Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

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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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RichardH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I was disappointed for several reasons. I had a steamed Maine lobster but it was chewy. This was not my first bad experience at Shaw’s with lobster. My other complaint was also as past experiences I specifically requested pure melted butter but again as in the past, my melted butter was mixed with oil. I will return to Shaw’s but albeit: probably not in a great rush but I will never again order lobster. My son ordered salmon and he did tell me that it was only fair.

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Phoenixrizes
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attempted to do the brunch but due to the viral outbreak, we ended up ordering off the menu. It was still a great date with my sister friends. We’ll go back whenever the brunch becomes available.

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DivahDee
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. I would love to see grilled oysters on the menu.
Keep up the good work

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vipLuv2eat
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!!! We has a great time and will return...

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KimS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food and service. Caring and knowledgable staff. Great wine choices!

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Njcrocker
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat there every time I’m in Chicago

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Travelinman
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great venue with fantastic service and food. Waitress was very attentive and food presentation was wonderful. We will return in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server wasn’t professional leaving over a divider to take my order and remove plate.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie was an excellent server. The service and food were superb!

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vipCGF330
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Friday fish specials! Shaw’s is always a great place for lunch, brunch , happy hour or dinner. Always take out of town guests here since the food and service are great!

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CelinaB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. We all enjoyed our time there.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Amazing food and service

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CharlotteM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service.

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Andrea
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING service. They were accommodating when we were running late and my request for a quiet place for dinner (on a Monday). Great and attentive staff Food was mouthwatering and came out lighting fast: we got the half dozen oyasters, hot seafood combination, Surf&Surf, and scallops. A surprise dessert for my partner's birthday!

The ambience and overall professionalism were what really sold me. We will most definitely choose Shaw's again and would recommend!

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MNExplorer
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

It has an old, tired vibe. The waiter and service team were very unenthusiastic, and it was early in the evening. Food tasted good.

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vipthanks
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaw's is my favorite restaurant in all of Chicago and I live in Chicago. Great food, great service, great ambiance. Thank you.

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vipLizA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Brunch food was cold. Crabcakes were the size of a quarter.

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DanC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked to be seated in the bar area which is a little noisier than the rest of the restaurant, but not bad.

Great place!

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rp2c1p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Some items on the menu were delicious! Others were still very good but not the best I've had. Service was lovely as was the whole ambience - very comfortable and welcoming!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. Our server’s recommendations were spot on, and everything (including the people next to us) were delightful.

This was our second time dining at Shaw’s and it will definitely not be our last.

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Chimichanga3787
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slow. Wait staff need more training in how to serve food on the table. Our waitress was very forgetful and messy. Would place drinks on the table expecting us to pass it to the correct person. If I’m spending a pretty penny for my food, I feel that the service should be better. Half of our food was cold and very small amounts for the price we paid. Wouldn’t go back.

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mec1713
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and server was excellent

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Jojo
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there for my daughter’s 21st Birthday. It was a special one because it was a milestone and because she recently lost her dad.
Erin and Jennifer and Ignacio took good care of us.
The personalized menu was perfect and the food was awesome.
Forget who recommended the pre-set menu but it’s a great alternative with a large party.
Thanks for making a potentially gloomy day a perfect memory.

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vipchgomomX2
Chicago
134 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was good......friendly, sense of humor and attentive. Our meal was good......as always Shaw’s!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

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vipMichaelC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent evening

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Author
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love Shaw’s Chicago, great food, excellent service and fun people watching.

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vipSTLFoodie
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Preparation not what it once was. Maybe we just were there on an off night for them

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vipDebbie
Memphis
44 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. Scallops cooked perfectly

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Yummy
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious and the service was great.

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vipLeoG
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like softer music rather than sax & clarinet...my chioce

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KarenS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic seafood, great service and gorgeous surroundings

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The classic style and ambiance is a tremendous treat. Such a classic, classy place.
Did I say it had class?
You bet.
Food was excellent!

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vipjayschafer
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal! Ruth was awesome per usual - simply the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Shaw’s for brunch to celebrate my husband’s birthday and it was an incredible experience. We’ve been to Shaw’s a few times so we knew the food would be good but we were still completely blown away. From the food, to the service, to the special birthday treatment, it was a truly outstanding dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mari was great! Thanks again

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kristar
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I would highly recommend the gumbo soup and crab stuffed flounder. Both were amazing and good quality.
The only draw back was the ambiance. I went there on a Saturday evening when it was very busy and loud, which is to be expected and i'm ok with that. However it was also very bright and tightly packed making me feel like I was at the grand central station of restaurants.

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MartinS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the best place to go when you want something great !!

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Shaw's Crab House - Chicago does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Shaw's Crab House - Chicago also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 527-2722.

Shaw's Crab House - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 11369 OpenTable diners.

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