Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
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11290 Reviews
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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TS
Charleston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Bar is much louder than restaurant but specials are good

H
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always and fabulous service by our waitress courtney who helped make our 50th anniversary dinner special!

n
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very prompt. Seated on time. Waitress was friendly and efficient.
Daughter has food allergies and food was scrutinized for us. Celebrated a birthday. Dessert provide

WS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect
The best thing was that our waitress Courtney was outstanding

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food, service was attentive!

SR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time - love this place! Food is perfect every time. Will visit next time I'm in Chicago!

w
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

We frequent this restaurant regularly and have always been very pleased with all aspects... food, ambiance, and service. This trip was very disappointing. It was later in the evening so perhaps that plays a part but the food was very under seasoned and was bland in taste . The vegetables were served barely at room temperature.
We were in ear shot of the bar where two women sat and talked very openly and loud with the bartender. It was as if we were in a truck stop cafe. The language was totally unacceptable and completely inappropriate for ladies, not to even mention the fact that one of the contributors to the profanity was the bartender.
This probably will not stop us from coming back but it will certainly make us think a little harder in making our choice.
So in fairness to all, our waiter was very good, regularly checked in, kept our table clean and clear was truly involved in our dining experience. For that fact solely is why he was tipped in the manner he was, he made a point of telling us that he appreciated us that evening. Kudos to the waiter !!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We love the menu with its traditional selection of lobster, crab, oysters, shrimp, and steaks. We had two delicious sides of broccolini and creamed spinach, a classic Caesar salad, juicy steak, and chilled seafood appetizer. All of the food lived up to our hopes! The only thing we did not enjoy was our waiter. He did not seem to love his job or be proud of what his restaurant offers. If we had a pleasant waiter, we would have loved everything about our experience at Shaw’s.

LS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious crab cakes, lobster and king crab

B
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience every time !

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Brunches in Chicago all it needs is unlimited mimosas and I'd be here every week!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Brunch isn’t the best thing at Shaw’s

CS
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is divine! If possible, I think they added even more items. Go hungry because the only way you will be disappointed is if you don't try everything (even the fried chicken is GOOD)

LJ
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been to the buffet in 2-3 years and it was absolutely FABULOUS!!! We ate until it hurt!! Everything was great! Our server was AWESOME!! She took very very good care of us. I’m sorry I forgot her name but she was one of your best. Me & my guests were very impressed by everything. We have already made plans to return. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing, my favorite brunch. Staff, food and atmosphere is excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything from the food the ambiance staff, enjoyed everything.

AE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I wish I could remember our servers name, but he was EXCELLENT!

EE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is classic Chicago. The food was fantastic. The service was great. The dirty martinis were a little too good:)

I definitely recommend this place.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience at Shaw’s Crab House and we were very pleased. The food, atmosphere and wait staff were top notch. We got the Valentine’s Day special for two which included appetizer, main entree and dessert. The food was delicious and we will definitely return.

OT
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food will be back

JJ
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best crab legs I've ever had!!!! AMAZING brunch and service!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a great birthday brunch!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was as busy as would be expected for Valentine’s Day, but the Filets were done perfectly to order, the seafood was deliciously fresh, and the cocktails and wine were exceptional. With all of that said, Jennifer, our server was absolutely phenomenal. She was knowledgeable about the menu and she gave us space to enjoy our meal while also making sure everything we needed was provided. Worth every penny.

LS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day. Ordered the Scallops, the entire plate was cold upon serving. I told the water server and he wished it away. The waiter came by, seemed to know it happened, but didn’t really apologize. After 5-7 minutes my plate was returned piping hot! It would have been nice to have the server comp our coffee or dessert.

ET
Tampa
5 reviews