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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GF
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always at Shaw’s. Scallops were maybe the best I’ve ever tasted. Will definitely come back the next time I’m in Chicago. Thanks!

FJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday mral

C
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Superb as always. Come with an appetite because you’ll want to sample everything!!

KL
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've eaten brunch here several times before, but both my husband and I agreed that this was the best quality ever. As a seafood lover & mostly gluten friendly eater, I stick with mostly the crab, shrimp, and cod plus some salads and a couple samples of dessert. (I did cheat and have a couple of delicious fried shrimp, lobster bisque, & small piece of almond coffee cake.) All were simply delicious, though some of the crab was very spiky and hard to open without additional padding. Because most gluten free foods are labeled, it makes it easier to make smart choices. They've added a very good cod entree which is GF.
My husband also enjoyed the same but added other foods. The dessert table is amazing! Service was friendly and the server checked in often. Our favorite go to place for a special brunch.

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch I’ve ever had. So good. Buffet was awesome. Service was impeccable.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome from the Servive to the food. It was my first time and will be back!!!

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really great atmosphere and food!! Best crab I've probably ever had and highly recommend for a date or special occasion!

WM
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Libby the Best !
Oysters fresh not small and over priced. B

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it!!

B
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make time for a wonderful experience at Shaw’s on our annual trip to Chicago. This year was our 19th year. We’ve never been disappointed!

JB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Shaw’s knock it out of the park.
Birthday dinner was fantastic!!
Our server was amazing.

OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our time there.

SN
New England
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a reservation and arrived early. They told us we would be taken at the time of the reservation. After waiting 20 minutes from the time of the reservation I inquired and they apologized and said that the person who checked me in forgot to check that I arrived. They were very apologetic and sent over to appetizers when we were seated. It took quite a while to get the appetizers and we were quite hungry, but the food was excellent.

JD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Tried some new dishes and a new wine to go
with. I couldn’t decide what the best bite was! Fantastic as always.

JK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, the best seafood I have ever had. Also the waiter whose name was Frankie M, was outstanding. If I owned a restaurant I would hire him for sure.

F
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! We will definitely be back!!!

JT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was pretty good but not worth the money. I wouldn't recommend the buffet.

M
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I Arrived a bit early, cocktails at the bar Great service from Patrick and Mauricio. Seated on time and enjoyed being allowed to catch up with our grandson. Scallops, king crab and oysters were all outstanding. We could not have had a more enjoyable evening. Service from Jose was Outstanding. Can’t wait to return. You should be Proud of your entire staff

MA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food! The calamari melts in your mouth! The best filet, the best crab legs, sesame seared tuna! So good!!!

AG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a wonderful seafood and dining experience with over the top waiters. The seafood ordered was cooked to perfection. A wonderful place to eat in Chicago since we were visiting from Colorado. I used to live in Sitka, Alaska, that has an abundance of salmon, halibut, black cod... and the halibut was excellent!

SA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined here many times and never a single complaint or issue. I would like to thank Kathleen Hawkins and our waitress for what was our best visit ever.
The sevice they provided was exceptional and we will be back!

OT
Monterrey
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food but I think it was a bit over priced

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Chicago!

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great music and food. Delightful evening!

p
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable but friendly service. Tasty fresh food. Art Deco decor. They even gave me a free dessert since it was first visit

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food wasn’t as good as we expected it. The combination plates, cold and hot, were not too impressive, wedged salad had way too much vinegar flavor. We didn’t order main course because we were already not too impressed. Place is nice and pleasant and service was great! I’m
Sure their food is good most of the time. We picked the restaurant because of the 5 stars rating. But that’s how things are, some days are good and others are excellent.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Chicago. Best seafood and Service. Must get the lobster bisque and cold seafood platter

CH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aside from sushi and salad, we split the King crab legs and also each ordered an entree. I had the King Salmon which was the best ever I can remember having- great crust on the outside, creamy, melt in your mouth inside. I think this may have been my 5th trip to Shaw's this year, but this one was a memorable feast.

NM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brunch id exceptional!!! Bring you appetite. lots to chose from

HJ
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaw’s Brunch is simply amazing! The quality and variety is best in class.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

They need to do a better job when seating people. Experience started out bad although we had a very nice waitress that addressed our concern, can’t say much for the host. Food was very good and experience turned better with the hostess’ customer service.

FM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch bin the City

JP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s Birthday

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for the price you pay. They have a good buffet with a dessert table.

DM
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We attended Saturday brunch and it was the best brunch we've ever attended. The food was fresh, replenished quickly and delicious! The price was a little "hard to swallow" but l would go back and do it all over again! Service was also excellent!

EV
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food! The selection of seafood was amazing. The size of the shrimp were huge. It’s a little pricey considering it doesn’t include a Mimosa or Bloody Mary as a choice for beverage. I also felt the tables were a little too close to the serving area, making it hard to get back to your seat.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, and the food was top notch, a great evening !!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing short of amazing! Celebrated my birthday with my parents. Had the cold crab legs with a filet! Unbelievable. Will recommend Shaw’s for every special occasion, date night, or get together with friends and family.

RB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was well coordinated with the serving team working together to take care of myself and my two friends. The ambience was nice and warm. Overall it was a great evening.

The food was amazing, except for the Key Lime pie. My friend, who orders key lime pie at restaurants across the city, was horrified at how poor the pie was both the filling and the crust. The other desserts, chocolate cake and raspberry pie were amazing. The entrees: swordfish, lobster fettuccine, and 1 1/4lb king crab legs were amazing. It was just the key lime pie you should run from.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for making my wife’s birthday week amazing ! We will be back .. service was amazing . 🥰

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