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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4.7
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4.6
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MB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Our meals were cold. We were promised to get new meals, however, the old ones were served again, and again cold. In the third run we finally got moderatedly warm meals. The Service was great and we got one bottle of an excellent red wineas compensation. Great! Meinrad

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

料理が、最高に美味しかったです。

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t
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a reliably fantastic meal at Shaw's. We never visit Chicago without a visit.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We requested a booth in our reservation made months ago and was not accommodated

JM
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as always!!

AM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood house in Chicago, bar none! Excellent service and they only serve food that is in season.

JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been back in years but still an incredible dining experience - keep up the great work!!

v
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The selections were fresh and great tasting. Eduardo was our server and didn't miss a beat when it came to removing our plates or replenishing our drinks...

Outstanding service!!!!!

MS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't miss this brunch. By far best brunch in Chicago.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. We got the Spicy shrimp, salmon, & lemon sushi as suggested by our waiter. I was skeptical of the flavor combination with the lemon, but it was fantastic! I would get it again in a heartbeat. The lobster, scallops, shrimp, and crab cakes were all very tasty as well. If we go visit Chicago again in the future, I would definitely plan to go back to Shaw’s.

LS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific time once again at Shaw’s. Exceptional service and food keeps me coming back every time I’m in Chicago. A must see.

m
Springfield
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for the holiday, had a fantastic time at Shaw’s! Great drinks and service at the bar. Lovely dinner and very good service in the dining room. We hit Shaw’s almost every trip to Chicago.

MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Delicious, fresh, carefully prepared food and excellent service. I've been coming here since 1986 and still wonderful.

MB
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Shaw’s. The food and service were exceptional! Will plan on visiting again when in Chicago!

TT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Must do something different with the waiting area and where people go back and forth to get food. Maybe move the coat rack room and give people a path to walk back and forth. Other than that the service and food including the oysters and raw bar is one of the best I've had. Thank you for making another great year for our family Thanks Giving.

CR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Thanksgiving day spread ever! This is a new start of a Thanksgiving tradition for our "non-Turkey" family!

B
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to spend a special holiday!

MC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Excellent mix of food. Waiter bad manner when paid the bill.

DG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience2

I went on Thanksgiving for the $85 buffet. It was a terrible experience; the food that shouldn’t be cold was cold, rubbery sushi, flavorless sides. It was so crowded that people were in mobs in the waiting area which was where you had to walk through to get to all of the food stations and then back to your seat. I wouldn’t go back.

f
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We went for Thanksgiving. We have done this a number of times and it was fine but wildly crowded. The food this year was not quite as good as in past years. The oysters were tiny and there are usually two types but that night there was only one. The crab legs were dried up probably as a result of sitting too long. Even butter could not save them. Crab cakes were burned and dry. However, the creamed spinach and the squash puree were wonderful as was the tenderloin. Our server was excellent.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The thanksgiving buffet here can’t be beat. Great food, no fuss. Highly recommend. Get reservations early.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

RW
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service despite the huge Thanksgiving Day crowd. Was pleased that the front desk, waiter, and food service manager all acknowledged the dietary needs of one guest and took the initiative to approach her immediately. No prompting, no reminding, no attitude—just a gracious, sincere desire to help. Waitstaff attentive and warm even though it was a noisy, seemingly chaotic environment. It’s a credit to the operation that despite the crowds at the buffet stations, the process actually wasn’t chaotic at all but was highly organized, and getting food was fast and easy. Our waiters never abandoned us and acted unhurried as they offered to bring us items. Quite a team performance!

NR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 6th time to the Thanksgiving buffet. It delivered as expected. Amazing food, always replenished. Crab legs 😍😍😍 Our server, Frankie, was the best!

JD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was an awesome Thanksgiving brunch!! There was not one item that was not fantastic! Loved the carving stations with herb roasted turkey and beef tenderloin! Seafood was incredible and every side dish was amazing. Desserts were okay, but everything else was so tremendous and we were so full by that time that it didn’t really matter.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Shaw’s is a favorite. Went there night before Thanksgiving and the food was great. The sushi is great, along with oysters and all the entrees. Kids menu is nice to have as well. The waiter was a 3/5 just didn’t know much about the menu. Overall is a solid place to go in CHI.

TW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!

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W
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaw’s is always great, make sure to get Sushi!!!

d
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place for a celebration. We try to hit Shaws at least once a year.

KH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come to Chicago a trip to Shaw's Crab House is on my schedule

SB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was great and the price was reasonable.

MC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Shaw's for their Sunday brunch buffet. Had read it is one of the best, if not the best, in Chicago and it didn't disappoint. First of all, the setting is fantastic, real old charm to the whole place. Severs were buzzing all over and everything we tried was great. They have a large selection to choose from, nobody could be disappointed. My wife is not a seafood lover but she found numerous other items to eat that were all fantastic.

KC
Chicago
6 reviews