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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OT
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening with pleasant servers and really good food. Thank you to staff.

MJ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! The service was outstanding! We will definitely return to Shaw's!

c
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Brunch is. very expensive

N
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their weekend brunch is amazing! Eric is such a fabulous waiter, and the management team is fantastic. Great place to take family and friends that are visiting Chicago.

LB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, service and wine selection ! Thank you so much.

SD
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my daughters, what a great evening. Shaw's could not have been a better venue to get together. Our waitress was wonderful. We loved the crab legs, so sweat tasting. We've been coming here for years and nothing disappointed us. Just a great dinner!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the first moment, a delightful experience. Best oysters ever. Wonderful scallops. Fresh and tasty haddock. Service was professional and delightful.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a classic spot for a classic couple for celebrating our anniversary.

MA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

FC
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice lunch at Shaw’s on a Sunday. We weren’t aware that they only offer their very extensive brunch buffet in their main dining room on Sundays, and weren’t interested in eating as much as one night feel obligated to at $70 a head. (But, if you’re interested in eating a lot, this looked like one heck of a brunch-the dessert table alone was amazing!) Our waiter was very sweet and explained that we could use their normal menu if we sat in the bar area (that doesn’t open until 11:30 am on Sundays). He offered us beverages while we waited, which was kind.

We were seated in the bar right at 11:30. I had the sautéed perch, which was yummy. My son had the haddock and a cup of lobster bisque, which he also liked. The portions were large. We split a caesar salad. We splurged and had their dessert sampler which included a little creme brûlée, and small (but absolutely adequate) portions of raspberry pie, key lime pie, and triple chocolate cake. They were ALL yummy. Our server was friendly and on top of things. (They make their desserts in-house, btw.)

We go to Shaw’s each time we head to Chicago because we like the 1940s atmosphere and the food is consistently good. It never disappoints (and is always busy, so do make reservations).

MW
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal at Shaw’s!! The Nantucket Bay Scallops were fantastic!!

K
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shaw’s was incredibly accommodating, as we were held up in traffic due to snow and pretty late. They ensured we had a great experience and great food.

CW
London
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Warm welcome from the Host to server. We had excellent service! Stone crabs were terrific and server offered a key lime pie! We mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday later in the weekend and she arranged a birthday presentation plate. Always great! Any time of year!

PN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaw's never disappoints. The food, and service are exceptional.

Y
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was just okay. We usually love to go to Shaw’s, but the most recent visit was disappointing. The seafood was good, but the side dishes were not. The hash browns had some kind of sautéed onions under the potatoes that tasted processed and the Brussels sprouts had a strange tasting spice mix on them.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time and excellent food, great service. I have only great things to say. I have high standards and they were absolutely met or exceeded.

BB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always eaten in the Oyster Bar and loved every occasion. We decided on the main dining room for my wife’s birthday and it too was a wonderful experience. White tablecloth, fantastic service, and delicious seafood . Soup - New England clam chowder, salad - chopped, and entree’s- steamed Alaskan King Crab legs and yellow lake perch were superb. Shaw’s does it right!

ER
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always awesome!!

TM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I having been looking for a seafood restaurant in Chicago for awhile now and friends suggested I try Shaw's. The crab cake was excellent however the gumbo , king crab and scallops were just ordinary. The wait staff was excellent but I think overall the price was a tad bit too high.