Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
11975 Reviews
$50 and over
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 king salmon, Alaskan king crab, and nantucket bay scallops during their short seasons.

Thank you for choosing us for your dinner reservation. We kindly ask that you wear your mask when not seated at the table or interacting with our staff as much as possible. Reservations made for "Bar" seating will be for our casual Oyster Bar and reservations made for "Standard" seating will be in our more formal "Dining Room"
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  • Saturday & Sunday Brunch - 10:30AM-1:30PM

    $55.00 per person

    Mar 23 - Jun 1, 2021

    Brunch hours are 10:30AM-1:30PM Saturdays and Sundays. Shaw’s iconic Sunday Brunch received it’s fame due to its variety of brunch specialties, an overflowing raw bar, and steamed Crab Legs. Shaw’s is always in season, and this winter, is proud to introduce a new way to experience the indulgent Sunday Brunch. In lieu of the buffet, the Shaw’s team has built a four-course brunch delivered right to your table inclusive of all your favorite items especially the steamed crab legs for $55 per person (plus tax). Reservations required and seating's are limited to 2 hours per table. Selecting this experience indicates you are joining us for our brunch.
  • Saturday & Sunday Brunch - 10:30AM-1:30PM

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Brunch Experience is served 10:30AM-1:30PM Saturdays and Sundays. Shaw’s iconic Weekend Brunch received it’s fame due to its variety of brunch specialties, an incredibly fresh raw bar, and steamed crab legs. Shaw’s is is proud to introduce a new way to experience the indulgent Weekend Brunch. In lieu of a buffet, the Shaw’s team has built a four-course brunch delivered right to your table inclusive of all your favorite items especially the steamed crab legs for $55 per person (plus tax). Reservations required and seating's are limited to 2 hours per table. Selecting this experience indicates you are joining us for our brunch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 11975 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodie1
Charlotte
54 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

All adult party sat In a room with screeching children. I should have demanded to be moved. Also the waiter did not pour out put bottle of wine. And we realized that there was a whole glass still in the bottle but our Uber was arriving. This was a celebration that was not as perfect as it should have been. Is Lettuce slipping? Quite disappointed. There are many other choices in Chicago

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LisaA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loves the ambience and our waiter was great. Food was delicious and plenty of it.

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vipPFG55
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grab clothes are not in season but they had some jumbo crabs from the Caribbean - the jumbo claws were just fine. Awesome food as usual and great service, read drinks menu. Happy that this really nice place is kept up the good work

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vipAlJones
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great as usual!

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RalonD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

4 course brunch is awesome if you like to sample different options...small portions of a variety. Every thing tasted great

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 4 year anniversary. We enjoyed our food and time.

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CynthiaD
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional service. Chef went out of his way to adjust a sauce per my request.

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vipSheri
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at the bar to watch Cubs game. Food & service were terrific. My fav are the blue crab fingers (not listed on the menu).

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DavidU
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another birthday celebration for my son was a total success. The oysters, drinks, scallops, shrimp/fillet, perch, potato/truffle puree, cauliflower/truffle puree, chocolate cake, and peach/blueberry cobbler were all outstanding, as was the service. Even the valet service was above and beyond. We will be back.

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MBloves2eatgoodfood
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were superb as usual.

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vipCWEfoodie
St. Louis
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food & service great as always. Very nice to be back!
Soft shell crabs excellent!

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vipSusanS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a delightful evening at Shaws. The filet seafood combination was outstanding
as was the ceasar salad. We were disappointed they didn't have our favorite bread but the waiter explained why they can't serve it. The service was also very good.
We highly recommend Shaws

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vipLainch
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Despite eating a dependably good dinner at Shaw's (with 2 friends), both husband and I experienced some umm... gastrointestinal issues... later that night and the next day. Friends did not - and the only thing both husband and I shared was the chocolate cake with a dollop of whipped cream (friends did not share that either). Otherwise, the martinis were outstanding, the fried calamari and tuna tartare were delicious, my salmon was fine (I've perfected cooking it at home, so I'm now a tough critic) and husband's fish and chips were their usual standout self. We LOVE Shaw's, but will probably not have that uber-delicious chocolate cake again. (Or maybe we will. Just to experiment)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excelente lugar, increíble y los ostiones wow

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StephanieQ
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely lunch at Shaw’s—celebrating the end of a long semester with oysters and champagne. Good and service were excellent.

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vipElainers
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing delicious wow the people working there are super cool. I really liked the manager Megan she was really nice. Our server Ralpha (I think) was awesome. Can’t wait to go back again.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was very awesome. She mirrored our tables energy and personality.

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vipKarenlee53
Chicago
100 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaw’s is back!!! Nuf said!

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vipPaul
New England
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were very upset with the policy that you were charging an extra 5 % because of Covid. Everyone is suffering. The really disturbing part was learning this all went to the restaurant which we thought was misleading; as, it would be easy to think it went to the servers and cause us to reduce their tip.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating Mother’s Day, college graduation but most importantly dining out together after the drama of 2020!

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vipJessicaP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to Shaws, we ask ourselves why we don't go here ALL the time! The food is incredible, the prices are very fair, and the service is always stellar! This particular experience was wonderful because we were with our two young kids (ages 3 and 5), who can be a little difficult, but the manager immediately brought over crayons, our server, Fawn, was super sweet to them and made great recommendations on what they might like, and we just had an overall wonderful dinner. Shaws is perfect for getting the upscale and delicious dining experience for the adults, but also doesn't make you feel bad about bringing your kids. Thank you!

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Omarion
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great ambiance, Walleye, Salmon and Sushi were amazing.
Lobster roll had crisp toasted bun but to my surprise it was a cold sandwich (by design). I didnt know that before ordering.
Fries were great, they ran out of the lobster mac and cheese, (truffle) mashed potatoes,
Service was great. I was able to expand my reservation from 4 to 6, two days prior. They told me Id have a private room but put my party in a regular table (which was great) but different from what we discussed.
Great place to talk, have a nice evening with great food

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vipKeithChicago
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have been dining at Shaw’s since I was a teenager, and the food is consistently excellent. I took my wife & kids there for Mother’s Day yesterday, and everyone had a great time. The kids ordered sushi (they’re on a bit of a sushi kick). I ordered Ahi Tuna, which was cooked to perfection (seared on the outside & rare on the inside), and my wife ordered the seafood platter. Everything was delicious, including the crab cakes that we shared as an appetizer.

Aesthetically, Shaw’s hasn’t changed in years, but it is a nice seafood restaurant- dark wood paneling and all!

Anyone looking for a special occasion meal or a business dinner spot, this is the place.

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KIMT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mother’s Day

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KirkT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Kirk, did a fantastic job. It was a great first Mother's Day for my wife. The manager (I think that's who he was) even tied on a crab/lobster bib to our 7-1/2 month son. Great experience!

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DianeR
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for mothers day brunch .. service was spot on ... drinks a little pricey and our liquor tab was almost as much as the food! Definitely a special occasion restaurant

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vipPatA
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is great and I understand that it has to be changed due to the times, but I have to be honest, this brunch does not meet my expectations of the high price and I miss the old way!