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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OT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulously positive exoerience, from the waybypu greated to food.

MS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing. Went for my daughter's birthday for Sunday Brunch. It's pricey but all of the food was fantastic.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining there and it was a great experience! Our server, Clayton, was fabulous! Very attentive, great suggestions and very professional. On the reservation we had mentioned it was for a birthday and at the end of dinner he brought us a piece of dessert. Food was also excellent

S
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A classic. Great service. Great food. Great atmosphere. If you're looking for seafood in downtown Chicago, Shaw's has you covered.

W
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was one of the best servers we have ever had. Birthday celebration was above and beyond. Just my daughter and I, but everyone we saw wished me a Happy Birthday. Eric was outstanding from the moment we got seated. His recommendations were spot on for wine and food. We enjoyed a delicious meal and plan on going back. Make sure you ask to be seated in Eric's station. You will have an amazing meal as well as an amazing time. Thank you for the birthday cake with candle also. :)

D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

They raised the price of the brunch by $19 a person. This would be okay if they expanded their offering but they didn’t. Hot items were moderately warm at best. Selection was mehhh. King crab legs are very small picked over pieces. The person serving the filet cut it in thin roast beef like slices. On the flip side both the fried & peel and eat shrimp were good and decent sized and the mini crab cakes were tasty - only worth it if you can eat $69 worth. This per person cost does not include mimosas, champagne or Bloody Mary’s as some brunches do either.

JC
Chicago
123 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent!! It was restaurant week in Chicago and I was able to get an appetizer, soup/salad, entree and dessert for under $50. They did not skimp out on the food. I had the sea scallops, which were excellent!!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience!!

p
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Attending concert at Chicago Theatre after dinner. Dining at Shaw’s before the show made for a great night!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Went there for restaurant week. Spent hours reviewing everyone’s menus and decided to go to Shaw’s. Was very disappointed that the menu they gave me was not the same menu listed on the restaurant week website. Would have gone somewhere else if I knew that. Did not care for the entree selections.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome

T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This experience at Shaw’s was a tad disappointing! I’ve had better service and food! Items were marginal in terms of preparation and timing!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service but I could not have Red Snapper

OT
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MJ
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

c
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Brunch is. very expensive

N
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is always delicious

LB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SD
Grand Rapids
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
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 on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

FC
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
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