Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

4.7
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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
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RH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I was disappointed for several reasons. I had a steamed Maine lobster but it was chewy. This was not my first bad experience at Shaw’s with lobster. My other complaint was also as past experiences I specifically requested pure melted butter but again as in the past, my melted butter was mixed with oil. I will return to Shaw’s but albeit: probably not in a great rush but I will never again order lobster. My son ordered salmon and he did tell me that it was only fair.

P
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attempted to do the brunch but due to the viral outbreak, we ended up ordering off the menu. It was still a great date with my sister friends. We’ll go back whenever the brunch becomes available.

DD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was outstanding. I would love to see grilled oysters on the menu.
Keep up the good work

L
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food!!! We has a great time and will return...

KS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food and service. Caring and knowledgable staff. Great wine choices!

N
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat there every time I’m in Chicago

T
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great venue with fantastic service and food. Waitress was very attentive and food presentation was wonderful. We will return in the future!

OT
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server wasn’t professional leaving over a divider to take my order and remove plate.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie was an excellent server. The service and food were superb!

CG
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Friday fish specials! Shaw’s is always a great place for lunch, brunch , happy hour or dinner. Always take out of town guests here since the food and service are great!

CB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. We all enjoyed our time there.

OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Amazing food and service

CM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and great service.

A
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING service. They were accommodating when we were running late and my request for a quiet place for dinner (on a Monday). Great and attentive staff Food was mouthwatering and came out lighting fast: we got the half dozen oyasters, hot seafood combination, Surf&Surf, and scallops. A surprise dessert for my partner's birthday!

The ambience and overall professionalism were what really sold me. We will most definitely choose Shaw's again and would recommend!

MN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

It has an old, tired vibe. The waiter and service team were very unenthusiastic, and it was early in the evening. Food tasted good.

t
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shaw's is my favorite restaurant in all of Chicago and I live in Chicago. Great food, great service, great ambiance. Thank you.

LA
Chicago
3 reviews