About Shaw's Crab House - Chicago

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.

21 East Hubbard St.
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Mon - Fri | 11:30am - 2pm
DINNER
Mon - Tues | 5:30pm - 9pm
Wed - Thu | 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday | 5pm - 11pm
Saturday | 4pm - 11pm
Sunday | 5pm - 9pm
BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday Brunch Buffet: 10:00am - 1:30pm
$55/adult, $10/kids 7-12, 6 & under eat for free.

Cross Street:
State St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 527-2722

Website:
http://www.shawscrabhouse.com/

Catering:
Private dining space with rooms with space for up to 12, up to 30, up to 80 and up to 150/400 for a full Oyster Bar or Main Dining Room buyout! Call 312-527-2722 and ask for Julie Szymanski

Parking Details:
Valet $15 Lunch and Dinner

Public Transit:
Grand - Red Line

Executive Chef:
Yves Roubaud

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Serving Hotel-Style Sunday Brunch featuring classic breakfast fare, Chef prepared omelets & waffles and Shaw's specialties. Save room for the decadent sweet table! $55/adult, $10/kids 7-12, 6 & under eat for free.

Private Dining

Private dining space with rooms with space for up to 12, up to 30, up to 80 and up to 150/400 for a full Oyster Bar or Main Dining Room buyout!

Shaw's Crab House - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

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4.7

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4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (193)
Good for a Date (143)
Good for Anniversaries (130)
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Good for Birthdays (109)
Business Meals (103)
Good for Groups (89)
Fit for Foodies (87)
Great for Brunch (78)
Worth the Drive (74)
Authentic (68)
Romantic (65)
Fun (62)
Bar Seating (60)
Great for Lunch (56)
Sunday Lunch (56)
Neighborhood Gem (53)
Cozy (50)
Pre/post Theatre (49)
Casual (41)
Notable Wine List (41)
Vibrant Bar Scene (41)
Hot Spot (40)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Comfort Food (31)
Happy Hour (30)
Seasonal (30)
Healthy (29)
People Watching (27)
Tasting Menu (25)
Kid-friendly (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Live Music (18)
Late-night Find (16)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Local Ingredients (10)
Paleo Friendly (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Great Beer (8)
Tapas (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and service was great. Best seafood I’ve had in a long time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Always great seafood selections! Pricy ... but noisy and fun, worth the occasional small spending spree!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Our experience was wonderful. Shaw’s has become a yearly tradition for our Valentine’s Day dinner and it was lovely and delicious as always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

It was good. Table way tiny,.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The Oysters Rockefeller rock! And so did the service. We had the oysters, gumbo and lobster bisque soups, and caesar salad with crab cake. The chef kindly split the salad for us, so we my husband and I didn't have to argue on Valentine's Day! A lovely and delicious experience all around.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Extensive fresh seafood on the menu prepared expertly! Everything our party had was excellent and the service and wine list was great as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Love their food and cocktails the cold seafood combo app was delicious as the crab cake

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

As usual, the food and service were outstanding.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food, great service...It is definitely on the higher end of price but you do get a ton of food and leave feeling stuffed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was great and the service was outstanding!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Reservation was moved back due to travel issues, and the hostess was extremely accommodating. Our server was very polite and formal but somewhat stiff in explaining the menu. He did describe the shimp/lobster fettuccine to perfection. Another delicious meal at Shaw's.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

I have been dining at Shaw's since the late 1980's. I love it for dinner or lunch. The seafood selection is outstanding and everything is good. It's amazing how the interior has been so well maintained. Our table ordered haddock, mahimahi, and a combination plate. I am usually skeptical about combination plates. Something is bound to be better than something else, but the shrimp, scallops and crab cake were all excellent. And we love the mini desserts - a great option.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Andre was a great waiter. Food was great, service was great, will return for sure!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding. Service and food was great! Thanks to a great team.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

One of my favorite spot in Chicago but was overall disappointed. Everything was OK but nothing wowed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Just a get together with family

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Beautiful experience leisurely meal. Excellent service
Food was hot and plentiful.

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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious meal! Great service!

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Never miss coming here when visiting Chicago- Restaurant week was a bonus

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great meal, great service, great king crab, and the bar is awesome.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Eric was great, he made sure we understood the menu and made Great recommendations. He made sure we did not leave hungry

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Attentive service & AWESOME seafood salad & key lime pie for lunch during Restaurant Week

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We got seated and our server just never came back to take our order so we called another server over but received a hostile demeanor from that server. Also, the food portions for restaurant week were too small.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great place for getting together with friends, special occasions, dinner, drinks. Great food. Their Sunday Brunch is an excellent time to try many different food items! We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I have been to Shaw's for brunch several times and have never once been disappointed. The food is consistently fantastic, and the service is always top-notch. The brunch is worth every penny, although you might want to schedule a nap afterward to address the food coma! All jokes aside, Shaw's is a wonderful restaurant that provides a wonderful experience, start to finish.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great restaurant for every occasion

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We always enjoy our time at Shaws

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I live in Las Vegas but when in Chicago, I can't leave without a visit to Shaw's! Please bring Shaw's to Las Vegas...I'll be your first customer!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Vegan, Cozy, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We like Shaw’s, so we made a reservation for our 35th wedding anniversary. We were looking forward to eating the crab legs, which are no longer included in the buffet at the Schaumburg location. The first serving we received was fair - one segment of large leg, the rest were small (more shell than meat). When we returned for subsequent servings, we no longer received large segments, only small ones. Disappointing, we won’t be returning for the grand crab buffet.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Very fresh seafood! Dishes a little expensive so great for special occasions!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent food, service and attention to detail. Already looking forward to returning and the food was incredible!

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 (London)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I was so disappointed in this Chicago institution that I had heard so much about. The hostess was not welcoming and friendly, and couldn't seem to locate my reservation until I pulled out my phone. I was "dismissed to the side" to wait and given a cold shoulder. The shell fish was great and fresh. My ceasar salad was dry and not flavorful and I didn't eat it. My husband had the mahi and it was overcooked and dry and he didn't finish it. Table service was inconsistent and we were always looking for our waiter. We ordered dessert and it was uninspiring. I would not go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always great food and the best key lime pie in Chicago as far as we are concerned. The table where we were seated was close to a pillar and another table. One of our guest was bumped into several times by different servers and finally by our waiter ( that one was a real jolt! ) We couldn't have moved the chair in any closer to our table. That took away from our experience. Next time ( and there will be a next time ) we might request a different table.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Been coming to Shaw’s for years and have never had a bad meal. Always a must when we come to the city!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food is good, but restaurant is very dated.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We went to Shaw's based upon its reviews. It more than lived up to its reputation. The food was excellent and the service superb. I asked if it would be possible to order fried oysters which are not on the menu. The answer was not only yes but they were the best fried oysters ever! And I have had a lot of fried oysters.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great Service & Great Food!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

The value for Restaurant Week is incredible. Some of Shaw's best food at remarkable prices!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service (as usual)!

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