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Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
11543 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
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Special menus

  • Thanksgiving Feast

     $59.00 per person
    Nov 26, 2020 only
    Enjoy a 4-course Thanksgiving Feast featuring your Shaw's Crab House favorites. The courses will highlight Seafood Appetizers, Traditional Turkey & Trimmings, Alaskan King Crab, & Signature Desserts featuring our classic pumpkin pie. $59 per adult, $15 per child 6-12 years old, and complimentary for children under 6 years of age. Full menu can be viewed online at https://www.shawscrabhouse.com/chicago/menu/thanksgiving
  • Sunday Brunch

     $55.00 per person
    Starting Sep 30, 2020
    Shaw’s iconic Sunday Brunch received it’s fame due to its variety of brunch specialties, an overflowing raw bar, and steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs. Shaw’s is always in season, and this summer, 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 starting at $55 per person (plus tax)

Offers

Happy Hour: Monday - Thursday

Starting Sep 28, 2020 · Mon - Wed 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:45 PM, Thu 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday through Thursday from 11:30AM – 5PM slurp up our featured oyster of the day for $2. From 3PM – 5PM Monday – Thursday, we will be featuring a variety of beverage specials including $4 Miller High Life & Goose Island Seasonal Draft, $6 select glasses of red & white wine and an $8 seasonal cocktail. Prices exclude tax and gratuity. These offers are available on our patio and in both the Main Dining Room and Oyster Bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 11543 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SaraR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was awesome. We had a great experience at Shaw's

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CristinaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience. Outdoor dining was perfect. Service was excellent. Thank you.

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JLawrence
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is Excellent. You must try it. We had a great time and will be back.

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JayG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family enjoyed the brunch in friendly environment

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ADubb
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, but we were seated at an uneven table to where drinks and plates would slide down the table. We had to request another table which they reluctantly moved and replaced during our meal. We were seated in the back next to a loud party and next to a private party area that had children crawling around on the floor. While the food was and the service were good, it was not the experience I hoped for for a much needed date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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greg
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were celebrating our anniversary, which was included. i felt our seating was not a priority, we were across from the kitchen and by a bus station and in the walk way..so it wasn't personal or special. the food was excellent and our server was nice, not doting or charismatic, just served. And the cost was high, but that's what we expected and were willing to splurge for our one night out during covid for our anniversary.

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vipMelanie1121
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time to Shaws - I look forward to returning. Our server was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely experience at Shaw’s for my boyfriend’s 32nd birthday. Our seafood was fresh and delicious and our steaks were cooked to perfection. Our server was friendly and accommodating. The only thing I’d probably skip is the lobster bisque—- it was tasty as a soup but lacking in the lobster department.

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Trez
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Outstanding food and service. Waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We brought friends who hadn’t been there before. We’ll be back on our next visit to Chicago!

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vipPumpvixen
Palm Springs
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect social distancing. Food, service superb. Manager was extremely kind and engaging. A very enjoyable evening during this interesting time with covid.

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vipWendyZ
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful. The service excellent and the atmosphere extremely charming. I would eat there every week if I could afford it

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Windy
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our server didn’t bring my drink with the wine so I had to ask someone else to get it so that I could propose a toast. Also the person who takes the used dishes shouldn’t be serving the next course.
The food though was plentiful and tasty. We have been customers of Shaw’s as long as it has been a restaurant and will be back more frequently when this plague subsides.

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vipPatrickM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch in a great, classy spot. Service and food was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for a friend.

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DorothyC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in a quiet, comfortable setting.I will return to Shaws Crab House first chance I get.

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vipTeriG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaw's has never wavered in its excellence. We have been coming here since opening day and will always come back for incredible food, fantastic service and one of the best environments in the city.

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vipCPR9600
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

New brunch needs some improvement

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ToshaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Delicious food. The grilled calamari and king crab were everything. What else could you ask for?!

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vipmelissaM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food and great attention to detail. We were celebrating a birthday and the entire team worked to make it memorable. Great drink selection and bar area very festive!

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ScotG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This one of my favorite places to eat in the city. They have totally hit a home run in coming back strong post virus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a night of outdoor dining and offered a warm blanket if desired. Waiter was great and accommodated when slight drizzle started to find a table at the bar
Enjoyed the lobster role

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KIMT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I felt very Covid safe. Great dinner

MJ
MJ23
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We were celebrating a bday and the birthday boy had to pay for his dessert.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

We were seated outside...many homeless in area and our waiter acted like he did t want to be there. Sadly, probably our last visit...

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PeterS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner with great service I plan to return as soon as possible

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vipSpikelaw
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaws was perfect.

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KimS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been years since we've dined here, but it was just as good as we remembered. Probably the best wedge salad I've ever had, the shrimp scampi was a delightful appetizer, for entrees we had the parmesan crusted haddock and the filet/garlic shrimp/lobster combo all prepared, seasoned, and dressed perfectly, then for dessert, we had the key lime pie and apple crumble which was by far the winner. If you're looking for a special dinner and super fresh seafood in the midwest, this is by far THE place to go!

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SergeyM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is certainly one of the very best fish/seafood restaurants in Chicago. Oysters, soups, and fish are great. They are also doing the best they can in these crazy COVID times.

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KaySagrani
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, 5 course meal with seafood was excellent, great service. Good ambience and music , quiet well- spaced seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons 13th Bday

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MMMChicago
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with great food, great ambience and great service...as it has been consistently for years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience3

The food horrible it was not what I expected. Too pricey for what we received.

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vipJunior
Chicago
11 reviews