Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg

4.5
5970 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 "Dining Room" and reservations made for our "Outdoor" will be in our tented, heated patio. Heated single use blankets are available for every guest.
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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Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Shaw’s iconic Sunday Brunch received it’s fame due to its variety of brunch specialties, an overflowing raw bar, and steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs. Shaw’s is always in season and is proud to introduce a new way to experience the indulgent Sunday Brunch. In lieu of the buffet, the Shaw’s team has built a four-course brunch delivered right to your table inclusive of your favorite items starting at $55 per person (plus tax) gratuity not included.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • 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
  • Diner temperature check required
What 5970 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJoeL
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great as always.
Mike the waiter is exceptionally great.
Thank you for a great experience.

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Anniversary
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and absolutely everything was prepared perfectly. The surf and turf for two is the perfect meal.

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vipKmllr
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but good.

JF
vipJimF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday. Food is fantastic as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Im totally not an outside person, but the food made up for the warm humid conditions. The new England chowder and shrimp linguine are my go to dishes. I also created a special drink a a peach mojito it was so good.

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LarryL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server #412 Luis was both attentive and helpful with dinner and wine selections.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was so delicious. Generous portions and the service was excellent, will definitely return

PR
vipPRPR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I am so sorry to report this negative review. We have been customers for a very long time. Saturday night was a very bad food experience. Crab cakes were bad ( like filler in there not much of real crab ). Caesar salad way smaller, Buffalo shrimp ( very small and only 4 ). Overall terrible. Skimping on everything.
Also when being seated asked to be at a certain area and we were told that area wasn't open. Not 5 minutes later a couple was seated there. NOT HAPPY. Probably will not return.

GK
GregoryK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Last night they didn’t live up to their usual food quality, and the drinks were shy, mostly ice. The music was too loud, hard to converse.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Our waitress was doing great even with a large party in her section plus us and the other tables she had.

JE
vipJENNB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance in the oyster bar is always great!

BA
BrotherAl
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The bar made excellent vodka martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives. The oysters were excellent and the fried calamari was very good. I had the King Crab legs (10 oz. for $43) which were delicious. The wine selection was good as we enjoyed a Rodney Strong Red Blend. Our server was excellent and we were surprised that he had to bus his own tables. No one wants to work as a busboy, apparently.

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vipSandraS
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was great as always. We took our daughter & her husband and two children out for a special treat. Our granddaughters are 5 and 11. Our waiter didn’t even ask if we wanted a kids menu. We waited a long to for him to take our drink order, then waited even longer for him to come back and take our order, and so on and so on. I realize that most of the customers did not have children, but was disappointed in the lack of attention we received. If the food wasn’t so good we would not ever come back.

JE
JulieE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food at Shaw's is always excellent. The bisque is always a must have!

However, our service experience on Sunday at lunch was disappointing. Our waiter had a large table and focused almost all his attention on that table. Our meals arrived at the table at separate times and no one ever checked on us. We even had to pour our own wine refills. Finally, it was really something that dessert or coffee was not even offered. I know that restaurants are struggling with manpower, but for what it is worth, he had, as far as we could tell, three tables.

JD
vipJimmyD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Pales in comparison to brunch buffet they used to have. Will not come back again for the brunch buffett. Will still consider it for a regular meal, but definitely is off our brunch list.

GS
vipGuyS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We’ve made reservations at 7 but were not seated until 7:15. No big deal but I specifically requested (when I made the reservation) for a table in the main dining room and they tried to seat us in the bar area. The food and service at the table was amazing though.

JO
vipJennyO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

60th birthday

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vipCristina
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Originally we requested outdoor seating but do to rain we got an inside table. As we didn’t feel comfortable, we ordered to go. We normally go to Shaws for special occasions and normally it is great but the food this time was really disappointing. My husband ordered a surf and turf with shrimp and filet mignon and both where terrible. The meat was tough like a rock, burnt and the inside looked green. The shrimp were tough as well. When you are paying over $50 dollars per person, you expect a little better quality. This time was bad.

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LOLO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

This was not a special occasion. My husband has a walker and they stuck us in the bar area. They said his walker needed to be placed in the closet, which I understand. But we could have sat in the main dining room and still had his walker in the closet. The bar was noisy, the bar tender was constantly using his shaker to mix drinks. If I wanted to sit in the bar, I wouldn’t have made a reservation. I would have just walked in.

JM
JohnM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waiter was nice, couldve mentioned his name and seemed like he didnt want to spend much time except to ask how it all was. Maybe he's shy

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent!! The food was amazing and we were there for our anniversary!! It’s the people that make the difference!!

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Tescherjan
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and delicious

DL
DennisL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We all ordered fish - Shaws seafood salad, walleye dinner and crab cakes. All meals were delicious.

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vipdiamondeb
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service and always a great time

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was very average

PR
vipPatR
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding, food was great. Service was good, atmosphere was fine.

CR
CindyR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter really made us feel at home. Thanks, Paul.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family reunion

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vipRedhead
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was excellent! I wish I new his name. (Tall, handsome, Hispanic). Gave excellent suggestions on food choices. Attentive and courteous without being overbearing.

RI
RICHARDK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful

BG
BobG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was outstanding
We enjoyed the crusted Parmesan crusted chicken and our recommended the Alaskan Halibut and it was so incredibly fresh. An excellent meal in a wonderful setting

JP
vipJeffP
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had asked originally for a table not a booth. At first they told us there was no table available. After awhile they found one in the oyster bar and allowed us to use the regular menu. After that everything else was fine.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Aramis our bartender was excellent.

CG
vipClaudiaG
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch and awesome server! Thank you Angel for your kindness and expertise

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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vipMick
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

So disappointed and , no, I would not recommend this restaurant. My husband ordered the seafood platter and had to peel the shrimp himself (for $36 he had to do the work?) . I ordered the haddock which was supposed to have a lemon sauce with capers. I counted maybe 10 capers , tiny ones . Don't know why they bothered. And the lemon sauce? barely a drizzle.
The other disappointment was a group that was having a birthday party, about 15 people , I think. Loud , very loud group. I don't mind parties , not at all but this group deserved to have a separate room to celebrate so the rest of the restaurant could have a conversation and hear one another.

DK
vipDianaK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Sushi and fish n chips are amazing

HD
HectorD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We wanted fresh seafood. Started. Oysters. We’re. Very small.
Most main meals are mixed. Not fresh seafood. Only thing seen was in season 1 1/2#. Crab legs. Big ones. $$$$$

MA
vipMaryAnnD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious!!!! Somewhat quieter than usual as not so busy (I assume because of Covid).

CL
vipCLARENCEB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall the food was good. Steak was not seasoned well Service was very good.

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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 4.5 stars by 5970 OpenTable diners.

Shaw's Crab House - Schaumburg does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.leye.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.