Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
11935 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 11935 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mother’s Day brunch was phenomenal!!

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vipghost23
Cincinnati
46 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was simply outstanding

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WillM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The first thing I noticed was they had a plan to keeping everyone safe from the pandemic and that was great. Our waiter was very courteous and made great suggestions. My wife said that after the meal she was in a happy food coma. She had oysters followed by surf and surf (lobster and crab legs) I had sushi which was great.

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vipPriyaB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Spent several hundred dollars here on Saturday on a family dinner. Our waitress was subpar and not particularly attentive. Restaurant looks dated and again I was pretty disappointed with the ambiance and service.

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viphockeymom
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Fantastic food and cocktails.

TM
TaraM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. I will be back soon!

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JodyF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Our waiter had to be asked several times for beverages (Sprite and coffee). He may be getting forgetful or looses train of thought easily .

The crab legs were very dry. Whicg was probably the reason we did not receive bibs, (usually given out when eating shellfish). The butterfly shrimp were overcooked. The slices of key lime pie were tiny bites.

We were very disappointed with our experience, especially for it being mother's day.

Won't be coming back.

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Californian
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience whenever we eat here at Shaw's.

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chet
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch was the occasion to go to Shaw’s…. always one of the best dining experiences in Chicago.
The best food, served by attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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vipMarkS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third visit to Shaw’s and it has never failed to be exceptional. A true Chicago classic.

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vipThomasM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible and the service was impeccable. I can’t complement this place enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday dinner!

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PatriciaD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to see Shaws made it they this crisis. Food suburb as always . It is expensive but always good quality!

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NancyT
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great! I definitely recommend it to a friend, as a matter fact I already did!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best sea food restaurants I’ve ever been to. I will come here every time I come back to Chicago. The yellow fin tuna was awesome, oysters were fire, and the cake was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t wait to come back when Covid goes away

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and atmosphere

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vipDavidW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

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Lori
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent waiter! Very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sunday brunch is very good. I would give it 5 stars but I’ve been twice and I’m just not impressed with the broccoli dish or the macaroni dish ( and I love broccoli and Mac and cheese). I suggest improving the taste and flavor or changing these two menu items for a better dining experience.

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JEO123
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service at Shaw's was excellent! The food was fantastic! I always feel at home when I dine at Shaw's.

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Betty
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service. Great food. Very good selection of wines.

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Hape12
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were outstanding!! There is an option to have a plate of 6 different types, have it! The service was attentive but not intrusive. ( I hate when they hoover over your table.) The drinks were prepared well. Ended a fantastic meal with the Raspberry pie, which was so good that I wanted to have more later. Planning on returning, for sure.

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vipNateM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corey the waiter was very attentive. The food continues to be on point. I never disappoints.

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vipEatalot
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of seafood and well prepared! Portions are a little on the small side, but overall very good!

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vipChitowndiner
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We go to Shaws all the time. Tonight was not good. Stone crab was mediocre at best and our favorite seafood salad was mostly lettuce. A lot of money for not great food. I hope it was an off night but we won’t be back anytime soon.

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Joyell
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and I recommend getting the clam chowder soup before your entrée.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were delicious! We tried the sampler platter. I had halibut- it was excellent, my friends had the sushi rolls and they were delectable

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vipRoxAnnM
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5<