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
$59/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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4.7

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4.7

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4.5

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4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (191)
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Worth the Drive (74)
Authentic (72)
Romantic (64)
Fun (61)
Great for Lunch (61)
Bar Seating (59)
Sunday Lunch (58)
Neighborhood Gem (55)
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Pre/post Theatre (47)
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Notable Wine List (41)
Hot Spot (40)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food and service

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Red Alaskan King Crab fue fantástico
Excelente carta de vinos

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Was sat in awkward corner both very close to 2 other tables that shared both, waitress was very friendly and helpful would have liked to have seen a dress code other quests appearance took away from experience of “fine dining” which was the impression I was given of establishment particularly price points I mean the party next to me had back packs at table and winter jackets and sweats seemed to also rush us through dinner even with it being a Sunday night and restaurant not even close to capacity then was displeased to be given sales pitch for dining point program at end of meal

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Aside from my wife getting sick at the restaurant after eating eating half the lobster roll, it was a nice evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Friendly service, great atmosphere and wonderful food. First time here and it did not diasppoint!

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·Dined 2 days ago

Late Valentine’s Day dinner. Food was phenomenal as was the service so the expensive bill was justifiable

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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food! Visited from California and will return!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful experience every time we go. This time we were not aware that they do not order off menu while buffet is going. Upon getting ready to leave because we didn’t want a buffet style meal (though it looked amazing), the manager came up to us and said he is going to start up the grill for us. Our server was amazing. What a delight. Highly recommended as always. Oh, and even the crew clearing tables had opinions on what we were eating which was great. Lots of fun.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Sitting in the oyster bar is a great experience. The manager made my friends and I from out of town feel very special.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 3 days ago

I was visiting Chicago with my sons. Shaw’s is one of our favorite places and we visit every time we visit Chicago.

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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

I've been to Shaw's several times now, and the food is always outstanding. We had a fairly large group of 12 this time, and they put us in a private room. Ruth was our server, and she was on point all night.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

Such an iconic Chicago restaurant! The entire atmosphere is welcoming, warm, embracing and can only encourage your entire party to enjoy the food! Literally, when you push open the ancient revolving door and ascend the narrow steps into the bar area, you are leaving today's travails in the rear view mirror. Venture back into another era. The Oyster Bar on the right is just an hors d'ouevres for the main course in the bar and main dining room on the left. Our table for five was in the bar area and was intimate, offering the perfect view of the happy customers about to munch on seafood galore. Our waitperson, Amy, was animated, precise and huge fun. We tried the Seafood platters, the Crab Bites, the flounder and creamed spinach. I will always make Shaw's a regular stop in Chicago !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Everyone was very nice starting with the hostess and finally as we left. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

One of Chicago’s finest restaurants, it remains a city treasure. Beautiful decor sets the stage for a memorable meal that satisfies even the finickiest of diners. We love to come here and we always bring out-of-town guests.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

Wife and I ordered crab legs. Hers were in great shape. Mine should have been on the buffet. Old, shells were rubbery, crab was overcooked and dry. Very disappointing. Service was terrible. Tried to send them back but our waiter was too focused on his 4 and 7 tops.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

excellent brunch buffet, everything is fresh and tasty!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service. My girlfriend and I's first time here. We will definitely come back! Great options from appetizers to entrees.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Waitress was excellent.
Sushi and Oysters were good.
Steak and Lobster was only ok. Nothing special.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and great service. We highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Classic. Great meal, great prices, great service and we had a great time.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Stop here every time in Chicago for the perch - fabulous!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The service and seafood here are always exceptional. Where Shaw's has fallen down lately, are with their vegetables. Twice now, we've been sorely disappointed with a side dish. On a previous occasion, the cauliflower, which was talked up greatly by the server, was overcooked, mushy and without much in the way of flavor or seasoning. On this last occasion, the brussel sprouts were quite bitter (as in, not very fresh), over-doused with vinegar, and extremely dry. We have no issue paying a premium price for a side dish, but not if it's going to be mediocre. Stick with steamed spinach, or order a salad, if you want vegetables in your meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Always great food and service at shaws cant go wrong:) go there

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 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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 (Montreal)·Dined 7 days ago

Superb food, great service, deffinetely will go back again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 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 7 days ago

It was good. Table way tiny,.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 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 on February 13, 2018

Great place.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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 on February 10, 2018

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As usual, the food and service were outstanding.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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 on February 10, 2018

Food was great and the service was outstanding!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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 on February 10, 2018

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 on February 10, 2018

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 on February 10, 2018

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

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

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