! Contact us today!

  • Private party facilities

    Planning a special event? Let us plan something special for you! We have several private room options for groups of all sizes as well as the ability to come to you!

  • Private party contact

    Meghan Galvan: (855) 504-5369

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