Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
11810 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.

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 11810 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vip6ValetParking
Houston
41 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch, Great service, Great food.

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TiffanyS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire dinner experience was amazing!

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GaryH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a little quiet due to Covid restrictions but the food and service was excellent.

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RobertL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

At least part of the beauty of Shaw’s is that it doesn’t change. The decor, the way you are greeted when you arrive, the sweep of the place reminds you of the (a) place you’ve known and loved forever. The seafood as you might expect is fresh and expertly prepared. The service is omnipresent but never in your face. Experts all. A must go/see/eat place when you’re in the City.

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michelleG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazzzzing love josh the entire staff is fantastic

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anon
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Breathtakingly fresh oysters, nice wine selection, cooked seafoods at perfect levels of doneness. Great service from staff member Rubén. We will definitely go back -- often, I hope!

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vipKarliM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I think we had bad oysters

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vipJamesD
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lobster Mac not worth it. Calamari overpriced. Everything else was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience during these times in the era of COVID!

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Sharonda
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my first time at shaws and it was amazing ! The service was top notch and the food was excellent. I would have given it 5/5 but the macaroni and cheese was not good, it was watery and a bit cold. But I had an amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing I can’t believe how much food they brought out

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Scallops a little too rare and gummy inside. Lobster Mac was runny and watery (it’s not suppose to be the same consistency as soup) and steak was well done when I asked for medium. I did not make a fuss because I do not make a scene in restaurants. I just take notes and never return. This is not a place worth ever dining in again. I will say that the chocolate cake was phenomenal but from one chef to another, the food quality is poor and not worth the price.

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Ivannka
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Birthday celebration

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vipTomS
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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vipJohnnycat66
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we end up going to Shaw's, it turns into a special night even when it is a regular Saturday night. Kevin the General manager always goes above and beyond and makes you feel special and appreciated for choosing them. Sushi is outstanding especially as a starter (we had a California roll this time). My wife and I sort of split a filet and halibut that came with a pea sauce and mushrooms. The fish was perfectly cooked and the filet came out the perfect temperature. Sides were good and enough for 2. Corie our server could not have been sweeter and more accommodating. Finished the night with chocolate layer cake...enough said! Always a treat and always enjoyable. I highly recommend Shaw's!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely and delicious dinner at Shaws Oyster Bar! Rafael was our server - attentive and helpful! Kevin the manager stopped by personally to check on us a couple of times. Delicious meal (tuna and halibut) with tasty cocktails and a complimentary desert to celebrate our 22 years!!! We are happy to celebrate at Shaws!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! And I actually like the new way of brunch! I miss the fried shrimp but that’s okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a nice dinner for a date and I would definitely go back!

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Moludwig
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe and tasty during a very stressful time!

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mikea
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was so nice. We love to Go to Shaws when we visit Chicago and this was the first time doing this since the pandemic started

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EveO
New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic old school dining room and oyster bar. Very attentive and accommodating white-jacketed servers. Gumbo and halibut was outstanding. Etouffe was a bit spicy but very good. Skip the crab cakes.

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StanS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and atmosphere. Our server was absolute top notch.

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vipBikedining
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaw’s is the best seafood in town. I have never been disappointed in the food, service and ambiance. At lunch, we had a quiet table allowing a coherent conversation without the noise that is the standard in many restaurants. I live close and feel that this is my go to place for seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great lunch at Shaw’s after 20* years! Love the old school supper club ambience and jazz tracks-timeless! The seafood is the shining star! Don’t miss the crabcakes & snowcrab legs!

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SusanK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaw's is always a wonderful experience!

Great Food, Great Service! We had, Oysters Rockefeller, Lobster Bisque, Seafood Salad, and parmesan encrusted haddock. they even made a drink for me that is no longer on the menu. I forgot how much I missed eating out !

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CarolM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Simple and straightforward seafood. The chef’s let the food speak for itself.
The staff is a happy bunch of folks. The ambiance is simple and highlight the fish/oysters of the day. Great recorded music. We love the oyster bar as opposed to the higher scale dining room.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Shaws never disappoints. The high price point is matched by the high level of service, quality of food, and overall experience. This should be on your short list of go-to restaurants for seafood special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Servers were excellent and the food was lousy.

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Foodnatic
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best brunch I've ever had. Everything was delicious and it was great value for the price.

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PaulD
Chicago
2 reviews