Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
9908 reviews
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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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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch buffet was excellent. Make sure to try the cinnamon roll French toast !

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HJ
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Brunch as always! And the service was outstanding. First class experience while celebrating Valentine’s Day.

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s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! I love this restaurant. One of my faves.

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!

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GK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, very clean and also servers were very kind and fast.

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MH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Shaw’s. It is our go to restaurant for special occasions. The food is exemplary. Always fresh, and hot. The flavors are magnificent. The service is always top notch. The service is always phenomenal. A+++

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BS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. Very popular, so reservations a must. Lobster fettuccini and raspberry pie dessert were to die for!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice oysters and stone crabs. The service is considerate. Recommend!

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JL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was mediocre at best. We were a party of four and none of us liked the entres ordered.

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

Our server was so knowledgeable. We are from out of town and felt right at home. Thank you, Shaw’s! What a great Valentine’s Day/Anniversary celebration dinner. ♥️

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

Great food. Waiter was trying to hustle us but it was pretty funny. Would recommend

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

Very nice place to go to. Service was excellent...

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

Amazing food. Buffalo shrimp and creme brûlée were the best we’ve ever had.

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GJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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

Great place and great food! A little expensive but it’s worth it.

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

Chicago location delish! Fresh fish - does not smell as other fishy restaurants- great kale salad and the deserts are outstanding too - one of my fav for fish - not cheap but you get what you pay for

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M
Chicago
65 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The good news is that the food is excellent. The bad news is that the service was painfully slow. The restaurant was only half filled, but the time in between courses dragged on and on. So, based on the food, if you have the time it is well worth the experience. If you are pressed for time, pass.

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

Everything, from classic Chicago ambiance, to menu, food, drink, and service was absolutely top notch! Shaw’s is one of Chicago’s finest restaurants and me/my wife’s favorite Chicago restaurant.

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BB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My fiancee and I went out for an early Valentine's Day dinner at Shaw's and it was perfect! The food was phenomenal and our service was outstanding. We'll definitely be back for another dinner in the future.

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

I can always count on great food and service at Shaw’s .

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time here & I was blown away! We came for restaurant week & the menu was incredible. The food was beyond expectations & the service was out of this world. Will definitely be coming back here for a date night in the future!

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H
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal, service and atmosphere are incredible. This is one of Chicgo’s finest restaurants. Catch 35 is a wonderful selection for a special occasion or a terrific night out.

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GH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, good value for what you pay. Will go back again.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and wonderful experience. Superb quality and so many options! Will definitely return!

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MB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch!!

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D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came in for a special pre-Valentines Day dinner.. Shaw’s is one of our favorite places, and the brunch is not to be missed! The service is lovely, and the food is exquisite.. 5 stars, as always!

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c
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, everything was delicious and beautifully presented .
There is something for everyone's taste!

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was phenomenal. The waitress remembered it was my birthday and brought out a special dessert. The whole wait staff was great. Only thing i would reccomend is if a person is alergic to or prefers not to eat the seafood bar perhaps they should pay $45 instead of $65.

I will most definitely be back!

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MR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always an excellent place for fish.Great place to entertain friends or for a special occasion

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DB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was pretty good but not the usual excellent we are used to. Service however was impeccable!

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MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the original Shaw’s is excellent! My daughters favorite restaurant since she was five! Lobster bisque and flounder were fantastic as was our server! Thank you Juan!

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SI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time experience after hearing wonderful reviews for years. Everything about it lived up to its reputation. The table ordered crab cakes which were described as the best ever from a man from Boston. We also had crab legs which were sliced open for easy withdrawal. They were very sweet and tender. Everything was excellent but too many items to list. Will definitely visit again. Highly recommend.

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SA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I was there to take advantage of Restaurant Week. The food was delicious. I was looking forward to my dessert of Key Lime Pie but there was something off about it. The staff was more than accommodating in getting me another dessert option. The staff here are wonderful and attentive.

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T
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food and service were good but over priced. Rolls and Brussels sprouts were lousy. The ambiance doesn't justify $100 per person.

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KM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat -- one of my favorite places in Chicago!

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K
Mississippi
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Lauren was friendly & professional. Advised us better seafood. Very patient w/ elderly people who depend on their dining out experience as making or breaking their day.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had a birthday surprise for my girlfriend’s

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BL
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always delicious and the service is outstanding! Shaw's is one of our go-to restaurants for celebrations, family and friend gatherings.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the food. Bartender during table wait was wonderful. Waiter was great.

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