Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
9643 reviews
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Sushi
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Hours of operation
LUNCH
Mon - Fri | 11:30am - 2pm
DINNER
Mon - Tues | 5:30pm - 9pm
Wed - Thu | 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday | 5pm - 11pm
Saturday | 4pm - 11pm
Sunday | 5pm - 9pm
BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday Brunch Buffet: 10:00am - 1:30pm
$65/adult, $15/kids 7-12, 6 & under eat for free.
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Phone number
(312) 527-2722
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Yves Roubaud
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Catering
Private dining space with rooms with space for up to 12, up to 30, up to 80 and up to 150/400 for a full Oyster Bar or Main Dining Room buyout! Call 312-527-2722 and ask for Julie Szymanski
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Cross street
State St.
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Parking details
Valet $15 Lunch and Dinner
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Public transit
Grand - Red Line
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Special events & promotions
Serving Hotel-Style Sunday Brunch featuring classic breakfast fare, Chef prepared omelets & waffles and Shaw's specialties. Save room for the decadent sweet table! $65/adult, $15/kids 7-12, 6 & under eat for free.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Mon - Thu 8:45PM - 9:45PM
Fri - Sat 9:45PM - 10:45PM

What 9643 People Are Saying
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Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was a great environment and nice wine options but the food was only good, not outstanding.

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DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always well taken care of at Shaws. They make you feel like family. Libby's service was exceptional! Will always be my favorite place in Chicago!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal and service for our party of 7! Thanks for a nice setting for our team dinner!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to eat and the service was excellent!

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MO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Reservations at 1:00 did not get out of restaurant till 3:15. Due to poor service by server, he seemed over whelmed when he only had three tables. He charged dinner prices for a lunch orders. multiple times we asked for more butter and rolls which took about 30 mins to get. When we received our bill were charged dinner prices for items that we did not order. We were told by server after 25 mins that he could not VOID or change receipt without a managers okay. It took another 25 mins to correct receipts. Making our group wait nearly 45mins to fix his errrors.

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L
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love sitting at the Oyster Bar in the Blue Crab Lounge. The staff is outstanding as is the food. One of my favorite places in Chicago

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Chicago and chose to celebrate our anniversary there. Good choice!

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Cancun
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciosos! Toda la comida riquísima y el servicio muy bueno.

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LL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great oysters selección. As always.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great, waitress wasn’t as attentive.

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RC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great brunch. Excellent service. Great selection for brunch

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and experience! Only reason I wouldn’t give it 5 stars is because whenever I went to get the crab legs for the brunch, the chef kept giving me very small legs, and was a bit rude, but the place was busy because Santa was there so she may have been a bit overwhelmed...

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

This was my 10th year hosting holiday brunch at Shaw’s with my friends. As usual, Shaw’s delivered. The service is always outstanding. Early on I had some questions about the size of my party and they were prompt to respond and willing to accommodate my needs.

On arrival, one of the managers spoke to us and recognized that we had been many times before. Even the friends at the hosts stand—Everyone is always so welcoming and gracious there. Our server, Andre was instantly an old friend. We had a great time with him. He was witty and very accommodating of my rowdy party.

The food is always great! As I write this, I am slightly disappointed—Only because there were some things I totally forgot to eat. We will have to be back sooner than expected.

Thanks again for a great time!

Dontay

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing staff was wounderfull

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Disliked being put in the way back of restaurant with just two of us. Would’ve liked being closer and maybe not in the room with families.

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GE
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Standard, outstanding service and food. Frequent visit to location for over 10 years and not disappointed. Staff is attentive but not obtrusive. Meals are always high quality and positive presentation. Cannot go wrong at Shaw's.

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AN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We celebrated our 10year anniversary. We had great food and our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu. The service was very quick for how busy they were.

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D
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holiday trip. Wonderful as always.

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N
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

was outstanding, a must go to in Chicago. Would recommend Shaw's to all.

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SC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for seafood. Our server Lauren was outstanding!

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KC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!! One of our favorites!! We have been here here a handful of times and it’s never disappoints!!!

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KB
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!! It was expensive but worth every penny.

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RH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I’ve been to Shaws many times but this particular time I wasn’t nuts about my server—-John. My favorite server was off that night and we were seated in a location other then my second favorite server. My fault. I’ll just be more careful next time.

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C
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday for daughter. Visit every time I’m in Chicago.

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P
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For $65 I expected for this to be so much more. There is good amount of variety to choose from, but it’s not enough for the price. I chose this restaurant based on recommendations from others, but they had a full dining experience not the brunch. On top of it being just ok, mimosas (the typical brunch drink) aren’t included in that price. If you want a mimosa with your brunch be prepared to shell out an additional $10 per drink. I’m not sure I will be returning. The service was good, but that’s the only reason I would recommended this restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Shaw’s is always a good time, decent food, and good service.

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KK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Missed the cracker balls. But GM said they r coming back

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PW
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and our server was very good. Knowledgeable and very attentive.

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SR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent select of fresh fish & seafood always great quality. We’ve been going here for 15 +yrs before & after kids. Great to go for a date night or with a group always accommodating. The Staff is always helpful with any or requests. (Simply grilled shimp dish for the kids)

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MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jackie, our waitress was outstanding. Food was awesome, service spectacular. We will be back.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual. Would recommend to anyone. Intend to bring others when we return to Chicago.

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m
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent, fresh oysters, terrific sushi rolls and wines that pair with each course...

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Mickey is awesome as always

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RW
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lots of fun. Sunday night at the Crab House has live blues music. Feels like a friendly family place. Wait staff knows their job. Beer was good and fresh. We should have gone here a second night instead of the other restaurant we went to.

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Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always visit Shaw’s when in Chicago. Always a great experience.

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RS
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy the Sunday Brunch. Service is excellent. The choice of foods unsurpassed. And the cleanliness and attention to detail is great.

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c
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shaw's continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in the City. If you like seafood, this place is a must visit. As a Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant, Shaw's is able to offer some of the best/freshest sourcing of seafood and it shows. We started with a Nigiri & Oyster Platter followed by soup and lobster tail as an entree. Dining room area is busy but not too noisy and you are able to enjoy regular conversation. Head to the oyster bar for a louder & more casual experience. I highly recommend you also try the Gumbo.

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C
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I truly enjoyed it. Great food, great service and great atmosphere

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

18th Birthday celebration

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BR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I could bathe in the lobster bisque

Best brunch in the city. Pricey yes. But great quality for the price

Love the dining room ambiance

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