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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4.7
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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a classic spot for a classic couple for celebrating our anniversary.

Y
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It was just okay. We usually love to go to Shaw’s, but the most recent visit was disappointing. The seafood was good, but the side dishes were not. The hash browns had some kind of sautéed onions under the potatoes that tasted processed and the Brussels sprouts had a strange tasting spice mix on them.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time and excellent food, great service. I have only great things to say. I have high standards and they were absolutely met or exceeded.

BB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always eaten in the Oyster Bar and loved every occasion. We decided on the main dining room for my wife’s birthday and it too was a wonderful experience. White tablecloth, fantastic service, and delicious seafood . Soup - New England clam chowder, salad - chopped, and entree’s- steamed Alaskan King Crab legs and yellow lake perch were superb. Shaw’s does it right!

ER
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always awesome!!

TM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I having been looking for a seafood restaurant in Chicago for awhile now and friends suggested I try Shaw's. The crab cake was excellent however the gumbo , king crab and scallops were just ordinary. The wait staff was excellent but I think overall the price was a tad bit too high.

JL
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

OMG! The hamachi sashimi was to die for! Clam chowder - delish! Old Chicago ambience.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance l, and beyond excellent staff. Great experience overall!

BL
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our special occasion spots, this time for two birthdays and an anniversary. Everything was excellent as always, and we received two full desserts on the house for the birthdays. Highly recommended!

WB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, as usual. Top notch clam chowder, great crab cakes and tuna, excellent au gratin potatoes, concluding with wonderful chocolate cake

LV
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic service and Sunday brunch was excellent!

RS
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

I made a reservation a month in advance and when we arrived the place was half full but they sat all 8 of us in a booth on 1 side in the back of the restaurant. Never gave us a choice. The food was still very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed in the food, atmosphere or service. Staff is always very professional.

JB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible overall experience. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

LZ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say, I think Shaw's Crab House has the best Seafood in Chicago. The seafood and shellfish is so fresh, you'd think we were seaside. The extensive list of menu items highlight the fish and does not smother it with overwhelming sauces or stuffings. The preparation is perfect - never over or under cooked.
I hadn't dined at Shaws in a while, but we decided to dine there with our family, for a seafood lover's birthday celebration. It was well worth the trip from the suburbs. Shaw's Restaurant still has it's nostalgic "supper club" charm, the hosts and servers are attentive and accommodating. We were able to dine and visit at our leisure. The menu is extensive and our waiter was friendly and very helpful with describing the entrees and specials, making for a a wonderful dining experience.

b
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely Perfect

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time! All the food was hot and delicious, definitely will be back soon! I also left my AirPods on the table and called the next day and they said someone give them to management. I thought that was honest I truly appreciate them for that!

HJ
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended the Sunday Brunch before attending the last performance of Hamilton in Chicago. The Brunch was amazing as always and the service was wonderful as with every visit.

W
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and selections are always wonderful. Great server (Tilney) and the young man assisting her (apologies i don't remember his name).

JS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch and thoroughly enjoyed the fresh oysters, shrimp, and crab legs. Service was attentive and food was replenished regularly. We were dining with our one year old and I highly recommend going early if you are toting kids - the place was filling up as we left around noon and I could see it being significantly more difficulty to navigate with the crowd.

TB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, high quality ingredients expertly prepared, classy upscale restaurant. Pretty pricey but worth the experience.

LH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch with the family to celebrate my birthday. We all loved it. Be prepared to eat a lot of food. Food is delicious, huge variety. Definitely would recommend for special occasions and big appetites.

CB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great place to meet and enjoy a wonderful food spread. Of course if you come with good company you are sure to have a good time.

DF
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always enjoy the seafood it is the in Chicago.

MR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In two words: Never disappoints. We treat ourselves to the buffet a couple of times a year. On this special occasion, the person being treated had never visited Shaw's. After getting the "lay of the land" view, she could not believe the variety. Then, after trying the food, she said it was great. The rest of our party was in no surprise as everything is fresh and appealing to the eye. Even the person in our group who doesn't eat any seafood walks out full and happy every time. I would totally recommend this place to others...especially the brunch, as there is something for everyone. And...leave a tiny bit of room for the bite size dessert bar.